Thanks for the quick replies. The Kenjas and Rossi temptations is now off the short list. I need to find something else for the birthday.
I guess that was the stability and crud performace the she liked in the Auras. But a too stiff ski is bad.
Her happiness is most important. At least I think we can affort the skis that is most suited for her. The problem is just to find them.
A Stiff ski isn't bad of she's looking for 80/20 in performance, but a too stiff ski is bad.
If she liked the Aura, the Kenja is similar in feel but narrower so its a bit easier to ski on piste.
As Phil noted, stay away from the Rossignol Temptation 88 in the super short lengths.
IF you can find a Volkl Yumi (new for 2014) take a look at that. Its in the same line up as the Kenja/Aura, but its without metal and much friendlier. Super fun ski.