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post #31 of 37

Got it. We agree more than disagree. That said - I have seen people hop on some of those newer skis and demonstrate that you can "buy a turn" in powder.  Instead of many hours trying to learn to time the decambering of their skis in soft snow and going head over heels umpteen times, they just get out and ski - maybe not beautifully right out the gate. But competently enough to have fun. That's been what I've observed anyway....

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Got it. We agree more than disagree. That said - I have seen people hop on some of those newer skis and demonstrate that you can "buy a turn" in powder.  Instead of many hours trying to learn to time the decambering of their skis in soft snow and going head over heels umpteen times, they just get out and ski - maybe not beautifully right out the gate. But competently enough to have fun. That's been what I've observed anyway....

Or at least you can buy a schmear or straight line. :D

post #33 of 37
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Ok I have the chance to get some 2015 Atomic polarity 149, 83 under foot for $400 USD
. Dont ask me how there are 2015 skis available in 2013. Yay or nay?

trek chic - couldnt get the Atomic Century ski in nz unfortunately.
post #34 of 37
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Ok I have the chance to get some 2015 Atomic polarity 149, 83 under foot for $400 USD
. Dont ask me how there are 2015 skis available in 2013. Yay or nay?

trek chic - couldnt get the Atomic Century ski in nz unfortunately.

 

Big thumbs up.  Get that ski and report back about how much she loves it! 

 

The Polarity is a new ski for Atomic in 2014, which I believe is the one you're looking at.  Its designed for the light weight or intermediate skier to help improve.  

 
The Polarity is a very nice ski and a great addition to the women's line up for Atomic. 
 
*I tagged the Polarity on the right side of this page for you research.
post #35 of 37
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 Hi, i'm after some skis for my girlfriend to use in Japan and was hoping someone could give me a little advice?

She weighs around 100 pounds (47kg), and is probably 5'6 so full kid size. She uses 22.5 size boots (US.6)

She has only ridden mellow piste, so she will need something she can progress into mellow powder on.

I'm mostly interested in salomon or K2, as I can order through my shop at good prices but would be interested if there are other options?

Any help would be appreciated. One shop tried pushing the Rossignol Saffron 7 - 162

Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks

Hi there beasly, 

 

Of the K2 line of women's skis, for your girlfriend's size, level, and use, I would recommend the Superstitious 84 or the SuperGlide 80. I would guess that 153 or 160 would be the right length for her height and very light weight. If she is wiry-strong, go longer. If she's a mimosa, go shorter. 

 

A powder ski should not substitute for a versatile all-mountain ski, but rather augment it for those special circumstances that do not materialize very often in most skiers' actual experience. If the prospective ski is to expand her options, then by all means consider the SuperBright 90. I plan to be on that ski this season myself. 

 

Disclaimer: I am a K2 ambassador. All brands have skis appropriate for most skiers. The remainder of the value judgment is brand loyalty. 

post #36 of 37
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Hi, just dragging this thread from the dead to give a mini outsider review on the 2014 Atomic Polarity (not 2015 which I incorrectly wrote earlier).

 

First days here Japan and 8th day ever skiing, my girlfriend is already dabbling in powder on the side of the piste, and going better than ever on piste. These skis are doing everything we hoped of them and best of all the color matches her pants... jokes aside.. She loves them. 

 

Thanks again for all the advice!

post #37 of 37
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Originally Posted by beasly View Post
 

Hi, just dragging this thread from the dead to give a mini outsider review on the 2014 Atomic Polarity (not 2015 which I incorrectly wrote earlier).

 

First days here Japan and 8th day ever skiing, my girlfriend is already dabbling in powder on the side of the piste, and going better than ever on piste. These skis are doing everything we hoped of them and best of all the color matches her pants... jokes aside.. She loves them. 

 

Thanks again for all the advice!

So glad to hear this.  Thanks for reporting back. 

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