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SFB for a woman

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

Hi, 

 

I am looking for a ski for my fit powerful skiing wife. She has K2 Superstitious, 85mm waist, for all those days. However she needs something to ski powder and skied out powder in Banff area. I looked at the SFB for myself but, having never skied it, avoided it because I thought, from the many reviews, that at 183cm and 190lbs it might be too soft.

 

My wife is 170cm and 130lbs. I am looking for significant  tip n tail rocker and some power. I have ON3P Jeffreys and would love her to have something similar.

 

I would be really grateful for suggestions. I really do know that trying is the best way, but it is not that easy, and her birthday is soon. 

 

Thanks

 

Jack 

post #2 of 10

Take a look at the Moment Bella 172cm. What size were you looking for your wife in the Bacons? The Bella is 136-108-128, but the longest is 172cm. I think it would work great for her since she is only 130lbs.

 

Take a look at the review on blister. But be aware that the dimensions on the 2014 are different than the one reviewed. 

post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the help. I am guessing 170 ish for any of these type of skis given the rocker. Her lighter than male weight makes me think that would be the max length.

 

I've just read the blister review and that looks like the sort of ski that she would appreciate. Thanks again

 

Jack

post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by Jackio View Post
 

Hi, 

 

I am looking for a ski for my fit powerful skiing wife. She has K2 Superstitious, 85mm waist, for all those days. However she needs something to ski powder and skied out powder in Banff area. I looked at the SFB for myself but, having never skied it, avoided it because I thought, from the many reviews, that at 183cm and 190lbs it might be too soft.

 

My wife is 170cm and 130lbs. I am looking for significant  tip n tail rocker and some power. I have ON3P Jeffreys and would love her to have something similar.

 

I would be really grateful for suggestions. I really do know that trying is the best way, but it is not that easy, and her birthday is soon. 

 

Thanks

 

Jack 

If she likes her Superstitious, why not try something like the K2 Remedy 102. 

 

If you're looking elsewhere, you can check out the Nordica LaNina - Great ski!

Or step ouside the box a little more with something like the Armada VJJ.

 

These are some super fun skis 

post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 

Yes, I love my Kendo's so I have (?appropriate) brand loyalty for Volkl. The Kiku looks right too. The VJJ had us both laughing earlier and she is not sure she could ski a ski with that name. It means the same in North America as in the UK right??

The remedy looks good too and I can get to look at them at least in Banff...

post #6 of 10

Yes the VJJ means the same, and the ski is sure to provide snowgasm's :D

 

If you're thinking more in the lines of the Kiku which is a stronger ski, more like Big Mountain/powder, then I'd strongly consider the Blizzard Dakota, which IMHO is a whole lot better ski in that category.  

I'll tag a few of these on the right side of the page for your easy searching. 

 

There are two categories of skis in the powder world (maybe three) 

Big Mountain/Powder - Think stronger and hard charging with rocker to float

Powder - Super fun shaped - Think playful and bouncy

*Maybe third - All mountain powder - Think a little narrower (near the 100mm width) which are an okay daily driver but with some rocker and shape to make them a powder biased ski. 

post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 

Trekchick this is really helpful.

We can get Rossi's here easily. Do you know the Soul 7 and (I believe) its identical sister for women skiers? It gets a lot of great reviews.

Thanks

Jack 

post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 

Or the Armada TST which we were being 'sold' today. I just wonder if 100 underfoot is took little. We have CatSkiing booked, and while fresh powder everyday is the dream, a compromise is needed here. That and us just buying something...

post #9 of 10

The Soul 7 is the same as the women's version (except for graphics) 

Its a good ski in this category but the tip isn't really strong for someone who wants to charge hard.  IIRC that was something she's looking for. 

 

The TST and TSTW are good skis  but the VJJ is better in this part of the ski world. 

post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 

Thanks, really helpful again.

Jack

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