My wife is in the market for new skis. I would classify her as a lever 5 skier, she would say she is a level 4. Most comfortable on all greens and blue boxes so long as conditions are good (we ski the East). She is not comfortable on blacks unless conditions are great. I would say she is a solid blue box skier.
She tends to ski slow making mid size carving turns, but, does skid a little toward the end of her turn and sometime starts a turn by turning her ski verse edging.
She is 5'2 125lbs 38 years old and in pretty good shape. Not an aggressive skier but any respect and little desire to ski more challenging terrain. She has taken a lesson or two a year for the last 10 years and skis between 3-7 days a year.
I want to get he a ski that is going to be good for the East, a good carving ski, something that has superior edge hold.
Im leaning toward Volkl as I have always been a volkl guy and IMOP they make the best skis hands down.
I want to stay away from the Adora as I believe this is their entry level ski with a composite core and want to see her in a little more of a ski with a wood core.
The Aurena catches my eye, and think this may be the ski, anyone have any opinion on this one?
The Voila is probably my first choice, as I believe this is a little more ski then she needs but will help her become a better skier. I like the wood core Idea.
Any thoughts are appreciated.