On a separate, but very related topic--I am thinking of pulling the trigger on a pair of GORSUCH demo Kastle skis for my wife (they do not have my size).
What do folks think about MX88 vs MX83 and size?
She is tall but fit and as a result, we end up hearing different advice for ski sizing. Some put her a long ski because of her height (5'10") and others put her on a shorter ski because of her lighter weight (145 lbs, fit, muscle). Technically she is a sound skier, but is very conservative, able to ski everywhere when conditions are consistent. When conditions are variable, she backs way, way off. She has become more and more conservative over the past few years. She will be 40 next winter.
I dont want to get her a ski that would be too much for her, but rather one that would give her confidence. Not sure if either of these would do this or if I should just look elsewhere. Seems like a great deal, but only if the fit is right. As for demoing, it will never, ever happen. If I didn't just buy her these, she would never replace her gear, much less spend a day testing skis out. : )
So, do you think these would be ok for my wife, and if so, which would you recomend?
They have the MX83s in a 163 and 173
and they have the MX88s in a 158.
In the meantime, my search for a pair of MX88s at 178 (for me) continues....
EDIT: I moved this question to it's own thread because it is a topic unto itself and will help MARider better.