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What skis are right for me??

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Hi! 

 

I am a 24 year old female in search of a new pair of skis. I have skied my entire life, but this past year I had a horrible ski accident that ended in an ACL/PCL/MCL tear. Following several surgeries, I have been cleared to ski again. Prior to now, I would have considered myself to be an advanced-expert level skier, but after the injury, I would like to take it easy. I live in the midwest and ski around here, but also ski out west several times a year so ideally I would like an all mountain ski that could be used in both areas. I am 5'3" and 110lbs and am looking for something very stable and solid that won't get caught up in crud but still be light and fun. I have been looking at Volkl Yumi, Atomic Affinity Storm and Head Mya No8. Any advice on any skis out there would be greatly appeciated!!

 

Thanks, 

 

Kelsey

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Have a look at the Koa seriess from Fischer as well. If they're the true womens' version of the Motive series, the Koa 84 (no metal) or Koa 88 (with metal, but still very light)  could be great for you. Here's a link http://www.fischersports.com/en/Alpine/Products/Skis/Women-Adventure

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Have a look at the Koa seriess from Fischer as well. If they're the true womens' version of the Motive series, the Koa 84 (no metal) or Koa 88 (with metal, but still very light)  could be great for you. Here's a link http://www.fischersports.com/en/Alpine/Products/Skis/Women-Adventure


The Koa is the women's version of the Ranger (previously Watea) series.  Not the Motive.  The men's analog to the Koa 88Ti is the Ranger 88Ti.  So, like a Watea, it would be a bit looser and softer than the Motive in ride character.

 

That said, the Koa 88 or 84 could work well for the OP who is pretty light - but the 88Ti, with some metal will be more ski than the 84 for sure. Probably more precise and powerful because of the metal, but that is just conjecture. 

 

My wife has a pair of Koa 84s and they work great for her - a solid, not particularly ambitious intermediate.  She doesn't care about gear, nor does she care about laying down perfect PSIA-approved carved turns.  She just wants something to ski a few days a trip, take a lesson or two, comfortably and easily cruise the blues and navigate a bit of soft snow here and there.  So the best feedback I can report is that she doesn't complain about her skis and they seem to work well on blue groomers in typical western resort conditions.  And her skiing has definitely improved in all conditions on the Koa - but that is likely due more to instruction than equipment.

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