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Help with picking an east coast intermediate women's ski

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My mother in law is looking for new skis. She's 70, 5' tall, not sure on weight but medium build. She skis about 10-15 days a year, 4-6 runs is a full day for her. Strictly east coast groomers when conditions are good. Won't go out when it's supe cold, or icy, or there is fresh snow that has not been groomed in. Cautious skier. She is on 146 K2 TruLuvs that she has been happy with. Wants a light ski that is easy to manage.

This is not a category I pay any attention to, so I'm not much help. Thanks in advance.
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Additional information. She finds the Tru Luvs too heavy and would like something easier to turn.
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My wife has a few pairs of skis and her Fischer koa 84's ( 2013 ) are definitely her favorite;easy , lite and a clean look to them ,I think you can still get them real cheap on e-bay.

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Here's a boutique dark horse for you:  Ramp Kumoniwannaskiya , also available on discount:

 

http://www.rampsports.com/outlet/kumoniwannaskiya-2014.html

 

 herself says that if anything it's more direct to edge and less planky than the Koa which makes her feel more secure.

 

 

The Elan Black Magic was also light and fun but herself was nonplussed by the shameless pandering (I mean Swarowski crystals?  Really?), enough to say absolutely not.


Edited by cantunamunch - 11/2/14 at 10:04am
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Originally Posted by hrspear View Post

My mother in law is looking for new skis. She's 70, 5' tall, not sure on weight but medium build. She skis about 10-15 days a year, 4-6 runs is a full day for her. Strictly east coast groomers when conditions are good. Won't go out when it's supe cold, or icy, or there is fresh snow that has not been groomed in. Cautious skier. She is on 146 K2 TruLuvs that she has been happy with. Wants a light ski that is easy to manage.

This is not a category I pay any attention to, so I'm not much help. Thanks in advance.


Paging @Trekchick .

 

I agree that K2 skis are heavy.  I'm the same height.  Have found that I like Rossi.  I think the current model for east coast groomers would be the Unique 8.  I had great fun with the Attraxion 8, but that may be hard to find.  Also it has a system binding, which adds to the weight.  The appropriate Dynastar is another option.

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Will check availability, I know that Rossi has a strong presence in the local shops, not as sure on Fischer and Elan.

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