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Help! 152 or 159 Samba blizzards

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Hey all- I could use a bit of advice. I love the samba blizzards. Here's the thing: I've been demoing the 159s. I'm 5'3 and weigh 120/125. I've been skiing my whole life and about 10 days this year alone, but it's been 15 years since I've been skiing, so I'm getting back into it. I'm going all mountain but definitely struggle a little with turns on black. I'm an intermediate skier, but I'm a little agressive. My partner is a backcountry skier and wants to take me out, too. I have friends in alaska all supporting me to get educated and do it too. So it won't just be alpine. I like the 159s but I can see how I struggle a little in my turns, but I'm afraid 152 will lose some of what I love about them. Any suggestions...
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Maybe you have already checked out this review:

 

http://blistergearreview.com/gear-reviews/2013-2014-blizzard-samba

 

She is about your size, obviously expert skier (on the 173 and has great things to say about em).  So may help in your decision.

 

JT

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159 no questions! My wife is pretty much your size and ski the 159 and have no problems in hardpack, powder, grommed, ungrommed...she is a good skier, but not aggressive!

 

you are probably struggling because of how long you have been away from skis, not because it's too much ski for you!

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