My daughter is looking for new skis to replace her K2 Free LUV 149cm which were heavy and clunky. She's 16 yrs old, 5' 7" about 100lbs and very athletic. She can ski anything I take her down with ease. For example we skied all the main chutes at Jay Peak, all the glades, steeps. We ski mostly out east Jay Peak, Stowe, Sugarbush, Mad River Glen. We try to stay in the trees or on the double blacks, moguls etc. Her sister has the Black Pearls @ 159cm. She loves the BP's, but hates the newer graphics. We are looking to find something for her during the close outs from this season. Focusing on flat skis not systems. K2 is a no go after her experience with her current skis. I've done lots of research and for her the Black Pearl's are the way to go, 88mm underneath. Need something more for out east, one ski quiver, able to ski on icy groomers, trees, pow, moguls etc.
I like the Black Diamond line of skis and can get these at super prices right now. Any women out there that has skied them with the same weight/height and skiing ability?
Other great suggestions?