Fischer and HEAD suggestions:
Have a look at these models:
HEAD - clean graphics in women's line, no flowers...
Fischer - female-specific ski but neutral graphics.
Based on your requirements, I'd go with either Head Hot Thang or Fischer VI 50Cool Thangwww.skireview.co.uk
Very cruisey and forgiving, all the benfits of lightness and tuned flex of a ladies specific model. They are agile and feel incredibly easy to turn, like the lightest power steering you've ever felt in a car. A most attractive colour and lovely package for intermediate skiers.
Faster than a shirtless Brad Pitt — the ski’s a hottie. Its temperament is stable at all speeds. It’s sweet and forgiving. Its grip is stronger than Angelina Jolie’s on Mr. Pitt’s heart. And the Cool Thang is easy to sidle up to and initiate a turn, or even a conversation — it’s not all lips and cleavage.Hot Thang
Head's Intelligence Technology uses reactive fibers to control torsional resistance in real time. When the fibers sense twisting, a charge of electricity instantly stiffens them, which in turn stiffens the ski torsionally as needed. That allows Head to build women's skis that aren't overly stiff longitudinally without sacrificing edge-hold at high speeds and on rough snow. Testers were convinced, awarding the Hot Thang, a hard-snow specialist, high scores in Stability at Speed and Hard-Snow Grip. More aggressive testers needed a few turns to find the ski's balance point but loved its gluey edge-hold and strong turn finishes. It rewards accomplished carving technique, says Barnes.
A tad too aggressive for some cruisers.www.skireviews.co.uk
Modelled around the C260i the all-new hot Thang is a fun and sporty little minx of a ski that combines nimbleness, lightness and versatility. Aimed at good intermediates to advanced skiers looking to ski anywhere on the marked runs. They are narrow enough to handle bumps, shaped enough to carve-up the piste and strong enough to make you feel stable enough whizzing past the guys on your favourite red run. Expert women will not find them a powerful ski so definitely best reserved for those who like skiing fast blues and reds.
Girl, this ski’s gonna make you look good! Head’s Hot Thang is one juicy ride: stable, quick, energetic, great grip. Light underfoot. Whips out snappy short rads and absolutely rips long rads. Every girl should ride a Hot Thang.FISCHERVision 50
Last season the Vision 50 excelled in this category, and Fischer had the good sense to leave it alone. The ski's winning formula achieved similar success this year, earning high scores for Overall Impression. The Vision 50's sidecut is pure slalom, but its wide tip and tail and lightweight construction give it flotation in powder and crud. A proprietary AirTec core--exclusive to the Vision line--uses exceptionally lightweight and softer flexing materials, which explains the Vision 50's strong scores for Forgiveness. The Railflex Vision System connects a lightweight binding to rails that allow the ski to flex freely. In short, says Harvey, This ski's destined to be a hit.
Not the choice for high-performance mogul-bashing.www.realskiers.com
Female-specific version of Race RC and just as exceptional. Great carve, trademark Fischer smooth ride, versatile enough to handle high energy, modern technique input and more relaxed soft-edge drifting.