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Skis for my wife

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
Hi bears,

I'm new here, cool forum!

My wife is looking for a new set for next few seasons. Her stats: 46 yrs, 163 cm, 60 kilos. 15+ years skiing, upper intermediate, not aggressive, likes short to med turns, medium speed. Skis only groomed. Skis blacks as well.

We live in Finland and like to ski in north (Lapland)where the slopes are ok but not as big as you have but they are usually in good condition. Sometimes icy of course and springtime slush can be found easily. We try to make a trip to Alps once a year as well.

Have tested different skis so far:
Atomic M9 150cm - ok but heavy
Atomic B9 156cm? - didn't like
Salomon SRTR 8 150cm - awful
Rossingol 8S 150cm - didn't like
K2 True love 160cm - didn't like
Nordica suv10 150cm - ok
Head Hot Thang 156cm - excellent
Fischer Vi50 155cm - excellent, they were so light(thin) that I have a suspicion how they survive?

Last 2 are close to what she has been looking for. If you Ladys in this forum do have any other to consider I would be glad to hear more. Have heard good rumors of K2 Burning Love and Nordicas ladies models. She is open to any model(hopefully ladies model). We have quite good availability of skis here and only major vendor that I have not been able to find is Dynastar.

Thanks in advance
PJL
post #2 of 16
Maybe try the Fischer AMC 70 or 73?
post #3 of 16
My girlfriend demo'd a few skis last week, here's the link to what she thought.

http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=34604

She ended up buying the Nordica Olympia Victory's, although she may ski a bit more aggressively than your wife, with a preference for softer snow.

cheers,
post #4 of 16
Legends for a versatile ski, the Burnin' Luvs if she wants to rip!
post #5 of 16
Thread Starter 
800lbgorilla
Nice review; they were all good skis I'm sure but we don't need so wide skis here. Do you have any experience of Nordica Olympia Beauty? It looks like a female version of SUV10 and12?

Lisamarie
Do you have to have expert carving skills to be able to enjoy Burnin' Luvs? My wifes skiing looks sometimes like a mixture of skidding and carving depending on how tired she is. She won't be able to stay on the edges all day. Is there a big difference between K2 OneLove and BL?
post #6 of 16
My wife loves her K2 One Luvs. Highly recommended.
post #7 of 16
Atomic 9.6 Diva
post #8 of 16
I registered just to say, as a mature female skier with similar habits, I love my K2 Sweet Luvs. They allow carving when you are up to it, and some sliding when you are tired. They are simply easy and instinctive to ski. Certainly an intermediate ski, though, and she may be beyond them. The Burning Luvs are a metal laminate and are quite a bit stiffer than the other K2 women's line. What did she dislike about the Tru Luvs? If she wants more control the Burning Luv might suit her. If she wants a more forgiving ski, she could try some Sweet Luvs.
post #9 of 16
Put the Blizzard X-Sprit Cross on your list of sticks to check out.
http://www.blizzard-ski.com/goto/en/...-x-sprit-cross

My wife won't touch her Volkls since I got her a pair of these.
post #10 of 16
Mrs Otter just got a pair of Dynastar Legend 8000/fiber, 158cm. She loves them, and they have boosted her level of skiing a notch or two, right out of the box. Rippin'! She is 45 yo, 5'-6", 140 #, skiing in north/central VT. We have plenty of ice now, and she says the L8000 is better on the hard stuff than her older (1998) narrow waisted shape skis. She also demo'ed the Elan 666...
post #11 of 16
PJL

I got a pair of 160 Nordica SUV10 sle (the woman's version) for my fiancee (lower intermediate) and she has found them excellent. You may also want to try the Nordica SUV 12 sle which should give some more capability given that your wife found the SUV 10 OK . Similar dimensions to the SUV 10 if I recall but a bit more performance.
post #12 of 16
She should also look at the Volkl Attiva line of ladies' skis. They range from Intermediate to more Advanced models.
post #13 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by nyskier
She should also look at the Volkl Attiva line of ladies' skis. They range from Intermediate to more Advanced models.
Yes my wife is an intermediate skier and she settled on one of the Volkl
womens ski's after serveral demos. She can ski blacks but sticks to mostly blues at moderate speeds. Volkl's womens line is worth a look.
post #14 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by nyskier
She should also look at the Volkl Attiva line of ladies' skis. They range from Intermediate to more Advanced models.
Yes my wife is an intermediate skier and she settled on one of the Volkl
womens ski's after serveral demos. She can ski blacks but sticks to mostly blues at moderate speeds. Volkl's womens line is worth a look.
post #15 of 16
The Salomon Equipe SC is a great performing and still forgiving carving ski.
post #16 of 16
My wife got the Völkl Attiva 5* and she's really happy with them.
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