Originally Posted by Thatsagirl
I remember the Michigan snow from my childhood very well. I grew up at Schuss Mountain.
Lake effect! Lake effect! Lake effect!
Should we start burning something too? LOL
I'll do a little *lake effect* dance, even though I'm in CO. My early years of skiing were at Bittersweet in Michigan, and we actually lived in a house on Lake Michigan (how my mother hated the howling winter winds and snow and icebergs) for about six years, so I know all about lake effect. My two-year-old is now doing a lake effect dance, because he asked Mommy what she was typing about, lol. I think it should work. It's a gooooood dance.
Hey--back to Alfonse's daughter. . . I wonder about the new K2 women's ski, which is going to be a ladies version of the Seth Vicious. It's called the Nancy. Dimensions: 128-95-118 Turn Radius: 17m @ 169cm.
Might be an interesting choice at her weight. I don't think the full run of sizes is shipping 'til May, but. . .
My acquaintance at the local all-women's shop had this to say about it:
I actually just tested the Nancy on Tuesday. It's a totally different
animal than the Phat luv. Although it's still lively - it's got a
damper feel than the Phat Luv. It handled well at on groomed conditions
(for such a wide ski) and fairly well in softer crud - although it's
definitely not a crud buster like the Lotta luv.
I didn't get any air on them - although with the twin tips I imagine
they'd be really fun.
It's super soft in the shovel - and more stable under foot - so although
it's forgiving - it's definitely stable. I enjoyed it in small soft
I'm not sure I'd buy it as purely a powder ski - I might stick with the
Phat Luv - it's lighter and a bit more lively. But the Nancy would be
fun as an all mountain ski. . .
Lake effect, lake effect, lake effect.