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My specs: 5'10" 38 yr F over 200lbs back to skiing after 16 yr hiatius with my kids 6,9,and 12. No diamonds this yr and probably not next either. Unfortunately have never been on a mountain w/ skis, so just buying for our little SE WI hills here which are usually hard packed, often icy, and this yr especially mostly machine made snow.

I'm looking at a pair of Dynastars 165 cm on Ebay and wondering if my weight makes up for the lack of expertise considering it's still a women's ski and I can't get too soft. Dynastar lists them: For technical, expert women skiers looking for responsive carving performance and superior edge grip to make perfect turns on groomed trails.

Here's a review:
SnowRental review of the Dynastar Exclusive Carve Spice (W)...
They are so smooth it feels like the piste-bashers have waxed the slopes, incredibly comfortable, chocolaty, grippy and reassuring on the firmest snow, ideal for good female technical skiers who like small to medium sized turns on groomed runs. This model is based on the excellent Omecarve, so you have an 11m radius that gives you great carve and confidence, plus it is lady's specific design with lighter construction and binding reposition suiting the more forward stance used by women on their skis. There is also a Streetracer 8 W available from Salomon, a Rossignol Pulsion1 and Atomic the B9 Puls Lady that would be a more all-mtn choice. n.b. the Active version differs only in it's more conservative graphic.

But here's a consumer review who hated it: If I laid them fully over on the edges for a carve turn, they were ok, but they didn't seem to like any skidding or pivoting movements, so didn't really suit my style of skiing at all.

Thanks. Nowhere to demo in this area