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Skis for my wife...Lotta love, Mynx...???

post #1 of 17
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Looking for advice on skis for my wife…

She is a level 7 skier…

Likes to challenge herself…and me...
5’ 2” …100lbs…

Skis in Colorado always…

Currently skiing on Siam 4 145cm…
She and I were skiing yesterday at Loveland…Twist, double Dip…
She also developed a taste for wanting to go mainly on the ungroomed runs…
What ski will compliment her current ski…

We were thinking about 78mm in the waist, wont take much to float her up…

The K2 Lotta love comes to mind…

Looking for a ski that can go on the groomed 20%…ungroomed 80%
Ungroomed being blue/black(no moguls) runs on the mountain, powder up to 20” deep…

Are there any other skis that would fill the bill…
Since she is so light I think the skis need to be on the soft side…

Salomon Mynx…?
post #2 of 17
I have a pair of Lotta's, 160's, I'm 5'5 and not a lightweight, I'm probably a Level 7-8 skier, I find them fine on the groomed but a real handful in deep snow. They are pretty stiff, and aren't very forgiving if your off-piste technique isn't spot on. They are also really heavy. I wouldn't advise her to go for these unless she can demo them in significant fresh snow. A lot of women love them, but they aren't for everyone.
post #3 of 17
160cm Phat Luvs
post #4 of 17
If you don't mind, I'd suggest she try the Nordica Olympia Conquer and the Blizzard Titan Eos.
IMO, she should demo if she can. Its soooooo worth while.
post #5 of 17
Thread Starter 
I was hoping you would reply..
post #6 of 17
Thread Starter 
Sunday evening bump...
post #7 of 17
My daughter 5'4" 120lbs loves her Salomon Fury's (last yr's model) as an everyday ski that performs as well on & off the groomers. It's about 82mm in the waist & comes in lengths as short as 156cm. It can hold an edge on the hardpack & also wide enough to float in the deep stuff. It can accommodate the intermediate to expert & is a great all mtn ski for a light weight.

The Fury's should be easy to find on any ski hill for demo.

At 100lbs you're going to have to be careful not to pick something that is not overly stiff. Definitely take into account the weight of the person who is giving you advice.
post #8 of 17
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the reply...

One of the local shops we deal with has the Salomon Thruster in a 151 length...


We are going to demo that one this weekend...

Hopefully it will be a step in the right direction...
post #9 of 17
Your wife is about my size. I have the Volkl Queen Attivas, and they're a lot of fun, though I demoed the Nordica Conquer, and absolutely loved it. She might also want to try the Volkl Auras. A few women at TheSkiDiva.com really like that, too. (Tell her to stop by and see us sometime! )
post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
If you don't mind, I'd suggest she try the Nordica Olympia Conquer and the Blizzard Titan Eos.
IMO, she should demo if she can. Its soooooo worth while.
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Originally Posted by rspacher View Post
I was hoping you would reply..
Gee Thanks.

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Originally Posted by rspacher View Post
She is a level 7 skier…

Likes to challenge herself…and me...
5’ 2” …100lbs…

Skis in Colorado always…

Currently skiing on Siam 4 145cm…
She and I were skiing yesterday at Loveland…Twist, double Dip…
She also developed a taste for wanting to go mainly on the ungroomed runs…
What ski will compliment her current ski…

We were thinking about 78mm in the waist, wont take much to float her up…

The K2 Lotta love comes to mind…

Looking for a ski that can go on the groomed 20%…ungroomed 80%
Ungroomed being blue/black(no moguls) runs on the mountain, powder up to 20” deep…

Are there any other skis that would fill the bill…
Since she is so light I think the skis need to be on the soft side…

Salomon Mynx…?
The things in bold face are things I considered when making this statement..........
The ski you are describing is soooooooooooo the Blizzard Eos!
You can read my review on it in this thread
You should check with Phil about it. His wife has it a size shorter than I do which is about what you'd be looking for for your situation.

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Originally Posted by Ski Diva View Post
Your wife is about my size. I have the Volkl Queen Attivas, and they're a lot of fun, though I demoed the Nordica Conquer, and absolutely loved it. She might also want to try the Volkl Auras. A few women at TheSkiDiva.com really like that, too. (Tell her to stop by and see us sometime! )
The Queen Attiva is also a good thing to look for, and possibly the auras. Both of which have more grip than the Eos. The Queen being of similar, but not exact dimensions, and bit softer. The auras are wider at 94 in the waist, but again, softer than the eos.
As for me, I love the Eos!
post #11 of 17
So? Whatcha thinkin?
post #12 of 17
Thread Starter 
I was thinking on how to find some of the skis you have mentioned for my wife to demo...no luck so far...

We have found a pair of Salomon Thruster's in a 151 length...78mm under foot....

She is going to try those this weekend at Loveland, just to see what they are like...

AND

I should be skiing...with my family...
post #13 of 17
Curious to know ---yes, I'm VERRRRY late to the party-- what skis did your wifew eventually purchase with regard to this thread.  And what were her impressions of skis she had a chance to try?
post #14 of 17
Thread Starter 
We have not gotten her any wide powder skis as of yet...we ended up buying her a pair of Nordica Olympia Drives...146cm
She loves them...
We are looking to get her a pair of Icelantic Pilgrims or Nomads in the upcomming year...
Loveland has demos of Icelantic skis, so we will give those two a whirl and then she will pick which one she wants...or keep looking...
post #15 of 17
I would have thought both Loveland and A-Basin would have had appropriate demo skis for her. I KNOW A-Basin had the Aura this spring and Loveland still had a HUGE selection in April.

The Eos is a good call although it may be too noodly if she's at all agressive. She may also want to look at K2 Missies/PEs. Older Volkls that may work would include the Pearl, the Queen Attiva, or the Karma. Of course the Aura is "THE" ski for a good chunk of the Divas.
post #16 of 17
I've read so many wonderful posts on the Aura.  I just don't think I could ski it.  Too wide and stiff for me.
The Queen Attiva, Rossignol Voodoo, or maybe a Solomon Mynx might better suit for those initial seasons of learning powder, but then again...I may be researching ineffectively!  That's why I'm seeking input.  At least I have ideas on what to rent--if available--.  However I am always curious to know what similar stats ladies are using.
post #17 of 17
Moment Pika 160.  Don't be scared by the length; they have a big twin tail that cuts down the effective edge.  I had to remove them from my wife's boots during a late-season demo day.
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