Originally Posted by charlier
My daughter is looking for a fat recreational ski. She is 16 yrs old and stopped ski racing (FIS level) and is currently a ski coach. She wants to get a pair of fat skis (e.g, over 88 mm) and we were curious what will work for her. Info: 115 lbs, 5' 2", expert skier for a teenager. She skis mostly in the Pacific NW, with a few trips to B.C., Idaho, and Colorado. She is currently skiing on Elan race stock 187 cm GS skis and 155 cm SL skis. She will sell her GS and SG skis, but keep her SL skis for hardpack and groomers. She will keep her Lange plug boots for her skiing. We are not in a rush to purchase - fall 2009 will work. Any suggestions or comments. Thanks for the help. cmr
Wow, impressive accomplishments for a young girl!
I am eager to give her some ideas for demo time, but first, I'm curious if she is looking for something women specific, or unisex.
At her weight, I'm inclined to suggest women specific, as they would be softer, Blizzard Eos (88w), Elan Free Spice (88), or the Volkl Aura (94).
But since she's presumably a strong skier and knows how to flex a ski, she may want to go to a unisex ski.
Many options if you're thinking Unisex skis for her, not to leave out the Boutique skis such as BlueHouse and Bro.
As an example, I am fairly muscular, 5'6" 120 lbs, and My skis of choice in this range tend to be the Blizzard Eos, (fun in the bumps and really playful), and the BlueHouse MR171
(93 w) which has been nothing but grins every time I've been on them. The BH is a noodle, nimble and stable, but more than anything just fun to play on and throw around.
Now to really confuse you.......
I just ordered some 174 Soft Bros
(99w)and can hardly wait to try them out.
I believe there are areas you can demo these in your area. Contact Tyrone Shoelaces if you'd like to see her demo these.
At any rate, she should demo if she can, because she'll know when she gets her grins!!