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Need a Pow Ski for my 12 year old daughter

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
I need a good fat ski for my Daughter who will be 12 this coming season. She is a solid expert terrain skier and currently skies on a Volkl Tiara. I want to get her a second ski for powder. I been looking at the K2 Nancy but I think it's to long. Daughter is about 5' 1" and will probably add an inch and a half by the middle of the season. She is of solid build as well and weighs over 100 Lbs. I plan get her a new boot as well.

We had a great year skiing together last year and she has been talking up the coming season. I figure I might as well go whole hog this year as I fear in her teens I will lose her to pop culture and friends.

I know about the k2 phat series for woman so those are options but are there any new Woman's specific ski's coming down the pipe for next year?
post #2 of 20
Yes, there are more women's fat skis for next year.

Let me be the first to suggest a ridiculously wide, rockered, micro builder ski... like a Praxis or a Libtech NAS.

Make sure to buy it long enough, 175cm should be about right.


(No, I'm not serious)
post #3 of 20
Volkl has increased their women's ski line.

Check out Roxy, Line, Head, Icelantic (not W's specific but good for 'light people').
post #4 of 20
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Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post
Volkl has increased their women's ski line.

Check out Roxy, Line, Head, Icelantic (not W's specific but good for 'light people').
Yeah the Aura is looking good in a 156.

Elan Free Spice

Vision Zeal


Hopefully some of the gals who have been on these things will chime in

BTW I am big on demoing so let me know the best places in Summit to try and the goods. I know Christy sport down hear on the front range is an option.
post #5 of 20
jbuhl,

Add the Salomon Scarlet on to your list of skis to demo next season. A women that sierra jim and I test skis with regularly has a pair and she loves them. She is 5'9" 145, very athletic and one of the most aggressive women skiers that I have ever skied with. What she prefers over the Aura is that the Scarlet is lighter and more nimble. The Scarlet will not have the same groomer performance as the Aura but because it isn't quite as stiff it tends to be more energetic and playful in the deep stuff. Just my two cents......

Sierra_Canuck
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post #7 of 20
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Originally Posted by manchester81 View Post
I'll say. :

I didn't do a search because I thought there could not be a thread like that on here.

Many of the same things apply to me. Many times it's hard for a dad to relate to their daughters . It's a bummer when they always go to mom for comfort and leave dad on the sideline.

But when it comes time to ski I get the call. We had our best year together last year : (except for one time I lost my cool on the lift, which there is a thread on here about) It's like crack man; I am ready to pull out the wallet to keep the high going.

Of course you don't have to spend $$$ to keep the good times going but I know what's it's like to ski on new stuff when you get what you are looking for it just rocks the house.

Lots of good info in the referred thread and I plan on getting her some demo's prior to purchase.

I am surprised nobody mentioned the Nancy
post #8 of 20
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Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post
...Icelantic (not W's specific but good for 'light people').
O RLY?

Which models - other than maybe the SFT or Pilgrim - do you figure are good for "light people"? Or do you just figure being able to bend the ski is optional?

As far as the original question, the Line Pandora should probably be on the eval list. The page I linked to only has the 172s at the moment, but I believe it'll come in 162 as well. I think I remember hearing that Fat-ypus is doing a women's ski this year & the specs looked very interesting (although I can't fnd the info off hand). Likewise for Moment. And per one of Whiteroom's suggestions, maybe look at the Volkl Kiku? Etc... And then there's always a 175 Praxis to consider. If you are serious about a powder specific ski, do not be too fast to discount them (they'll ski more like a 165 conventional shape).
post #9 of 20
This year, my 12 year old daughter will ski on 150 Icelantic Pilgrims (90mm underfoot) and 150 HeliDaddys (99mm underfoot). Both these skis are plenty wide for a 12 year old skiing UT. pow.
post #10 of 20
I can't give you a real ski recomendation, but I will say you don't have to get her a women's ski. My sister has been on men's skis since she was about 15 and it sounds like your 12 year old daughter has more balls than my sister so why not consider a shorter (and softer) men's ski. Or a kids twin tip like line or something like that.
post #11 of 20
These are probably a bit long, and not a true powder ski, but they will surely float a woman under 130 lbs, and are forgiving enough to make the length manageable for an advanced skier. They are hand made skis which retailed for an ungodly amount new.

I, of course, always recommend Volants, so feel free to not take me seriously.
post #12 of 20
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Originally Posted by jbuhl View Post
Yeah the Aura is looking good in a 156.

Elan Free Spice

Vision Zeal


Hopefully some of the gals who have been on these things will chime in

BTW I am big on demoing so let me know the best places in Summit to try and the goods. I know Christy sport down hear on the front range is an option.
Of those you've mentioned, I'd consider the Aura above the rest. Its wider than the Free Spice and has a lot more to offer in the way of float and edge hold.

If you're going to go as narrow as 88 in the waist, then I'd look for last years Blizzard Eos. It has similar dimensions to the Free Spice, and is offered in a shorter length.

At the end of the day, the Head Fat Thang, and the Volkl Aura are SkiDiva Fat Favourites.
post #13 of 20
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post

If you're going to go as narrow as 88 in the waist, then I'd look for last years Blizzard Eos. It has similar dimensions to the Free Spice, and is offered in a shorter length.
There is no way that a hundred pound girl needs a ski wider than 88mm at the waist for powder. It's a function of weight per surface area. I often ski powder on 87-89mm waisted skis, and on 6" of new, I seldom hit bottom. I weigh in at around 190.

Where is Physicsman when you need him!
post #14 of 20
VA, I'm not saying that 88 is not wide enough for this application.
In fact, I know that Philpugs wife uses the eos as her powder ski, as does one of my girlfriend who went to Colorado with me.
Just giving alternatives and ideas from those who have time on these women specific skis.

If an eos or a Volkl Queen Attiva can be found, either would be great.
post #15 of 20

Pow skis

I have these...

'07-08 156 Volkl Aura with Marker 11.0 Speedpoint bindings, 3-11 DIN.

Used by HB Juniorette at Targhee and Teton Village this last season. She has just outgrown them.

$470 shipped to your door.

PM me for more info.

HB
post #16 of 20
Hi HB,
Super interested in the Auras above. Please PM me...I've only got two posts and can't PM you. Thanks!
post #17 of 20
My 12 y/o daighter last year skied a Rossi Scratch BC 150 cm over 100 days here in JH. She is a strong skier and will likely ski the same thing this year- probably in a 160 though. It was a great ski for her.

I think it was 90 under the foot.
post #18 of 20
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Originally Posted by HarkinBanks View Post
I have these...

'07-08 156 Volkl Aura with Marker 11.0 Speedpoint bindings, 3-11 DIN.

Used by HB Juniorette at Targhee and Teton Village this last season. She has just outgrown them.

$470 shipped to your door.

PM me for more info.

HB
Is this that pair?



Sorry, couldn't resist. I just like that photo of juniorette and post it whenever I have even the flimsiest excuse.

Back to jbuhl's original question. My wife is a big fan of the Aura as well. That's what she settled on for a powder ski last winter after much demoing.
post #19 of 20
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Originally Posted by Bob Peters View Post
Is this that pair?



Sorry, couldn't resist. I just like that photo of juniorette and post it whenever I have even the flimsiest excuse.

Back to jbuhl's original question. My wife is a big fan of the Aura as well. That's what she settled on for a powder ski last winter after much demoing.

Yup, those are it.

As everyone can tell, they have been trained very well.

Bob, HB Juniorette thanks you for the WORD UP!

Again, she has just outgrown them and will be sporting 161 Volkl Cosmo's this coming year.

Utterly shameless hijack....

Mrs. HB's 170 Aura's are also available. She's just getting this year's model and a 176 Kiku.

ikkin, sent PM.

HB
post #20 of 20
Sugar Daddies come in short lengths. I weigh 115 and they are my powder skis in 153. Not women's specific, but might work for her. I believe they are in the low 90s underfoot.
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