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My wife's new skis

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
Looking at some new skis for the Mrs. for christmas. She is an aggressive, fast, groomer girl through and through. She can ski anything, but chooses to stay on piste. She is currently on Atomic SX 9 from '05 or '06 and loves them. I've found some pretty good deals on the 2008 Atomic Minx series, and I'm wondering if anyone would have any thoughts. From the website it sounds like the Hot Minx might be the one?
post #2 of 18
My wife just got new skis last year and demoed all the womens skis. She went with the Nordica Speeds as a compromise because she felt the Volkl Fuego and Nordica Firefox were a bit more ski than she was ready for. She is an intermediate, so have your wife try the fuego and firefox.
post #3 of 18
If you want a woman's specific ski for her, even a unisex ski, there is nothing better for groomer zoomers than the Nordica Olympia Firefox!
That ski was built from the bottom up. not just a shrink it and pink it ski for the women.............If you get one for her, it will Rock her world and you're gonna get lucky!
post #4 of 18
^^^ Yup!!

SJ
post #5 of 18
My wife, also an intermediate, really enjoyed the Olympia Drive. From my own experience on Nords, I'd guess any of their female groomer models manage to combine grip and smoothness with unusual amounts of forgiveness - the binding really seems to work as advertised.
post #6 of 18
Any Nordica ski would be high on my list.
post #7 of 18
Ditto on the Volkl Fuego or Nordica Firefox for the high speed groomer zoomer girl. For best stability at speed with minimal loss in maneuverability, go longer than you'd think.
post #8 of 18
I just bought the little lady some Blizzard Viva 7.6, nice TR and a real nice feel for flex.
post #9 of 18
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I just bought the little lady some Blizzard Viva 7.6, nice TR and a real nice feel for flex.
I haven't been on the Blizzard Front side AM skis yet, but if the pair I bought for my 09 quiver perform as well as the Blizzard SL's and Eos I had last year, they'll surely give her grins.

As Philpug says, the Viva 7.6 is a very substantial ski. I can imagine that it will be an amazing ripper.
post #10 of 18
[quote=Trekchick;993852] not just a shrink it and pink it ski for the women........

So poetic. You've come up with a new cliche that bears repeating. Trekchick, you could probably pursue a career in either public relations, advertising, or professional cynicism
post #11 of 18
My wife rips everything on Apache Recon's
post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
not just a shrink it and pink it ski for the women........
So poetic. You've come up with a new cliche that bears repeating. Trekchick, you could probably pursue a career in either public relations, advertising, or professional cynicism
I wish I could take credit for my clever statement, but I heard that somewhere. I kinda stole it.

Seriously, I loved the firefox but didn't keep it because my girlfriend borrowed it and refused to give it back. She lets me ski it from time to time tho

However, I've been skiing Blizzards a lot in the past year and have not been disappointed.
I'd take a really good look at the Viva line. the 7.6 in particular. The binding system on them is great!
post #13 of 18
My vote is for the Volkl Fuego. I liked the Firefox, but I love the Fuego!
post #14 of 18
Blizzard skis were annointed "Gear of the Year" in the new Skiing mag.

I've yet to ski on this brand, due to their limited distribution. After the press they're getting this year, finding a pair should no longer be a problem.
post #15 of 18
Look at the Head Power One or Every One for women's groomer skis, or the Head SuperShape or iXRC 1100; the best woman skier I know far prefers SuperShapes on groomers, and she's also a winning masters racer. In any case, for the Mrs.' groomer skiing, look closely at skis with an underfoot width in the 60+ mm range and 12~14 m sidecut turn radius. They're just easier to turn on pack than wider, straighter skis, and completely stable at any legal speeds.
post #16 of 18
Thread Starter 
I appreciate all the feedback.

We are on a bit of a budget, so 08 or 09 skis are probably out of the question. I've been looking based on all your recomendations. How about the '06-'07 Volkl Attiva S5? Any thoughts?
post #17 of 18
I don't know what size you're looking for, but I have a pair of Nordica Firefox from last year in a 154 that I could sell you. They've only been skied a few times. I liked them, but decided I wanted the Volkl Fuego (and a longer length) more.
post #18 of 18
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Look at the Head Power One or Every One for women's groomer skis, or the Head SuperShape or iXRC 1100; the best woman skier I know far prefers SuperShapes on groomers, and she's also a winning masters racer. In any case, for the Mrs.' groomer skiing, look closely at skis with an underfoot width in the 60+ mm range and 12~14 m sidecut turn radius. They're just easier to turn on pack than wider, straighter skis, and completely stable at any legal speeds.
I concur with this. I skied on these in Europe, so mostly groomers, and they were amazing. They were 2006 vintage, I think? You can get some for CHEAP on levelninesports or ebay. My own skis are usually Volkls, which are also great groomer skis, but the Heads really railed. I would have bought some, but I tend to ski more off piste (they were actually surprisingly good there, too).
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