trying to dial in some better skis more versatile skis for my parents.Both are intermediate level skiers, dont ski hard and don't ski all day.
Dad, 69 years old, currently on Fischer RX6, approx 66 cm waist. Skis groomed greens and blues, might play in small bumps at the edge. Good strength, tends to pivot/stem the skis. Home area: Blue Mountain, with 1-2 trips out west.
Looking for an easy turning ski for him. Does NOT carve, no desire to ski fast. Trips out west often have fresh snow (like Steamboat last week) , and then his RX6's are way skinny. Since he doesnt carve and doesnt turn quickly, I think a wider waisted frontside ski would be good for him, maybe 80 +/-, with little downside even on a pure groomer day.
Mom: 67 years, currently on Elan Wave Magic. Tecnhique: solid intermediate, but with excessive rotary (shoulders). No desire to ski fast. Somewhat (visually) intimidated by the 'push-piles' of snow that develop out west, even on groomers. Probably around 80 +/- would also be a good size
As my quiver is frontside carver (RX8/Speedwave12), a mogul ski, and a Watea 94, I have no personal experience in the slice of the category.
Thanks for reading and for any comments or suggestions
Edited by docbrad66 - 4/9/2009 at 07:17 pm GMT