26 yo female
Level 9 skier
Mostly ski off piste, but need something that will not be a chore on groomers..
SJ and TC
A year later same thread. Is there too much overlap with the Nemesis 169 (for skinning, pow, crud, trees) I picked up this summer at starthaus and some Line Prophet 186 cm for Alta powder and Mammoth powder bigger line skiing for my girlfriend? What is the running length difference? 10cm due to the flat tails on the Nemesis? She is 5'7" and 163 lbs (no gear). The Prophets would be for the big dump days. Her dynastar legends are only adequate on groomed runs with no more than an inch of fresh (way too much deflection).
Thanks. Hopefully La Nina will be kind out here.
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Altabrig, if I understand your post correctly, you want to know if the Nemisis is a good compliment to the Line Prophet in a 186 for your Girlfriend.
SJ answered the running length difference for you but I may add a question about the choice for the LP 186 for someone her size? I'd bet that she will have tons of fun on the Nemesis, but why not go with something completely different and more apt for her size to compliment it in a quiver, like a Line Pandora for Alta powder and Mammoth powder bigger line skiing.
I'm not too far off from her size, and though I may not be as aggressive as her, I can't imagine skiing the LP in 186.
Thanks SJ and TC,
Yeah, I thought you would say the 186 would be too long for her. I already boughtt the 169 Nemesis this summer. I wanted her to have something that could keep up with my 195 motherships on wide open supersoft days. I didn't realize the pandora was 115 underfoot. You are right that probably would float a little better.
I'll wait for the starthaus deals and go for a womens fatty instead of making her ride something too long and stiff. The Nemesis look like they will be great for pushing the crud with little deflection and they should be pretty good in the pow for her too.
The trouble with going to a longer stiffer set of skis is that its not going to help someone keep up nearly as well as being on the right ski, which may not be stiff or long.
There are plenty of women on the Nemesis that can keep up with the best of them, Robin Barnes comes to mind, so don't sell it short on what it can bring to the table.
My suggestion is to have her play on the Nemesis and then demo a powder ski when the day comes that she wants to and see which one puts the biggest grin on her face.