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Looking for advice on skis for my beginner/intermediate, 4'-10", 105 lb wife.

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Hello all,

 

I am coming to the end of my very painful first year skiing expenditures.  My wife and I finally got boots (fit by Sierra Jim @ Start Haus)-she got the Salomon Instinct SC- and now I am looking for skis for her (I got the blizzard magnum 7.6).  My wife is 4'-11", weighs 105 lbs is just getting to the intermediate level, though probably in the beginning level (but I also want a ski she can grow into the next 2-3 years but wont limit her too much now). She is recovering from an ACL tear she got skiing at Snowbird last year.  She likes to ski groomers but will go off piste every once and a while (looking for a 50/50 to 70/30, piste to off piste, ski).  My budget is @ $500 and I would like to buy at Peter Glenn because I have a $215 credit there.

 

Jim advised that I go with a ski that is between 142 and 148 (preferably 146); something that retails for $599.  He suggest I look at Atomic or K2.  I have spoken to Peter Glenn and also looked around the web.  To follow are my options so far, but feel free to suggest something else. I think the true love for $449 is my best bet for I get it set up at P.G. for free.  If I buy skis elsewhere they will charge me $75 for set up.  The Attraction VI may be too lively for my wife. Anyhow here is the list. 

 

 

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Year

Company

Model

cm

Geometry

Rad

Bindings

Price/List

Links

2010

K2

True Love

142

118/74/103

14m@163

ERP 10

$449/750

http://www.peterglenn.com/product/k2-t-9-true-luv-erp-10-ski-system 

http://www.skinet.com/ski/gear/2009/07/ws-intermediate-skis-2010?pnid=100140#gallery-content

 

2011

K2

True Love

142

118/74/103

14m@163

ERP 10

$599/750

http://k2skis.com/skis/all-mountain/true-luv

http://www.skinet.com/ski/gear/2009/07/ws-intermediate-skis-2010?pnid=100140#gallery-content

2010

Atomic

 

Cloud 7

142

116.5/70/99

13m@156

XTL 9

$299/599

http://www.atomicsnow.com/en/ProductFinder.aspx?cc=INT&modus=alpine

http://www.skinet.com/ski/gear/2009/07/ws-intermediate-skis-2010

http://www.rei.com/product/805289

 

2011

Elan

Black Magic

140 or

146

119/72/100

10m@140

11m@146

ELW 9.0

 QT

$499/650

http://www.elanskis.com/pcc.asp#xpath=/products/product#xpathid=BlackMagic#lang=usa

http://www.peterglenn.com/product/elan-black-magic-elw-9

2010

Rossignol

Attraction VI

146

126/74/105

13m@162

Saphir

110

$599/800

http://www.rossignol.com/US/attraxion-vi-casual_RA9LG03_product_ski-women-skis-all-mountain.html

2011

Head

Elegant one

142

116/70/102

12.3@156

HEAD

One LR 9

$430/520

http://www.head.com/ski/ski.php?region=fr&tag=women&id=3350

http://www.peterglenn.com/product/head-elegant-one-lr-9

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Kind Regards,

Mario

post #2 of 9

Mario, Sorry I missed you when you were in. The K2's are about the easiest skiing woman's skis out there...huge sweetspot. 

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Yeah Phil, it would have been great to meet yet another epic ski member.  Thanks for the advice.  The True luv is what I am leaning towards, I just wonder if it is too much of a groomer ski and may inhibit my wife if we start to ski off piste a little.  She is small though and will probably get just as much float on a 74 than a "regular sized" woman on an 80.

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Yeah Phil, it would have been great to meet yet another epic ski member.  Thanks for the advice.  The True luv is what I am leaning towards, I just wonder if it is too much of a groomer ski and may inhibit my wife if we start to ski off piste a little.  She is small though and will probably get just as much float on a 74 than a "regular sized" woman on an 80.


By the time she is ready for that, she will want more ski anyway. The other option is use the credit for helmet/goggles/towards a nice outfit for her to make her feel sexy skiing,  and we have some Koa 78's in a (short)150 that would also do the trick. 

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Do you think a one luv might be too much or maybe a better choice?  Or if I am going to do that should I get the attraction VIs?  Also, how much does it usually cost to set up a ski to a boot?  Is this something I can do myself?

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Do you think a one luv might be too much or maybe a better choice?  Or if I am going to do that should I get the attraction VIs?  Also, how much does it usually cost to set up a ski to a boot?  Is this something I can do myself?


One Luv is another good choice. Sure can do it yourself and since you are Pre-Med, you can take care of the knee reconstruction if there is an issue if it isn't right. 

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Is that supposed to encourage or dissuade me, Philpug?  I am not pre-med by the way, I am getting a Dr. in Audiology (hearing and balance disorders).  Yeah, I am considering the One Luv, True Luv and Attraction VIs as my main option.  The true luv I can get a relatively good deal on, considering I have a $210 credit at peter glenn.  I just talked to my wife and maybe the true luv is the better choice seeing that it is easier to initiate turns on and she just had ACL surgery in early April.  I just hope it can handle some crud or powder on those dumps that will invariably happen out west, which is where I ski.  It would be no fun otherwise.  I don't know how much stiffer the one luv is in comparison and whether it still fits into the "easy to turn" category.

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It seems that the true luv of this year (2010 and 2011) is the one luv from last year.  The waist has grown from a 72 to a 74 (which was previously the waist of the one luv).  So it seems that the true luv is the one luv.  Seeing that reviewers described the one luv as a little bit more of an all mountain than the true luv (older version), I am going with that (current version of the true luv).  The one luv is no longer produced by K2.  It is no longer in its web site, maybe thats why they increased the waist of the true luv.  I don't know if there was any other difference as far as materials (metal?)  Either way, I ordered the true luv.  Thanks for your help.

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It seems that the true luv of this year (2010 and 2011) is the one luv from last year.  The waist has grown from a 72 to a 74 (which was previously the waist of the one luv).  So it seems that the true luv is the one luv.  Seeing that reviewers described the one luv as a little bit more of an all mountain than the true luv (older version), I am going with that (current version of the true luv).  The one luv is no longer produced by K2.  It is no longer in its web site, maybe thats why they increased the waist of the true luv.  I don't know if there was any other difference as far as materials (metal?)  Either way, I ordered the true luv.  Thanks for your help.


You err she will be happy with the True Luv.

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