Originally Posted by skier31
Well, if she learned to ski in the Italian Alps as a girl, she may leave you in the dust, rocker or no rocker. I do not believe "enormous leg strength" is nessary to ski powder.
I guess you could make the statement, "Rocker skis will permit men who think they are great skiers continue to believe that myth."
Seriously, have you asked her what she likes/dislikes about her current skis or what her goals are for her own skiing? Perhaps that may give you some insight into what to recommend.
I learned in the alps also, we leave each other in the dust.
And for me to consider what you said about her leaving me in the dust to be an insult, I would have to think women were slow, and then that I, being caught by a woman, must be very slow. I think you'd better check your true definitions of women.
that was not meant sexist. if I'm going to talk about reality, I have to risk being misunderstood.
Just because there are lots of women who ski better than a guy, doesn't mean he skis poorly, women set the bar very high, my point about women sticking to proper technique.
It's a fact that in many cases, men have more power. It's hormonal. just normal joes and janes.
I also know many women that are stronger than I am, and see even more racing on TV. They just don't ski the S-7 in a 175, (do they?)
and when a foot of high moisture content powder gets skied out and turns to variable crud (11am), yes, you do need a lot of leg strength to ski it for 4 hours.
Edited by davluri - 10/26/10 at 7:36pm