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Ski to a woman - supplement to Völkl Unlimited AC 20

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

Hi All,

I am new here and hope someone can help me :)

It is time for me to buy some new ski. I have been looking on Völkl Unlimited AC 20, but I like my ski to be 149-152 cm. Because of this I can not buy this model, as they do not make it in that size. What other models would you recommend for me, I have been on 3x4 days and are going to ski 1-2 times each year. I am mainly skiing on the pist.

About my self:
Height: 160cm / 5 feet 3 inches
Weight: 60 kg. / 132 pound.

 

What other ski from Völkl would you recommend with the lenght on 149-152 cm?
What ski would you recommend if not Völkl?

 

All Best :)
 

post #2 of 11

The Sol is Volkl;s female counterpart to the AC20. Without getting into a ton of options, the cream that seems to rise to the top in that segment is the Blizzard Viva 7.6, a ski I refer to "A Volkl with a personality". Other nice choices are the K2 FreeLuv (a Toyota or the Blizzard/Volkls BMW feel) and Dynastar Idyl a bit livelier and snappier than the Volkl.

 

I am not completely sold on Volkl's BioMetric design on their Attiva line. 

post #3 of 11

If you are really only going to ski 1 or 2 times a year, I wouldn't even consider buying skis. At the price of a rental/demo, it would be 8-10 years before you hit the price of your purchase. At that point, your skis would be fairly out of date technology wise. In the meantime, you've gotten to ski that years technology every year.

 

Use the money to get good, well fitted boots instead.

post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by TOLOCOMan View Post

If you are really only going to ski 1 or 2 times a year, I wouldn't even consider buying skis.


I think she means "I plan to take 1 or two ski vacations each year".

Depending on where in Europe she goes, the skis she is looking at will quite possibly be far, far, far, superior to the availabe rental gear.
post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 

Yes I am going to ski 1-2 times each year. I have good boots Atomic Hawk 90W. SO now I like the ski Völkl Unlimited AC 20 but they do not have my size. So I do not know 100% what other ski is almost same.

post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 

I mean 1 or 2 vaccation so it will be arround 5-10 days skiing each year :)

post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post

The Sol is Völkl's female counterpart to the AC20.


I'm noticing that the Sol got 30 mm of taper from tip to tail for 2011, is this the "biometric" bit you're still not sold on?
post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 

Hi Complox... I did not get your meaning of "is this the "biometric" bit you're still not sold on"??

post #9 of 11
AC20 is 118/74/103 15mm tip/tail difference - Völkl Sol is 126/75/96 30 mm tip/tail difference.

Philpug said:
Quote:
I am not completely sold on Volkl's BioMetric design on their Attiva line.
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and I was asking him whether the taper is part of that biometric design.
post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 

Any other who can help me here? :)

post #11 of 11

I'll agree with Phil's rec of the Viva 7.6 here, assuming that you plan to take a lesson or two. It will grow with you. The Idyl is also said to be a really nice ski, apparently bit softer than the Viva, so easier to maneuver but a bit less grip. Some of this depends on where you ski; mostly soft snow or hard, bumps or smooth groomers, and so on. Difference between many of us here and people like Phil or Sierra Jim or Dawgcatching or other retailers is that they actually ski women's models to learn about them. Most of us guys just rely on feedback from female friends, or reviews we read. Hopefully some other female skiers will chime in...

 

About the Sol and toe; suspect what Phil's saying is that the toe tends to be a bit oversensitive and thus unpredictable in release. Comprex is raising a discussion within a discussion - we do that a lot here - about whether the broad front and narrow tail of the Sol makes the toepiece a problem. Extreme taper, like the Sol makes the tail of the ski skid very easily - which can be a good thing in bumps, and also helps it track well in a straight line through crud. Some other very popular skis like the Volkl Mantra or Dynastar 4x4 have a lot of taper too. I'd guess that if a ski has more of its rebound force from the front, as with a taper, it puts even more torsion on the toepiece as the tail skids. Which can cause premature release. Could be totally wrong. Other ideas? 

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