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Announcing TheSkiDiva.com's Favs of '11-'12

Discussion in 'Community Announcements & Forum Policies' started by ski diva, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. ski diva

    ski diva Administrator Staff Member

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    The Divas have spoken!

    Here are the results from our recent "Best of the Year" Survey for our favorite stuff from the '11-'12 season: Our "2012 Mountain Top Picks":

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    Ski Gear:
    Favorite Front Side Carver: Volkl Kenja
    Favorite Powder Ski: Rossignol S7W
    Favorite All-Mountain Ski: Volkl Aura
    Favorite Ski Boot Brand: Dalbello
    Favorite Goggle: Smith IO/S
    Favorite Helmet: Smith Variant

    Ski Apparel:
    Favorite Baselayer brand: Smartwool
    Favorite Ski Sock Brand: Smartwool
    Favorite Jacket Brand: The North Face
    Favorite Ski Pant Brand: The North Face
    Favorite Glove or Mitten Brand: Hestra

    Ski Resorts:
    Favorite Eastern Resort: Killington
    Favorite Western Resort: Alta
    Favorite Midwestern Resort: Nub's Nob
    Favorite Eastern Canada Resort: Mont Tremblant
    Favorite Western Canada Resort: Whistler Blackcomb
    Favorite European Resort: Val d'Isere
    Favorite Women's Ski Clinic: Roxy Ski Camp at Whistler

    Thanks for voting, everyone, and congrats to the winners!

    (Incidentally, you can find last year's winners here.)
  2. BackCountryGirl

    BackCountryGirl Ski Diva Extraordinaire

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    I didn't vote, so I really shouldn't say anything, but does anyone else think the Kenja isn't a "front size carver?" It's a great ski, but I wouldn't call it a "carver." I think I can carve pretty darn well, but I carve much better on skis that are about 78 or narrower under foot.
  3. Downunder Diva

    Downunder Diva Angel Diva

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    Thanks Ski Diva for putting the survey together into an impressive list to drool over...:clap:

    BCG I agree with you on this one ^^^ Volkl classify the Kenja as an all mountain ski but I guess it may come down to what Divas use as their carve ski. My carver is 69 underfoot and it's strictly for groomers only whereas my all mountain ski is 84 underfoot similar to the Kenja, and it carves it up really well so i consider them both excellent carvers with the all mountain being a better carver for off piste conditions and my front side carver superior for on piste. But yeah... technically speaking I take your point.
  4. shima

    shima Ski Diva Extraordinaire

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    I used to use my Kenja as an all mountain ski until I got the TSTw, and now my Kenja is only used on groomer days. I love how well it carves and holds an edge. But I can definitely see your point about it not being classified as a carver frontside specific ski.
  5. snow addict

    snow addict Ski Diva Extraordinaire

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    Most skis will carve which doesn't make them carvers
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  6. MissySki

    MissySki Angel Diva

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    Someone's paying attention and commenting on Facebook over at Killington.. :smile: Nice!
  7. ski diva

    ski diva Administrator Staff Member

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    Yep, Smith posted it on FB, too.
  8. beckylh84

    beckylh84 Ski Diva Extraordinaire

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    And a FB mention from Rossignol.
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