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Recommended Daughter's 1st Adult Women's Carving Ski ??

Discussion in 'Gear Reviews' started by Julie0628, Nov 18, 2017.

  1. Julie0628

    Julie0628 Diva in Training

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    Hi,
    I was hoping to get your opinion: best recommended first women's adult carving ski? Meaning, the transition out of the "junior skis" category. The kids have always been into the "junior twin tips." She has now expressed interest in getting her 1st adult carving ski. She's 10 and half years old, but big for her size. She's been skiing since 3 yo. She's 4 ft 11 inches tall, weight 108 lbs. She makes the fun quick turns, finding the powder on the trail sides :smile:. Most of the time, we're on groomers.
    I researched a bit, and came across these:

    Rossignol Famous 2 (tip rocker/camber)
    Atomic Vantage X 74 (tip rocker/camber)
    Volkl Flair 73 (tip rocker/camber)
    Blizzard Alight 7.7 (rocker/camber/rocker)
    Atomic Affinity

    Thank you! :smile:
    Julie
     
  2. va_deb

    va_deb Ski Diva Extraordinaire

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    Hi Julie! Where do you usually ski? And does she have her own boots?
     
  3. SallyCat

    SallyCat Moderator Staff Member

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    Perhaps one of the Volkl Flair models? I say this only because I had the Charisma and it was great fun. I'm not savvy about the Flair lineup, but it seems to be their women's carving line that replaced the Charisma and its sisters.
     
  4. volklgirl

    volklgirl Ski Diva Extraordinaire

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    The Blizzard line has some really nice carvers, too.

    Wow. Did I just say that???? :eek::laughter:
     
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  5. SnowHot

    SnowHot Ski Diva Extraordinaire

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    Keeping in mind that these skis are all good options and can be found in shorter sizes and that the amount of rocker in the tip is minimal, you're on the right track.
    Of those on the list, I'd lean toward the Vantage, Flair or Allight.
    The Vantage may have more of the damp feeling that she may tend to find in her twin tips.

    One thing to be careful with when you're looking at these skis is that her boot sole length (at her size) may be too small to go into a system binding. Check on that before you put the $$ on the line. If that's the case, we can see about finding her a carving ski that comes flat.
     
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  6. SnowHot

    SnowHot Ski Diva Extraordinaire

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    I just did some digging on our site because I knew we had somewhere that the binding adjustment range was listed for demo bindings, which tends to be the same range for system ski bindings.
    If you go to this section, you will see the full list of binding specs. At the bottom of each page is a list of demo binding adjustment ranges.
    https://www.pugski.com/forums/gear-reviews-and-comparisons.11/
    Example: Atomic/Solomon starts at 262mm smallest boot sole length.
     
  7. badger

    badger Ski Diva Extraordinaire

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    You did.:tongue:
     
  8. mustski

    mustski Ski Diva Extraordinaire

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    Good point! What size boots is she wearing? AND ...:welcome:
     
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  9. Liquid Yellow

    Liquid Yellow Ski Diva Extraordinaire

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    Apparently I posted in this thread but now it's gone...:bag:
     
  10. mustski

    mustski Ski Diva Extraordinaire

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    ?????
     
  11. Liquid Yellow

    Liquid Yellow Ski Diva Extraordinaire

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    I had an alert, but couldn't find the post - never mind. It was probably nonsense.
     
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  12. marzNC

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    Wasn't your imagination, I remember your post. I just had the same happen in another thread. I've PM'd Ski Diva the details.
     
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