Recommendations to Build Out Quiver for Lightweight Skier

Discussion in 'Hardgoods: Skis, Bindings, Poles, and More' started by TDub, Feb 23, 2017.

  1. peterm

    peterm Putting on skis Skier

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    For a bit of fun, I calculated the proportionally equivalent length for me (about 184cm tall):

    (169/157.5) * 184 = 197.4

    Of course there are other factors at play, but food for thought...
     
  2. Jerez

    Jerez Getting on the lift Skier

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    I am about your size. personally would not recommend the Santa Ana if you are chasing your son through the bumps all day. Variable snow, yes, yippie. bumps not so much.
     
  3. AmyPJ

    AmyPJ Let's go! Pugski Ski Tester

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    Smart woman. They are fun fun fun fun fun fun fun! If you have the same BSL, you could swap!
     
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  4. Rainbow Jenny

    Rainbow Jenny Getting on the lift Skier

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    Try not to get hung up...guys on Pugski are man enough (and smart enough) to include women skis in their quiver if they're a better fit.

    My SO (claims 5'6" but is probably 5'5", 135#)used my Sambas couple times after he realized that they float better than his old skis w/78mm underfoot. I bought him Volkl 90Eight in 163 cm last fall but he's only gotten 2 days on them. Will see how he does in Whistler.

    He and I are within 15% weight. His BSL is slightly longer, but I carry a tool to adjust bindings so we can swap!
     
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  5. Fuller

    Fuller T shirts & flip flops... Skier

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    TDub, the PugSki Illuminati also suggested I should look at woman's skis after complaining that my Nordica Enforcer 100's were too stiff. My Y chromosome, like yours, said that even though I was man enough and smart enough, we were weren't quite progressive enough for such a bold statement.. I ended up on the Rossi Sky7HD which is just right for me. I'm 6'-0" / 160 lbs and I really like the way the ski performs (I'm on the 180cm). They make it in a 164cm which may work for you.

    They also make a woman's version that has mostly gender neutral graphics except for the "W" in the logo. Don't tell your Y chromosome but I'll bet that a black magic marker would do the trick.
     
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  6. peterm

    peterm Putting on skis Skier

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    Philpug pointed out in another thread that the Rossi women's freeride skis are identical to the men's. See this article.
     
  7. David Chaus

    David Chaus formerly known as DesiredUsername Skier

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    My thought is something like the Salomon QST99 in 167.
     
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  8. TDub

    TDub At the base lodge Skier

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    Ahhh......the ole' Sharpie trick.......that being said, I am also more of a finesse skier than a power skier (ie. hard charger). The Rossi seems to fit that bill, although I keep thinking that maybe I can make that pivot. Time to start getting that laundry list of skis to demo based on everyone's recommendations.
     
  9. TDub

    TDub At the base lodge Skier

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    Absolutely. I've looked at Slant, Renoun (as a result of this website), High Society Freeride, etc. Anything that looks like they have something which could fit the need for someone who is, uh, vertically challenged.
     
  10. TDub

    TDub At the base lodge Skier

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    Phil or Tricia, of the skis listed above (including, the (gulp) Renoun), how many do you have that I can potentially demo?
     
  11. Philpug

    Philpug Gathermeister--Utah Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Do you need to even try any others besides the Renoun? ;) Actually we have a few skis that are in the mid 160cm range that you could try, DPS Nina 99, Renoun Z90 and the Blizzard Black Peal 99. We will be at the Gathering next week so contact us after 3/11
     
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  12. TDub

    TDub At the base lodge Skier

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    You go it! With Renoun, I guess I should apply the "You had me at hello" statement, eh?
     
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  13. Rainbow Jenny

    Rainbow Jenny Getting on the lift Skier

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    Which DPS construction on the Nina 99?
     
  14. Philpug

    Philpug Gathermeister--Utah Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Foundation.
     
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  15. TDub

    TDub At the base lodge Skier

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    How did your significant other do in Whistler with the 90Eight? What were the conditions?
     
  16. DoryBreaux

    DoryBreaux Photo & Video Guy Pugski Ski Tester Industry Insider

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    @TDub did you ever fill in this slot in the quiver?
     
  17. TDub

    TDub At the base lodge Skier

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    Dory, Not yet. Still looking around and debating as to what I need. Y chromosome says avoid women's skis (since I'm not progressive enough). Wallet says go for the Renoun. :) Another part of me says what I have is good enough and go for something like the Kastle FX85 to minimize the wait time for my son at the bottom of the mogul run. Decisions, decisions...........got a recommendation?
     
  18. DoryBreaux

    DoryBreaux Photo & Video Guy Pugski Ski Tester Industry Insider

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    Youd dig the Vantage 95 I think. J is going to be waiting for you no matter what :P
     
  19. TDub

    TDub At the base lodge Skier

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    Dory, you're absolutely right. May I say that you and Beans did an awesome job with him this year? I took him to Heavenly yesterday and needless to say, he can let'er rip on the groomed runs (although I have to yell at him to get his feet wider. :) ). As an example on the bumps, I bought him a lollipop and he lost the wrapper. Wanted to finish up his candy before going down Gunbarrel for the day.......so he ended up skiing from the NV side to CA with one hand holding on his poles and the other with his lollipop (flying by other folks in the groomed, bumps, etc.) Gave me a head start down Gunbarrel while he looked for a garbage can and needless to say, J was waiting for me at the bottom. Kids.....I tell ya....... :)
     
  20. DoryBreaux

    DoryBreaux Photo & Video Guy Pugski Ski Tester Industry Insider

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    Mission accomplished :yahoo::daffy:
    Glad he had fun, hope he's in the bump program next year.
     

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