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Old 11-01-2004, 04:05 PM
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Women's Slalom Skis

I finally got Kelly to try one-ski this summer (with the help of the deep v-handle I bought her last Christmas) and she loved it. Now she's mad that I didn't get her skiing on 1 sooner -- even though she used to get mad at me for pushing to give it a go...

Anyway, I'd like to get her a good slalom ski that will allow her to learn and progress, but that will still be stable enough that she doesn't get scared off. She's 5'8", with an athletic build. Does anyone have any recommendations? Unforetunately there is no way to demo skis around me so it's the buy/sell method...

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Old 11-01-2004, 04:12 PM
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HO's ASX is a good combination of stability and performance. I don't know how far from "beginner" she is, but if you'd call her an intermediate skier, the ASX might be a good ski for her.
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Old 11-01-2004, 04:21 PM
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I'll have to see a picture of her to be able to recommend a proper ski. Anything else would just be a guess.
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Old 11-01-2004, 04:22 PM
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Hey Doug, the ASX works good for you?

I know, I know, it's the wifes. She goes through skis like shoes I've noticed.
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Old 11-01-2004, 04:26 PM
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You and your good memory, Brian.

I should clarify. When I was on the Mapple and was starting to realize how squirrelly it was, I rode my wife's new ASX, which was ultimately, according to her, too slow. I loved my first ride on it because it had stability that I was really missing from the Mapple. Ultimately, we both switched skis, but they are both H.O. (I'm on a CDX, she's on a Truth). Don't be fooled when I say it's too slow for her though as she's been skiing for almost 27 years.
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Old 11-01-2004, 04:28 PM
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Kelly is just learning to ski on 1. I used to teach water skiing so her form is good (hips forward etc...), but she's just getting used to crossing the wakes and mostly just eases back and forth. She's only been up on 1 maybe for 6 pulls. This next year we'll teach her how to cut properly and ride the ski on edge through the wake. But until I get there I'm looking for a ski that can be ridden flat without seeming to be 'squirrly' but that will also turn and cut okay with an intermediate skier and will allow her to progress to be a solid intermediate free skier.
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Old 11-01-2004, 04:53 PM
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In that case, keep your eye out for a used O'Brien G2 Weapon. My sister in law is in that same boat --- just got up on 1 ski and has ridden some, but not a lot. We gave her my old G2 and she loves it and is starting to work on her cuts.
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Old 11-01-2004, 04:59 PM
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ebay my mc brother! keep looking and research.
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Old 11-01-2004, 05:40 PM
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My wife was at just about the same level and I bought her a KD3000 with Wiley highwraps. She has loved it. It is not squirley for her now she is just now getting into cutting harder through the wakes but generally makes slower easy turns and crosses gently through the wake and according to my research should be a great ski for course skiing as well. The other ski that a considered for her was an HO Esprit. Seemed like it was about in the same class but maybe a bit more foregiving. Give Wileys a call they had some great deals
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Old 11-02-2004, 07:45 AM
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You'all are probably going to shoot me down for this - but here it goes. I bought my wife a Connelly Mid-SX (shaped ski) a couple years back. She absolutely LOVES that ski. I ordered the ski with double high-wrap plate boots. With decent boots on it, that ski is quite fun to ride! I typically take it out a couple times a year. It will slice through the wake if on edge & holds amazingly well. I haven't yet, but I swear it can handle a 15 off 32mph pass with no problems or - better yet - not holding the skier back either. For the beginner all the way through the beginning course skier (This ski does NOT like to go more than 32), in my opinion - there isn't a better ski made.
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