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Can you please help me out with some advice on what skis I should get?
I am female, hight - 175 cm, I ski big mountain, prefer steep, technical chutes, like jumping off cliffs - around 6-8 m. Would like something stable at high speeds which performs good also on wind blown faces. Its not my only set but would be great if I can also take my new pair for some three skiing as well. I ski in Europe for the winter and Las Lenas in the summer.
Many thanks for the advice!
Check out the ON3P Jessie 100. It's very back-ordered but I've heard great things about it.
Thanks, but they don't have anything bigger than 176. I currently ski a 186 and and don't want to go much shorter than this. Also, as it is a female ski, I expect it to be a bit softer and I want something stable at speeds and landing.
Have you checked out blizzard skis? The cochise or the gun smoke might be something you'd be interested in. I recently demoed the gunsmoke and it was a seriously fun ski. Candide 2.0 or 3.0 might be of interest to you as well
keep skiing fun
I recommend the Gotama, sounds like the perfect ski for what you want to do. Here's what I've written previously about it:
Volkls rocker profile is incredibly subtle, even though it is full rocker a better description would be flat camber with how little rise there is. My favorite thing about this design is how well it handles bad conditions. A ski with camber will buck and bounce when you charge over choppy, ditch riddled, snow/ice, because that's how camber works, it's like a spring. That can be great if you are skiing perfectly smooth soft groomers as you can pop in and out of your turns. It's not so great however, in cruddy conditions. The stiff full rocker profile that Volkl loves so much is good because it just blasts through the crap, the nose doesn't dive into every icy track because there is no camber to force it downwards, it just planes right over these small ditches. Tilt the ski a tiny bit over and you get the full edge, due to no tip taper and how little the tip rise is.
At 108 underfoot it's wide enough to float, but not so wide as to be cumbersome on icy groomers.
The Cochise or Katana would be good choices too.
Last year I saw 3 skiers absolutely ripping big mountain type lines in MonteRosa.
Saw them again at lunch and I was looking at their skis, 2 of them had Salomon Q-103 & the other had the QLab. They were competing in the Womens Freeride world qualifiers and had stopped here to train. Really impressive skiing.
Anyway it sounds like the sort of skiing you do, steep & gnarly, so thought their skis would maybe suit you too!
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