for what it's worth, i think they're both pretty boring skis. i didn't feel like i got very much feedback out of a turn from either of them. you point em, they do what you want, but they're not fun, if that makes sense. i find dynastars stuff to be a lot more enjoyable, livelier, and snappier, but it totally depends on your style of skiing. some people love volkl stuff, but it doesn't really excite me. that said, check out women's specific gear though, you'll more than likely be happier with it in the long run because of all the little tweaks to the construction that make them perform better for a woman's biomechanics.