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Advice on women's skis and sizing
I'm looking to buy some skis for my girlfriend for her birthday. She's a good skier but for the most part sticks to pistes. she'll be doing a bit of park and off piste for the first time this year.
She's probably about 5'3 or 5'4.
I've been looking at the atomic vantage 85 and 95 women's version in 154 and 15cm lengths but then i saw a great deal on the faction Heroine at 162cm. Will that be too big for her?
Anyone ridden any of these skis and got an opinion?
Any help is greatly appreciated.
My girlfriend has a set of the Vantage 85s and really enjoys them. She is about the same type of skier, around the same height, prefers the groomed runs but starting to venture into the trees and deeper stuff. She is 5'6'' around 100lbs. and is on the 157s. They seem to hold up well for most conditions she skis and they are a good ski to build some more confidence off of, they seem to be pretty easy to ski.
Being in the west with our snow sometimes, there have been a few days I could tell she could have used wider skis. Next season we will be looking for a new pair for her for deeper days, but I'm sure she will still ride the Vantage. The bases have held up well for almost 40 days this season and the top sheets only has a couple minor scratches on them so build quality seems pretty decent. For the price point its a pretty solid ski that's fun and easy to ride.
Thanks man, appreciate the response!
She's actually 5'5 so I think the 154cm would be too small. Decided to go for the factions after you saying you're looking for something a bit wider for next season. Factions at 90 underfoot should be a nice width (and also have a prettier top sheet!)
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