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Skiing women's specific powder skis when you're a guy?
Ok this might be a really stupid question, but what if I were to get some women's powder sticks? I found this 70% off deal on the 2015 Nordica La Nina, at 113mm underfoot, 185cm in length, and with a lighter core than men's skis they sound pretty great for a sidecountry set up mounted with Marker Barons (Plus the graphics are actually kinda cool...). I'm 5'11" and 156lbs, and not a super aggressive skier.
I've never tried "women specific" skis, but what could possibly go wrong? Would I lose my manhood overnight?
**This thread was edited on Nov 24th 2017 at 2:00:34pm
I looked into various models when I bought my ARV 96 mainly attracted to the lightweight. I'm not a very big guy 5'7" 140ish with boots and ski gear on.
The way I see it women's specific skis are just designed for a lighter weight less powerful skier. I'd say if you can find a pair that are heavily discounted and not overly floral to go for it.
a friend of mine has some Scott Lola's from 2012. he likes them, and they seem to hold up pretty well. he doesn't use them that often as they are backups. he usually skis some all mtn ski like the ct2.0 or shreditor 102.
I have 3 other pairs, so these would only be used for touring.
Apparently the Nordica La Nina is the women's version of the Patron, and they have very similar profile:
La Nina in 185: 143/113/132 r: 18.5m
Patron in 185: 143.2/113/135.1 r: 18.5m
Seems like the only thing that really changes is the core.
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