LOVE THIS SKI!
- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I'm 5'10", 145lbs and ski these in a 178. I consider myself a fairly strong skier, I do a lot of year round distance running to stay in condition for my seasonal activities. I prefer to ski steep slopes with the occasional side jump thrown in for fun! These were new for me after skiing the Volkl Aura's the past 2 seasons. I was looking for a lighter setup for some backcountry/powder days and these were perfect. I have the Dynafit Radical ST bindings on them and they ski and tour great. I've skied about 70% on area and about 30% backcountry thus far. The skis float beautifully in powder and the turns are great in trees. I was looking for a longer women's ski and the 178s were the longest ski I could find. It certainly didn't hurt that they were Volkls. I've been skiing them all season in MT as well as a few days in AK and they were great! Blower pow or soft cheesecake both skied like a dream with these. I did not have the trouble others mentioned with groomers, I actually felt pretty stable on the corduroy though my aforementioned Auras were best on all around conditions. Bottom line, if you're looking for a super fun women's specific powder ski this is it.