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Scarywrote a review of on February 18, 2011

2 5

I was excited to see these on sale, as I've had my eye on them for skiing but the regular price was a bit steep. They came very quickly and I immediately tried them on in my kitchen before I even got my jacket off!! I was SHOCKED at how small they were. I'm 5'1" 95lbs and I wear size 00P or 25 pants and the XS was FAR too tight. I knew that they were supposed to be snug but I couldn't wear these for more than a few minutes. Had to return them :( I'm bummed Backcountry doesn't have any size smalls right now.

My advice, order a size up.

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Scarywrote a review of on September 3, 2010

5 5

The skis are amazing. I'm 5'1, 95 lbs and have the 156. I'm an expert skier, grew up skiing the ice in New England and now live in Colorado. These are my first powder skis and were an upgrade from my 8 year old (gasp!) beloved Volkl Carver Motions. I thought the jump from my 149 parabolics to the 156s would be noticeable but in fact, the Aura felt shorter than the old parabolics!

I ski FAST - easily keep up with the boys and blow by many of em. I was afraid a powder ski wouldn't be able to rip GS turns on the groomers, but this thing can! On the first couple of runs I learned to keep forward a bit more to reduce any semblance of tip chatter (I should have been forward anyway)! Powder and trees are SO much more fun now! I will say that since these are so wide, they're tougher on the bumps. I used my old Volkls for the Beaver Creek Talons Challenge last year and will keep them around for the Challenge in the future.

My one and only complaint is with the graphic material - the silver scratches very easily and after only 1 season, the tails are all scratched up (mostly from bump runs, which I know these aren't made for). It's just cosmetic, but I wish they didn't scratch so easily.

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