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Buyer's Guide, Gear // September 20, 2011 // By


Ladies only frontside skis

LADIES ONLY

With women-specific board sales up 20 per cent south of the border last season, the ladies can expect a little extra attention. More than beautiful-looking skis, these come with performance in mind.

 

Atomic Affinity

An Affinity for easy going

Atomic makes going Frontside easier for ladies with its Affinity lineup. The Air, Pure and Storm are easy to initiate, and come with rockered tips over a V-shape body, making drifting or smearing turns a cinch. The skis come in 74, 79 and 84 underfoot, respectively.

Dynastar Exclusive Pro NX

Exclusive-ly for ladies

Dynastar has it dialed in for expert women with this year’s Exclusive Pro. As much a system as a ski, it boasts gender-specific sidewall and balance systems that feature a forward mounting point, raised heel, and lighter weight wood and fi breglass hybrid core for lightness and stability. Made with the expert in mind, this ski comes in a vivacious 119/67/102 sidecut.

Head MYA No8

Beauty and the Beast

Style and performance combine in Head’s women-specific, six-ski MYA series. Developed by BMW Designworks USA, the line takes a modern fashion approach, revealing colourful and patterned layers from the bases through what it calls “seductively sliced cutouts” on the topsheets. Fashion-forward ladies can complete the look with matching brand clothing. More than just looking good, Head has powered these skis with its top-end technology, like the patented electronic KERS microchip stiffener in the MYA N°7 (115/68/99) for aggressive Frontsiders, and the company’s patented Flow Ride and stiffening Intelligence Technology in the MYA N° 6 (123/77/109) All-Mountain ski.

photo: Grant Gunderson

Buyer's Guide, Gear // // By


Ladies only frontside skis

LADIES ONLY

With women-specific board sales up 20 per cent south of the border last season, the ladies can expect a little extra attention. More than beautiful-looking skis, these come with performance in mind.

 

Atomic Affinity

An Affinity for easy going

Atomic makes going Frontside easier for ladies with its Affinity lineup. The Air, Pure and Storm are easy to initiate, and come with rockered tips over a V-shape body, making drifting or smearing turns a cinch. The skis come in 74, 79 and 84 underfoot, respectively.

Dynastar Exclusive Pro NX

Exclusive-ly for ladies

Dynastar has it dialed in for expert women with this year’s Exclusive Pro. As much a system as a ski, it boasts gender-specific sidewall and balance systems that feature a forward mounting point, raised heel, and lighter weight wood and fi breglass hybrid core for lightness and stability. Made with the expert in mind, this ski comes in a vivacious 119/67/102 sidecut.

Head MYA No8

Beauty and the Beast

Style and performance combine in Head’s women-specific, six-ski MYA series. Developed by BMW Designworks USA, the line takes a modern fashion approach, revealing colourful and patterned layers from the bases through what it calls “seductively sliced cutouts” on the topsheets. Fashion-forward ladies can complete the look with matching brand clothing. More than just looking good, Head has powered these skis with its top-end technology, like the patented electronic KERS microchip stiffener in the MYA N°7 (115/68/99) for aggressive Frontsiders, and the company’s patented Flow Ride and stiffening Intelligence Technology in the MYA N° 6 (123/77/109) All-Mountain ski.

photo: Grant Gunderson

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