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If you have been reading about women's ski equipment, you probably realize that your equipment selection process can be complex and confusing. Despite the suggested guidelines, no two women's bodies are the same. As such, there are no one-size or model fits-all skis or boots that are suitable for every female skier. That said, if you find the ski and boot selection process a bit daunting, help is on the way. This help comes by way of the name Jeannie Thoren.
Jeannie Thoren's mission is to help women choose the best possible ski equipment that will hopefully advance their technique. She accomplishes this by traveling throughout the country giving women's equipment workshops. These cutting edge clinics begin with a cocktail party, boot-fitting session and lecture. The next morning, you go out on the slopes. As Jeannie watches you ski, she will make suggestions about possible adjustments to your equipment. In the afternoon, you will be able to demo from a choice of over 100 skis. Jeannie will make suggestions based on how you ski. Then you can demo additional skis on the second ski day.
Here are some of Thoren's solutions to some of the gender-specific problems that are typical of female skiers.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|