Looking to pick up some new skis for my 12 y.o. daughter. Hard to keep them in the right size skis when they are growing so fast.
She's been using some Line Celebrity Jr skis for the past season, maybe two -- I forget. They are 101-80-94, and she's on 143's. She's progressed well over the past two seasons, is pretty comfortable in moderate bumps (except iced), powder whether it's fresh or cut up, and groomers. She can handle moderately pitched glades if not too tight, but those are her biggest challenge. She can carve larger/medium turns, and is learnign how to use the terrain to her advantage.
I've been considering the Line Celebrity 90 for her next ski, and want to get a good end of year deal. My only concern is if moving to a ski that wide will hinder her learning / progression?
The Celeb 90 is 125-90-113, and I'd probably step her up to the 158's...which she may or may not outgrow. Most of her skiing is at our local mid-NY hill, Greek Peak...lots of man made snow, nothing int he way of steeps but a couple runs that still get her heart pumping, and a couple decent glades. Took her to Jay and Stowe this past weekend and she did great there and skied with decent form on intermediate runs and even did well on a few blacks that I figured she could handle (Ex - bottom of Everglade, Upper Can Am at Jay - she had a harder time on Powerline, definitely pushed her limits there).
I don't know that she'll ever be an aggressive skier - but she's only 12 so it's hard to tell. I just want to put her on a ski that will help her learn, get better, ski the way she wants, and have as much fun as possible.
Oh, and she thinks twin tips are cool.