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post #1 of 21
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Hi all,

 

A friend's daughter needs new skis.  She's 13, 5' 6", 109 lbs., a dreamy, intermediate, non-aggressive skier.  (Her mother is a bit of a shredder and may want to promote a more fun-seeking attitude, but the ski shouldn't be anything too tough.)  East Coast: Me., NH, VT.  

 

Any suggestions?  This is out of my limited experience.

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 21

Suggestions?  Boy oh boy do I have suggestions!

 

There are some really nice skis out there that will appeal to her vision as well as her skiing.

Some that come to mind with different purposes:

Help with carving: Rossignol Attraxion  echo 6 (echo8 if she's more aggressive)

Easy to ski but will help to advance mid fat : Fischer Koa 78 or 84

Line Celebrity 90(a little more advance, perhaps but nice ski)

 

There are honestly lots of options, but this is a start.

 

 

post #3 of 21
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Thanks TC -- Knew I could count on you!  I'll pass it on to the responsible party.

post #4 of 21
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PS -- the Vivas you recommended to her mother are a total hit.  She's still talking about them.

post #5 of 21

My daughter is similar in age and size, she is on Roxy Hocus Pocus, loves them. Light, versatile, and cute.  

 

http://store.christysports.com/catalog/clearance/ski/womens_ski_clearance/roxy_hocus_pocus_skis_womens

post #6 of 21

Segbrown, that's an awesome find for this girl.  I keep forgetting about Roxy skis for this year because they aren't being produced any more.  But they were a great ski for that target group!

 

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I have a stupid question for you TC as I've been out of the market for a while. Why aren't Roxy skis produced anymore? I have noticed they are no longer in the stores.

 

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I have a stupid question for you TC as I've been out of the market for a while. Why aren't Roxy skis produced anymore? I have noticed they are no longer in the stores.

 



I'm not sure, other than, it was a specialized market.  I believe this is the second year that they aren't produced. 

 

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post #9 of 21

Roxy were repackaged Rossignols and Dynastars. Those lines have "equivalent"  models. Unsure why the corporate bigwigs axed Roxy, but there ARE plenty of Dynastars/Rossis around

 

Richard

post #10 of 21

I bought Roxy Bliss skis and boots for my daughter a few years back and she absolutely loves them.  She had the roughly the same stats as the girl in question.  At the time she was more concerned with the "look" than how well they ski.  My daughter likes all kinds of terrain; bumps, trees, groomer, small jumps, bowls, chutes... she skis it all on the Bliss.

post #11 of 21

I should mention I also bought Dynastars for my other daughter, a couple years older but pretty much the same size as the younger one. She's not as an aggressive skier and likes the Dynastars just fine.  Again, the "look" of the ski was important.  We looked at a lot of skis before we found ones they liked the look of and that I thought matched their skill level.

 

post #12 of 21
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At 13, looks are important.  (That doesn't entirely change!)  

 

The Roxy choice sounds like a good one, especially at that price. They're good to look at, too!

 

Thanks!

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An embarrassment of riches!  Thanks, TheDad.

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You bet.  They also have the Dynastar Poppy 84 and a Roxy with a high-80s waist, but I figured that they were probably wider than she wants for an East Coast daily driver.

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An embarrassment of riches!  Thanks, TheDad.



What'd I say...........lots of great options out there! Glad that some of the folks on EpicSki who have first hand experience with this age group are chiming in with a treasure trove!

Enjoy!

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You bet.  They also have the Dynastar Poppy 84 and a Roxy with a high-80s waist, but I figured that they were probably wider than she wants for an East Coast daily driver.



Yeah, likely -- though you'd be amazed what people ski here (for no practical reason).  Thanks again!



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What'd I say...........lots of great options out there! Glad that some of the folks on EpicSki who have first hand experience with this age group are chiming in with a treasure trove!

Enjoy!


I know -- it's great.  I could maybe figure out what to get for a boy, if I needed to (my son's in a snowboard detour currently, unless he skis with us), but girls' skis are a foreign land.  Thanks, TC.  Yr. a dear.

 

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I could be in the market for this for a pair of Scratch BC Girl. I was thinking about mounting the Marker Contact Control 11 Titanium that I have around. But, I like these Roxy's much more.

 

What does everyone think? I hate to have to spend the extra $ if it doesn't make sense.

post #21 of 21

They're great bindings.  My wife has four seasons on the same demo binding (albeit with Look branding) that came on a pair of 158 Dynastar Exclusive Legend Powders she bought used.  No problems.

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