My son is 14, 5'5" 150lbs...not a small kid with size 11 feet. He's only been skiing a few seasons and due to his size and late start, has sort of struggled a bit and is still a level 2/3 beginner.
I'm almost afraid to admit this, but the wife and I thought getting him his own skis for xmas might really help motivate him and blah, blah, blah, just us trying to justify buying him skis when we know conventional wisdom would tell us to just rent until he stops growing, gets better, etc. Long story short, he's 14 and hopefully some people reading this will understand that without much more explanation.
Anyway, I feel like if I can find a good enough deal and make him happy, i can probably recoup some of it in resell when he hits a growth spurt next year.
Any suggestions? He's been on the crappiest of crappy rentals and have to think some modern skis might actually help him develop a bit quicker.
I was looking at these, and figured this might be as good a place as any to start the discussion: