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Buying a season-end demo (Salomon Shogun, 164cm) for a 13-year old daughter ?

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I need epicski's collective wisdom on choosing a ski for my daughter.

 

Yesterday, I saw a used demo 164cm / 97mm Salomon Shogun selling for $180, and I'm thinking, that might be just about right for my daughter - given her current growth rate, I project she'll grow to 163-4cm in height and probably around 110-115 lbs in weight around next season, and most likely eventually up to 170cm / 120 lbs or so in the next few years. It seems that Shogun at that length would be a reasonable choice as a one quiver ski for her eventually, but I'm afraid if it might prove too much next season.

 

 
She's now a solid level 7, and got a lot more comfortable in moguls this season. And she always liked powder and trees. We mostly ski Lake Tahoe (Heavenly and Kirkwood). She skied 155cm / 74mm Atomic this season, and she said it felt short.
 

What do you all think ? Would 164cm Shogun be too wide / too long for my daughter ? Would Shogun be a good one-quiver ? Should I look for something narrower / shorter ? Wait till she grows more ? 


Edited by skispark - 4/14/13 at 5:35pm
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I need epicski's collective wisdom on choosing a ski for my daughter.

 

Yesterday, I saw a used demo 164cm / 97mm Salomon Shogun selling for $180, and I'm thinking, that might be just about right for my daughter - given her current growth rate, I project she'll grow to 163-4cm in height and probably around 110-115 lbs in weight, and most likely eventually up to 170cm / 120 lbs or so in the next few years. It seems that Shogun would be a reasonable choice as a one quiver ski for her eventually, but I'm afraid if it might prove too much next season.

 

 
She's now a solid level 7, and got a lot more comfortable in moguls this season. And she always liked powder and trees. We mostly ski Lake Tahoe (Heavenly and Kirkwood). She skied 155cm / 74mm Atomic this season, and she said it felt short.
 

What do you all think ? Would 164cm Shogun be too wide / too long for my daughter ? Would Shogun be a good one-quiver ? Should I look for something narrower / shorter ? Wait till she grows more ? 

 

 

i think it should work. just keep the edges sharp pay attention to play in the demo binding...

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I found a Porsche 911 Turbo. Is that too fast a car for a 16 year old? same idea.

 

That is too long a ski for her. next size down, around a 156 or something. Be careful of buying too long a ski. Nothing gained. Lots to lose, for her. Can't buy a ski for multiple seasons for a growing kid. Another bad idea.

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I found a Porsche 911 Turbo. Is that too fast a car for a 16 year old? same idea.

 

That is too long a ski for her. next size down, around a 156 or something. Be careful of buying too long a ski. Nothing gained. Lots to lose, for her. Can't buy a ski for multiple seasons for a growing kid. Another bad idea.

I drove a 911 turbo at 17 and did not die...

 

II have 120lb friend who skis on 180cm rips on them.....

 

164 with tons of tip rocker for a 115 lb kid i see no problem. We have kids her size in our weekend group lesson using skis like this nearly everyday at stowe. IN tahoe shouldnt be a problem with more wide open slopes.

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I have a 14 year old, 115lb. on 163 Line Cronic Krypton (twins no rocker). I think they're 93 underfoot. Length is perfect. About a level 7. Good all mountain width. Will add a deep powder ski next season.
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Thanks for all the advice.

 

We've been season-leasing the skis for our kids for the past 5 years or so, which worked great so far (highly recommended for families who go skiing often enough - we had one season when we needed to get bigger boots for my son, as his feet grew nearly one size bigger). But this year, they are tall enough that they need "adult" equipments - apparently 155cm skis (and size 7 boots) are considered "adult" size.

 

I guess I'll play safe and pass on Shogun for now, and instead wait another year and get her a ski before 2014/15 season - by that point her growth spurt most likely would start to taper off.

 

For the next season (2013/14), maybe I'll have her try her mom's 160cm/76mm ski instead if she becomes as tall as I expect her to be, and if that works, get my wife a new pair of skis instead...

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Shoguns are on the stiffer side of things. Without a demo run, I'd be hesitant to buy them in that length for somebody weighing a hundred and change.

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