Need some quick advice. I'm trying to decide if my kids need new skis for this season.
11 years old 58" tall 105 lbs (stocky muscular kid)
Just developing a good carved turn and gaining a lot of confidence. Really starting to keep up with me on average blue runs. Biggest accomplishment last year was perfecting a hockey stop and losing the fear of going straight on the fall line.
Current skis are Vokyl Unlimited 130cm. 104/67/92. They come up the middle of his chin, below the mouth. I think these are likely too short. Online guide says he should be on 140+
8 years old 50" tall 56 lbs (skinny/wirey build)
Fearless skier who is constantly searching out jumps and rails. Still working to perfect carved turn but very in control on the hill. Almost has hockey stop perfected. but needs a bit more time. Comfortable at high speeds.
Current skis are Elan Pro Race 110's. 97/66/88. This is a pretty stiff ski I pick up used for our older son a few years ago. They come up to the middle of his chin as well. He had no issues with them last year overall, but I'm wondering if a more flexible ski would be better for him. Due to his light weight I'm not as worried about the length. Online guide says he should be a on 110-120.