Just got 3 new 2012 GS skis for my 3 kids, 2 Volkls and 1 Nordica. The skis are all the same size, as are the kids, give or take a few pounds. Found some good deals I couldn't pass up. (I seem to be the only race dad with 3 kids the same size so I can't pass anything down. And I'm pretty new to this, they're all U12s.)
The Nordicas seem slightly less stiff by flexing them (still flat) but not sure how reliable that is. I'm trying to figure out which kid gets the Nordicas. Do they in fact ski less stiff and therefore should go to the lightest/weakest skier? The strongest skier also happens to be the lightest by a few pounds, further confusing matters.
I'm not even letting them see the skis 'til I decide because they'll go nuts arguing about who gets what based on the graphics.