Buying skis at end of season for a 5.5 year old scares me, but now is the time to buy. I can get a great deal on Fischer Stunners in 111cm and Dynastar 6th Sense in 105cm. Both 72mm underfoot, twin-tip and light. My son is progressing nicely, probably a low level 4. He has skied since he was 3, but doesn't get a lot of days in per year. He seems to love little jumps, glades, bumps, and those nasty tight-radius roller-coaster kid trails at the sides of the runs. With that information, can anyone offer any advice on these skis?