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Thoughts on Fischer Stunner or Dynastar 6th Sense for a 6-yr-old?

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Thread Starter 

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?

 

thanks

post #2 of 6

How tall is he and how much does he weigh?  IME with my daughter, 6-10 cm increments can matter more when kids are smaller.  My daughter is over 50" and about 55#s and is just growing out of her 110cm skis. 

 

Two years ago, when she was 5.5-6, the 110s were long at the start of the season and probably (slightly) hindered her for a few months.  At that time she was probably a 3+.  YMMV...


Edited by Dino - 3/25/14 at 3:30pm
post #3 of 6
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He's ~46" (116cm) and about 45 lbs.  He skied 108s on the weekend and did well, but they are skis of opportunity not necessarily fitted to him. I'm hoping to get two years out of the new skis, if I can.  Thanks for your input.

post #4 of 6
Either one will be fine. Two years shouldn't be a problem for the skis, but boots could be.
Don't put him in boots that are way too big!

I have two boys, two years apart. I ended up mounting the skis with demo bindings, because their feet grow so fast.
post #5 of 6

you can get 2 years from the skis; 111s are likely good until he's over 55 lbs.

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The 111cm Fischers arrived today.  Thanks for the advice everyone.

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