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post #31 of 42
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
 

Here's another one and its in a good price point. 

Salmon NFX JR 

106/80.1/94.5  (130cm)

Comes in 110-120-130-140-150

 

The way Salomon does their widths is nice because it maintains the flex in different lengths. 

 

I think this one is a real possibility.  Let me see if I can get the photo up for you. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Gunnerbob View Post
 

My daughter is in a similar situation (and size) as yours.  I ended up getting her the Salomon Vamp (122-85-120).  All mountain, can be flexed easy enough for a girl of her size/age, not race-oriented, and she loved the graphics too.  They're classified as twin tips, but looking at the profile I can see they aren't exactly; they have a directional rocker for the front, with a bit of upturn at the back. 

 

Worth looking into, I'd suggest.

That's in the same world as the Salomon that I suggested.  Worth looking into. 

post #32 of 42
Thread Starter 

It seems the Salomon Vamp has gone the way of the dodo bird.  I can't find anything about the NFX Jr. that's not outside the US.

post #33 of 42
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Originally Posted by Xela View Post
 

It seems the Salomon Vamp has gone the way of the dodo bird.  I can't find anything about the NFX Jr. that's not outside the US.

The NFX is new for the 2015 season. I'm building product pages for 2015 gear and its in my notes. 

post #34 of 42
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Originally Posted by qcanoe View Post

Jeez, litterbug. We press some buttons there? Remember, she's eleven. And twiggy. smile.gif Unlike most of you, probably, I can clearly remember weighing that much (because I was ten-ish, not five-ish, when I weighed it). When you're that small, things that seem like very manageable, normal objects to most people can feel like intractable giants' toys because you just don't have the mass to counterbalance them. Much laughter was heard in the Maine woods when I went to summer camp for the first time at age eleven and was asked to try to portage a canoe. Just imagine a canoe lying upside down on the ground with sneakers sticking out like the ruby slippers under Dorothy's house.
I guess I struck a nerve, too. smile.gif I was that short kid too (though not twiggy), and later an athletic petite woman keeping up with everyone else using the same equipment, carrying the same load in the same towering pack, holding one end of a boat high enough to compensate for the height difference between me and the 6"2' guy carrying the other end...you get the idea. So I'm just encouraging adaptation.

So, while holding the ski tips down with one hand with the toe piece behind the shoulder may be the "right" way to carry skis (though nobody has ever explained why this is so), it's also much harder than if they're balanced front and back as they are when the shoulder is between the bindings, and even more unwieldy for the short and lightweight among us. So why not do what works?

What I found was that if I did what worked for me, as opposed to what bigger and stronger people found easy, I could often outperform them simply because I was no longer wasting energy trying to be like them.

It would be too bad if the coaches didn't let her carry her skis balanced on her shoulder, though, in which case you can just throw out everything I just said!
post #35 of 42
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Originally Posted by mfa81 View Post

Take a look at the Praxis Le Petite, they have a 143cm, 98mm underfoot.

http://www.praxisskis.com/products/2015-le-petit.html

 

This. And for the next little bit, no extra cost for custom flex (or top sheet) choices...

post #36 of 42

Both my son and daughter skied the Bent Chetler Mini (my daughter as a hand me down).  Both compete in IFSA (Big Mountain events) and both competed on this ski.  My daughter is very small for her age, but after a couple hours on the ski, she acclimated to it quite nicely.  The graphics are 'boyish', but that's how she prefers it.  I really don't think you can go wrong with most skis on that list...

post #37 of 42
Thread Starter 

The NFX Jr. sounds attractive.  The graphics are meh.  I suspect that I'll want to pull the trigger before they're available for sale in the US.

 

I agree the Bent Chetler Mini seems like a good fit.  I see many of them at Squaw.  I think for this situation, they're probably a bit wide and might require pink spraypaint.

 

I wish I had the budget for the Praxis skis.  Even then, perhaps a bit wide.

 

I really appreciate all the comments.  Thanks.

post #38 of 42
Thread Starter 

Update:  I ordered a pair of Head Ethan Too 141s at an off-season price.  Thanks for everyone's help.

post #39 of 42
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Originally Posted by skiczar View Post
 

Both my son and daughter skied the Bent Chetler Mini (my daughter as a hand me down).  Both compete in IFSA (Big Mountain events) and both competed on this ski.  My daughter is very small for her age, but after a couple hours on the ski, she acclimated to it quite nicely.  The graphics are 'boyish', but that's how she prefers it.  I really don't think you can go wrong with most skis on that list...

My daughter is 10, 4'2" 55lbs, the Bent Chetler is an intriguing option. Sounds like both your kids shred. How was this ski on firm snow at 90mm waist?

post #40 of 42

My 9 year old 4'5" 55lb ripper got a pair of Ethan Too in the 145s in mid April.  She only got to ski them a few times after that but loves them....she is entering her 5th year of racing and rips.  She gives them a big thumbs up

post #41 of 42
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Originally Posted by UGASkiDawg View Post
 

My 9 year old 4'5" 55lb ripper got a pair of Ethan Too in the 145s in mid April.  She only got to ski them a few times after that but loves them....she is entering her 5th year of racing and rips.  She gives them a big thumbs up

Sounds like a good skier. 141 is a little long for the terrain we like to ski but maybe next season.

post #42 of 42
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Originally Posted by MHarry18 View Post
 

My daughter is 10, 4'2" 55lbs, the Bent Chetler is an intriguing option. Sounds like both your kids shred. How was this ski on firm snow at 90mm waist?


I know a few smaller kids that ski those.  They are nice and soft.  The kids rip the whole mountain with them.  The smallest 133 will be just over her head.

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