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post #31 of 41
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Also,

 

Start looking at some adult women's skis in short lengths-you'll get better construction/ quality and often you find models in the 145-150cm length.  Something like the Line celebrity in a 147cm might work nicely.

I'd like to consider that option in a year or two. She's only 4'2" and we ski some pretty tight trees.

post #32 of 41
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Decided to go with the K2 Shreditor 85jr. The local shop doesn't stock it in a 129cm so I put it on order. Looks like a good all around ski. She wanted to make sure she had something that would work in the terrain park too. So, I'll be earning her turns for the next few days at work to pay these babies off. Thanks to everyone for all of your input.

post #33 of 41

Sounds like a good conclusion, especially if she likes the graphics.

post #34 of 41
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The graphics are terrible. The ski industry is stuck in pot-head motif. Neither of us expected much in terms of looks. There are a few manufactures that are starting to make decent looking skis again but not in her demographic. Hopefully by the time she hits her teens the hardcore degenerate look will be out.


Edited by MHarry18 - 8/28/14 at 8:23pm
post #35 of 41
These? I've zoomed in on them and still can't make out what the graphics are.

shreditor85jr-1.jpeg
post #36 of 41
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Green, Red, Yellow, and Black and some tribal stuff in a band other things too faint to make out in the picture. Hum? lame. She doesn't seem to be hung up on the graphics so it was an easy sell. She liked the Saffron 7 last year...too bad she's not a foot taller.

post #37 of 41
Once you slap the bindings on and a few Epic stickers, who will see them?
post #38 of 41

Those Head Ethan Toos I bought aren't much to write home about, but at least they're tasteful.  My real problems are the twin assumptions that: (1) unisex = boys and (2) girls don't really ski. 

post #39 of 41
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Those Head Ethan Toos I bought aren't much to write home about, but at least they're tasteful.  My real problems are the twin assumptions that: (1) unisex = boys and (2) girls don't really ski. 

 

I guess sales don't support making real skis for girls her age. You can bet if they were selling the things they'd be painting 'em pink and shipping them out. All that might have changed if 15 year old Maggie Voison had medaled in last winter's Olympics.


Edited by MHarry18 - 8/30/14 at 5:59pm
post #40 of 41
Surprised she still likes pink at ten. Mine has been anti-pink for 25 of the last 27 years. Recently she allowed purple.
post #41 of 41
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Surprised she still likes pink at ten. Mine has been anti-pink for 25 of the last 27 years. Recently she allowed purple.

She's all girl. She likes pinks and purples and wearing dresses. I tried to get her to play hockey a few years ago but she said she hated the outfits.

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