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Ski size for son help needed

post #1 of 7
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It's time for my annual 'what's the correct ski size for my child thread'...

 

9 year old 50" tall 58 lbs.

 

Fairly strong basic skills.  Just learning to carve full time.  Loves jumps and speed.

 

His K2 Indy Juvy's from last year are 119's.  They come up to his upper lip.

 

Too short?


Edited by focker - 10/3/14 at 7:16am
post #2 of 7
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Oh and we ski in the Midwest on hardpack mainly...
post #3 of 7

Yes. He should be on something around 130-140. My son is 49.5", U12, skis on 142-158, depending. 

post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 

His older brothers K2 Juvy's are 139 so those should work well but they seem long.   They go up the near the top of his head.

 

These are twins tips so they likely ski shorter than their actual length anyway, correct?

post #5 of 7

Hi - Yes, twins ski shorter. But I made a mental error, thought I read 5.0' instead of 50" So 139 will be long, no matter, if he's 50". But I'm confused about the 119's coming to his lip, though. 50" = 127 cm. So 119's are only 8 cm below the top of his head, which should put them around his eyebrows at least, probably higher. And you say that his older brother's 139's are "near the top of his head." Are you sure he's only 50"? 

 

Forget numbers. In terms of anatomy, you'll want something that's at least eye height, especially with a twin. If he's a solid intermediate, and likes to jump, he could probably handle a twin that's close to his height. If the 139's fit that description, there ya go. 

post #6 of 7
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The 139's are actually over the top of his head.   I'm checking with the wife on his exact height as she just had him at the doc and will know.

 

My main issue is I think he's really in between the 119 and the 139.  

post #7 of 7
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Ok so per the wife he's actually 52" which puts the skis lower down than 50" high would.

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