Hi, wondering about going to a longer length for jr gs ski if it has tip rocker (vs traditional non rockered ski), and if so how much? Ski in question is volkl jr gs, U12 age group so kid is still growing.
Thanks, makes me feel more comfortable in the decision as I am around +12 for small but strong first year U12. Any idea with how tip rocker effects how easy the extra length is to handle? I have very limited feedback from another child on tip rocker, but it seems to make it easier for them to turn a longer length. Not very definitive though.
Karlsson and Phil, thanks for the feedback. Given the current height delta, I should be OK for at least the majority of this season and hopefully next season as well -I'm trying to get 2 seasons out of them. On the chance that he finds them to be to much ski in the early season any suggestions on how to rein them in until he grows into them? It's been suggested to me that I could increase base bevel at the tips or move forward one set of holes for the binding mount.
Agreed on the comments above... do not adjust - go with the proper length that your racer should be on for their size/age. GS skis with "rocker" really haven't changed that much. Going all the way back to 2003 my GS skis have had "splay" at the tips when held base to base. Tip profiles and manufacturer marketing have made people pay more attention to it in the past few seasons.