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13 year old [girl in VT] ski recommendation

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Hello all,

I am in the market for a pair of skis for my daughter, her spec: 13 year old, 4'11" 95lbs  ski habits east coast (mostly southern Vermont), advanced blue to black trails, some moguls/terrain park.  Was thinking twin tip or at least upturned tail.  My local shop (not a box store) recommended  150 cm ski, k2 empress or misconduct or atomic prodigy.  I was surprised at the size,  my old school thinking was a 140cm, he said due to the twin tail you go bigger?  He was not trying to sell me on something they had lying around as it would have to been ordered.

 

Any thoughts please let em fly..  Thanks

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Hello all,

I am in the market for a pair of skis for my daughter, her spec: 13 year old, 4'11" 95lbs  ski habits east coast (mostly southern Vermont), advanced blue to black trails, some moguls/terrain park.  Was thinking twin tip or at least upturned tail.  My local shop (not a box store) recommended  150 cm ski, k2 empress or misconduct or atomic prodigy.  I was surprised at the size,  my old school thinking was a 140cm, he said due to the twin tail you go bigger?  He was not trying to sell me on something they had lying around as it would have to been ordered.

 

Any thoughts please let em fly..  Thanks


For reference, my daughter was about the same ht/wt at that age.  She had no problem with the 149cm Volkl AC1 skis that I got from an EpicSki father.  By then she was skiing blue/black at Alta during spring break, including ungroomed terrain.  He is far more knowledgeable about skis then I.  He picked up the skis for his 12yo daughter after she tried them out at Big Sky.

 

By the way, hope you don't mind I added a bit of info to the thread title.

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