I have 3 daughters, 9yo and 7yo twins. We will be skiing Lake Louise this season, mostly back bowls with some groom, bumps and park jumps. Girls are all competent on blue and will ski blacks when snow has plenty of purchase. They have been riding K2 Missy 2014 (snow flake owl design) in 119 (older girl) and 109 (twins). Whilst I can now admit these skis were probably too long when first purchased, we wanted skis that would work for powder days, and that they have (not that we got to do much of that last season). I measured them up against the skis yesterday. 9yo has ski about 1cm below chin, 7yos have ski about mid point between chin and bottom lip. They all ski pretty well and have 3 14+ day seasons behind them. They are Able to carve and ski parallel unless totally stressed on steep icy slopes.
I was just about to pull the trigger and buy a new set of missy 119 and 129 so they could all move up a size and then I noticed that the k2 specs no longer show a wood core for the missy.. On further inspection the missy is now 72 waist whereas I think the model we have is 75. So, the brakes are on with the missy..
I note that in 2015 and this year there is the remedy 75 and the shreditor 75 (same I guess?) that seem to have similar dimensions to the older missy and specify a wood core.
Are they the same as the missy used to be? I went to the shop yesterday and compared remedy 75 and shreditor 85 and the remedy were much more flexible. Upon returning home I flexed the size below in our missy 2014 and they seemed much stiffer than the remedy.
Should I go with the remedy?
Can I get another season out of the current missy skis before up sizing?
Should I look at the shreditor 85 ( I read some good stuff here about bad seed 85 and presume these are the continuation)?
Do I move to a different brand with similar powder ability yet still cambered?
Last point, the twins are same height but different weight (5kg difference). Do I consider getting them into 3 different lengths or widths and pass through all 3. Ie keep one 7yo in the 109 missy, heavier one in the 119 and 9yo in a 129 or similar.
Graphics are a factor but only in the sense that they should not be boy specific images.. Don't have to be pink and purple etc..
Appreciate all ideas