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Help! Race (or not) ski recommendation for my 6 y/old racer. 3rd year racing, 53 lbs., 4'1"

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Does my 6 year old need race skis? She loves to race and win. I don't want to put her at a disadvantage because of gear. She was very comfortably beating all of the girls in her age category and the vast majority in the age group above last year just skiing on 100 cm. Rossignol Fun Girl Princess skis. Some say I need to move her to race skis (including her). Skipping 110 altogether and moving to 120 has also been suggested. We also free ski a lot as a family. She loves moguls and steeps. I let her ski the diamonds, but not doubles and probably won't this season. I'd love any advice I can get!

 

Christy

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Welcome to EpicSki. If she's on a race team, talk to her coach. If she isn't on a race team, it sounds like she should be.
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True race skis are limited at that age/size. But I've found the Fischer RC4 Superiors to be a great ski that has real sandwich construction sidewall, sintered bases, etc. Most all other skis then to be foam cores, cap construction, etc.

Don't need to overthink at that age, but my daughter really enjoyed her Fischers. The key is the superior version and not the "race" version which is no more than a different top sheet on a basic ski.
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I recommend the multi event skis.  My granddaughter was just about that size last year and the Rossi Hero Multi Event or Dynastar Pro Open (same ski) would work well.  Lots of side cut, stiff torsional but soft flex that she can bend.  Check out Level Nine Sports.com for a good price (cheaper than Race Form).

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