So I've been searching back through old threads. Lots of discussion on this topic relating to racing kids, tall/skinny kids etc. But nothing that really helped me narrow this down for my kid.
Is there an approximate height/weight that most manufacturers junior gear is designed up to? x pounds or so?
My 11.5 year old daughter is now 5'4"and 130 pounds. Foot measures 25cm. She's catching up with her mother (fast!). Big for her age and strong legs from ski/mt bike/figure skating. She's been skiing western resorts (Alberta, BC, MT, ID) since she was a wee little tyke but has never been in a race program. Lets call her a solid but not expert technical skier. Smooth skier, goes almost everywhere with confidence, but not an aggressive charger (like her little brother). Certainly more advanced than the average adult at the hill :)
Looking at gear and talking with the shops I'm getting a broad diversity of opinions. Basically:
-too young for soft adult gear
-too tall and heavy for junior gear
Last year she was a bit smaller and was on 24.5 Rossi Fun Girl Junior boots and 145cm Firefly twin tip skis.
Since she's my oldest kid this is new uncharted territory for me: anyone have any good suggestions or advice on navigating gear selections for a pre-teen who is bigger than many teens?