My son isn't a big kid, age 13 (14 next season), 5' 1", 95 lbs, and just short of an expert skier. Pretty much skis it all in Colorado, groomers, trees, powder, steep, a bit of park from time to time, everything up to double black, etc. Basically he and his friend hit the lift in the AM and we don't see them again until sweep. About the only thing at this point he doesn't ski is back country. Skis 35 to 45 days a year. If I can get 2 years out of these ski I'll be a happy camper. (Cut and paste from another post, but just want to get the conversation back where I need it). Something around 100mm under foot should work well I think.
After some research I’m considering a few skis: Aramda TST (165)/Tantrum (156) or the Edollo (158), Atomic Automatic 102 in 164cm, Icelandic Da’Nollie in 160cm, Blizzard Cochise Jr. in 160cm are some I am considering. I have read where the Armada TST line skis very short for what it’s worth.
Please if you have experience with any of these skis, opinions or other skis to take a look at please post.