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Skis for 7 year old

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Hi - I was hoping someone would be able to offer some insight into how each of these skis might ski differently and which may be best suited for a 7 year old who is a "blue level” skier in New England. 



1. Rossignol Scan Jr 100cm: 90% camber with 10% rocker in the tip. Cap construction. Tip 108 / Waist 68 / Tail 94. Sidecut radius 12 @ 140.


2. Rossignol Hero Kid X 100cm: 90% camber with 10% rocker in the tip. Cap construction. Tip 108 / Waist 67 / Tail 94. Sidecut radius 10 @ 130.


3. Rossignol Terrain Boy Kid 104cm: Rocker/Camber/Rocker. Cap construction. Tip 107 / Waist 76 / Tail 99. Sidecut radius 11 @ 128.


4. Blizzard Cochise Junior 100cm: Rocker/Camber/Rocker. CNC 3D Poplar and Paulownia Isocore Woodcore. Tip 105 / Waist 68 / Tail 93. Sidecut radius 15 @ 150.


5. Volkl RTM Junior 100cm: Rocker/Camber. Composite Core. Tip 100 / Waist 68 / Tail 82. Sidecut radius 11 @ 130.


 


Thank you -



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post #2 of 5
The only ski on your list that's really different from the others is the third one, because its wider. Whatever one you choose will be fine. There is really little difference amongst them and will need to be replaced after two seasons at most. Don't overthink it.
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Originally Posted by mtcyclist View Post

The only ski on your list that's really different from the others is the third one, because its wider. Whatever one you choose will be fine. There is really little difference amongst them and will need to be replaced after two seasons at most. Don't overthink it.


I agree. Go with the cheapest and be done. My daughter skis the volkl and we do a trade in program at a local ski store. It is plenty of ski for any kid that age. Look around for a junior program. We are lucky to have one at our local shop.

 

 

http://skitraindepot.com/junior_program

 

That is an example. Call around. It definitely makes things cheaper for years to come. You will only get one season out of skis and boots at that age.

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Thank you.

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I agree with the other posters, but would only add that a rockered tail is generally considered for specific applications. I have heard it described as adding "slash and surfability" (i.e., throwing them on edge), and also making them better for powder and switch skiing. Your son is skiing blues, but that could mean either he's spending time the doing tricks and switch skiing or could be he's just carving up the groomers... Again general consensus - if there is one - would be to go with a flat tail for the latter. If your kid likes to run NASTAR or just carve, I'd avoid rockered tail. Otherwise go with the best deal.
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