Originally Posted by logfog
Have you sold the 130 cm Volant skis yet? Are they like the Machete sim for adults. My daugther is 11 and 5ft 2in and 90lbs. Are they good skis for her?
Yes, I still have them. And, how does your daughter ski and what terrain does she like to do?
Similar to all other good Jr. skis borrowing a name (like B1 Jr, SX11 Jr, etc), the Machete Jr. is not your average entry level skis. They are however a much tuned down (but similar looking) version of the adult's models. The classification is all-mountain/freeride with a profile of 93-67-84 (according to another source) and IMHO they are great for a young intermediate to average advanced (probably not expert) skier. Given that your daughter's weight is on the lighter side for her height, they should work fine for her for a season or two (depending on how fast she grows of course), especially if she likes to experiment with bumps, trees and parks. Obviously, that is my less-than-expert opinion.
Please let me know.