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post #1 of 16
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A buddy of mine needs some skis for his daughter....Per him...She can do anything on the East coast. She is 4'10" (148 cm). 4'4" (133 cm) to her nose and 4'1" (125 cm) to her chin. Average weight.

I am thinking these Rossi Scratch Girl
or
Roxy

Other suggestions?

If I go flat....What Salomon binding? a 509? for a kid?
post #2 of 16
Phil, I can check with my friend on the skis he got for his daughter two years ago. It sounds like they'd be about right for this girl and I know my friends daughter has outgrown hers.
These skis are like brand new.
post #3 of 16
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Originally Posted by trekchick View Post
Phil, I can check with my friend on the skis he got for his daughter two years ago. It sounds like they'd be about right for this girl and I know my friends daughter has outgrown hers.
These skis are like brand new.
LEt me know please. Evogear has the Scratches w/ bindings for 279.00 shipped.
post #4 of 16
What kind of terrain does she like?

My daughter is about the same height and skill, loves her 136 K2 Apache Jrs and 136 Mini Enemies, and is looking forward to her 143 Line Celebrity Minis getting mounted, and to moving up to 146 Apache Jrs. The Lines appear better made than any other kids' ski I've seen.

I'd avoid those Roxys, since at average weight, she will be hard-pressed to flex those.
post #5 of 16
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LEt me know please. Evogear has the Scratches w/ bindings for 279.00 shipped.
Link?????:
post #6 of 16
What is average weight?

My suggestions are K@ Missy if less than say 70 lbs, Dynastar Sweet Trouble if more.

I think that the Scratch you are referring too would be on the under 70 lb side.

I'd go 138 for all of them.
post #7 of 16
Thread Starter 
she is 95 lb.
post #8 of 16
The skis my friend got his daughter are the Atomic balanze( I believe)orange with blue flowers. I believe they are 140 ish. I have a call in to him to see if he still has them. A week ago he was going to check her sizes and figure out what to do for her gear this year. Of course, he called me for some ideas.

I have a LOT of ideas
post #9 of 16
I'd consider putting her on Elan RCS's. They are usually cheap and are one of the easiest most capable junior skis I have ever tried. I think they come in a 125 or a 130, which would be just about right. There is no metal in them either, which makes them really soft (at least there wasn't for several seasons). I made some turns on them in a 150 once and they were an absolute blast to ski on for a junior ski. Of course I was crushing them (over the weight limit by 50+lbs) and they had no rebound as a result, but I bet for a kid they rip. I see a lot of the juniors where I ski on them.
Later
GREG
post #10 of 16
Thread Starter 
Looks like the Sweet Touble is taking the inside track.
post #11 of 16
If its something you need right away, then go for it. I think my friend will sell his daughters skis for 100-150 ish, but he will not likely get back with me on it for a few days.
post #12 of 16
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If its something you need right away, then go for it. I think my friend will sell his daughters skis for 100-150 ish, but he will not likely get back with me on it for a few days.
He is leaning towards a twin tip for her. But thanks!
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
LEt me know please. Evogear has the Scratches w/ bindings for 279.00 shipped.
And the Line Celebrity Minis for $140 shipped. If you're going twin, this is pretty much a no-brainer. (Of course, I got my daughter the prior season's graphics for $70 or $80, even more brainless.)
post #14 of 16
I still have these from previous seasons if your buddy is interested. Either one of these can be used for immediate to advanced and should suit his daughter. My 11yo daughter who skis at the expert level skied on the Volants (not the same pair because the one I am selling is new) 2 seasons ago and loved them. The Volkl is even a notch better.

http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=59342
post #15 of 16
my eldest daughter is at 4-10" and under 90lbs, quite lean and was fortunate (at the detriment of our check book) to take have classes at steamboat for her skiing career, now skiing blacks and moguls ... perhaps not the fastest less on groomed.

anyhow, i just checked her last yr ski, junior atomic rc8 (?) they are at 130cm. they can (for this yr) be longer, but a set of elan black pearls at 144 seems a bit long. she loves her atomic 8s and they were a good deal at ~$220 w/atomic bindings. she noted she would ski these now, they reach just over the chin in socks. her, not the skis

she also loved the previous yrs elan RCS for kids, they had salomon 305's, they move to my next daughter for this yr, their at 120cm.

anyhow, IMHO i think any ski with a kids (or light womens) flex in the 136-140 range that 'she' picks would work great. longer perhaps for an extra yr of use if she's good. (my daughter is somewhere around a 'steamboat' 7-8, blacks, mogels and mid powder?) my younger daughter while 3-4 inches shorter skied 110's last yr as she hasn't quite the natural balance (my side) as my older. the shorter helped prevent the previous 2 yrs of 'mis-haps'.

anyhow, the comment on 'her' pick is that it seems, unless she's in competition, the kids i know with ski's like them if they pick them ... yeah, maybe a shops guidance, but overall, if they pick em, they love em.
post #16 of 16
Elan RCS @ 140. No metal. The 145 and 150 have metal.

Wonderful ski.
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