Well, if it says it on eBay, it must be true.
According to page 2 of this PDF on K2's website
, the Maverick was a 2006-07 special markup version of the Recon, in fiberglass with a "Micro MOD" (I think that's K2's vibration control device?). Dimensions were 119/78/105.
If you're not familiar with the Recon, it's been very highly regarded through its life. Everyone I know who skis it loves it. The female equivalent, FWIW, is the Lotta Luv, which earns similar acclaim. I have not skied it, but knowing something about K2s and the skiers who like this ski, I assume that it's very capable yet forgiving, suitable to a wide range of conditions, probably with a slight Western bias.
Now, whether they make sense for your kid is another story. Right now, the only data point we have is his age. What's his height and weight? What type of terrain does he like to ski? What does he aspire
to ski? Where do you ski? And anything else you can tell us about him might help.
It's funny that the other poster mentioned telemark. Telemark skis might actually be better suited to your average 13 year old boy an adult "unisex" alpine model. In general, ski companies make both telemark and alpine versions of a given ski, because the telemark market isn't large enough for a large company to recoup its expenses with a telemark-only ski. In such circumstances, the telemark version is typically lighter and softer than the adult unisex -- basically, the women's version of the ski, without the girlie topsheet graphics. They're also frequently cheaper (I suppose because freeheelers are more likely to be unemployed dirtbags?
). IIRC, the tele version of the Recon/Lotta is the World Piste.