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Twin Tips for my Daughter

post #1 of 14
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So her birthday is coming up and she has asked for twin tip skis. She is going to be 12 years old, weighs around 90lbs and pretty much can ski down anything. I can't picture her doing big jumps and airing off the half pipe, but hey, who knows.

I know race skis, I don't no squat about twin tips (too old I guess). Please help with lengths, sidecuts, make etc.


Thanks
post #2 of 14
K2 Missdemeanor Armada ARW, Roxy, i know nothing about girls skis, but those are some of the ones out there now. If i was you id get her a grom twin, becuase she will grow, and is fairly light, there are some better grom skis out there, maybe they ninthword mini butter, i know it was on SAC, so its probably on backcountry outlet.
post #3 of 14
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Originally Posted by peterk123 View Post
So her birthday is coming up and she has asked for twin tip skis. She is going to be 12 years old, weighs around 90lbs and pretty much can ski down anything. I can't picture her doing big jumps and airing off the half pipe, but hey, who knows.

I know race skis, I don't no squat about twin tips (too old I guess). Please help with lengths, sidecuts, make etc.


Thanks
Very cool, I hope my daughter will actually ask for skis someday. She is now 4 and going to try skiing (maybe?) for the first time Feb 9th. I'm recalling that I started doing most of my own ski research around age 12. What was the trigger for her percieving the need for twins, watching X-Games, friends have them? I'd think about getting her going on some of her own research, then validate her findings and frame something within the budget before the final decision. Of course that is all out the window if you really want to surprise her. You could also try asking her friends what she wants then checking in to that further before the final decision
post #4 of 14
Most kids her age are going for twins because it is the cool thing to do. It is possible she will not end up in the pipe or going switch. But hey, big mountain fats are made in twins now too and the majority of people riding them do not ride switch either.
One thing that will be important to her is probably the graphics. Now I may be off base about your daughter but all the 12 year olds I'm familar with, it matters.
Check out the K2 Missy (70mm) and MissConduct(80mm) for starters. The Missy will be an easier ski but the MissConduct with the wider width will offer more all mountain performance. Oh yea, will she want girl graphics?
For length, a very general size would be for the tip to be at the same height as her nose. With twins you can go a bit longer because the turned up tail can make for a shorter running surface. How much will she grow? This may also help in determining length pending on when you want to purchase her next pair.
If you have a ski brand you are loyal too you have a good chance that they might make a twin that would work as well.
Good luck

My daughter is 2 and 9mo, and this is her second season on snow. When she says it's time to stop it's time to stop. I'll get 15 min per session of her sliding and as long as it remains fun, hopefully someday she will ask me for new skis...
post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 
Argus,

You hit the nail on the head. She thinks they are cool and she likes the graphics, both very important when you are skiing.

She will actually ski backwards, even on purpose at times, so I am inclined to get them for her. Anything to keep them off the snowboards (just kidding for any of the snowboarders reading this)
post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by peterk123 View Post
So her birthday is coming up and she has asked for twin tip skis. She is going to be 12 years old, weighs around 90lbs and pretty much can ski down anything. I can't picture her doing big jumps and airing off the half pipe, but hey, who knows.

I know race skis, I don't no squat about twin tips (too old I guess). Please help with lengths, sidecuts, make etc.


Thanks
If they offered the Head Wild thang in something shorter than a 150, I'd recommend that for her. Very cool graphics, nice flex, and sweet twin tip.
Perhaps the Sure thang would be a good alternative.
Check it out.
http://www.head.com/ski/products.php...=women&id=1219
I'm guessing you want something in the low 140s in length, which is going to rule out most of the twin tips, that aren't geared for kids. On the other hand, if you get a youth ski she'll probably grow out of it quickly.

Blizzard offers a semi twin in the Titan jr, which may be worth a look.
post #7 of 14
The Line Celebrity Mini is an awesome option not for a lot of money. http://www.evogear.com/outlet/skis/l...irls-2007.aspx

My daughter has the '06 model and has skied everything on them (bumps, pow, crud, trees... you name it), including running gates (which she commented being a bit slower than her race skis but still not bad). They surprisingly can hold an edge quite nicely on ice.
post #8 of 14
Chanwmr, Ha, I was just looking around on SierraJims site and saw the same ski, and thought of this thread. Great minds, heh?

Here it is on SierraSnowboard. However, SierraSnowboard offers free shipping IIRC, so the price is comparable, if not cheaper. And you'd be buying from a Bear!!
http://www.sierrasnowboard.com/Line-...-Youth-905.asp
post #9 of 14
Whiteroom hooked up my buddy w/ a pair of twin tips for his daughter, some Dynastars...she is loving them!
post #10 of 14
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Thanks for your help guys. The mini is perfect; right length, cool graphics and perfect price. She will be pumped!

Now for some binding from ebay and I'm all set.
post #11 of 14
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Thanks for your help guys. The mini is perfect; right length, cool graphics and perfect price. She will be pumped!

Now for some binding from ebay and I'm all set.
Seriously, contact Whiteroom or Sierra Jim. I'm betting they can fix you up on bindings too!
PM either of them.
post #12 of 14

Tedhead

why does she need twin tips if she doesn't do the terrain park or skis switch?
post #13 of 14
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why does she need twin tips if she doesn't do the terrain park or skis switch?
Because twin tips are like IM and skate shoes to all teens/pre-teens who also ski (or even if they don't). Get with the program!!! : In addition, many twins nowadays can be doubled up as all mountains.
post #14 of 14
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why does she need twin tips if she doesn't do the terrain park or skis switch?
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Originally Posted by chanwmr View Post
Because twin tips are like IM and skate shoes to all teens/pre-teens who also ski (or even if they don't). Get with the program!!! : In addition, many twins nowadays can be doubled up as all mountains.
Mostly what chanwmr said, but beyond that............why not?
If buying gear your kid likes, keeps your kids enjoying the sport you love and you get to hang out with your kids..............in teen terms................weeeellll, DUH!!!
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