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ski advice for my daughter??

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 

well, you guys helped me decide whats best for me, now, how about some guidance for my daughter? She is 14, 5'2" and 108lbs and wears a womans size 81/2 shoe .....i went to a local shop and one guy said she should be on junior skis, the other guy in the store said she should be on adult skis, that she will out grow the juniors too fast. She has skied a few times and picks stuff up very fast. I want a ski that is not above her level that she can grow into, if that makes any sense? thanks,

                    Craig

post #2 of 21

Monkers, my daughter is in the same range age and size wise as yours. She is a very strong skier and she is currently on the rossi scratch pro ( wood core model)twin tips in a 149cm length, she will be getting a K2 PE at 159cm for next year. I believe both of these skis are adult and think at your daughters size she should be transitioning to adult skis now , probably womens ski would be the way to go. A softer flexing twin tip type of ski could be a good choice with a width underfoot 75-85mm .

 

Another thing to think about is how many times per year she gets out, if it is only a few times renting could be the way to go, especially  a  season long rental program. I still rent boots for my daughter and her younger brother. Sometimes I can get 2 years out of skis but sometimes we are exchanging boots every 2 months. 

post #3 of 21
Thread Starter 

forgot to mention, she will be skiing groomed packed powder (catskill mts ny) not much powder, she will probably ski quite a bit next yr, i didnt want to buy equipment this yr untill i knew she liked it, and she loves it, so i dont mind investing in gear for her. I dont want anything out of her limits, but i also want something she can grow with. There is a good bootfitter about an hour away i will take her to. thanks

post #4 of 21

I would think about waiting until next year and seeing how much she grows, since she may have a growth spurt between now and next fall.  There's not that much difference between a decent junior ski and a beginner women's ski.  If you do decide to buy, I would get something in the 140-150 range, since her weight is pretty light and it's easier to learn on a slightly shorter ski.  If she skis a few more times you will also know if she wants to ski groomers or start to ski in the park.  I recently got my daughter a pair of the Line Celebrity Minis, they are a very nice junior twin tip ski.  They had them on sale at www.sierraskis.com at some ridiculously low prices.  

post #5 of 21
Thread Starter 

she will be primarely on groomed, not much park riding around here, she likes the Head Worldcup Team ski, which is a junior, and i got the mixed infor from the guys, so i want more advice. I dont want her to "outgrow" the ski in a season, or less. So, im searching the womans skis for something in her level, and of course, something that has the appearance she desires........

post #6 of 21

Junior skis are probably not where you want to go, but looking at skis targeted at women is a good way to have a softer flex, and perhaps a more forward mounting point that she may benefit from.  Deals are too good now to wait for full retail next year. 

 

Why not sit down and look at the selection of Womens skis from SierraSkis.com and talk to Tyler (Sierra_Canuck) about some choices. 

post #7 of 21

On the Sierra Skis list, a couple of possibilities are the Roxy Juicy, which is a teen/light adult ski, or the 2008 K2 Misconducts.  I'm close to your daughter's size and I just demoed the K2's in the 159 length.  They are a twin tip so they ski a bit short, and they are a pretty versatile twin tip. 

post #8 of 21

 I totally understand why she may want skis now even though she may be growing into something new in short order.

 

I'd go with a soft(er) womens ski that will carry her through for  a year or two.

My first instinct is to tell you to get the Blizzard Titan Eos but its shortest is 159 which will be a bit long for her now.  By next year, she'd totally rock those!

 

 

I have heard great things about the Dynastar Exclusive Legend, but I don't have any personal experience with them.......

I'll keep my eyes open and pop back in if I have an epiphany. 

post #9 of 21

Have 12 & 14 yr old girls myself.

 

Upper 140's - 150, they will last a couple years for sure. 

 

Scratch the whole youth ski thing, she is beyond that.

 

Think like a teen; Roxy... Twin Tip.

 

Check out all brands, but most girls are into the 'Roxy' thing.

 

Graphics is what most teens determine the ski on, see what she likes, then price around.

 

Great deals on last year 'unload' skies, go to your stores.

post #10 of 21
Thread Starter 

thank you everyone for your help. she did pick out Roxy Bliss, ill have to look at them....graphics is definately what she is using to pick the ski.....lol..... thanks again

post #11 of 21

If you haven't picked up a pair yet, evogear has the Roxy Bliss and bindings for 70% off.  That should be a good ski for her and I have had good experiences with evogear. 

post #12 of 21

Bro 164's

 

 

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post #13 of 21
Thread Starter 

thanks for all the help....what length should i look for in the Roxy`s?? shes 5'2" tall, 108lbs?? are there reviews anywhere on them, i dont want "too much" ski for her, dont want them too far above her ability? thanks,

           Craig

post #14 of 21

That is a twin tip ski and is going to ski relatively short. Your daughter is 158 cm tall, so a 154 cm ski is mid-forehead and the best choice  for a purely recreational ski to grow into. The 146 is 5-inches shorter than her and a good intermediate size.  The 146 may be easier, but with twin-tip skis, turns come pretty easily. 

 

BTW, I think you'll enjoy skiing in the rooster-tail.


Edited by Cirquerider - 3/4/2009 at 10:09 pm
post #15 of 21

 

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Bro 164's

 

 

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She would have her own entourage.

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by monkers View Post

 

thanks for all the help....what length should i look for in the Roxy`s?? shes 5'2" tall, 108lbs?? are there reviews anywhere on them, i dont want "too much" ski for her, dont want them too far above her ability? thanks,

           Craig

 

Like I said earlier, Upper 140's to 150.

 

Sounds like she is above first timer, yet still new, you will be safe with this range and they will last a couple years +.

 

 

post #16 of 21
Thread Starter 

the Roxy Bliss come in 146, 154, and 162cm..... she is above the first timer, and she picks stuff up very fast.....

post #17 of 21

If she is set on them, personally, I'd go 154.

 

Your call - your kid.

post #18 of 21

If her feet are already 8 1/2 it's a good bet she's going to get taller in the next year or so, which would make me lean towards the 154's.  I'm 5'2 and ski in a 154-160, although I'm a more experienced skier.  If you plan on buying new skis in a year you could go with the 146's, which will be easier to learn on, but she'll probably be ready for the longer ski by next year. 

post #19 of 21
Thread Starter 

Thank you to all, you have been a huge help. I ordered the 154 Roxy Bliss, and thanks to whoever gave me the heads up on the site with the 70% discount....this is a great forum

post #20 of 21

 

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Originally Posted by monkers View Post

 

thank you everyone for your help. she did pick out Roxy Bliss, ill have to look at them....graphics is definately what she is using to pick the ski.....lol..... thanks again

FWIW, I helped a 15 year old young lady pick out a snow board this year.  It was mind boggling, but vital that we get the "right look"

 

Honestly, there is very little out there that really sets well with parents and teens in the snow board world.

We finally got her a gnu Be Nice 

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Have fun with your daughter.  Post pics of your ski trips with the family!

post #21 of 21

Glad that evogear worked out for you and hope your daughter likes her skis.  I've bought two pairs of demo skis from them and some kids ski boots/poles, and they've always been very helpful.  Sierra Skis is great too.  I also try to frequent our local ski shop and buy boots there, but they have very limited selection in women's and kids skis.  

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