My son is about to turn 8. He's around 50 lbs and a bit over 4 feet tall right now. I'm looking to pick up some skis for him for next year. I already have .75 to 4.5 DIN Solly bindings that I can transfer from his current skis if necessary (I'd also be fine with new skis that incorporate an integrated binding system). I will wait to see how much he grows before I worry about boots for next year. However, his boots will likely be in the MOD 20-21 size range next year (I am assuming he will grow a shoe size or two and gain 5-10 lbs by next season).
He's a rapidly improving (weekly lessons), aggressive, advanced intermediate skier. He's not a racer, but he does ski the entire mountain (loves glades). He does not like to ski the steeper black diamonds when conditions are scraped/icy (can't blame him), but I suspect he'll be skiing absolutely everything by the middle of next season. He occasionally dabbles with the jumps in the park (no rails or jibs), and may show more interest in the park next year.
Can anyone recommend a good all-mountain ski for kids that has at least some wood in the core and solid edge hold? I'm looking for skis in the 115-125 cm range. I'd prefer to keep the waist width at 75 mm or below (we ski in the East exclusively). Partial or full TT not required, but would be an added benefit in case he shows more interest in the park next year.
Thanks in advance for your recommendations.