Originally Posted by Philpug
Junior skis pretty much max out at around a 100lb skier, she is past that and "athletic", she will overpower most junior skis.
Phil - You nailed it. She had some 133 Line Celebrity's last year that turned out to be too short towards the end of the season and she skied so hard on they started to delam. Durability and it's connection to safety are certainly part of my thinking.
Originally Posted by TheDad
I'd be more concerned about putting her in a women's boot, which she may not yet have the strength to flex.
But if it were me, I'd look for a pair of used or cheap 140-150 junior skis, planning to make them her last pair.
Agree here too, but I think the sheer size of her foot is going to force that change. I plan on keeping her in something soft, but she has already had some foot growth plate issues that are being addressed through orthodics since you is growing so quick.
Originally Posted by ZeroGravity
I'm with chanwmr.
My opinion is not to rush into adult skis, she's only 10. Keep in mind that that a 105-110lb woman is physiologically significantly different than any 10 year old. My (just turned) 12 year racer son is an athletic 5' 100lbs and is still on jr (race) skis and jr boots and has been skiing since 2-1/2. Don't let size entirely sway your judgment because it doesn't necessarily mean the strength, coordination, and importantly stamina is there yet. You want a ski that she can have fun on all day long. Nothing is more deflating than struggling with too much equipment. I've seen it plenty of times with "big" kids on adult race skis because that's the "right length" to be on.
Well, this is changing too. Her physical make-up (dare I say "shape" in conjunction with a 10 yo??) is that more of a teenager than a child, but I really agree with not wanting to see her struggle. She really clicked last year with skiing off trail (where I'm most happy) and here in the WA Cascades, there is lots of opportunity to do that, especially since grooming is nearly non-existent. I do want her to have fun and continue to grow in both her abilities and enjoyment of the sport.
I do appreciate the perspective and input from all, especially those who have experience with their own kids. I'm open to more thoughts, as I'm still not quite sure which route to go.