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Twin Tip Size for 9 Year Old?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
I am looking to buy some new skis for my soon to be 9 year old. This time I want to get him some twin tips. When buying kids twin tips should you go longer like you would with adult twins? I was thinking I would scale that and go 5 cm longer, but the problem is there is a 10-12 cm jump generally in kids ski sizes.

He is currently skiing Volkl Unlimited Jr. 100 cm which were just a tad short for him at the end of last year. That was his second year on those skis. I am looking at the K2 Indy Jr. (twin tip) of which my choices are 112 cm (about chin height) or 124 cm (about forehead height).  He is just now moving to carved turns and exploring more of the mountain.

He is 4'3" and about 50-55 lbs.

What do you think?
post #2 of 10
Thread Starter 
Bump for the afternoon crowd. Parents can you help me out?
post #3 of 10
I asked the same question last year and I think the recommendations I got are still good. 

My son is 8 yo, and about the same size as yours (55 lbs).  He'll be skiing on 121 cm Solly Fish this winter with Lange Comp 60 boots. 

Here you go:

http://www.epicski.com/forum/thread/82688/looking-for-reccomendation-on-all-mountain-kids-skis


STE
post #4 of 10
MattL,

Just before my daughter turned 10 I bought K2 Juvy twin tips, 129.  She's a peanut.  She'll be 12 this January, happened to have a physical today and is only in the 6th percentile for height among girls her age.   I think she's 4' 5".  When I firss got her the skies she was probably smaller than you son is. She skied them for two years and had no problem.  She was always able to keep up with the adults and most times was way in front of her friends.  Even did Nastar in them.

I wouldn't worry about them being too long.

Ken
post #5 of 10

IMHO, you can go about forehead length for a pair of twins or AM if he is a good skier (say at least upper intermediate in skill). Otherwise, go shorter by at least 5cm. For free-skiing last year, my then 1st-year J5 girl (Level 7/8) used a pair of Bandit Jr that measured just below her height. They worked out really well for her.

post #6 of 10
I would suggest the 124 so you can get a few seasons out of them and with a twin tip you can go a little longer. It may take him a little bit to get used to the wider width but if he carving than he shouldn't have an issue. My daughter has transitioned the same way. She was also on an Unlimited Jr for a few years and was really learning how to get them on edge. Now she is on the Mini Pearl and loves them.  
post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys.

Do the K2 FastTrak bindings that you can get with them come pre-mounted or would I need to have those mounted?
post #8 of 10
I checked out the Indy's on line and it looks to me like you would have to get the bindings mounted.  Offhand, I can't think of any twin tips that come with system bidings, but I don't pay a lot of attention to kids skis.

STE
post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ski the East View Post

I checked out the Indy's on line and it looks to me like you would have to get the bindings mounted.  Offhand, I can't think of any twin tips that come with system bidings, but I don't pay a lot of attention to kids skis.

STE

Thanks. That is what I thought too but they kind of make it sound like a system.
post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 
Just a follow up. I went with the K2 Juvy in 119 cm instead of the Indy. Thanks for the help guys.
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