Originally Posted by skier103
thanks for your input. that is the same thought i have of them. he will be bringing his other skis, dynastar troubled youths in 148's. they are twin tips and 80 under foot. he skis them hard back east and they would work out there on harder snow, but i want him to have something for when it is soft or deep, which very well could be. i bring 2 pairs, legend pro riders in 186 and 189 pontoons. i want him to have as much fun as i have. the 155 length will let him get next year out of them also. he hasn't had his growth spurt yet. i know the black diamond line is geared more towards backcountry and tele, but i know they will work fine as a resort alpine setup. they are wood core with no metal. how stiff could they really be? can anyone suggest other skis that will work for him? i never took notice last winter what the teens were skiing as a resort ski.
check out small womens skis as well, since he is still light. Like Rossi Scratch Girl BCs, Volkl Auras and really any of them depending on what he wants.
I am partial to 100mm width twins myself for all riding out west, and alot of my repeat clients(aka kids 12-17) used skis like that to great success IMO. Anything wider than 110 IMO start to become weird on bumps and such.