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Junior ski/boots or adult?

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
My girlfriend normally uses 130cm skis when she rents at a ski resort. She is just a beginner.

I want to buy her a pair of skis and boots. Her boot size is 23.

Do you think I should get an adult ski and boots, or a junior pair? I have never found a 130cm adult ski online.

Thanks!
post #2 of 11
what is her wt.?
does she take it easy, or go for it?
post #3 of 11
A lot of light-weight women ski in junior boots, even at intermediate and advanced levels.  It depends on her weight and how aggressive she is.  If she's a 115lb intermediate (or maybe even advanced), and she finds a junior boot that fits her correctly, it might be the best boot for her, and you might save a bunch of $$$. 

As always, your best bet is to find a shop with a good bootfitter.  There is no substitute.



-l2t
post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 

She weights around 115lbs. So if she wears junior boots comfortably, she needs to buy junior skis, right?

Right now, she wears adult boots, but has not tried junior boots yet. Can she find 130cm skis to go with adult boots?

post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 
Bump for an answer! Can she find 130cm skis to go with adult boots, or she has to get junior boots? Thanks!
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Originally Posted by kgkg View Post

She weights around 115lbs. So if she wears junior boots comfortably, she needs to buy junior skis, right?

Right now, she wears adult boots, but has not tried junior boots yet. Can she find 130cm skis to go with adult boots?

post #6 of 11
In size 23 there will (almost without exception) be no difference in the soles (DIN-norm) between adult and junior boots. Just because the boots are called junior they will still have adult-norm soles. Which in turn implies you'll need an adult-norm binding. Which is mostly what you'll get offered on skis around 130-140cm anyway. Just get a good quality junior ski (not kids skis, but a youth model) in the appropriate size and you should be good to go.
post #7 of 11
Find a good boot fitter/shop, there are some great adult boots in 22 size, thay could work. The Atomic Smoke is a great ski to look at.If you look at jr ski skis then look at the top level ones.
post #8 of 11
lange exclusive
lange FR110W
lange WC130/150
are all made in a size 3 or 265mm-268mm

salomon idol, scarlet, X3 jr all in a 22 or 265

fulltilt in a 267mm

nordica team 80/  100 and WC100 WC 150 all in 267mm
post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks, Y'all! Can a junior ski 130-140cm fit adult women's boots? I went to sports authority, the guy there said no. Is he wrong?

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Originally Posted by Squawker View Post

In size 23 there will (almost without exception) be no difference in the soles (DIN-norm) between adult and junior boots. Just because the boots are called junior they will still have adult-norm soles. Which in turn implies you'll need an adult-norm binding. Which is mostly what you'll get offered on skis around 130-140cm anyway. Just get a good quality junior ski (not kids skis, but a youth model) in the appropriate size and you should be good to go.


 




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Originally Posted by mntlion View Post


lange exclusive
lange FR110W
lange WC130/150
are all made in a size 3 or 265mm-268mm

salomon idol, scarlet, X3 jr all in a 22 or 265

fulltilt in a 267mm

nordica team 80/  100 and WC100 WC 150 all in 267mm
 
post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
I went to REI and was told that as long as the sole length is less than 290cm, then the boot will fit a junior ski binding. Am I right?
post #11 of 11

Kgkg:

 

nope,  adult boots go to 260mm and will NOT fit in jr bindings.


asking tech questions at REI = asking for high end home audio advice at wallmart.    Wrong place for good service/advice.

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