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I'm looking to purchase a new pair of skis for jr next year... He likes to skis off-piste, 3-4 inches max powder (anything deeper and he currently ends up in a face plant...maybe slightly longer skis might help with this), pops on and off the groomers looking for kickers in almost any condition, will be doing a "free ski/ all mountain" ski program next year where he will spend some time in the parks, as well as all over the mtn.  This year he skied on 118 Volkl Mantra Jrs and handled them quite nicely (except when he was being a bit lazy, they could throw him on his butt).  Ideas?????

post #2 of 7

can you provide some details?

 

Age

Height

Weight

boot sole length ( jr or adult boot dimensions )

where are you skiing

where do the 118 mantras line up on your son? chin, mouth, nose, eyes, top of head

 

jim

post #3 of 7

The K2 juvy may fit your bill.  Wood core will take the punishment of the terrain park.  Son skied on these when he was you little one's size and actually used the same model skis but longer when he grew. REI has them on sale starting at 129 cm for about $135.

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ahhh...details

 

Age: 9

Height: 49inches...or 124.5cm

Weight:  55lbs

boot sole length: 246mm (jr size 20.5)

Home mtn: Mt Bachelor...

118 Mantra's hit him in the bridge of his nose...

 

The K2 Juvy's might work...I'll check those out.

 

post #5 of 7

Unless he grows a bunch I'd keep him on 118s. My daughter skied most of the year on 118 Gotamas and loved them. I'd recommend giving those a go.

post #6 of 7


I agree with epic...118s should be OK for someone his size and ability.  My son ended the year at 67 pounds and 52", using a 118 twin tip and a 120cm carving/racing ski. He is 9, skiing double diamonds, comfortable in 8" of powder (needs better technique in the pow), and has started to carve some awsome turns once he figured out upper/lower body separation towards the end of the season.  He could probably turn longer skis, but for what purpose? 
 

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I'm looking to purchase a new pair of skis for jr next year... He likes to skis off-piste, 3-4 inches max powder (anything deeper and he currently ends up in a face plant...maybe slightly longer skis might help with this), pops on and off the groomers looking for kickers in almost any condition, will be doing a "free ski/ all mountain" ski program next year where he will spend some time in the parks, as well as all over the mtn.  This year he skied on 118 Volkl Mantra Jrs and handled them quite nicely (except when he was being a bit lazy, they could throw him on his butt).  Ideas?????

post #7 of 7

Take a peak at the Volkl Bridge Jr, a great all mountain twintip.Plenty of ski to float in a little fresh but still likes to turn.  Good sturdy construction also.Plenty of 118's around to be had at this time also. Kids will like the cool graphics to boot! Check them out.   Dave

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