My 11 yr old son has a new pair of Gotama Jr's for this upcoming season. I'm curious of other's opinions as to whether it might be beneficial for him to have another ski in his quiver, or will this make a good one ski quiver ? I would say he's advanced, especially for his age (but than, all dad's think their kids are advanced well beyond their peers), any way, he's skiing all mountain, double blacks. The past 2 seasons, he's skied on Head SuperShape Pros (very different ski than Gotama's). The Gotama Jr's should serve him well for a lot of what he's skiing, but will he need another pair for carving groomers / hard icy days / tight trees ? On the other hand, put a kid on any decent ski and they will learn to make it do whatever they need it to ?
Volkl Gotama Jr - 1 ski quiver ? Do I need a second ski ?
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I'd say he's totally good for soft groomers and tight trees, powder and crud. I see a lot of kids at Squaw on those skis, and they are very proud to show them off, which is fun for kids. And that's most of it in Washington I guess. Everyone benefits from specialized skis, but kids do pretty well with whatever they have. He'll be insisting on more soon enough.