Im keeping an eye out for some used skis on ebay for my boy. He is 160cm tall at the moment but i expect that he will be a few cm's taller before Northern Winter, He is a big unit weighing in at 60-65kgs. He will be using them in Japan so predominately powder skiing (he generally skis off piste)
My preference for him are twin tips because they ski so much shorter and he will have the extra length, however, also considering all mountain skis. My thinking legthwise is up to 160 in Twinnies or somewhere between 150 -155 for all mountain.
The vast majority of skis that pop up on ebay in these lengths are womens skis so I'm wondering about their suitability for a male youth. As far as I can tell, the major differences are lighter weight (which is ok for a youngster) and binding position being slightly more forward.
Can any body see any major problems with putting a lad on womens skis (apart from girly graphics which are easily sorted with a can of spray paint and some decals)
Currently watching a pair of Head Wild Thangs.
Any advice/opinions welcomed, cheers