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Recommendation needed for jr skis

post #1 of 5
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My 10 yr old son has been skiing for 4 seasons, about 10-15 days each. He can make short turns, ski moguls, and carve. Here is a picture of him in a turn last season. He is a little bigger and better now.




His current Fischer "Fiberglass" RXJ (110 cm) skis, apparently rental skis in years past which I bought on Ebay, need replacement. I am looking for good jr carving skis that are also manageable in moguls and soft snow (a kids one-ski quiver). There doesn't seem to be much info on jr skis. I am hoping someone here with experience in teaching, training kids can give me some suggestions. TIA.

post #2 of 5

Just a thought..... my 11 year old was using Head Supershape Pro's for the last 2 seasons, and this year got new Volkl Gotama Jr's.  He absolutely loves the Volkl Gotama's.  They're not a 'carving' ski - more all mountain, with some rocker; but he said they carve really well.  He skis the entire mountain with them: groomers, bumps, park, double black runs, off-piste (some 'side-country").  The Gotama Jr's are built like the adult Gotama's, same design, core, etc. They're not just foam filled "look-alikes".   


post #3 of 5

Chuck, check this old thread:




Most of the skis discussed in the thread are still around, they don't seem to change kids ski models (other than graphics) as often as the adult skis.  My son is 9.5 y.o. and 70 lbs at this point.  He is still on the Solly Fish 121cm, but I have a pair of used Stockli Rotor 130 cm and a pair of unmounted 130 cm twin tips (Invader Jr., I think) waiting for him.  He did a nice job of carving the "packed powder" at Gore Mtn. NY last weekend on the Fish (his first day out this year).


If you're out west, you might want to choose jr skis that are on the wider side, like the Gotama Jrs that ILOJ suggests.


It also looks like your son could use some kid-sized goggles biggrin.gif.



post #4 of 5

All dual event jr race skis make great carvers that can also handle just about any terrains. A wider underfoot would make it a truer all mountain that does better in powder and crud.

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Thank you all for the info. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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