New Skis for 14 Year Old Beginner

BigSlick

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My 14 year old has been renting kids skis for the past couple seasons, namely K2 Amp Strikes at 136cm. Whe's still a beginner, she is able to get down groomed Blue runs. She's 5'1", 98lbs, size 7.5-8 in womens shoes (wore a 24.5 rental boot last year) and pretty much done growing. She's athletic, but cautious so I was thinking of buying a pair of Rossi Experience Jr Pros in 140cm for this season, which would then get passed down to my younger kid. If I go this route, I believe I'd have to get her junior boots and those wouldn't be compatible with adult bindings down the road. I was also looking at the K2 Anthem 75s in 142 as an alternative and then would be locked into getting her women's boots with the concern being she's probably better off with a softer flex. Any guidence on which direction to go would be appreciated.
 

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I’d go with the Anthems so you have the adult bindings. Also, that ski should be good for improving her skiing. What is the issue with getting her a women’s boot? As long as it is fit properly, she should have no difficulty flexing one that has been correctly fitted.
 

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I can’t suggest whats best, however, she is past the Beginner (beginner) stage, so something both in both boots and ski that’s aimed towards a beginner/intermediate maybe even intermediate is good.

Both boots and skis should be just enough above her ability not to hinder development but leave lots of room for growth in skill and strength. This is a very fine line at any level with the only exception being as you get into advanced you realize you can ski any ski easily, but still need to work to tap all its potential (hopefully in your lifetime).

Maybe @Tricia can make a good recommendation here.
 
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I can’t suggest whats best, however, she is past the Beginner (beginner) stage, so something both in both boots and ski that’s aimed towards a beginner/intermediate maybe even intermediate is good.

Both boots and skis should be just enough above her ability not to hinder development but leave lots of room for growth in skill and strength. This is a very fine line at any level with the only exception being as you get into advanced you realize you can ski any ski easily, but still need to work to tap all its potential (hopefully in your lifetime).

Maybe @Tricia can make a good recommendation here.
Thanks, maybe I should be looking at the Anthem 76s in 142cm then?
 

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I'm a proponent of longer skis. At 5.1, I would go 155-160. Plus she's basically not Jr anymore too. Unless big growth spree is in the future. If she can carve, she would benefit from better skis.
 

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My kids spent their early learning years on the K2 Public Enemy and they were perfect imo. They weren’t overly stiff and didn’t have a ton of siidecut. Those features combined with the twin tip design that allowed them to easily pivot served them well.
 

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+1 on longer skis. 5'1" == 154cm. I'd target 148cm-ish (eye level) length skis. At 14 yo, she might be (near) full grown as mentioned in OP.
+1 on non-beginner skis. If she's comfortable skiing blues, she's close to reaching speeds where a little better ski will be noticable. I'd shoot for a front side oriented carver-ish, something in high 70s low 80s under foot. I'd also get used, because she's likely to outgrow the ski as skills improve and tastes evolve.
So, a vote for the Rossignol experience 80 150 women's (not jr).

Good luck
 
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