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  1. #1
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    Teen ski- what after mantra JR

    Kids been on the Jr for years
    What is the next step?

    Oldest demo’d a few skis
    They were ok until the faction 3.0 which he loved and felt at home on

    So . . .

    Anything 160ish playful poppy etc that comes to mind?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Core Shot View Post
    Kids been on the Jr for years
    What is the next step?

    Oldest demo’d a few skis
    They were ok until the faction 3.0 which he loved and felt at home on

    So . . .

    Anything 160ish playful poppy etc that comes to mind?
    Check out Liberty Origin series. Think they would fit the description

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    If he liked the faction 3.0, why not just go with that? Too $$$? If so, what's your budget?
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    Quote Originally Posted by auvgeek View Post
    If he liked the faction 3.0, why not just go with that? Too $$$? If so, what's your budget?
    Faction jr skis aren’t bad price wise. The Rossi S7 Pro is also a good teen ski. I have faction 3.0s new in a 176 I’d sell if you think he’s gonna grow.

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    My god son is currently on the Cochise Jr and it works well for him. Takes a bit more effort to drive the tip than the Mantra, but he is not a large or strong kid and has no problem with them. Rides them daily. Ice and pow.

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    Teen ski- what after mantra JR

    Maybe the mini bent chetlers? I’m not sure if they have it in 160

    Edit: They do have 163s.

    Here’s a link: https://shop.atomic.com/en-us/produc...63-aa3305.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Core Shot View Post
    Kids been on the Jr for years
    What is the next step?

    Oldest demo’d a few skis
    They were ok until the faction 3.0 which he loved and felt at home on

    So . . .

    Anything 160ish playful poppy etc that comes to mind?
    Height and weight? My kid was on Mantra Jr, Shiro Jr, and Völkl One. He skipped the 160-something range as he grew a ton last summer. Now he skis Devastators, Enforcer 100’s, and Billy Goats. That jump got expensive.


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    Kid rips
    Smooth carver, pow slayer. Getting sendy now.
    95 pounds, 4.5 feet

    Demo’d Santa Anna/enforcer. Did well. But then on the faction 3 he was all smiles.

    Just looking for ideas of what to get on spring discount or used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Core Shot View Post
    Kid rips
    Smooth carver, pow slayer. Getting sendy now.
    95 pounds, 4.5 feet

    Demo’d Santa Anna/enforcer. Did well. But then on the faction 3 he was all smiles.

    Just looking for ideas of what to get on spring discount or used.
    Hit up ptex to see what he has left. Crazy solid deals but probably low on stock now

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    Praxis Piste Jibs
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    Blizzard Rustler Team Pro

    It was a one and done for 18/19

    It’s a 164 Rustler 10 in a different graphic for less money. On sale if you can find it would be a great deal for an adult ski.

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    My kid was on same ski and had 152 confessions for pow. Once those felt small, he demo'd Sally lux 92s in 161 (not by choice) and loved them. He doesn't care about the graphics.

    Another buddy has on3p Jesse's in same size and loves (more centered stance).

    He is 5'3" 100lb, and aggressive but not perfect form. Probably start men's skis next year.

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    Just get some red ones.

    This place is slipping.


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    2018 Faction Candide 2.0 Jr. rawks. Comes in a 145, 155, and 165, at 95mm underfoot. My 10 year old son is on the 145, and is still pretty ecstatic about them. I've taken him everywhere this year, and on them he's been hucking ~10 ft cliffs, bombing moguls and steep tree runs and moguled out steep tree runs, and tearing up waist deep (to me) powder with finesse. I think he's leveled up quite a bit on them. Enough to make me start feeling self-conscious about my age.

    If you want something wider, the grownup version is available in a 166 and 102 underfoot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattig View Post
    My kid was on same ski and had 152 confessions for pow. Once those felt small, he demo'd Sally lux 92s in 161 (not by choice) and loved them. He doesn't care about the graphics.

    Another buddy has on3p Jesse's in same size and loves (more centered stance).

    He is 5'3" 100lb, and aggressive but not perfect form. Probably start men's skis next year.

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    I really like the suggestion of a women’s ski. The issue becomes the weight of the skier...too heavy for a kids’ ski but not heavy enough for an adult unisex ski (in most cases).

    My kid complained about his Shiro getting pushed around in heavy or variable snow. Getting a short adult length helped a ton making that go away. The core was thinker and ski was just more stable all the way around.
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    My son loved moment PB&J‘s After retiring is Junior skis
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    Scott Scrapper 95 or the 95W

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    i'm in the same dilemma - my guy is 12 80 lbs soaking wet and 5 ft, very smooth and rips, he's on 4FRT 137s this year and they look ridiculously small for him these days, these K2 Mindbender Jr Team look like they could be a great ski though no deals for now, like that idea of the Blizzard Russler Team Pro anyone have their kids on Armada Tantrum?

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