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Old 01-09-2013, 07:06 AM
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Suggestions 2nd set of kids skis

Looking for some suggestions...We finally got my 7 year old daughter skiing comfortably this summer on a set of HO Hot Shot trainer skis. I realize that these won't cut the cheese for the coming season as they are just a bit too small, but the full sized combo skis that I have are definitely too big. With that said, I'm trying to find a "cheap" pair of junior skis in the offseason. Thinking Fleebay will be a good source. Any suggestions for a set that is good quality and small enough for a small kid to manage on her own in the water? Or, does anyone have a set that they might want to clear out of their storage closet?

I found a pair of Obrien Vortex on ebay, any good?

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I've used these Radar skis for a number of years and they are great! The one in this pic is about 9 or 10 years old. There is also a bar that can be attached to the front of the skis and a small tie strap for the back. So it works for beginners as well as the older ones.
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I picked up a pair of O'Brien Jr. Amigo skis a few years ago for my kids, they work great. Got them on e-bay for about half price (~$75 I think). My 70 yr old mom even got up on them, popped her right up no problem. I think Overton's has a similar looking pair that were cheaper if going new.
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Looking for some suggestions...We finally got my 7 year old daughter skiing comfortably this summer on a set of HO Hot Shot trainer skis. I realize that these won't cut the cheese for the coming season as they are just a bit too small, but the full sized combo skis that I have are definitely too big. With that said, I'm trying to find a "cheap" pair of junior skis in the offseason. Thinking Fleebay will be a good source. Any suggestions for a set that is good quality and small enough for a small kid to manage on her own in the water? Or, does anyone have a set that they might want to clear out of their storage closet?

I found a pair of Obrien Vortex on ebay, any good?

Thanks!
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Did you really type cut the cheese?????
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I've used these Radar skis for a number of years and they are great! The one in this pic is about 9 or 10 years old. There is also a bar that can be attached to the front of the skis and a small tie strap for the back. So it works for beginners as well as the older ones.
Priceless shot...look at that smile... a ski addict in the making...
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Priceless shot...look at that smile... a ski addict in the making...
Thanks! That's my niece that fractured her head last summer from wakeboarding (see helmet thread). Fortunately, she just got the clean bill of health from the doc just a few weeks ago. So she can start V-ball and skiing again! She's an awesome kid.
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Did you really type cut the cheese?????
OMG...that must have been the cold meds I was on this AM when I wrote the post. Glad you got some humor out of that one, I know I did now that you pointed it out.

Thanks for the suggestions guys, much appreciated!
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Thanks! That's my niece that fractured her head last summer from wakeboarding (see helmet thread). Fortunately, she just got the clean bill of health from the doc just a few weeks ago. So she can start V-ball and skiing again! She's an awesome kid.
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