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dbry1107dbry1107 Posts: 5 New Baller
Hey everyone, new to the forum but love reading all the knowledgeable post on here. Just after some advice on a good slalomski for my kids to progress on, from a slalom from a set of trainers. I have acces to a HO Revolt 64" with Radar Vector binding and RTP. Is this ski going to be to advanced or big for them, the used market for decent junior skis here in Western Australia is pretty much non existent. Cheers Daniel.


  • InthedayIntheday Posts: 150 Baller
    We went through this same thing. The advice was a 63 would be good as they are learning you will be going slow so a bit too large will be fine, then as they get older and you go faster the ski will still suit them.
  • dbry1107dbry1107 Posts: 5 New Baller
    Thanks for the advice, I think I'll just put them on it and see how they go.
  • InthedayIntheday Posts: 150 Baller
    In the end they will be fine. We have a bunch of kids that ski with us from 6-13 years of age and they ski on any of the shorter slalom skis fine. Though that been said we do not have any current top end small skis.
    Here as some links on this site to junior skis enjoy the reading
  • Nautiqueskier123Nautiqueskier123 Posts: 18 Baller
    I'm 12 and i ski on a 62 inch d3 z7 and love it. It has lasted me 2 years but i am starting to outgrow it
  • SkiJaySkiJay Posts: 2,314 Mega Baller
    D3 makes excellent skis in small sizes. ... Your ski should be your dance partner, not a wrestling opponent
  • skibummskibumm Posts: 106 Baller
    I have an older KD 7000 junior I would sell someone double boot $175.00 perfect condition
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 6,042 Mega Baller
    I think it will work fine.
    Mark Shaffer
  • dbry1107dbry1107 Posts: 5 New Baller
    Thanks for the post everyone end up selling the HO Revolt for a good price and got a HO Future Freeride for the kids. Yet to hit thewater!!!
  • bigtex2011bigtex2011 Posts: 522 Crazy Baller
    I bought our 10 year old a 63 radar vapor. i bought our 12 year old a 65 radar vapor as well.
    Our 10 was skiing on a 63 nomad rc that we bought used. i was tired of gluing the top back down. Our 12 was skiing on a 62" 9700. he was just flat out struggling.

    We bought the vapors and both improved a ton. My 10 year ran [email protected] off @30 in boys 1 and my 12 year is getting to his max speed at 15 and trying 22off. It's fast and turns well. We feel like they will be on these skis for years so it's a win win. Both boys are in boys 2 this year, so if they don't kill each other we hope to have a good year.

  • ToddLToddL Posts: 2,846 Mega Baller
    edited November 2014
    I see a lot of small, younger juniors doing well on larger skis than you would think would work (for example, a skier who is under 90 lbs. skiing on a 64" ski). The cool thing about this approach is as the skier grows bigger and their skills improve, they will be moving to faster speeds. Consider that a 145lb skier at 36 mph is within D3's recommendation for a 64" ski. So is a 90lb skier at 30 mph. Thus, the skier can continue to use the same ski for a longer time.
    -- The future of skiing depends upon welcoming novice skiers regardless of age to our sport.
  • JWebSkiJWebSki Posts: 90 Baller
    I used a Ho revolt size 63.5" all the way into -22 36mph.
  • drewski32drewski32 Posts: 218 Baller
    edited December 2014
    I weigh 120lbs and run into -35 at 36mph on a 65" D3 Helix. The ski turns easily and the extra length helps me carry speed. I was surprised to find that I was more comfortable on the longer ski than I was on shorter ones.

    As long as I've been involved in the sport it has seemed that D3's have been extremely popular with juniors. They are good skis to develop on.
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