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Kids size jumpers have become very difficult to find (and expensive if you find them). Any thoughts on using these as kids jumpers?
Would probably not be ideal, because they are very short (60) inches and they have excessive rocker that makes them feel even shorter, as well as center mounted bindings wich would feel very weird on the ramp
We've had some kids take those wakeskis over the ramp, and while they're doable, they all are more successful on traditional jump skis. Their tails don't lend much support with the rocker, so landings with the weight back have a tendency to kick the skis out from under.
While still not super inexpensive (but a bit cheaper than other new options), the new Flyman jump skis are worth a look for younger jumpers. They're skis intended for the freestyle market, but he does build sizes down to 60" so could be an option for kids.
On a side note, I just snaked a pair of 66" mint Kidders w/bindings for $50 a couple weeks back (that apparently I won't be reselling since my 9 yo fell in love with them). So you can find them cheap every now and then, but it usually involves someone having absolutely no idea of their worth, and constantly keeping an eye out on CL and Marketplace for them to pop up.
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