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My recent experiences in putting Tawny on a softer board have taught me
that stiffer is not always better. Stiffness should be judged with respect
to weight, ability, and desired performance.



On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 5:14 PM, Matthew Kulas <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> It's my understanding that twin tips are generally softer skis, so unless
> he's spending most of his time in the park, avoid them.
>
>
> On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 2:03 PM, John Babyak <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>
>> Note: I checked the archives, but there aren't many, if any, references to
>> suggested skis for teenagers...
>>
>> Many listers will be familiar with my son, Brian (just turned 15) from
>> past
>> partees. Brian fits the typical SkiVT youth profile -- excellent
>> conditioning, skis
>> all terrain, loves the trees and steeps, reluctantly skis cruisers (dad
>> still beats
>> him down), won't hesitate to huck a 10 ft cliff in soft snow (dad doesn't
>> do
>> this), and wants to be the first guy on the mountain and the last to
>> leave. It's
>> probably 'bout time we face the music and make a minor investment in some
>> decent boards for the kid.
>>
>> BTW, our "home" VT hill is Smuggs, but MRG is Brian's (and my) favorite
>> area...his vitals are as follows:
>>
>> Weight:  125 lbs
>> Height: 5' 10"
>> Type: III
>>
>> For his first 7 years, we've rented seasonal equipment, but am thinking of
>> getting him a used set-up of skis/bindings, since he has outgrown most of
>> the
>> recreational equipment offered (will probably continue to rent boots,
>> however).
>>
>> Would love suggestions for skis in 161-168 range, preferably
>> twin-tip/freeride?
>> Also, I would gladly entertain offers for your used stuff if in
>> fair-to-good shape
>> and less than 4 yrs old (bc me please).
>>
>> Thanks for l@@king!
>>
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