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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