View Full Version : free ride ski for teenager

04-20-2008, 10:14 AM
my kids are starting to ski and i need to get them a ski that is their size. we usually only free ride because we don't have access to a course, (maybe once a year)

i usually ski on a HO triumph, 69 dbl venoms. i would prefer the HO Esprit (my kids are girls and want something more girly, but put graphix aside).

i think i can get an older, little used triumph in 63 for a really good price.

any opinions?

04-20-2008, 04:26 PM
Try ebay, there are a couple of 63" skis going for less than $50 with double high wraps. It seems as if the bindings are either small or X-large, so it does me no good.

04-21-2008, 11:37 AM
You know there are a couple of old standards that have stood the test of time. The Obrien World Team, new in most catalogues around 250.00, Barts also has a ladies Impulse with girly graphics for the same price. For a bit more longevity try a Kidder Red Line, you can sometimes find them used for a good price.

04-21-2008, 03:09 PM
performace ski has the HO esprit with dbl shock boots for $284, my preference would be for this ski in a 65"

i may have located a 2006 triumph in 63" with venom front and RTP. i think i can get this for $120.

i think the triumph is a bit less stable unless on edge?

04-21-2008, 04:28 PM
Isn't the triumph a wide body

04-29-2008, 11:04 AM
we stopped in at Tommy's Slalom shop last saturday afretnoon. it was their spring yard sale. there was nothing worth buying there, but we started talking to tommy. he made us a fantastic deal on 64" esprit from 07, he also put on 08 dbl shock boots!

we got out for family night last night and torri tried it out. it took a few tries to get out (but that was likely the driver of a new boat)

here is her ski!

i tried a few turns on my ski too. getting up was awesome! i was out of the water before the prop wash! that never happened on the old IO. I love this ride!
this turn was ok
but i dropped something on this one
here is ellie getting out on the kneeboard

maybe i should have put this in pride and joy? i love my kids!