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O'Brien Jr. Vortex Combo Waterskis

Item # 44502
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Key Features

  • Extra wide forebody

  • Parabolic shape

  • Stabilizer bar

  • Dual density junior adjustable bindings

  • For skiers up to 140 lbs.


Our Price   $169.99

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obrien A great choice for the junior skier, the Jr. Vortex is designed with an extra wide forebody and a parabolic shape for easy deep water starts. Stabilizer bar provides an easier pull. Dual density junior adjustable bindings fit sizes 2 - 9. For skiers up to 140 lbs. Length: 54".
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O'Brien Jr. Vortex Combo Waterskis

O'Brien Jr. Vortex Combo Waterskis

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O'BrienO'Brien Jr. Vortex Combo Waterskis
 
4.3

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (0)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Smooth ride (6)
  • Durable (4)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Flat water (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Beginner (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6), Yes (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Kids Ski

    Bought these to get my 9 and 11 year old kids skiing. The 9 year old was up and skiing in three tries and the 11 year old in 5 tries. Wide design is ...Read complete review

    Bought these to get my 9 and 11 year old kids skiing. The 9 year old was up and skiing in three tries and the 11 year old in 5 tries. Wide design is so much easier than the old style...Great product, too bad they cost so much (but what doesn't these days).

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Ok, but not great for lighter skiers

    My daughter is about 60 lbs. and after about 5 tries, could easily get up on the ski. (That was her first time trying to slalom.) So, it was great for learning...Read complete review

    My daughter is about 60 lbs. and after about 5 tries, could easily get up on the ski. (That was her first time trying to slalom.) So, it was great for learning to get up on a slalom.
    However, once up, it has some challenges. It is somewhat unstable (it wants to roll to either side), when riding between the wakes. It is much more stable, when on an edge on the outside of the wakes leaning slightly away from the boat.
    Also, unless the skier is going side to side, it tends to put a lot of spray in the skiers face. This may be due to her light weight, but shifting her weight toward the front or back of the ski does not help, neither does changing the speed.
    There may not be anything better on the market, but I would shop around a little more before deciding to buy this ski again.

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    5.0

    Looks great!!

    By JFC

    from Quebec, Canada

    About Me Beginner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about O'Brien O'Brien Jr. Vortex Combo Waterskis:

          The water skis look great. We bought it for my 10 years old daugther as a christmas gift. We have not tried it yet but we are really excited to see our daugther next summer. Thanks!!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Classy, easy to use. Instant success.

          By Pinkgayle

          from Sunapee NH

          About Me Beginner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Smooth Ride

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Flat Water

            Comments about O'Brien O'Brien Jr. Vortex Combo Waterskis:

            These arrived sooner than we expected. Three kids ages 8-13 were successful skiers right away!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            GREAT TEACHING TOOL

            By Wes

            from LM Va

            About Me Beginner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Smooth Ride

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Flat Water

              Comments about O'Brien O'Brien Jr. Vortex Combo Waterskis:

              good binding comfort,Bar screws hold well,easy pull up, stable,good binding and rtp.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Great Kids Ski

              By Pieman

              from West Bend, WI

              About Me Beginner

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy to use
              • Work great for kids

              Cons

              • Pricey

              Best Uses

                Comments about O'Brien O'Brien Jr. Vortex Combo Waterskis:

                Bought these to get my 9 and 11 year old kids skiing. The 9 year old was up and skiing in three tries and the 11 year old in 5 tries. Wide design is so much easier than the old style...Great product, too bad they cost so much (but what doesn't these days).

                 
                5.0

                O'Brien Vortex skis

                By Kev

                from Windam, NH

                About Me Advanced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Lightweight
                • Nice quality and trainer
                • Smooth Ride

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Flat Water

                  Comments about O'Brien O'Brien Jr. Vortex Combo Waterskis:

                  Nice quality; nice trainer

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  • Q:

                    can they be used without stabilizer bar.
                    Asked on 10/15/2013 by bobby from alliance ohio

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                      Yes. The stabilizer bar can be easily removed and reattached as needed with just one screw in each ski.

                      Answered on 10/15/2013 by Product Expert from Overton's
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                    Is there a replacement bar for these skis?
                    Asked on 5/5/2012 by Anonymous

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