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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'BrienOBrien Jr. Vortex Combo Waterskis
 
4.4

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

78%

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 (9)
      • 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...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.

    Reviewed by 11 customers

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    5.0

    Grandson loved them

    By H2o

    from Lake Havasu city

    About Me Beginner

    Pros

    • Easy To Learn On

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • First Time Skiing

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

      Seven year old grandson got up the first try!

      (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Looks great!!

      By JFC

      from Quebec, Canada

      About Me Beginner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about O'Brien OBrien 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 OBrien 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 OBrien 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 OBrien 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).

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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
                  • Q:

                    Is there a replacement bar for these skis?
                    Asked on 5/5/2012 by Anonymous

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