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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


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 kids' size 2 - men's size 7. For skiers up to 140 lbs. Length: 54".
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O'BrienOBrien Jr. Vortex Combo Waterskis
 
4.4

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (7)
  • Smooth ride (7)
  • Lightweight (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Flat water (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beginner (12)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Pretty Good

Just used the skis yesterday with 3 grandkids - oldest fell 3 times, middle got up for 30-40 secs on his first try (yea), and the youngest had trouble getting his foot...Read complete review

Just used the skis yesterday with 3 grandkids - oldest fell 3 times, middle got up for 30-40 secs on his first try (yea), and the youngest had trouble getting his foot in after falling - so we are all still learning. Best thing was one kid was pushing the skis in front of him to the boat and they had come undone-so we figured that the screw that attached them together had been lost and our skiing time was over, except we were pleasantly surprised to find that the bolt was still trapped in the attaching bracket (now we know why they made it this way) and so we were able to continue to ski the rest of the day. Yea!!

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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.

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5.0

Pretty Good

By Cliff

from Wonder Lake, IL

About Me Beginner

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      Just used the skis yesterday with 3 grandkids - oldest fell 3 times, middle got up for 30-40 secs on his first try (yea), and the youngest had trouble getting his foot in after falling - so we are all still learning. Best thing was one kid was pushing the skis in front of him to the boat and they had come undone-so we figured that the screw that attached them together had been lost and our skiing time was over, except we were pleasantly surprised to find that the bolt was still trapped in the attaching bracket (now we know why they made it this way) and so we were able to continue to ski the rest of the day. Yea!!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      great product

      By lia

      from ballwin, mo

      About Me Beginner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Smooth Ride

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          ship fast

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          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

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                    • Q:

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

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        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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