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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
 
4.5

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (8)
  • Smooth ride (8)
  • Lightweight (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Flat water (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beginner (12), Advanced (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10), Yes (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Grandson loved them

Seven year old grandson got up the first try!

Seven year old grandson got up the first try!

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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

Jr skis

By Clay

from Atlanta,GA

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        This is a quality product and versatile enough to use for beginners through advanced junior skiers. Overtons offered the lowest price, free, speedy shipping.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Great Trainer Skis

        By Rock Crawler

        from Western NC

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Smooth Ride

        Cons

        • Had To Buy Them Lol

        Best Uses

        • Teaching Skis

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

        These are great skis to teach juniors on. The bar is adjustable for taller kids and can be made wider. Plus the slalom is good for beginner slalom open water skiers. Highly recommended for the little people in your life.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        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

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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!

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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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