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O'Brien Youth Vantage Bamboo Trainer Water Skis - Dick's Sporting Goods

O'Brien Youth Vantage Bamboo Trainer Water Skis

Item Number: 12479559
Price: $119.99
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Buying Guide

The O'Brien ® Youth Vantage Bamboo Trainer Water Skis are ideal for beginning water skiers under 85 lbs. Made of durable and eco-friendly bamboo, these trainers feature a wide body for easier deep water starts and added stability. Included are a removable stabilizer bar to help provide confidence and a rope with an EVA coated handle.


  • Length: 46"
  • Wide body for ease of deep water starts and added stability
  • Includes a removable stabilizer bar
  • Includes rope with an EVA coated handle
  • Bamboo material is eco-friendly and durable
  • Recommended for skiers under 85 lbs
  • O'Brien

Country Of Origin: China

Customer Reviews

Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 6 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Solid Very good trainers. Easier for smaller kids. Too small for 10 years old September 16, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Youth Ski The skiis did not come with the front stabilizer bar. September 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Just right Good quality training skis. Excellent performance. 8 year-old got up right away. August 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Trainers This summer my 11 year old son was majorly frustrated in his attempts to get up on water skis using other so-called trainer skis with no success. Being a pretty good slolom skier myself and already using an O'Brien ProComp ski (for the last 20+ years) my son was very interested in a pair of O'Briens for himself. Being in a remote location in Maine for summer vacation we made the trek to a Dick's in Augusta where they kindly held a pair of Youth Vantage Trainers for our purchase. It was not a wasted trip and we're thrilled at our decision. Being a little larger than the suggested user, we opted not to use the stabilizer bar and let him try them as normal skis. After only a few tries he was up and skiing. Happy to say that within a couple of days he's now cutting and jumping the wakes and generally having a blast. If you have a child learning to get up, just get them. They work perfectly. July 30, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by ok for a starter These skis are ok for begginer skiers. The stabalizer bar broke off about the second time we used them though. The kids like it better without so I didnt make a big fuss. The bar is now in the bottom of the lake though!! The rope is a very cheap one. The kids liked the solid bar one, this one is a two-handled that came with my skis. Over all the skis are good for someone starting out. My 10 year old had a hard time getting his feet into them (a little tight). I would say thats about the age deadline 10 to 11. July 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Finally non-cheezy looking junior skis I saw these at Dick's and couldn't resist purchasing them. I was glad to find some junior skis that didn't have characters on it, and the price was right. My 8-year old niece used them and almost got up the very first time; she went for a while and couldn't get her butt off the back of the skis. We had to adjust the rope so that she had something to pull against to get herself standing up. It is a little difficult when the rope can slide through the cross bar. We ended up tying a knot to control the length and keep the boat from pulling the rope down away from her. Having tied a knot, it takes some time to adjust for another user. I suspect that this experience isn't any different than other junior skis though. July 10, 2012
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