The Rossignol Scan Jr. is a great ski for your little skier to improve his skills, or learn to ski on. The Extended Sidecut gives your skier more sidecut with the more angles that he puts on his skis for more edge hold. The less angle he puts on his skis, the less sidecut is engaged making the Scan Jr. more maneuverable. Tip Rocker will help him push out a snowplow, and when he is ready for parallel turns the rocker will help him initiate turns easier. Rossignol's Composite/Fiberglass core mixed with a Rossitop cap construction is very soft and forgiving, making it perfect for smaller lighter skiers.