4FRNT TNK JR. // $479 // 111-74-99 (at 145 cm) // 135, 145 cm
TNK stands for Tricky Nicky (Niklas) Karlstrom—Swedish park stud and 4FRNT co-owner. With a wood core, sturdy sidewalls and carve-ready sidecut, it’s the junior version of Karlstrom’s pro model.
 ARMADA CODA // $315 // 114-78-104 // 136–150 cm
Armada, the original athlete-owned ski company, still corners the cred market among newschoolers. With the Coda, kids can feel like they’re part of the team until they’re ready for the AR6.
 ATOMIC TWIN // $499 // 108-81-106 at 164 cm // 155–173 cm
With slanted sidewalls and full-length wood core, the Twin takes a beating in the park. And there’s virtually no taper angle (the difference between tip and tail width) so it’s as happy to go backward as forward.
 DYNASTAR 6TH SENSE SERIAL // $390 // 110-80-103 // 138–168 cm
Dynastar updates the Serial Trouble with a new name and graphic. The 6th Sense is a twin-tip cap construction that aims for versatility—comfortable in the park but wide enough for powder days.
 ELAN PINBALL // $400 // 112-80-102 // 158–178 cm
Don’t know who The Pizz is? Then you’re too old for the Pinball. Beneath the underground artist’s distinctive comic book–inspired work is a straightforward wood-core twin-tip built for park/all-mountain versatility.
[ 6 ] HEAD BULLET // $450 // 116-81-106 // 131–151 cm
The Austrian-made Bullet is a twin-tip built to blast through anything the mountain throws at it, in or out of the park, with speed-greedy sandwich construction and extra durable sidewalls.