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9 year old needs ski gear

post #1 of 8
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Folks,

Any recommendation on ski boots, skiis and bindings for a 9 year old.

 

She has been skiing 2 years on rental, and I wanted her to have her own equipment.

 

thanks in advance.

post #2 of 8

I would suggest looking into seasonal leases for your children.  They get to take them home and keep in their room but at the end of the season you bring them back.  I work at a ski shop and we have a great lease program and I am sure there is one in your area too.  This way they get the right sized equipment every year.

 

Just a suggestion of course.  Good luck.

 

Rick G

post #3 of 8

do shops usually lease skis that a 2-3 year old could use?

post #4 of 8

aslogar, could you tell us a little more about your girl?  Height, weight, shoe size, etc.  And, perhaps, why you prefer to own over a season rental?

 

wasatchwarrior, it depends on the shop.  Honestly, the only places I'd rely on to supply micro-skis and nano-boots are kids programs at resorts that cover that age group.

 

I've found that some post-season sales prices on kids gear, even new gear, can be cheaper than renting for a week.  I depends on many factors, especially your ability to predict what will fit and for how long.

post #5 of 8

aslogar,

 

There is a lot of equipment for juniors, both new and used. There is also the season rental programs. My son is 14 now and is on a race team. I went the used gear route and started him at age 3. I felt that was typically less money and better equipment than the season rentals. I checked out their equipment and it was lower to middle end stuff and 2-4 years old. It is an easy way to go and you get the propper sizing.

 

I have some used gear if you are interested for a 9 year old, I would like $75 for skis, boots, and poles. PM me if interested and we can see if the sizes work for your daughter.

 

Wasatchwarrior,

 

Not sure if the seasonal's go that small, I have a set for $75 if you are interested. My son's first package. I thought my niece would use it for her son, but she is not interested.

post #6 of 8

Check this out.

 

http://www.evo.com/outlet/skis/dynastar-starlett-nova-7-bindings-youth.aspx#image=46822.Size.LengthCM_140_Image.jpg or go sports swap shops for possible deals.

 

Boots be a little more selective for fit and type.  I'll leave that for the Boot guys to speak on.

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Originally Posted by rickg View Post

I would suggest looking into seasonal leases for your children.  They get to take them home and keep in their room but at the end of the season you bring them back.  I work at a ski shop and we have a great lease program and I am sure there is one in your area too.  This way they get the right sized equipment every year.

 

Just a suggestion of course.  Good luck.

 

Rick G

I second this. I did lease packages the last 3 years for my son who was 10-12 during this time frame and ended up way ahead cash wise than I would have buying or renting for individual trips. My son skied on middle of the road, brand new stuff each year with perfectly fitting boots. He is also a very good skier that goes on any terrain and the equipment was more than adequate.

post #8 of 8

Talk to this guy

 

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