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Skis for my tall 5.5 year old

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My son will be 6 in March.  He is very tall 48" and weighs 50 lbs.  I want to get him a pair of skis.  There is a great deal on a pair of 110 cm skis.  Would those be too long for him?  I wanted to get him 100 cm but this deal is really good.  But if they are too difficult for him to use then its not worth the deal.  Help please

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Welcome to EpicSki!  It would help to know a bit more about your son's skiing experience.  Where does your family normally ski?  How often?  How many years has your son skied?

 

My daughter started skiing at age 4 at a small ski area in the southeast.  I had her in full-day ski school a few times her first few seasons in addition to free skiing with me.  She could ski southeast black runs (easier than some blues out west) by age 6.  After doing season leases for a couple seasons, I started getting used skis for her.  Usually a bit long (forehead height) to start but she was good enough to ski them just fine.  That way she got two seasons out of the skis.  She is a confident skier who isn't interested in park or racing.

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My son will be 6 in March.  He is very tall 48" and weighs 50 lbs.  I want to get him a pair of skis.  There is a great deal on a pair of 110 cm skis.  Would those be too long for him?  I wanted to get him 100 cm but this deal is really good.  But if they are too difficult for him to use then its not worth the deal.  Help please

There are always great deals on kids skis, because at that age the ski models rarely change...just the tops.  You can buy good used equipment on ebay or Craigs List for bupkis.  The questions marznc posed above are important for determining the length.

 

http://www.epicski.com/t/92869/money-time-saving-tips-for-parents-with-small-children-who-ski

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