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Roces boots and forward lean

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I was watching my little kid ski in her Roces yesterday, and, probably since forward lean just came up on another thread, I was looking at her "adjustable size" Roces boots.  As far as I can tell, there is zero forward lean, and neither is there any real flex range to them.  The lower shell pretty much extends up through 75% of the cuff. 

 

A 30 lb kid on an 80 cm ski is about as likely to flex the ski as grind a rail, but I bought these boots thinking she would ski with them for a few more years as they "grow".  With a 110 - 120 ski, a 65 lb kid can actually get some flex with forward pressure.

 

Is sticking with these boots a bad idea as she starts progressing technically beyond "the wedge"?  

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Kids mostly ski in the back seat, it is a fact of life.  Young kids don't understand the idea of a "balanced athletic" stance.  As long as she is progressing I wouldn't worry about it.  Our son, now 23, started when he was 5 and was in the backseat for years.  I don't even recall when he quit skiing that way, but he's not in the backseat anymore.  When she starts making mostly parallel turns you should get her with a PSIA Children's Specialist instructor, preferably a CS2.  After the lesson discuss what kind of boots she should have with the instructor.  

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