have a daughter who is a solid intermediate skier: 7 yo, weight 58lbs, who is "edging" through her turns. Occasionally she carves and during times of indecision and to gain control she wedges. I'm at a inflection point with her equipment. Have been leasing for the first three years, no problems, and am going to buy next year as I feel like she could benefit from better equipment as she learns to carve on a consistent basis.
I used to work in a shop several years ago and understand the basics of fitting/matching equipment. Meaning that I understand how the boot and ski work together and that know it's imperative for the skier, kids are skiers too!!!, to flex the boot in order to flex the ski. Based on this, I know not to fall victim to the buying equipment that is too advanced in order to save a few $$$. I see too many kids skiing who for whatever reason are not in the proper equipment, can't flex the boot and wind up skidding through turns. I also see kids who are very proficient skier so obviously equipment alone is not the answer.
My question is this: I'm going to pair a Rossi Fun Girl with a Volkl chica. The Rossi fits and I like Volkls, particularly fond that the skis have tip rocker. She's in a Rossi Fun Girl now and really has a hard time getting and keeping her weight forward. Thinking back to my years in a shop, is grinding out the back of the boot the best method to help get and keep her weight forward? I'm not really concerned with cost as I have younger daughter who can use the boots later. Just looking for advice about the best method to manage the equipment side so that I can help my daughter keep developing the proper technique.
Any advice, thoughts, suggestions ,are much appreciated.