Originally Posted by marznc
Skis that reach about chin level are good for kids who are just starting out. I rented or did a season lease until it was clear my daughter would keep skiing when I got her started with the help of ski school at age 4. We live 3-4 hours away (central NC) from where we could ski so didn't get in many days ages 4-7. After our first spring break trip to Alta when she was 7, then it was worth buying boots and skis. Got the first set at a ski swap in the fall. By then she was Level 6 (of 9) and starting out with skis up to her forehead was no big deal. They were the right length well before the second year.
, who bought used gear for his kids because he knows what to look for on eBay.
Thanks for that info! Her chin comes in right at somewhere between 95 and 100cm..... Depending on how she's holding her head LOL
Tons of great deals on eBay. Now I just need to sift through them.
I'll might just put several of them on my watch list and let her pick out the ones that float her boat.
However, I did find a girls ski package for less than $200 ( with a best offer option) that has 97cm Head Mojo Spawn 3 skis with Atomic bindings, poles and Roxy boots. All new items and fitted based on her specs. You just send in a trace of their bare foot with weight and height...
This morning I also found an in like new condition package that includes Rossi Girl's 100cm, Atomic bindings and Roces adjustable boots 16-18.5 for a great price with obo option. Those are gonna be a hard to pass deal. But they don't get "set up" as they are from an individual and not a shop.
That find introduced me to these Roces adjustable boots. Neat idea. However she seems to be right at the upper end of the 16-18.5 and not quite to the 19-22. But in reality she should be right at about a 17.5 so these adjustables would give her a little bit a room to grow at least.
But after staying up till the wee hours of the morning last night looking at skis there are so many good options that are basically turnkey purchases.
I've found K2, Head, Rossi, Elan, techno pro, salomon, Nordica, Fischer, volkl ......whew! Lol