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side and base angles for young kids skis

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What do you recommend for a 40 pound 4 year old and 85 pound 8 year old who ski small hills in Southern Ontario. Both are beginners
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At the beginner level I wouldn't stress about it....

 

However a 1*/2* is a good place to start.

post #3 of 7
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That is what I was thinking but thought I would run it by this informative forum.
post #4 of 7

I see no reason not to go 1/3. My GF started skiing 5 years ago, she's always been on 1/3. Of course she is a bit older, she was born in 1960.

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Originally Posted by rmcintosh View Post

What do you recommend for a 40 pound 4 year old and 85 pound 8 year old who ski small hills in Southern Ontario. Both are beginners


As said above 1-2 or 1-3.  Main thing is the base bevel.  Make sure it is consistent for the length of the ski.  You can round out the edges on the tips and tails AFTER the widest point of the ski.

 

Here you go although I'm thinking you know how to tune already.

post #6 of 7
1/3

I live in Southern ON, given the conditions and over skied slopes this is what you need for the kids and adults at a minimum.
post #7 of 7

4 years old:  square & flat, let them learn how to track their skis.  If that doesn't work well, relax to 1/1.

 

8 years old:  1/2, develop lateral movement & smooth transitions.

 

U12 (10 & 11):  ready to get performance from a 1/3 tune.

 

U14 (12 & 13):  0.5/3

 

U16 & up:  coach recommendation with input from athlete

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