Originally Posted by volantaddict
Garry, you are surely a good friend. However, when you tell people he's a six year old, you may be giving them the impression he's the SIZE of a six year old. I've been reading a bit, and apparently he's bigger than some folks nine year olds.
He's 4'4" and 57lbs. Phil suggested 120s. Realize though, that I am going to bring him to the SOS ski swap at the beginning of November. I've been scoping ebay too, but I recall going to ski swaps was part of building interest in and knoweledge of the sport.
Those ski swaps have some really good bargains on mostly used skis. I am going to check them out this year ,as always, for some skis for ski schoolers to trash .
I was wondering what size you would want to start him at? His heighth is at 132 so 120's might be fine . Or would some shorter ones work better for the first few times to let him overpower them for a better learning experience ? When he gets a few days under his belt move him up to something longer , like the 120's
For young ones it is all about getting confidence that they can control their speed , make their turns and having fun