It would seem that a racing helmet with the wire across the front would be a starting place. Then what about pads for shins and forearm. Curvy poles. New skis? I have no experience with racing to speak of.
Yesterday we were skiing and it was demo day. She presently skis on Burnin Luvs. She demoed the Foxfire and her skiing improved noticeably. She was laying an down an edge for the first time. They were 152s. One of my racer buddies got a pair of Dynastar GS skis out of the locker for her to try, but they were too short and too soft. I wonder if it would be appropriate to pick up a pair of Foxfire or would that not be enough of a racing ski. She is maybe a level 7.
The news of her making the team has already translated to much improved skiing. I think that realizes that she had better get her $#!t together so she is paying attention to skills and what people are suggesting. She still won't listen to me though.
So your experience is needed. Please keep in mind that I am broke, plus I want to buy more stuff for me She is having problems with her boots, Burnin Luvs aren't going to cut it and she has never even seen a slalom pole! Where do we start?
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