My son is a 10 yr old, advanced skier. He skis double blacks, likes going off trail, bumps, etc; starting to go off of very small drops. He aspires to be a big mountain free skier - and does not race gates. For the past 2 seasons, he's skied in Head Carve X3 boots, which are a relatively entry level, 3 buckle, soft flex kids boot - but they seemed to serve him well. He's growing out of these boots and will need new boots for next season. I found some really smokin' end of season deals on better, somewhat more advianced Jr boots, and I'd like to ensure that there is some growing room, so he can, at the very least go the entire season on the boots, and hopefully get 2 seasons out of them (Papa needs the money to buy his own gear - ya know!). What's your recommendation on maximum allowable growing room in Jr boots ? Also, what flex should he be in, he currently weighs around 75 lbs, and I was thinking about 60 flex - IMO, I see a lot of kids in very stiff (100) Jr race boots, and I think it is way too stiff for the majority of kids in his weight range ? His current boots are a 23.5, and he's just starting to feel a little "crunched" in his toes. Should I go to 24.5, 25, 25.5 ?
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4/13/10 at 5:47pm