6 year old newbie

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  Thread Started By:   ad333   On:   Monday 13/11/2017 @ 08:28 Show Newest First    
ad333
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  #2  6 year old newbie  Posted 13/11/2017 @ 08:28
Hi

After 3 weeks of mini moose ski school (Manchester Chill factor e) for my 6 year old I find out I can pay for a private instructor to teach him to board, if he has his own kit.

Few questions...

1) Anyone have a 6 year old looking to join my son (up to 4 kids) to reduce the cost please?

2) I'm looking to buy him a used board and boots. What length should I go for on the boots, and should a UK 13 shoe, be UK 13 snowboard boots in theory?

Thanks all.
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tombolton82
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France
  #3  Re: 6 year old newbie  Posted 13/11/2017 @ 12:34
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HI,

Have a look at the k2 mini turbo pack. Boots, board and bindings. We paid €250 and they lasted our boys 2 full seasons before we sold them on
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ad333
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  #4  Re: 6 year old newbie  Posted 16/11/2017 @ 17:12
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QUOTE (tombolton82 - 13/11/2017 @ 12:34)

HI,

Have a look at the k2 mini turbo pack. Boots, board and bindings. We paid €250 and they lasted our boys 2 full seasons before we sold them on

Thanks for replying Tom. What would I need, 100, 110 or 120?
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ad333
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  #5  Re: 6 year old newbie  Posted 16/11/2017 @ 17:12
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QUOTE (tombolton82 - 13/11/2017 @ 12:34)

HI,

Have a look at the k2 mini turbo pack. Boots, board and bindings. We paid €250 and they lasted our boys 2 full seasons before we sold them on

Thanks, what length board did you choose, cheers
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tombolton82
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France
  #6  Re: 6 year old newbie  Posted 16/11/2017 @ 17:47
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I think we got them a 100 and 110 but not totally sure now.

I’m sure that I went too big, obviously they grow pretty quick so what was a bit big at the start of the winter was fine by the end and then too small at the end of the next winter. I got whatever size was up to their foreheads. I was happy to get them too big as my boys do board a hell of a lot so they adapted quite easily, just something to bear in mind if your 6 year old only goes occasionally.

They’re good boards though, they have a very soft edge so they can pretty much slide sideways without catching an edge and breaking their face! The bindings were good, one big strap which was easy for them to tighten and take off with gloves on. The boots have removable liners, I think they go up by 3 sizes or something.
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ad333
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  #7  Re: 6 year old newbie  Posted 17/11/2017 @ 10:20
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Hopefully picking up used nitro, Santa Cruz bindings and boots on Monday...

Thanks for the advice.

Do you and your family live out in the 3 valleys year round then?
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webba
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Nottinghamshire
  #8  Re: 6 year old newbie  Posted 28/11/2017 @ 14:13
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We got our girl the K2 setup for her 7th Birthday and she loved it so much she cleaned it up and wrapped it up because she wants to teach her daughter on it,She is now 15 and snowboarding is the biggest love in her life.
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