the primary issue are boots,
the other thing is time and frequency on the hill...go as much as possible
kids can learn on any old board and bindings (as long as the boot fits in bindings)...big or small it really doesn't matter much..flex, heel/toe drag, rocker/camber is not going to be an issue at a beginner or even at an intermediate level. All that stuff starts to matter at an advanced intermediate level and really at the advanced and into expert level is when seek out the performance/design aspect of things.
...its not the board...its their determination, athletic ability and time on the hill and the FUN factor
I've taken literally hundreds of kids to the hill over the past 5-6 years as a ski bus chaperone.
Last edited by wrathfuldeity; 01-09-2013 at 07:04 PM.