Is board the right size for kid in lesson
This season, my 10 y.o. skier wants to snowboard--he's taken two "first timer" snowboard lessons in the past two seasons so he's still a beginner.
I'm thinking he can use his big bro's outgrown board and bindings. He has his own boots.
The board is a 08 Burton Custom Smalls 131. The recommended weight is 65-120 lbs. If he were renting, I'd probably put him on a smaller board, but I'd rather have him use his own gear if he can so we don't have to deal with the whole rental thing at the mtn. He is 65 lbs., 4' 4", size 4 youth boot.
For comparison, the Custom Smalls 120 has a weight range of 45-85 lb, and the 125 has a weight range of 50-95 lb.
If I send him into a group lesson with this gear, will I get a speech from the instructor about how his board is too big and holding up his progression? Outside of a lesson, I'm sure he'll be fine adapting to whatever size gear he has. It's just in the lesson, I want to make sure he has the right size gear.