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Old 08-26-2007, 07:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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my daughter is going to be 8 this december. she weighs 40 lbs & about 4' tall. do you think a 110 is too long for her?
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Old 08-26-2007, 09:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes. she's still too young to make the investment in a board she needs about a 90 cm which is the smallest any company makes.
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Old 08-26-2007, 10:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i don't think she's too young for the investment, considering it costs us each time we take her out, we've dished out at least $120 in rental fees each year for the past two years. and with a board swap, i can get a discount on her next board when she's ready to switch out.
last year people were saying to get her a 101. i can't remember what they gave her as a rental though. only reason i asked about the 111 was because there was a burton chopper with bindings that looked in great shape.
so you think a 101 is even too big?
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Old 08-26-2007, 10:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Wow, sounds like she's got a good early start! I've got a 12 y/o that started when he was 6 and my 4 y/o started last winter after skiing for 2 years.

I'd probably go with the 111, and if you can find them the Burton Scout kid's bindings. I don't think Burton makes them any more, but they are a single buckle binding that are really easy for the kids to put on and take off. I got the 12 y/o Flows last year and after a little practice he was off riding while everyone else was sitting around buckling up.
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Old 08-26-2007, 11:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Just do a seasonal rental should run you about 90 bucks for the season if she has a growth spurt that means new boots or board mid season no question asked.
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Old 08-26-2007, 11:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Wow, sounds like she's got a good early start! I've got a 12 y/o that started when he was 6 and my 4 y/o started last winter after skiing for 2 years.

I'd probably go with the 111, and if you can find them the Burton Scout kid's bindings. I don't think Burton makes them any more, but they are a single buckle binding that are really easy for the kids to put on and take off. I got the 12 y/o Flows last year and after a little practice he was off riding while everyone else was sitting around buckling up.
she's been out two seasons, a few times each season. she's all about it, which is why i've even taken her out, but her skill isn't all that progressive. she may have no fear, but she's not really a natural. i got her a lesson the first time i took her out, but have just tried to work with her myself since then.

i was thinking of getting her the flow bindings, but want to see how they fit her before i invest in them. last year the rental shop had the scouts & i hated them! they were so bulky for her little boot & didn't seem to hold it very good, although i didn't mess with it too much to get it fitting good. it may have fit better had i moved the strap some.
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Old 08-26-2007, 11:13 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Just do a seasonal rental should run you about 90 bucks for the season if she has a growth spurt that means new boots or board mid season no question asked.
no one's ever mentioned a seasonal rental to me...?
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Old 08-26-2007, 11:27 PM   #8 (permalink)
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The Scouts take some tweaking to get them to fit right. If they're not adjusted properly they are more pain than they're worth.

I'd definitely wait on the flows until she's a bit older. My son was pretty frustrated with them for a couple of weeks until he figured them out. You have to approach getting in and out of them much differently than with traditional bindings.

Seasonal rentals are ok, but you can't recoup the money by selling the old gear. I've been hanging on to the 12 y/o's stuff as he's progressed. The younger one has some nice hand-me-downs now.
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Old 08-27-2007, 06:57 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Seasonal rentals rock we're about to do seasonal rental season here. The best part about it is you don't have to maintenance it, you don't have to deal with it when she grows they just give you something that fits her, and you aren't stuck sitting on gear to sell. At the age of 12 thats when I recommend making the jump into buying them gear.
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