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Old 12-10-2013, 09:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So I've been searching for a few days now for some new boots for my 3yr old son. It's been frustrating because the smallest i've seen is a one which is still big for him. Can anyone show me the right way where to locate the right sight for his small feet
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You will be hard pressed to find snowboarding boots for a kid that young. And it's kind of hard to tell if they fit right anyway since kids have a harder time understanding and explaining how their foot feels in the boot.

Honestly, I would recommend starting your boy off skiing if he's only 3. Is it possible for a 3 year old to snowboard, yes, but it will be harder and most likely not as fun for him. I taught snowboarding for 4 years and we wouldn't even take kids under 6 unless they paid for a private lesson for snowboarding. The youngest I ever taught was 5 and he had a hard time picking up the mechanics. He can be placed in a ski school lesson a lot easier and enjoy himself much more if he starts out skiing. Plus, if he can understand the concepts and execute the motions and increase his balancing abilities from skiing it will help him to transition to snowboarding when he is ready. Also, most places will have rental ski equipment that will actually fit him.

If you really want him to learn snowboarding and not have any affiliation with "the dark side", then that's totally up to you, and I'm not trying to say that it's a bad idea or anything. But that's just my advice and recommendation. And someone else suggested on another thread that you could just use his regular snowboots for snowboarding, since he probably won't be doing any major carving or anything for awhile.
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Sorels, if you want to get him on a board.
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Last yr i tried starting my 3-y/o with skiing because we couldnt find snowboard stuff for him. Got him on a scooter lessons and he HATED it. Clumsy, annoyed, did not enjoy it at all; the lesson was pretty much a waste.

Then we went to Mt Seymour and they had scooter gear for snowboarding... it was still a bit too big for him, but doable; and he had a blast. Absolutely loves boarding, and he was actually pretty good at it. We got a board with a leash and basically pulled him all over the place until he got the balance and feel down, then got him on very minor slopes to slide by himself. By the end of the day he was doing the bunny hill (this one had no lift, just a magic carpet. Riding that magic carpet up was basically his motivation to go down the bunny hill).

The major problem i find is discipline. At that age he didn't/doesn't understand danger... He's 4 now, but i think still not quite there in terms of discipline. Basically, he was stoked to try what the guys on tv did (the 'guys on tv' being Travis Rice and Art of Flight) and wanted to go kinda too big.

So yea.... there is small gear out there. Maybe not perfect, but at least doable. Prepare to be VERY patient and it will also be a workout, so you may be exhausted at the end of the day. But it's worth it.

I'm going to keep renting and taking him at least a couple of days of mild boarding, work on his balance and discipline, until i find some gear that he wont outgrow in a season.

Good luck!

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i purchase a size 1 and it is still big for him. My next thing to get is a leash so he doesn't go all over the place. I think he will be ok with the leash. I also taught about doing ski's first so he can get the hang of balancing, but i know he will be fine. Just need to get the boots for this little one.
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i purchase a size 1 and it is still big for him. My next thing to get is a leash so he doesn't go all over the place. I think he will be ok with the leash. I also taught about doing ski's first so he can get the hang of balancing, but i know he will be fine. Just need to get the boots for this little one.
Hi, you can order burton grom boots from the burton website as small as size 11.

My kid started at 5 wearing those boots. Keep in mind that the kids boots aren't much more supportive than regular boots; it's cheaper to just go with sorels.

I wouldn't recommend a leash, it will just pull your kid of his feet, its not like skiing with a leash.

Kids at 3 probably will spend all their time on the bunny hill, where you can teach them to sideslip, either with a board on your own feet or without one.

Look for the burton riglet parks, some resorts have them, and they are good for really young kids.

With the new kids boards that are shaped like saucers, ie. upturned on all edges, there's no longer any need to put your kid on skis first, they can go straight to boarding.
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Hey Lamps, just bought my 6-year-old daughter a board and binding setup for Xmas. She's in a size 2 boot, and is about 60 pounds. Think she'd be alright in a Sorel-type boot or at that age/size would the snowboard boots be worth the 50-60 bucks I've seen that I can get them for? She's never been on a board, but she can ski pretty well for her age.
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Hey Lamps, just bought my 6-year-old daughter a board and binding setup for Xmas. She's in a size 2 boot, and is about 60 pounds. Think she'd be alright in a Sorel-type boot or at that age/size would the snowboard boots be worth the 50-60 bucks I've seen that I can get them for? She's never been on a board, but she can ski pretty well for her age.
For your kid I'd get the real boots. At $50-$60 it's worth the boots, especially since a six year old will stay out for a bit if it's not too cold. If you can get her a size 3 and put on 2 pair of socks you'd get two seasons out of the boots probably. Also note that from size 4 up (which would be two seasons away for you unless your kid grows fast) you can get burton's Alpine or Zipline boot, which proper boot that is a scaled down version of the adult boots. This is different from the Grom boot which doesn't have a lot of support (tiny) little kids don't need much)


My kid at 6 years old did a 9 week Saturday program where they went out in the am and again after lunch, and then she did a few token runs with me on Sunday, plus a bit a Xmas and march break so she probably did 25 days plus.


When you're dropping $90 bucks on size 11 boots for a 2 or 3 year old kid who will only be on the bunny hill for 30 mins a day, maybe never go on the big hill, you're not getting a lot of value, whereas a six year old will be off the bunny hill after a couple sessions and can benefit from a real snowboard boot.
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For your kid I'd get the real boots. At $50-$60 it's worth the boots, especially since a six year old will stay out for a bit if it's not too cold. If you can get her a size 3 and put on 2 pair of socks you'd get two seasons out of the boots probably. Also note that from size 4 up (which would be two seasons away for you unless your kid grows fast) you can get burton's Alpine or Zipline boot, which proper boot that is a scaled down version of the adult boots. This is different from the Grom boot which doesn't have a lot of support (tiny) little kids don't need much)


My kid at 6 years old did a 9 week Saturday program where they went out in the am and again after lunch, and then she did a few token runs with me on Sunday, plus a bit a Xmas and march break so she probably did 25 days plus.


When you're dropping $90 bucks on size 11 boots for a 2 or 3 year old kid who will only be on the bunny hill for 30 mins a day, maybe never go on the big hill, you're not getting a lot of value, whereas a six year old will be off the bunny hill after a couple sessions and can benefit from a real snowboard boot.
Thanks that helps a lot.
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