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post #21 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-19-2012, 01:37 PM
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For me, purchase, no question. Like I mentioned upthread, I have two sons, 2.5 years apart. My general strategy will be to buy new stuff out of season and pass it down. (I also have a nephew 1-1/2 younger than my youngest -- don't know if he'll do snow sports, but bikes and other stuff will get passed down to him for sure.)

Skis. I bought new "last year's model" skis and bindings in the summer on discount ($200, I think. MSRP would've been $300+). Then in season I bought adjustable Roces boots ($100), which we got two seasons out of. Real rough math, but kid 1 got almost 30 days on the gear, making that roughly $10 a day. Say kid 2 uses the stuff for two years, also around 30 days, that makes $5 a day. (Right now I don't have issues with passing boots down from kid to kid.)

Snowboard. Similarly, last spring/summer when discounts started, I bought a new "last year's model" board for about $120. (Ride Lowrider, 90cm. Looks like 2013 model has MSRP of $180 this year.) I bought new Flow Micron bindings (previous year's model, XS) off of eBay for about $50. Boots I'll buy in season to make sure they fit, probably full price. Once I see how the kid does and how the boots work out, I'll watch next spring's sales and buy the next 2 sizes up of the same model of boot if discounts are good. Same plan for passing snowboard gear down to second kid as with skis.

I'm sure this beats rentals anywhere. At some point too I did some numbers on those "new gear each season" programs and didn't think they made sense for me at all, especially since I plan to pass down. I can see kids' needing new boots each season, but I'm hoping a given size board will last 2 seasons per kid. So given their age spread, I'm thinking they'll get about 4 years out of a board.

Plus there's never having to deal with a rentals area.

Sooner or later your legs give way, you hit the ground.

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So guys, did you purchase the equiptment for your little tykes, or simply rent them?
That's what ski swaps are for...I'm heading with the kids to a big one in a couple of minutes...fortunately they are old enough to find and buy their own shit and there is a strategy...who ever gets done first....go stand in the check out line


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The sooner she learns to shred the sooner we can all take family vacations together and REALLY shred the winter, lol. (I board, the wife skiis)



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If this is your goal then start her on skis, no question.

If you watch most of those videos with kids under 4, none of them actually turn onto their toeside edge, basically they sideslip the whole mountain. Im not knocking it - as long as the kids having fun, but thats not snowboarding, its sliding the mountain on your heels. Until they turn, they are never more than a level 1, steeper terrain - don't even think about it.

Put your kid on skis, there is actually a chance you get to ski with your kids for some of the holiday.

Managing parents expectations is normally the most difficult part of working at a ski school.
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