HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR KIDS' SKIS?

Family skiing and helping children to discover skiing promises some great times. But how do you choose the right skis for children? Here are our tips.

OUR SKIING AND SNOWBOARD BRAND

WED'ZE

Our Skiing & Snowboard brand offers friendly tips for your sporting practice 

You should choose your kids's skis based on 3 criteria: level, size and ski shape.

YOUR LEVEL

There are two kinds of levels for kids
BEGINNERS

Your kids takes their first steps on skis, from kindergarten to their earliest slopes.

IMPROVING

Your child is making progress, knows how to stop, has mastered snowplough turns and is getting the hang of parallel skiing.

SIZE

*For beginners: You can choose a pair of skis of 15 cm to 5 cm shorter than they are tall. The shorter the ski, the easier it is to manoeuvre and the greater the child's confidence. Go for flexible skis for even greater manoeuvrability.

*For children making progress: You can choose a pair of skis the height of the child to 5cm shorter. The aim? That your child will develop with skis their size once an adult

Note:

-Between 2 and 3 years: go for snowblades, so the child can "walk" with them. We recommend you stay on the snow front.

-From age 4: You can start with real junior skis

-If a child is tall enough (1.50m) and heavy enough (45 kg) and has reached the advanced level, you can opt for adult skis.

SHAPE

Young skiers can today choose between different ski shapes, different widths ... it's not always easy to find the right one! But, don't worry, the shape of your child's skis doesn't really matter very much when they're starting out. They'll have time to choose their school once they've become king of the slopes .

- The tip rocker: These are skis whose tip lifts off the ground sooner than on a "classic" ski. This technology makes it much easier to manoeuvre the skis when turning while maintaining perfect grip. It's the ideal shape for making progress.

- The double rocker: These are skis where the tip as well as the heel lift earlier than on a "classic" ski. This technology makes the ski very accessible and more versatile, but it's less easy to make progress over time.

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