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Wanted: Junior race kit and skis

 Poster: A snowHead
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Hi,

My 12 yr old son is going to be starting to race train this summer / autumn in Switzerland.

This race malarkey is all new to him and me (he's a ripper off and on piste and comes rando with me here in Chamonix), but as he lives with his mum in Cornwall he has never been to a local race club.

I'm after GS skis, 155+, poles with guards, shin guards, back protector and a catsuit. He already has SL skis - RC4's.

Is anyone selling their kids stuff?

Anything else I may need to get him (he has a lid and chin guard on the way)?

Thanks
Chris
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@ChrisKernow, Have you talked to whoever will be coaching him ? They may not do much slalom with 12yo age groups.
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@rjs, yes thanks, hence looking for kit Smile
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ChrisKernow wrote:
Hi,


Anything else I may need to get him (he has a lid and chin guard on the way)?



Proper race gloves protecting fingers and knuckles would be a good purchase, goggles that fit his helmet and don't steam up, gum shield (unless you like dentist bills...don't ask!), removable race shorts if he is going to use the catsuit while training and depending on how they organise things on race days a bag to put all the stuff in.
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Second the gum shield. Jnr just had a tooth smashed when a slalom pole got him!
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+1 gum shield. I have a row of chipped bottom teeth as a reminder!
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And make sure the helmet is up to the new FIS regs as it counts for all kids ages now for GS.
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How tall? I have some surplus leki poles + guards (new-unused) but they are 120cm so probably longer than he needs.

I also have some leki shin guards + adult small slytech back protector

Suitability would depend on his size.
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Thanks all - doesn't a helmet chin guard protect the teeth too?

Sledger - PM sent
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We didn't have helmets! The sequence was something like edge to rut, knee to chin, bottom teeth to top.
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@ChrisKernow, my thought exactly.
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@ChrisKernow, None of our kids use gum shields. All of them (apart from the very youngest starting out on stubbies) have chin guards for slalom.

If you’re in the Cham area, it’s well worth going to ski clinic in cluses, particularly at this time of year. They sell off second hand kit (I paid about €20 for some leki poles with guards), or do season rentals of race kit (enabling you to change size during the season). Their new kit prices are also excellent, typically 20% below what you’d pay in the UK at Bartlett’s or similar.
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@snowdave, Thanks for that, very useful Smile
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@ChrisKernow, have replied to your pm
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