Every skier should know some basic for equipment, which is even more important if you have children.
Skis: Better a ski is, more it is expensive, which does not mean on the other hand that you choose the most expensive-one. As a beginner or intermediate skier, you will prefer a soft ski instead of a mostly hard competition engine. Consider that slalom skis, compared to giant slalom skis are quiet hard at the rear, thus, they forgive less if you ski in a backward position. If you ski only two or three weeks a year, you may hire the skis. You always will have the latest models, always waxed and with good edges. If you decide to buy your own skis, take your time and try different models to figure out which-one is the best for you. Even less experienced skiers feel the difference between all these models. There is less difference for kid’s skis regarding the quality. The smaller the skis are the smaller becomes the gap between good and less good. Pay only attention that the length is between the chin and the eyes when the skis stand in front of the child (well, for adults too!).
Shoes: You should buy your own shoes, for every foot is different and every brand and model has another shape. Therefore, it may take a long time before you find the shoe that fits perfectly. Take your time to try shoes, wear them, walk around and compare them, wearing different models on each foot. You hardly will find the perfect shoe in the hiring department. On the other hand, for kids it is simply too costly to buy them new shoes every season. Pay attention that you cannot lift the hack more than a few mm when you lean forwards or you push your toes down. When you lean forwards, your toes must not touch the shoes, not even when you stand straight up. Only when you lean back (somebody must hold your boots), you should feel them against the boots.
Helmet: Most helmets can be adjusted with a band or a wheel. If you tight too much, reducing the volume for the head, the helmet rotates backwards, leaving the forehead free and unprotected. Adjusted well, there should not be any space between the helmet and the front.
Clothes: Socks and stockings should fit around the legs without making wrinkles; neither should they finish between the ankle and the end of the shoes because the “edge” of the fabric too can hurt. Never put jeans under the skiwear, they are stiff and do not keep warm. The ski trousers have a thin sleeve at their end, which we put over the ski boots to avoid entering the snow. Otherwise the snow melts, your feed get wet and then they “freeze”. The jacket should be long enough to cover the hips – a good thing when you fall. In addition, another good thing is to wear a long undershirt that goes inside the underpants. This way you protect your kidneys form cold and prevent from getting sick. When you lift your arms, the underwear should not disassemble and the jacket should still cover your hips. Good clothes are not only stylish but also practical.
The goggles are also useful when it is cold and sunny, because they protect your front from the freezing air. When it gets warmer, change them for sunglasses because they get steamy when you sweat and you don’t’ see your environment anymore.
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