My son (11yo B2, 75lbs, 4'8") wants to start jumping. Mom and I used to get dragged over the ramp for the sake of collegiate team scores, but we never really were jumpers. So, we are pretty clueless about getting a youth started out correctly with appropriate gear.
1. What size skis are appropriate for a boy that size?
FYI - I've been told that the double-wrap, pro wiley's bindings are too much for a young jumper.
2. What type of bindings are appropriate?
Are 72" Connelly HC800's too big/heavy?
3. Are there any good articles about jumping fundamentals out there?
He is riding them and cutting back an forth, but I have no idea if his body position is correct or not. I told him, stay stacked and on the balls of your feet, head up, elbows in... I guess I could take some video or something.
Any thoughts are appreciated.
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