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  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by jack97 View Post
    Nah.... pull the trigger on the demo bindings.

    /sarc




    btw, cool idea. There have been many days that was cut short because the feet was getting sore.
    The Roces are kids boots. Seems like a nice concept. We have two boys so can get multiple yrs out of these

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    2016-17
    Bretton Woods 11/23, 4/17
    Cannon 12/3, 4/8
    Ragged Mtn 12/9, 12/16, 12/17, 12/23, 12/24, 12/30, 12/31, 1/2, 1/7, 1/15, 1/21, 1/29, 2/11, 2/18, 3/4, 3/5, 3/19, 3/26, 4/1
    Crotched Mtn 12/21, 1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/12, 2/15, 2/22, 3/9, 3/25, 4/2
    Gunstock 12/28
    Wildcat 1/22, 2/10, 4/15, 4/16
    Magic Mtn 1/26, 1/27
    Whaleback 2/19
    Okemo 11/26, 2/25
    Pats Peak 3/1
    Smugglers Notch 3/10
    Stowe 3/11
    Jay Peak 3/12
    Sugarbush (Mt Ellen) 3/13

    2016-2017 Days: 51
    2015-2016 Days: 25
    2014-2015 Days: 36
    2013-2014 Days: 25
    2012-2013 Days: 16
    2011-2012 Days: 25
    2010-2011 Days: 24
    2009-2010 Days: 47

  2. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by xwhaler View Post
    The Roces are kids boots. Seems like a nice concept. We have two boys so can get multiple yrs out of these

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    Do the seasonal rental of boots, skis and poles.

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    Skiing for 2016-2017 - 23 outings:

    Crotched: ​12/11/2016, 1/8/2017, 3/11/2017
    Gunstock: ​12/3/2016, 12/23/2016, 12/31/2016-1/1/2017, 1/14/2017, 1/21/2017, 2/20/2017, 2/25/2017, 3/26/2017
    Killington: 4/29/2017
    Mount Snow:
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    Nashoba: ​3/19/2017

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    Wachusett: 1/28/2017, 4/1/2017
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  4. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by xwhaler View Post
    The Roces are kids boots. Seems like a nice concept. We have two boys so can get multiple yrs out of these

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    Quote Originally Posted by tumbler View Post
    Do the seasonal rental of boots, skis and poles.

    Yep the Roces are for kids, I think its great. They introduced them to this country ~ 8 years ago and its still going strong. Something to be said for that. From my experience, getting them adjusted through out the season is key. My daughter had growth spurts that sometimes happened from the beginning to end of the season. And getting them fitted at the beginning of the season was always a hassle since the ski shops are always swamped with rentals from Oct to Nov and then you have to go from shop to shop if you can't get the right fit.

    If you have multiple kids then its a bigger savings, imo.
    Last edited by jack97; Aug 2, 2017 at 4:25 PM.
    I rather be @ss noodling

  5. #15
    ^^ Needless to say or perhaps I should say. When parents buy or rent boots before the season, they go for something on the tad bigger size and hope the kids feet will grow into that size by mid to late season. So the boots are never quite the right fit and with either the banging going on or the tight squeeze, the feet will get sore quick.

    Anyone parents who claims they never had this problem, I'll call bs.
    I rather be @ss noodling

  6. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by tumbler View Post
    Do the seasonal rental of boots, skis and poles.
    Agree!

    At Benson's in Derry, NH We did this with our kids up to like 10 years old.

    JUNIOR SKI PACKAGES
    – New Ski Lease (Shaped):
    Includes skis, boots and bindings $159.00 (new)
    – Used Ski Lease (Shaped):
    Includes Boots, bindings and professionally tuned skis $109.00
    2012-2013 (39)
    2013-2014 (36)
    2014-2015 (51)
    2015-2016 (47)

    2016-2017 target - 50

    If you take what the mountain gives you, you will always have fun!

  7. #17
    I've looked into the seasonal leases and like the idea but with 2 boys it makes much more sense for us to buy our equipment.
    Last week I got adjustable poles for $23 that my sons can use for probably 10 yrs between them. The boots for $100 will last probably 2 maybe 3 yrs per kid. The skis are about $100 and last 2 yrs per kid.

    I have friends I can hand the gear down to after I'm done as well so I'd rather have my own stuff.....makes for having the UPS truck show up really exciting for the boys as well!
    2016-17
    Bretton Woods 11/23, 4/17
    Cannon 12/3, 4/8
    Ragged Mtn 12/9, 12/16, 12/17, 12/23, 12/24, 12/30, 12/31, 1/2, 1/7, 1/15, 1/21, 1/29, 2/11, 2/18, 3/4, 3/5, 3/19, 3/26, 4/1
    Crotched Mtn 12/21, 1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/12, 2/15, 2/22, 3/9, 3/25, 4/2
    Gunstock 12/28
    Wildcat 1/22, 2/10, 4/15, 4/16
    Magic Mtn 1/26, 1/27
    Whaleback 2/19
    Okemo 11/26, 2/25
    Pats Peak 3/1
    Smugglers Notch 3/10
    Stowe 3/11
    Jay Peak 3/12
    Sugarbush (Mt Ellen) 3/13

    2016-2017 Days: 51
    2015-2016 Days: 25
    2014-2015 Days: 36
    2013-2014 Days: 25
    2012-2013 Days: 16
    2011-2012 Days: 25
    2010-2011 Days: 24
    2009-2010 Days: 47

  8. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by jack97 View Post
    Yep the Roces are for kids, I think its great. They introduced them to this country ~ 8 years ago and its still going strong.
    Glad to hear you liked the Roces---the reviews are nearly unanimously positive so I think I'll be buying some
    2016-17
    Bretton Woods 11/23, 4/17
    Cannon 12/3, 4/8
    Ragged Mtn 12/9, 12/16, 12/17, 12/23, 12/24, 12/30, 12/31, 1/2, 1/7, 1/15, 1/21, 1/29, 2/11, 2/18, 3/4, 3/5, 3/19, 3/26, 4/1
    Crotched Mtn 12/21, 1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/12, 2/15, 2/22, 3/9, 3/25, 4/2
    Gunstock 12/28
    Wildcat 1/22, 2/10, 4/15, 4/16
    Magic Mtn 1/26, 1/27
    Whaleback 2/19
    Okemo 11/26, 2/25
    Pats Peak 3/1
    Smugglers Notch 3/10
    Stowe 3/11
    Jay Peak 3/12
    Sugarbush (Mt Ellen) 3/13

    2016-2017 Days: 51
    2015-2016 Days: 25
    2014-2015 Days: 36
    2013-2014 Days: 25
    2012-2013 Days: 16
    2011-2012 Days: 25
    2010-2011 Days: 24
    2009-2010 Days: 47

  9. #19
    3 boys and do the seasonal rentals. Key is to do the rental at a shop where you ski so when there is an issue with the boot the shop can make adjustments. Don't be bummed when the adjustable poles break or you see your son bashing them against a frozen tree, the kids put a beating on the poles. Even more common is that they get taken by another kid by accident. Again local ski shop will just give another set for the rest of the season. Not saying your doing it wrong, just what my experiances have been with 3 boys.

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