I’m in the process of organising this year’s trip to Queenstown, and my 8 year old who has snowboarded for the last two years and not gotten off the beginners slope at Remarks has said he thinks he may want to ski this year like the rest of the family. I had initially planned to learn to board with him, but decided it wasn’t for me after about 3 hours, which is why we didn’t push him toward skiing in the first place. Also, he has autism and was set on snowboarding, and I didn’t want to deal with the meltdowns that would have happened if we’d pushed him to ski at the time. I bought a pair of second hand K2 Juvi’s for Mstr 10 last year. They are 129cm long and seemed a good length for him at the time. He’s currently around 140-145cm tall (I’m 161cm tall and he just comes up to my shoulder) and I think he weighs around 35kg. Mstr 8 is about 3cm shorter than Mstr 10, and is about 3kg heavier. My initial instinct is to keep the K2 Juvi’s for Mstr 10 and see what I can pick up second hand for Mstr 8 in around the same length closer to the start of the season. Or would it be better to put Mstr 8 on the Juvi’s and see about picking up a longer set for Mstr 10? Mstr 10 hasn’t yet learned parallel turns, but I anticipate that he will learn how to do them this year, as the instructor he had last year said to put him in a level 3A class when we come back this year. Up to this point he has been comfortable doing blue runs in snowplough. There are times when his snowplough on blue runs is faster than my parallel turns and I’ve had to put on a burst of speed to catch up.