U14 Equipment List
Helmets - A certified race helmet is mandatory. These helmets include a full hard cover shell over the ears. Racers will not be allowed to race without it. As well we suggest a detachable face guard for slalom.
Mouth Guards - Either custom or Boil & Bite mouthguards are mandatory for training and racing.
Cross Blockers - These attach to the poles and protect the hands when skiing slalom and can be bought from our retail partners.
Shinners - Shinners are worn over the ski pants or skin suits to protect the shins and knees when skiing slalom.
Speed Suits - Speed suits are not mandatory however most K1 athletes are using them. Padded speed suits are strongly recommended.
Stealth - This padded vest or shirt is recommended for extra protection. It can be worn under a speed suit while racing or without the suit while training.
Forearm Pads - These are NOT recommended for K1 athletes as they promote bad habits for athletes just learning clearing techniques. These bad habits can be unsafe and difficult to correct.
Skis - K1 athletes will compete in 3 types of races. Slalom, Giant Slalom (“GS”) and Ski Cross. Two paris of skis are recommended ; GS skis for GS and Ski Cross and Slalom skis for Slalom races. If only one pair of skis is possible, it is best to choose GS skis for safety concerns.
It is the PARENT’S RESPONSIBILITY to ensure that their child has properly fitting and properly functioning equipment.