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Archive for October 2013

Tips for Ski Rental Breckenridge: Choose Comfort over Speed

If you’re planning a trip to Breckenridge, you should start thinking about your ski rental in Breckenridge ahead of time. If you’ve rented skis before you know that your visit to the rental shop should leave you feeling like you are getting the best rental gear for you. A Racer’s Edge has a wide range of skis that will make visiting us a rewarding and exciting experience. Getting you the right boot fit and ski fit is what we care about, not getting the most gear out the door.

When you walk in, we’ll start by asking you about your style of skiing. What part of the mountain excites you? How would you describe your ability? How often do you ski? These questions will help us choose the right ski rental equipment for you. We have quality skis in a wide range of styles and performance levels to be certain that you are on the right skis long before you hit the slopes. Length and style are key factors when it comes to skiing, and they have as much to do with comfort as they do with performance.

If you want to experiment with new models from makers like Kastle or Rossignol, we can help you choose the right demo ski package. In fact, we’re known as one of the best shops ski rental in Breckenridge when it comes to demo skis.

Renting the right ski boots will have the greatest impact on your comfort. We take the time to focus on factors other than boot size. We measure several foot dimensions to choose the right size and style for you. Your choice of sock is important as well. Thick socks can reduce the response from the boot and actually increase your chance of getting cold feet. A cotton sock should be avoided as it absorbs moisture and chills your foot. Thin socks made of synthetic and/or natural fiber give you the best insulation and help keep you in close contact with the boot for the greatest control.

We will have you flex as well as stand straight up in your rental boots to insure that you can experience the right range of motion. We’ll ask you to let us know when your toes touch the front of the boot and when they don’t. How does the tongue of the boot feel on your shin? Is your heel being held firmly in the boot? The answers to these questions will let us know if the boot fits you properly. Only when you are satisfied with the fit will we be happy.

All in all, your visit to A Racer’s Edge in Breckenridge for your ski rental will be a pleasant, unhurried experience because we care about your comfort on the slopes. Give us a call or reserve your ski and boot package through the site. You’ll be glad your trip started with a visit to the professionals at A Racer’s Edge.

Need to Rent Skis in Breckenridge? How to Find the Right Fit!

Congratulations on choosing Breckenridge for your ski holiday. With new lifts and a new peak opening this year, you are sure to find new adventures and great conditions. If you aren’t planning on bringing your own skis and gear, you’ll need to rent skis in Breckenridge, but the good news is that A Racer’s Edge has the rental skis, boots and poles you need to make sure you get the most out of your time in Breckenridge.

ski equipment in the snow

It’s easy to overlook, but you’ll want your boots to fit perfectly no matter how you ski, so we take the time to insure you get sized properly for your rental boots. First we’ll have you slip off your shoes so that we can measure your foot. While you have your shoes off, we’ll let you know about the right socks to wear while skiing. A thin, sports sock of any material but cotton will serve you well. Thick socks will tend to cut off the circulation and actually result in your feet getting cold. It is a great idea to bring your ski socks with you when you are getting your rentals.

The correct boot will fit snugly and your toes will just touch the front of the boot when you first put them on. We’ll show you how to adjust the buckles for a comfortable fit and have you flex in the boots to check for secure hold around the forefoot and heel. The tongue of the boot should be smooth. Our rental ski boots are made by Rossignol and feature a classic 4 buckle system that will give you great control of your skis when you hit the slopes.

When you rent skis with us, we’ll also take the time to discuss how you like to ski and offer you the rental ski that best matches your skills. Intermediate skiers will benefit from our High Performance rental skis. More advanced skiers will probably want to try our Demo Package which puts you on an advanced current model ski from Rossignol, Fischer or Kastle. We will size the rental skis to match your height and ability. More advanced skiers will be on slightly longer skis than intermediates. In general, though, your skis will reach to your chin or at most the top of your head. We’ll help you understand the operation of the bindings on your rental skis as well as find the right poles and help you with helmets or any other gear you need to ensure a safe and fun day skiing at Breckenridge.

When you rent skis in Breckenridge at A Racer’s Edge, you will know that you are getting the best possible rental skis, boots and poles along with advice and help that will make your visit a memorable one.