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Archive for December 2013 – Page 2

Can a Ski Rental Shop in Breckenridge Accommodate My Sensitive Feet?

A Racer’s Edge is a full service ski rental shop in Breckenridge. What does that mean? Foremost it means we do everything we can to make sure your rental experience is the best it can be. Since we have been in the ski equipment rental and boot fitting business for years, we’ve heard all kinds of questions about skiing, ski boots and getting the right fit. Pretty frequently we’ll hear a variation of, “I have sensitive feet” or “my feet get sore easily, what can you do for me”…well, we have answers.

rental ski boots, breckenridge coOur boots come in several different models for men and for women. This lets us pick the best fitting boot for you. As you may know, the fit of your boot is going to have a considerable effect on your comfort and the performance of your skiing. We start by measuring both the length and width of both of your feet individually before we select a boot for you to try on. We will take you through the complete fitting process step by step to insure that the boots are snug yet comfortable, and if that takes a little extra time, we’re happy to test ski boot configurations until we get it right.

If you have difficult to fit feet, you’re not alone! About 1 in 5 of our ski rental customers will have special boot fitting needs. We can add wedges, heel lifts and L-pads to properly position your foot within the boot. We’ll check that your toes don’t bang in the front of the boot and make sure the boot isn’t too big.

We mean it when we say we’ll go the extra mile to make your Breckenridge ski rental a special experience from great skis, properly fitting boots and the personal attention you deserve. So if you have sore feet or sensitive feet which have been an issue when you skied in the past, come and see the boot fitting pros at our Breckenridge ski shop…we know how to take care of you.

Do I Need a Helmet with my Breckenridge Ski Equipment Rental?

One of the questions we hear at during the ski rental process all the time is, “Do I need a helmet ?” The short answer is: yes!

Skiing is a unique sport. It puts you on slippery sticks and by its very nature has you slide down a snow covered slope. While the snow may be soft right after a storm, it is usually firm if not outright hard. So when you get your ski equipment rental from us in Breckenridge, we’ll encourage you to get a helmet.

There is the very real potential for going very fast very quickly while skiing. And while we don’t want to sound alarmist, with that speed comes greater risk of injury if you should fall or hit something. Collisions may occur with obstacles that are beside or in the trail. Trees, rocks, other skiers, sign posts and lift towers are all over the mountain. Lose control for just a moment and you could be sailing off into parts unknown.

The good news is that protecting your head is easy…just wear a helmet. Helmets are designed to absorb energy from an impact so that your brain experiences less trauma and you can ski comfortably without worrying about other skiers, obstacles or a fear of your speed. Studies confirm that while a helmet can’t guarantee to prevent serious injury, Johns Hopkins-led research suggests a helmet  ‘decreases the risk and severity of head injuries and saves lives‘.

Helmets are warm and come in more shapes and styles than ever before. When you are in Breckenridge to pick up your ski equipment rental, you can try on helmets from Uvex and Shred for purchase or simply rent a helmet from us. If you have never worn a helmet before you’ll discover how convenient they are for supporting your goggles and keeping you warm while the protect your most valuable asset, your brain.

If you have other questions about ski equipment rental or renting skis in Breckenridge, feel free to get in touch. We’re looking forward to seeing you on the slopes!