Children's Trials Boots

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  1. Kiharaikido

    Kiharaikido Been here awhile

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    What to buy? My daughter needs a pair to ride events (she will be 6 in about a week). MX boots are pretty stiff but I haven't found much else for kids. Is there a children's trials boot made? If I need to order from Europe, I need to do it soon. Nothing like waiting until the last minute.


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  2. heffergm

    heffergm Long timer

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    I'd just do any over the ankle work type boot.
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  3. Kiharaikido

    Kiharaikido Been here awhile

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    Does that satisfy the 'helmet and boots' requirement for competition?
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  4. Norman Foley

    Norman Foley Devotee of the Husqvarna

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    AMA apparel for competition rules are not usually strictly observed at club trial level. Especially the long sleeve jersey one!
    Competition Apparel
    1. Protective pants made of leather or other durable material
    and long sleeve jerseys must be worn in all competition.
    2. When a riding jersey or other apparel is used for rider
    identification, it is recommended that an 8-inch number
    be on the back, and the number be of contrasting colors.
    3. Boots must be worn in all meets. They must be at least 8-
    inches high with any combination of laces, buckles or
    zippers, or specially designed and constructed for leg and
    foot protection.

    4. All riders must utilize a shatterproof face shield or
    shatterproof goggles.
    5. Wearing of Helmets: It is mandatory for all participants
    taking part in practice and races to wear a full face
    protective helmet, except in Trials competition where a
    Trials helmet may be worn. The helmet must be properly
    fastened, be of a good fit, and be in good condition. The
    helmet must have a chin strap type ‘retention system’.
    The helmet must conform to one of the following
    recognized standards and have a label affixed certifying
    its approval:
    USA: Snell M2010 or DOT FMVSS 218
    Europe: ECE 22-05 ‘P’, ‘NP’ or ‘J’
    Japan: JIS T 8133 : 2007
    Full Face Type Helmet is approved; Trials Helmet is approved; Open Face Helmet is not approved.
    All helmets must be intact and no alteration must have
    been made to their construction. The rider may perform
    the following checks before taking part in practice or the
    race: That the helmet fits well on the rider’s head, that it is
    not possible to slip the retention system over the chin
    when fully fastened and, that it is not possible to pull the
    helmet over the rider’s head by pulling it from the back of
    the helmet.
    It is recommended that all helmets used in competition be
    equipped with a commercially manufactured emergency
    helmet removal device and that all competitors display
    the following information on the base of the helmet:
    name, drug allergies and blood type. It is also advisable
    to carry this information on a small card and add any
    pertinent information such as epilepsy, diabetes, current
    medications and past medical problems.

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  5. Norman Foley

    Norman Foley Devotee of the Husqvarna

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  6. heffergm

    heffergm Long timer

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    A local club is very unlikely to use AMA rules to the letter, especially for a youth class. You'll need to check with whatever the club is, but kids boots are a bear to even get them to wear. Most are horribly rigid.
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  7. Kiharaikido

    Kiharaikido Been here awhile

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    I almost posted the query in the CVOTC thread. I should probably just call the guy.


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  8. Whiskeywarlord

    Whiskeywarlord Adventurer

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    My little girl (4yrs) uses a basic leather boot sort of similar to equestrian style boots. Hiking boot type sole and a zip down the side. I think they came from Target or some such store. Really the focus was to have basic ankle protection while being easy to walk in. For our club, they just have to have something more protective than a tennis shoe. We even get some extra little ones on striders, whatever it takes to get them stoked!
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  9. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    Kiharaikido Been here awhile

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