Worst case scenario is that your kid gets frustrated trying to learn how to ski, has a horrible time, and resorts to snowboarding as a result. Best case scenario is your kid has a great time on his Rossignol Kids' Terrain Ski with Kid X 45 Binding, loves skiing, and eventually becomes an world class skier. Ok, so the Rossi Terrains may not always produce a gold medalist, but they will sharply reduce the learning curve, so your kiddo will be linking turns before you know it. The Terrains were developed with the Terrain Based Learning program, so they're specifically designed to make learning to ski as easy as possible.Rossignol added just a touch of rocker to the tip and tail to make turn initiation easy on little legs, but kept plenty of camber underfoot, so your kid can get used to the feel of edges when carving. The lightweight cap construction keeps the ski easy to steer, pivot, and stop when things start to get too spicy out there. Logistics can be half the battle when teaching kids to ski, so Rossignol made things as easy as possible by adding a pre mounted binding that can quickly be adjusted to fit your youngster's boots.