I want to race in 4x but I’m only 12. What do the ages for 4x start and would body armor be okay to where. I have SIXSIXONE full bravo carbon full face helmet, SIXSIXONE race knee/shin gaurds, Fox Launch suit, and a specialized hardrock sport disc.
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It sounds like your equipment is dialed.
Age groups depend on the event. The smallest races do a beginner 18 and under class. The more juniors who race, the more classes there are. In the Mountain States Cup we have Jr. Beginner 15-18, 13-14 and 12 and under. The sport is growing out here! Check with your local race promoter.
Practice your core skills, especially gate starts.
Check out this article from Aug. 2005: