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02-16-2015 03:43 PM
Cr0_Reps_Smit Glad to see your daughter is back out there this season! if you ever do plan a trip out to Colo let me know and maybe I can ride with you guys and give you a few tips.
02-16-2015 02:23 PM
Kevin137 They are kids, they will always have times when it is not so much fun, you are doing all you can, being supportive and positive and allowing her to ride when she wants....

Good for you.

I hope she does get the passion back, but i understand how it can be a little frustrating as well...
02-16-2015 01:46 PM
poutanen
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Originally Posted by slyder View Post
Update for daughter:
Right on! Just remember the passion seems to come in waves. I was at the hill all the time in my early teens, late teens I think I was more worried about buying a car and smoking pot. Early twenties I started getting back into it and each year have done more and more since then.

On the other hand, my parents made me play hockey as a kid (it's what pretty much all of us do as kids) and I can't stand the game...
02-15-2015 07:48 PM
Deacon
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Originally Posted by slyder View Post
Update for daughter:

This year has been up & down. We started early Nov just fine. Her and I getting out, having a great time, no park. It started to slow down, she had lost her passion or just her interests have changed. Not much a dad can do there. I always asked her if she'd like to go riding, answer was mostly no.

Mid season came and I was able to get her out a few times. We even met Natalie from SBF. Than like early season, her interest waned.

There was probably a month break early-mid-late season, give er take...

Late season (now) her and I have gotten out a few times and she has gone with a friend lately as well. Friends parent drops them off at the ski hill I pick them up and ride for a few hours with them on/off. One week they were there 4 times, so that is good.

Back drop done, * present * her and I have gotten out a few times. The last time we did she expressed interest in the park again. She has been very hot & cold about getting back into the park on anything: small rollers, dance floor, very easy boxes.
Today she very much wanted to hit some boxes and very small jump (table top) nice entry level stuff. Took a little coaxing, but she did great.



Good form and speed from my newbie dad coaching eye. Body in line, knees slightly bent, arms in line with board head looking to end of feature. She loved it
There were some very small rollers we hit and understandably she was gun shy but I didn't push her, only encouraged her. Small steps, slow speed, good form and just ride over the top. No pics but it was successful. Baby steps.

I'm hoping these last 5 weeks we can slowly hit some simple park stuff together. Hoping to have more pics and progress reports.
So much better than last years report of surgery and small steps to build her confidence and let her progress at her pace and just have fun.
Glad to here, my Natalie hasn't gone back out since she broke her board, even though i bought her a new one.
02-15-2015 07:02 PM
slyder
Thread Revival...

Update for daughter:

This year has been up & down. We started early Nov just fine. Her and I getting out, having a great time, no park. It started to slow down, she had lost her passion or just her interests have changed. Not much a dad can do there. I always asked her if she'd like to go riding, answer was mostly no.

Mid season came and I was able to get her out a few times. We even met Natalie from SBF. Than like early season, her interest waned.

There was probably a month break early-mid-late season, give er take...

Late season (now) her and I have gotten out a few times and she has gone with a friend lately as well. Friends parent drops them off at the ski hill I pick them up and ride for a few hours with them on/off. One week they were there 4 times, so that is good.

Back drop done, * present * her and I have gotten out a few times. The last time we did she expressed interest in the park again. She has been very hot & cold about getting back into the park on anything: small rollers, dance floor, very easy boxes.
Today she very much wanted to hit some boxes and very small jump (table top) nice entry level stuff. Took a little coaxing, but she did great.



Good form and speed from my newbie dad coaching eye. Body in line, knees slightly bent, arms in line with board head looking to end of feature. She loved it
There were some very small rollers we hit and understandably she was gun shy but I didn't push her, only encouraged her. Small steps, slow speed, good form and just ride over the top. No pics but it was successful. Baby steps.

I'm hoping these last 5 weeks we can slowly hit some simple park stuff together. Hoping to have more pics and progress reports.
So much better than last years report of surgery and small steps to build her confidence and let her progress at her pace and just have fun.
04-12-2014 11:43 PM
Derp
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Originally Posted by slyder View Post
mosf88 I may take you up on that. Right now I have some feelers out for next season with some of the local park riders in my area. **I know park riders aren't instructors** so exploring all options at this point.
Plus as I said our year here is over, spring has arrived in the lower Midwest so this is all exploratory and planning at this point. Trying to give her a step up and get some professional instruction since I will be able to afford a few lessons for her this coming season. (mosf88 maybe send me his info if you know it, I can contact him in the off season just to chat/touch base)

So-Gnar Mighty Midwest Snowboard Camp is one of the pro camps that comes through our area and I always wanted to let the boys go. As you can see the dates are horrible for WI & IL Christmas and New Years, ain't gonna happen...
I wish we had better dates as I truly think this would have been our best option.



Argo, my financial situation is better this year but something of this caliber is out of my grasp. My wife brought up the idea and we are truly trying to consider this, a trip out west for a week Feb or March for the whole family.
The boys and since the daughter rides, wife said she would like to see us take a trip. My wife doesn't ride so she said she'd be happy to take in a spa and some shopping. Price I have to pay I guess, but more on this in another thread at a later date.
If our "west" meant Cali, you would HAVE to let me know. I'd totally take a week of vaca again out there and stay with my kid. Summit has a incredible "family" park area that ALL of your kids would appreciate.
04-12-2014 10:32 AM
chomps1211 Slyder, Great news about your daughter's recovery!

...I will second the statement that those pins give me chills! Your daughter is a "Better Man than I!!!"
04-12-2014 10:01 AM
PalmerFreak Wow, that's some serious hardware!! I wish you would reconsider letting us start a fund for her new snowboard - especially if you have to lay out $$$ for a trip out west next year. What Capita board is she looking at? Probably some great deals right about now.
04-12-2014 08:39 AM
slyder mosf88 I may take you up on that. Right now I have some feelers out for next season with some of the local park riders in my area. **I know park riders aren't instructors** so exploring all options at this point.
Plus as I said our year here is over, spring has arrived in the lower Midwest so this is all exploratory and planning at this point. Trying to give her a step up and get some professional instruction since I will be able to afford a few lessons for her this coming season. (mosf88 maybe send me his info if you know it, I can contact him in the off season just to chat/touch base)

So-Gnar Mighty Midwest Snowboard Camp is one of the pro camps that comes through our area and I always wanted to let the boys go. As you can see the dates are horrible for WI & IL Christmas and New Years, ain't gonna happen...
I wish we had better dates as I truly think this would have been our best option.



Argo, my financial situation is better this year but something of this caliber is out of my grasp. My wife brought up the idea and we are truly trying to consider this, a trip out west for a week Feb or March for the whole family.
The boys and since the daughter rides, wife said she would like to see us take a trip. My wife doesn't ride so she said she'd be happy to take in a spa and some shopping. Price I have to pay I guess, but more on this in another thread at a later date.
04-11-2014 11:13 PM
mosf88
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Originally Posted by slyder View Post
Kinda leads me to this question. Since I'm self taught on park and an ok park rider still learning. I know the fundamentals and I think I"ve been doing all right by her. How do I teach her ? As many of you know our park can be sketchy. We dont' have park instructors so to say. I swear by my Snowboard Addiction videos and I want her to watch them to get an understanding of what, how to advance. All the great input from so many of you forum members as well
Thanks again
I would absolutely recommend park lessons. Videos are great but they give no feedback. You are not too far from Wilmot. Go there and set up a private or semi private lesson with Adam. Great instructor, level 3, and all-around great guy. He got my son and I started on park (I was 45 at the time...)
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