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Old 12-16-2013, 05:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I get this question frequently asked about kids which one should they start? Snowboarding or skiing?!
or "How old should kids start snowboarding?" I always fell like they should start them by skiing first because the legs are separated. What do you guys think?
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You don't need to start kids on skis any more. The new kids boards have rounded edges all around and they can start around age 3 or so.

My youngest started at 5, on a board after a year on skis, she could have started on a board at 4.
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my daughter started at 5, because she asked me to.
my son will, too, this winter.
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Old 12-17-2013, 09:38 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I think it all depends on the kid, but many physically active new parents I've talked to are planning to get the kid engaged as soon as they start walking (with activities such as skiing, boarding, cycling, diving...)

Here is an old video of a 1 year old kid having a blast on a snowboard:


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I've been helping a 2 year old learn how to ride. He's figured out how to skate and skid turns to the right and left as well as stop. This myth they need to start on skis is just that.
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I've been helping a 2 year old learn how to ride. He's figured out how to skate and skid turns to the right and left as well as stop. This myth they need to start on skis is just that.
It was true that you need to start on skis before snowboarding was invented
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It was true that you need to start on skis before snowboarding was invented
BRAVO.

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They've been standing on sleds riding pow in Turkey for 400 years.
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Old 12-17-2013, 02:54 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Cool!!!!! thanks for the info guys!! I've already explained customers about what you guys been informing me!! The video was awesome and what a brave Girl! !! lol, that was great Liliana thank you.

Thank you guys for all the replies!

I'm sure I will ask you guys some random question again, but when i do please help me out.

Much appreciation!

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