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Old 02-11-2010, 02:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Talking Let's talk about our Groms!

I did a search for this, didn't find anything (please forgive me if there is). I thought I'd start a thread for the parents to share the stories and progression of their groms.

I'll start! This morning, my little dude (he's 6) woke up and said "mommy, I had a dream I was snowboarding and I spin 360 off the half-pipe" I wanted to cry! He's already getting the dreams . All he wants to do is go to the park, every time we pick him up from the coach, he knows there's an hour left before lifts close and his question is always "mommy, can you take me to Disco Park at chair 7?". He also hit and landed his first box a couple weekends ago. I missed it, but the coach proudly relayed this info to me!!!
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Old 02-11-2010, 02:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My 10 year old son has been riding a few years, progressing at his own rate. Trying to get some air off jumps this year. He can handle himself really well down some pretty steep slopes and through trees though. he loves finding the untracked. I see some powder seeking in his future rather than a park rat.

My 7 year old daughter loves the Progression Park. Started riding regularly this year, is linking turns, and catching 6" of air off jumps. Landing rate is only about 25% right now.

Both are going into a program next year...

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Old 02-11-2010, 03:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm taking my 9yo stepson for his FIRST time this weekend For the next few nights I'm hoping to take him outside to the park down the road. It's got a very gentle and small slope on one end. Hoping to get him skating around a little bit and just get him somewhat comfortable before we do anything for real! He's SOOO excited lol. He does have a tendency to get frustrated if he can't be really good at something right away. Just have to keep encouraging him and let him evolve at his own pace
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Old 02-11-2010, 03:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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My 4 week old's pacifier started to fall out this morning, and she was able to push it back in with the back of her hand. Does that count?
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Old 02-11-2010, 08:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Haha, nice! Both my 10 yr old and my wife are learning to snowboard. Both are working on basic turns. My 10 yr old is more stable on edge overall than my wife and is more apt to try steeper runs and even the half pipe, but still relies on the falling leaf much of the time. My wife is farther along with turns on the other hand and is advancing a little faster, partly from age and partly from her skiing background.

Here's a movie clip of us from this weekend. I had taken plenty of photos and videos, and had fun later with Moviemaker.

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Old 02-11-2010, 11:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I love watching the little guys faces light up when they try something new and get it. They get super pumped for the rest of the day.
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Old 02-12-2010, 06:51 AM   #7 (permalink)
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You guys think a 5 year old is too young to ride?
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Old 02-12-2010, 08:58 AM   #9 (permalink)
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My son is only 10 months, so he is a few years away from snowboarding (and playing hockey). I'm pretty sure he's about ready to start walking, though, so he's slowly but surely on his way.
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Old 02-12-2010, 09:24 AM   #10 (permalink)
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AAA - I loved the video! Both your wife and kid look really enthusiastic to be out there boarding
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