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Old 03-07-2013, 02:43 PM   #11 (permalink)
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this is my son, 6 days before his second birthday.


omg SO CUTE!!

Im kinda torn...my boyfriend has zero interest in snowboarding (sigh) so I figure if I can get his kid into it... well, it's Win Win. I'll have a little shredding buddy and the bf has to come along on trips right? Figure the kid will be better then me after 3 days on the hill...but I digress...

He is 7 and he inline skates (roller hockey) and skateboards...So I can't decide....skis or snowboard first...sigh......Probably gonna be next season. by then I guess he can pick which he wants to do...hopefully snowboarding!!!!
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:57 PM   #12 (permalink)
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this is my son, 6 days before his second birthday.

Holy crap even got the hand to point the edge. Nice.


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That is awesome!!!

Now back to the original question: No such thing as too young...



Oh man I'm going to hell.
Wow man you don't disappoint. Don't think you can overtake chomps though. Just to keep you company in hell.

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Old 03-07-2013, 03:14 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Im kinda torn...my boyfriend has zero interest in snowboarding (sigh) so I figure if I can get his kid into it... well, it's Win Win. I'll have a little shredding buddy and the bf has to come along on trips right?
Option #2... get a new BF! Sorry I had to!

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Wow man you don't disappoint. Don't think you can overtake chomps though. Just to keep you company in hell.
No he's got the act going pretty good... Unless it's not an act?!?

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Old 03-07-2013, 03:16 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I have always been under the impression starting age has everything to do with what mc_dubs talked about. Seems like muscle control in young kids would be an issue. Athletic freak kids do exist who I've seen killing it at super young ages, but they are the exception.
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omg SO CUTE!!

Im kinda torn...my boyfriend has zero interest in snowboarding (sigh) so I figure if I can get his kid into it... well, it's Win Win. I'll have a little shredding buddy and the bf has to come along on trips right? Figure the kid will be better then me after 3 days on the hill...but I digress...

He is 7 and he inline skates (roller hockey) and skateboards...So I can't decide....skis or snowboard first...sigh......Probably gonna be next season. by then I guess he can pick which he wants to do...hopefully snowboarding!!!!
Teach ehat the kids wanna learn. I ride with skiers and they seriously rip on the twin tips... stay away from skiskating and Nordic shit though.lol

My son almost disowned me when i said i wanted to strap on some twin tips.
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:37 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I don't usually like teaching kids below the age of seven because a lot of them don't have enough muscle control/strength to be able to control their board. You can keep them isolated to the bunny hill, but then that gets boring to them very, very quickly. At this age, it's very unusual for a child to understand that they have to be in some sort of control so they don't hurt other people, even though it is fun to them to just go straight down the hill without turning.
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Old 03-07-2013, 04:01 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I had a long conversation last year with a Level 3 instructor who has kids on this topic. Their take was not before 6 or 7 because kids under that age tend to be significantly disproportionately top heavy. Bad habits in adults like leaning forward or dropping your chin and looking down tend to hold us back a little bit, with kids where their heads actually make up a big portion of their body weight it is worse.

Having said that I have watched the videos here of some pretty amazing kids under that age so not sure how big an issue it is ultimately.
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Old 03-07-2013, 05:53 PM   #18 (permalink)
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this is my son, 6 days before his second birthday.

that's so cute his feet look like they're swimming in those bindings...

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Old 03-07-2013, 05:58 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I think the reason a young kid would find it harder to snowboard is the whole slowing down thing. Little kids on skis can simply pizza, but stopping on a snowboard requires more bodily force of action. But hey, if the kid wants to learn, DO IT!
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I got a friend that skis and rides with baby on his in the front and alitle older on the back; and all the time see parents with wee ones out there. If the baby/kid grows up on the hill there's no such thing as too young...they just pick it up because that is what life is....thus 2-3 years old can rip around. It doesn't matter ski or ride, just get them going and to solid level and then if they want to switch let them.
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