A website, clothing line, sponsorship, DVD, different kinds of social media (which he's concerned about getting likes on), multiple adults in his life who are "looking at developing this as much as we can" . . .
Of course that's pressure. Especially for a 7 year old. Could he quit snowboarding tomorrow without feeling like he's disappointing anyone . . . ?
Website currently directs to fb, clothing line is generic so not a problem and hardly a line with a couple of t-shirts a fleece I'm different coulors and maybe 1 or 2 different hoodies, sponsorship currently consists of a small shop doing stuff at cost, they are never going to complain, DVD, what DVD, one for his class which to be fair is no different than talking and showing photos about your holiday, or did you never do that at school? Social media is fb, and he is not concerned but thinks it is fun when more people like it, he used to struggle to make friends, he is now open and fun minded and can't believe people like his page, concerned he is not, but it always gets a smile when there are more that is for sure.
The school he is in, is all about fun with development being a part of it, all the guys that ride with him came through the same school, and now they do what they do, they enjoy riding with him, probably because he likes to try new stuff and he takes in what he sees them do, that is not a bad thing, are they an influence, yes a positive one on his riding ability, but that is all...
I don't get why it is negative all the time, you only have to see how he is on the snow to see how positive is has been, and again in all facets of life, he is such a chilled laid back kid now without a care in the world, that loves snowboarding, that is all it is too him...
Height 5"11, Weight 200-210lbs, Born 1969
Regular Stance, Ability NOT GOOD
2012/13 114 days
2013/14 102 days
2014/15 107 days
K2 Fastplant 154, Ride DH2 158, Endeavour Vice 155, Signal OG 155, NS Evo 157 (Stolen), Flow Quantum 155