He is doing fine, get him in some weekly group lessons with his peers and also take some of his friends to the hill that ride...the point is for him to have fun/good time. Also the peer pressure and seeing other kids shred...he will step it up and learn from other kids. Depending on his attitude...if he is an aggressive determined type, take him on some more challenging terrain. Some kids can do amazing things if they don't know. Example 2 weeks ago, on day 5 of riding took two 11 yr/o newbie girls; ducked a rope and did a short steep double black...didn't tell them...just said "follow me...ehh you can do it...no problem." We got to the bottom...mostly sideslipping...had them look back up hill...and ask them what they thought of doing their first double black. They about shit their pants but were STOKED! We went back and did some blue and single black runs with terrain traps where they had to point and bomb and they did great. And last week met a 5 yr/o girl that regularly hits double black runs...of course she has been coming to the hill since being a baby.
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Last edited by wrathfuldeity; 03-06-2014 at 05:08 AM.