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Swede 03-09-2014 09:25 PM

3 year old in the park video and tips
Here is a quick little video if my son from the past two weekends. He is killing it but I'm wondering if anyone had any tips to tricks as far as getting him to want to turn toe-side more consistently. He can do it when he isn't thinking about it.

I'm also curious from those out west how he stacks up with some of the really young kids there. We live in NC and there seams to be very few kids close to his age that ride. All skiing.

EatRideSleep 03-09-2014 09:39 PM

Sorry I've no suggestions for you for that age.

Just wanted to say I enjoyed watching it, especially when he looked at the camera and wiped the lens after that one spill :laugh:

Adorable kid, and looks like he's having fun!

f00bar 03-09-2014 09:47 PM

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Thank you for putting that silly little tune in my head right before bed. Now I'll never get to sleep. What's to say? He's like the luckiest kid in the world doing this at that age.

And best part in watching the real little ones is how effortlessly just pop right back up after a little spill. They just take it in stride and pop up and keep going.

BigmountainVMD 03-09-2014 09:52 PM

That's a bad ass little kid! A true champion the way he takes spills and just gets back up.

The main reason they teach kids skiing at a younger age than snowboarding is that snowboarding requires more fine motor skills and core strength to make the board turn.

I would work on his core strength with whatever activities at home you can figure out. Something like jumping jacks will work both the core and hone in on some fine motor control to make them clean.

Other than that, just try to get the kid making some actual turns. He seems to like sliding down on his heel edge, so get him on his toes and sliding down while looking over his shoulder.

Argo 03-09-2014 10:09 PM

By 3 they are hitting 15' jumps and doing cork 5s....

He is having fun. Don't worry about his ability vs other kids.... Just ride and enjoy your time with him while he is young and hope they wanna hang out when old.

speedjason 03-09-2014 10:12 PM

awwwww, so adorable. still ride better than 80% of the people I see here.:blink:

Swede 03-09-2014 10:25 PM


Originally Posted by f00bar (Post 1600825)
Thank you for putting that silly little tune in my head right before bed. Now I'll never get to sleep.

I'm going to be hearing it for days after trying to edit this.

wrathfuldeity 03-10-2014 03:15 AM

Have the sound jingle in my ears

Don't worry about stuff...its about having fun. But for toeside...think about doing games of follow the leader or being an animal...where he has to follow you or do things that involve being on toeside and looking back up the hill....making right hand/toeside turns. He looks to be fairly and naturally instinctive...leaning back weighting the tail when picking up speed and being heelside inorder to look down the hill. I think it is difficult for most folks to overcome the natural instincts/reactions. Don't worry he has plenty of years to get it figured out. Important thing is liking to be on the snow and having fun.

tannersdad 03-10-2014 06:40 AM

Cool video and great little rider. I live in NC too and love Beech Mountain. :thumbsup:

slyder 03-10-2014 06:43 AM

AWESOME Swede you have decades of fun coming your way with your son. Not sure if you have or will have other kids but this is just awesome.
Coming from a dad who's kids started at 13 you are in for a great time !!!!

Hope you can keep up with him as he really progresses.

You may want to take up cinematography cuz I see you needing to do some professional edits in your future

I hope you stay on this forum for yrs to come as I would love to see his progression over the years. :eusa_clap:

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