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Old 01-09-2014, 08:25 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I am a bit east of you in bucks
Have a place near mt picono as well
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i taught a woman her first lesson on her 80th birthday...treated her like she was made of glass (which she pretty much was) but i got her turning by the end of the hour

if you give up on learning, even stuff that may (will) hurt a bit, you might as well go buy your burial plot and start diggin
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Old 01-09-2014, 08:28 PM   #13 (permalink)
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as for the kids rental ... I go the other route bought both my kids thier own gear
combo of used and new old stock
cost me about 10 or 15 more than rental fees
and they own it,
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Old 01-09-2014, 08:43 PM   #14 (permalink)
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as for the kids rental ... I go the other route bought both my kids thier own gear
combo of used and new old stock
cost me about 10 or 15 more than rental fees
and they own it,
That's not a bad price, then you can always try to re-sell. I did some work up at the Poconos, I forgot about that place. Its pretty nice up there. I'll have to put that on the list.
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Old 01-09-2014, 08:48 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Wow that is all a great boost of confidence.
And now I don't feel bad for buying my board already..Lol
Figure I should do the rental thing with the daughter since she will be in a new shoe size every year

Larry,
I live in York PA
if you go to a local shop they might be able to lease you a setup for the season for her to ride, i believe a lot of shops still do stuff like that... at least by me anyways.
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Old 01-09-2014, 08:50 PM   #16 (permalink)
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i taught a woman her first lesson on her 80th birthday...treated her like she was made of glass (which she pretty much was) but i got her turning by the end of the hour

if you give up on learning, even stuff that may (will) hurt a bit, you might as well go buy your burial plot and start diggin
That's a great point.
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You're definitely not too old. I've taken a lesson with a guy who was 82 once. He was pretty dang nimble.
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Old 01-10-2014, 12:23 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Old is strictly a state of mind. Did not step on a board until I was 49. Never did the ski thing and with 4 full seasons under my belt, I can say it has been one of the best moves I have ever done. I ride with my teenage daughter, my brother and his two teenage kids and we have a blast.

Just remember, learning to ride is no different than learning how to ride a bike. You are going to have some falls along the way, but then the light will switch on and you will ask yourself what took you so long.

I strongly suggest you go straight to the bunny hill and take some lessons with your daughter. Your learning curve will be so much easier and you won't likely have as many hard falls.

Good Luck!!!!!
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"Arsenal Fan"? In Canada? Not the soccer team, surely. . ?
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Old 01-12-2014, 09:08 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Wow that is all a great boost of confidence.
And now I don't feel bad for buying my board already..Lol
Figure I should do the rental thing with the daughter since she will be in a new shoe size every year

Larry,
I live in York PA
Larry I started at 42 with my teenage sons when they had the chance to join the school club for discounted trips. Your never to old.
Invest in some impact shorts, it is great for us older riders.

To your daugthers gear. Not sure what you meant by rent but, many of the local shops will rent an entire set up for around $125-$200 usually the lower end for younger kids.
What is great about this is waxing is free. If she breaks or outgrows something within that year they just exchange it for the right size or fix it

Enjoy the family time I know I do. Riding with my nephew (20) I just taught him to ride last night going again today
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