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-   -   Trying to get my 8 daughter up this year (http://www.wakeworld.com/forum/showthread.php?t=548651)

lsv_doc 02-21-2008 2:21 PM

Trying to get my 8 year old daughter up this year, if you have any young kids up for the first time please post to show her. She needs some confidence.

absoluteboarder 02-21-2008 2:35 PM

mikey was 9 and got up behind the boat on his second try. But I beach started him on the beach like below until he could ride longer than i could run.....maybe 20feet before i go down. on a 134 board it is easy for them to get out while you are pulling them (running) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/548666.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/548667.jpg" alt="Upload">

lsv_doc 02-21-2008 2:39 PM

great idea on the shallow water pull, I can do this at some of the sandbars that are 1 ft deep.

mucktoerider 02-21-2008 3:12 PM

I have worked with a lot of kids both skiing and wakeboarding. I find to have someone who knows how to ride be in the water with them to give them confidence and direction and demonstrate positioning before their first few pulls with the boat. Great example Mike Z! Another good idea is to strap them in the board and turn them on their face down in the water and have them flip over on their back. That way they won't panic when they have their first faceplant behind the boat.

aliwake 02-21-2008 3:32 PM

My friends' daughter last weekend. She's 5! <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/548677.jpg" alt="Upload">

dansmith 02-21-2008 3:42 PM

I've posted this before... <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/548681.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR> <BR>My 7 &amp; 10 year old daughters. Both started at 6. My oldest also slalom skis &amp; can run the course.

da_kamp 02-21-2008 3:45 PM

I started right before i turned 7 and and i was a little thing for that age, shouldn't be any trouble for her

dansmith 02-21-2008 3:48 PM

Here's another shot of my oldest getting a little air. She was 9 when I took this one. <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/548684.jpg" alt="Upload">

rallyart 02-21-2008 3:58 PM

My son at 7 behind our old I/O. <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/548689.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR> <BR>Last year at 8 <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/548690.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/548691.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR> <BR>We tow very slow.

phatsac 02-21-2008 5:13 PM

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rvh3 02-21-2008 5:46 PM

Here's my daughter Morgan at 5 years old. Letting go of the line and sinking was her favorite part.<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/548718.jpg" alt="Upload">

rvh3 02-21-2008 5:49 PM

Or her first time up.<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/548721.jpg" alt="Upload">

otown_dave 02-21-2008 7:24 PM

When I started teaching my 7 y/o we started in shallow water. I pulled him by hand to get a feel for the board. We worked on this until he was comfortable. Then we went to the boat. I stayed in the water with him &amp; his grampa pulled him. It only took a few tries &amp; he was up &amp; riding! <BR> <BR>(Message edited by otown_dave on February 21, 2008)

lsv_doc 02-23-2008 8:42 AM

Great ideas! Lexi<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/talker.gif" border=0><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/rofl.gif" border=0><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/biggrin.gif" border=0>}

andyw 02-23-2008 7:55 PM

Here are some pics of my five year old boy and 3 year old girl. We started my three year old boy on skis, than he went on a hydroslide, and than the wakeboard. The problem with this approach was that it was very hard to get him off the hydroslide. My daughter we have bypassed the hydroslide and gone straight to the wakeboard. I would recommend taking it very slow with the little guys. One bad day and they may not try again for a while. I pull my daughter around in shallow water. She has learned what the pull feels like and what it feels like to fall on her stomach. She is still not ready to go behind the boat. She does occasionally ride with me on my board. <BR> <BR>My 3 year old daughter learning to wakeboard <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/549643.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/549644.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR>My 5 year old son learning to hit a slider made out of 2 windsurfers <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/549645.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR> <BR>Riding the cable park <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/549646.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR> <BR>Hitting a kicker at the cable park. <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/549647.jpg" alt="Upload">

lsv_doc 02-24-2008 3:59 PM

I think I am building my confidence now! -*Lexi*<font color="aa00aa"><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" border=0></font>

poser007 02-24-2008 4:20 PM

Wow kudos to all these kids but that last little ripper is a stud

absoluteboarder 02-24-2008 4:51 PM

.....hey lexi you can do it!.......we are rooting for you !....next time lets hear how you did it!......go go go

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