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Old    Scott T (thescott)      Join Date: Nov 2007       09-08-2008, 10:37 PM Reply   
I taught my nephew how to board at Lake McClure back in May. We spent two weeks in Trinity in August and he improved quite a bit. Then, this last weekend we went out to Don Pedro and things just clicked for him. Just had to share these
He turned 6 the end of August-
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Old    Isaac Gredinberg (extremeisaac)      Join Date: Aug 2005       09-08-2008, 10:57 PM Reply   
YA!!! Thats awesome! so cool to see the little guys rip it up!!! My son is right there to, this last sunday he learned the jump the wake like that and to edge in and out hard, he has surfact 180 and switch riding down as well.. Keep him riding!
Old    08 Malibu VLX Silva (ksilva)      Join Date: Mar 2008       09-08-2008, 11:02 PM Reply   
HAHAHAH...NICE!!! These kids are doing WAY better then ME!!! I was at Pedro last weekend on Sunday, it was nice till about 12pm...
Old    Shawn Hammond (eargasm)      Join Date: May 2007       09-08-2008, 11:38 PM Reply   
YYYYEEEEAAAHHHHHH! That is bitchin!
Old    Bevan (stxr_racer)      Join Date: Jun 2006       09-08-2008, 11:42 PM Reply   
Man that is Awesome!!..
Old    Brian (TXSurf) (bac)      Join Date: Feb 2008       09-09-2008, 8:36 AM Reply   
Thats sick! Keep him going, he's got it! There's nothing that stokes me more when we're out riding to see the groms riding.
Old    UncleJessie (unclejessie)      Join Date: Jan 2004       09-09-2008, 8:39 AM Reply   
I saw this little ripper this weekend at Pedro... he was killn it. Good work son!

UJ
Old    Jerm I. Side (jermiside)      Join Date: Jun 2007       09-09-2008, 9:06 AM Reply   
way effin cool. check him out...he's totally charging at the wake. thats rad.
Old    John Anderson (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       09-09-2008, 9:19 AM Reply   
Nice form! Now teach him to get rid of that slalom grip.
Old    Mike K (mike2001)      Join Date: Feb 2008       09-09-2008, 9:24 AM Reply   
Definitely got some air, thats great
Old    Jeremy Byrom (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       09-09-2008, 10:45 AM Reply   
Sweet, but ya, agreed (with john), lose the mixed grip
Old    Waylon (wayz)      Join Date: Jun 2005       09-09-2008, 11:11 AM Reply   
That's what it's all about! He's having a blast out there. Good shyt.
Old    Byrd (byrd)      Join Date: Dec 2005       09-09-2008, 12:19 PM Reply   
Time to shorten the rope up to right behind the rooster tail. Then let it out as he clears. I started doing that about a month ago and here is the post of my 7 year old going w2w

http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/1/623520.html?1220987660


(Message edited by byrd on September 09, 2008)
Old    Scott T (thescott)      Join Date: Nov 2007       09-10-2008, 1:22 PM Reply   
Is there any reason in particular to get him out of the mixed grip habbit? Wouldn't be hard to get him to loose it-only reason he does it is because that's how my sister and I both ride. If its purely style...whatever, but if there is something useful to not going with a mixed grip thats a different story-shoot, maybe I'll have to teach myself to loose it too!
Old    J Jakober (jjakober)      Join Date: Apr 2002       09-10-2008, 1:37 PM Reply   
Say NO to the Baseball grip!

It makes it more difficult to do handle pass tricks and it puts your body in a unbalanced position when jumping.

Plus, your not waterskiing!!

Nice work with your nephew, he is ripping
Old    Byrd (byrd)      Join Date: Dec 2005       09-11-2008, 5:07 AM Reply   
Yeah, ^^^ I agree. Once it's a habit, it will be hard to break later. That grip will make things harder later on down the road. Great job on the little guy. It's awesome to see young kids having a good time and progressing.
Old    G $krilla (burbanized)      Join Date: Mar 2004       09-11-2008, 5:15 AM Reply   
Sweet and it looks like hes really having fun
Old    Chris H. (04gravitygames)      Join Date: Jan 2006       09-11-2008, 6:08 AM Reply   
I agree about the handle, but damn he is only 6. Im sure with time and experience he will lose it. Give the lil guy a break. The most important thing is the smile on his face

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