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Old    Blabelmooch (blabel)      Join Date: Jul 2001       09-06-2004, 5:22 PM Reply   
Got the 3 1/2 year old nephew on the board this weekend. He was pretty fired up. He is too small to muscle around the smallest wakeboard we have so it took some help but I think he's on his way! Can't wait to teach him his first spin


Jared

Jared
Old    Melissa (psych3060)      Join Date: Sep 2002       09-06-2004, 5:27 PM Reply   
BTW, any of you parents out there who might have a kids board that you child has outgrown, let us know because Jared's mom and dad are on the hunt for a smaller board.
Old    indywakechica            09-06-2004, 6:11 PM Reply   
Ahhh that is too cute! He's swimming in that jacket too...what a cutie! One of these days when I have a *gulp* kid of my own...I hope to get them out there as soon as possible. Me being 5'2" and my hubby not terribly tall or big...thinking that making a football player isn't going to happen but by god I got a chance at a wakeboarder :-)
Old    andy zarlengo (colorider)      Join Date: Jun 2001       09-06-2004, 8:33 PM Reply   
Outstanding performance.!!!!
Old    Leo Lasecki (malibuboarder75)      Join Date: Jan 2004       09-06-2004, 8:59 PM Reply   
that is awesome watching young kids get started because they have so much potential in the years to come. good job
Old    Melissa (psych3060)      Join Date: Sep 2002       09-06-2004, 9:07 PM Reply   
This kid is either going to be big into wakeboarding or motocross, or both. All weekend he either wanted to be in the water or riding around on the 50's with us. He is definitely making his uncle proud.
Old    Leo Lasecki (malibuboarder75)      Join Date: Jan 2004       09-06-2004, 9:13 PM Reply   
just let him ride and make sure he learns the basics first. dont push him too hard.
Old    TeamValdez (teamvaldez)      Join Date: Apr 2003       09-07-2004, 8:27 AM Reply   
that is so AWESOME!! try and get him a smaller vest along with the board, but man that is the future of the sport for sure!! As far as motocross goes, PULEEEZ point him into the wakeboarding. Too many broken bones, accidents and trauma surrounding the motocross. I know I am opening myself up to some "moto flaming" but I stand by it.
Old    toolfan (toolfan)      Join Date: Jul 2003       09-07-2004, 8:57 AM Reply   
sweet!
Old    Alpha_Beast (socalwakepunk)      Join Date: Dec 2002       09-07-2004, 9:24 PM Reply   
Way to go little dude!
Old    Alpha_Beast (socalwakepunk)      Join Date: Dec 2002       09-07-2004, 9:26 PM Reply   
Gramps...hands at 10&2, eyes on the road...(LOL J/K)!
Old    Squid (twakess)      Join Date: Mar 2002       09-08-2004, 8:43 AM Reply   
thats sweet. That kid is going to be a spinning fool at the age of 5.
Old    Kimmy (kimmy)      Join Date: Aug 2001       09-08-2004, 11:01 AM Reply   
That is so cute, there is your future pro wakeboarder or motocrosser. I hope one day my newphews too will wakeboard. I know you are very proud of him.
Old    edward            09-08-2004, 11:57 AM Reply   
thats sweet. i have a 1 1/2yr old sister and hope that she'll be like that in about 2 yrs. she already likes to ride around on my skateboard with me and loves swimming so it looks good so far. looks like that kids gonna be the froggy or tadpole in 10 yrs.
Old    gr8waker            09-08-2004, 3:42 PM Reply   
just take a small wakeskate a strap bindings to it.
Old    Leo Lasecki (malibuboarder75)      Join Date: Jan 2004       09-08-2004, 7:21 PM Reply   
he can barely hold the handle, the thing is twice his height. they should make grom handles also.
Old    redrockbaby            09-15-2004, 9:35 PM Reply   
I'm looking to find a board for my 4 or 6 year old. If anyone has on that their kid has outgrown...Let me know. I've my 4-girl and 6-boy skiing, but they want to board like mom and dad. Thanks
Still working on the 2 year old :-)
Old    redrockbaby            09-15-2004, 9:36 PM Reply   
Oh yeah. How excatly do you help him get up. what do you do? Thanks for your help
Old    Blabelmooch (blabel)      Join Date: Jul 2001       09-15-2004, 9:40 PM Reply   
Started by pulling him across the shore. He was able to get up but he couldn't turn the board very well. Behind the boat I was able to go next to him on a kneeboard and hold the tail. It was kind of tough but It helped him control the board so he could get the feel for it.

Ready for round two this weekend and hopefully it goes well again. Gramps is bringing a smaller board for him to use.
Old    redrockbaby            09-15-2004, 9:51 PM Reply   
good luck! It looks awesome. We taught our kids how to ski by having my husband hold on to the back of the ski's to help stabilize while they get up.
Keep it up and let us know of his progress!

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