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Old    Johnny (JohnnyDefacto)      Join Date: Mar 2010       08-21-2012, 3:10 PM Reply   
We went out on the lake to hang out with friends and my 3 year old decided he wanted to "wakeboard" behind the boat (instead of being pulled by my hands onto the swim step from shore).

So here he is. Within the first minute or so he was cutting back and forth trying to cut "out of the wake" and was trying to ollie. He rode twice before the sun set and then wanted to go the next day, so we did. He is so excited to go ride again, and I couldn't be more proud. I have been waiting for this moment ever since I heard from the Dr. "it's a boy!".

I have a feeling that he will get bored of this real soon and will want a real wakeboard... time to go wakeboard shopping i guess
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Old    MCXSTAR (snork)      Join Date: Jun 2007       08-21-2012, 3:39 PM Reply   
Awesome
Old    Justin Harrelson (skiboarder)      Join Date: Oct 2006       08-22-2012, 8:47 AM Reply   
Great stuff.
Old    Mark (FunkyBunch)      Join Date: Jun 2011       08-22-2012, 8:50 AM Reply   
Awesome, I am waiting for my oldest to ask this question, but she is going to have to get in the water from the boat first.
Old    Joe Lo (JoLo_Si)      Join Date: Oct 2011       08-22-2012, 9:16 AM Reply   
Made me smile too!
Old    DeeCee (jaybee)      Join Date: Aug 2007       08-22-2012, 11:44 AM Reply   
Awesome. Can't wait to get my daughter behind the boat.
Old    L W (501s)      Join Date: Feb 2010       08-23-2012, 11:01 AM Reply   
I just got my 4 year old Son up for the firt time this season. Its even better then you'd expect. As good as it gets really. Great pics.

https://vimeo.com/47126503
Old    Dave O (wakedaveup)      Join Date: May 2012       08-23-2012, 11:03 AM Reply   
So cool!
Old    Johnny (JohnnyDefacto)      Join Date: Mar 2010       08-23-2012, 1:03 PM Reply   
Levi, that is a rad video. Ruby got up first try and looked super solid. I felt so bad for your son, his first pull he got yanked!! The driver was a little throttle happy, but he was able to hang on anyways. So cool. My boy will be 3 1/2 when fall comes, so I am hoping that he will be willing to try actual wakeboarding before it gets too cold for him (water temp is 80 right now

what LF board and binding set up is that for your boy? I need to start looking
Old    Shags004 (shags004)      Join Date: Aug 2012       08-24-2012, 10:22 AM Reply   
What a little cutie!!
Old    Tim (srock)      Join Date: Mar 2002       08-24-2012, 12:20 PM Reply   
Its great watching the kids but my son has backed off a little and I'm not sure why.

My son skied at 2.5, bicycled at 3.5, started to ride his bike over a jump at 4, high dives front and back flips at the local pool at early 5. All of it on his own with no push from dad at all. He actually pushed me into letting him do some of the stuff.

Now that my son is getting into his mid 5 years he is backing off from those things that he easily accomplished at younger years. Although he never has had a bad incident, I think he is starting to realize there may be a consequence to his actions.

Anyone else see this?
Old    L W (501s)      Join Date: Feb 2010       08-24-2012, 12:56 PM Reply   
Thanks Johnny. Both kids actually got up their first try and both had fun so that is all I cared about. We practiced a bunch on snowboards behind the quad so this was a smooth transition, other then the big scary wake. You little guy looks ready to rip, now is the time to get him a board so he can practice with it in the living room. I got my kids a LF nemesis 108, smallest they make pretty much with the LF domain boots. It's a really great combo for kids. We have got 4 new kids up on this board this year. Watching a little kids get up for the first time is what its all about, its just such a great thing to watch.
Old    Jeffrey Blanchard (eternalshadow)      Join Date: Nov 2001       08-27-2012, 3:30 PM Reply   
Great to see all the wee gaffers out on the water!
Old    Cliff (ord27)      Join Date: Oct 2005       08-27-2012, 7:13 PM Reply   
very cool
my teenage daughters still make me smile. It's fun to watch them excel at sports!!!!

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