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Snow stoked

Postby Dano » Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:28 pm

Anyone taking their kids skiing or snowboarding?

My wife and I fully committed to getting our kids up to speed on the snow this winter. Older boy turned 6 around Xmas and the little guy turned 4 at the end of March. Got them both full shred setups but it became obvious quickly that at 3, the little guy was better suited to ski (I am now convinced that 5/6 is the age to start them snowboarding . before that skiing is the call). It took a little while to get them going but once they started to get it both kids flourished. It helps that we got them 42 days on the hill (about 30 at Hoodoo and 12 at Bachelor), but by the end both kids were cruising steep intermediate runs and the older kid is linking turns and asking if he can go in the park. They are full on stoked and cant wait for next year. Now to get them going in the ocean this summer.

Heres a few videos...

First one - a couple months into the season (March) at Hoodoo. Still pretty iffy (older boy is doing alot of side slipping on steep parts) but not bad (sorry for the shaky filming on a Flip):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=balUmUDjl_8

Next one - a couple months later (May) and the kids are riding way better (sorry again for the crappy filming with a Flip):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S69yyQJmSWY

Then I finally got a GoPro and took a ton of footage of them the last couple weeks but haven't cut it into a video yet so here's a couple clips...

Older kid. He's gonne have a huge year next year. Got a great base to build off of:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t75LxkRKm90

Younger kid (long but classic.. shows how distracted a 4 year old can get - haha). Camera doesn;t show it but this is actually a pretty steep run for a barely 4 year old:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUKjFAKRfX4

STOKED! All right thats what Ive been up to for the past 6 months. See you at the beach!
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Re: Snow stoked

Postby Spent » Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:52 am

nice work, Dano. that got my little one amped to get in the snow next winter.
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Re: Snow stoked

Postby Dano » Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:00 am

Spent.. its a super fun way to pass the winter with your kids for sure. Get um up there early and often. Whoo hooo!
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Re: Snow stoked

Postby Dano » Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:46 pm

Anyone getting any snow time with their kids?.... We are all about it this year... got the groms in might mites at MTB... on the first day my older boy's teacher called him a "bonifide ripper"... haha..

anyway, here's a couple quick gopro vids I took of my boys in summer conditions at Hoodoo this past Sunday...

the skiier is 4 and a half and the shredder just turned 7 a couple weeks ago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64ajiSGOS7s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CujBPL8EhBo
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Re: Snow stoked

Postby Dano » Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:32 pm

No one gives a shit, but here's another vid...

First few minutes are of some fun pow at Bachelor....then it's friends and groms starting at 3:40. My kids are killing it for only being 4 going on 5 and 7. Then a bit of yours truly at the end... Good times for sure. Someday I'll surf again...

Alohas..

http://youtu.be/dZjF5IXGD-k
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