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Old 05-21-2013, 09:57 AM
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How young will kids start skiing?

Hello all, how young will kids start sking? My son is almost three and I was wanting to know if yall thought that was too young, and if not what kind of training skis to use. Thanks!
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:03 AM
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At 3 my son was tubing. At 4 he was "skiing" on trainers.
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:29 AM
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I think it depends on the kid, I had my son up last year on a ski sled at 3 behind our little aluminum boat but we were barely in gear. This year, at 4, he was up this weekend on the ski sled behind the MC at 15 mph and asking to go faster!

Now, that said he hasn't experienced a fall yet which could really freak him out. So, next weekend we are going to practice falling off the sled at the dock and then out in the middle of the lake and what will happen. Once the water gets a bit warmer we plan to try the trainer skis.
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:45 AM
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Livi was 3 when on trainers.

JD is 3 now and this weekend he will be on trainers for first time.

Both should be off short line by end of the weekend.
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:07 AM
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any body use the trainer skis that have the inflatable around them?
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:23 AM
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Our older one got up on trainers at 3 and a half.
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:35 AM
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IT all depends on the child. I ahd one that was skiing at 2 1/2 and another was not until 4.
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:55 AM
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at 3, try a ski skimmer across the grass... then along shore... then behind boat with you holding the rope and talking the kid through it
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:04 PM
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We got our 3 year old grandson out on an EZ trainer a couple fo weeks ago. The pictures are from his first outing. we worked with him close to the shoreline and then launched off of the swim platform easing the rope out and picking up speed. He had a good time and wanted more; he calls it his "little boat". Now we are working with him in the pool trying to teach him what to do when he falls off.
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My little one went strait behind the boat on trainers. Someone had to be in the water with him to hold his skis strait until the boat went off.
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