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Old 06-30-2013, 11:04 AM
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That is fantastic! Very inspiring....I have a 6-year old who really wants to learn, but is a little timid. What process did you use to get to that point? It is my mission this Summer to at least let him begin......somehow....
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Old 06-30-2013, 11:57 AM
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I recently got certified as a wakeboard water ski instructor. There are a few key pints to getting little ones up:

First and most important is lots of dry land training. This helps more than anything. Once you have done enough of this do it some more. It build confidence and gets them used to the feeling.

There are three rules to follow that you can't tell them enough: knees bent, arms straight, head up. They should have these points memorized before going on the water. The first time, have someone holding them in the water so they aren't scared and help them get up so they know the feeling. It takes some time but is so worth it. Try to make the whole experience and fun and light hearted as possible.

For the person that asked above we had The speed set to 10mph.
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Old 06-30-2013, 12:58 PM
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Awesome Levi. I'm hoping to get my 5 year old up this year as well. Bought him a little Hyperlite Motive 109. We had him up for about 5 seconds last year (I was in water with him to push him up) but want him going on his own.

I thought about a boom but they are $700 bucks and to me I wouldn't use it more than a few times to get him comfortable. They also have floaty wakeboard trainers but the hardest part will actually be getting him out of the water.

At any rate, your kid is going to be a little ripper one day. Congrats!
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Old 06-30-2013, 01:31 PM
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Awesome and congats to him and you!
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Old 06-30-2013, 02:17 PM
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Thanks a lot guys. Slooooooow is the trick. With the little guys, it barely has to be above idle to get them up. We started using shorter ropes and once he is confortable I will put him on a longer line to get him back behind the wave.

I am really looking forward to riding some doubles with him this year too. My daughter who is 7 will be the next one up. She isn't quite as brave but after seeing her little brother, she is determined to do it too.
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Old 06-30-2013, 02:25 PM
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Wow, I tried it the very first time last weekend and I couldn't even do that.

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Old 06-30-2013, 02:56 PM
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That's exciting man!
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Old 06-30-2013, 03:19 PM
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That's fantastic!

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Old 06-30-2013, 05:04 PM
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Awesome! Thanks for posting.
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Old 06-30-2013, 07:08 PM
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very cool, love it
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