Young Person Carving - Feedback Pls

Young Person Carving - Feedback Pls

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Ian Wickham
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posted Mar-2013

Here is my tuppence worth doubt push him too hard ..... Rebellion might come along sometime in the future

Verbier_ski_bum
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posted Mar-2013

Very good for two weeks. He should continue the lessons. They learn really quick at this age and keeping him with school will make him a expert in a few years time. I disagree that technique shouldn't be pushed. Technique is central to skiing. Also there was a number of fatal accidents involving young children losing control on slopes this season alone. You really want your kid to be a capable skier. It's a massive safety aspect, especially since children usually ski during busiest periods.

Verbier_ski_bum
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posted Mar-2013

Ian Wickham wrote:Here is my tuppence worth doubt push him too hard ..... Rebellion might come along sometime in the future


If the boy took to skiing, enjoys it and progressing I don't think there is a big danger of rebellion. With schools they always learn new things and do it different way too. I watched a group ESS lesson and kids were skiing all day on one ski. And after that there is a park or race coaching. Depending how parents ski there might be a rebellion that in a few years time he won't want to ski with parents. But when parents have to take a gondola down because something is a bit too steep they will feel better about their children skiing down when they know that their kids can do it all and will be OK.

Ian Wickham
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posted Mar-2013

verbier_ski_bum wrote:
Ian Wickham wrote:Here is my tuppence worth doubt push him too hard ..... Rebellion might come along sometime in the future


If the boy took to skiing, enjoys it and progressing I don't think there is a big danger of rebellion. With schools they always learn new things and do it different way too. I watched a group ESS lesson and kids were skiing all day on one ski. And after that there is a park or race coaching. Depending how parents ski there might be a rebellion that in a few years time he won't want to ski with parents. But when parents have to take a gondola down because something is a bit too steep they will feel better about their children skiing down when they know that their kids can do it all and will be OK.


Verbs it is very easy to push your own passion on to your children ...... By not being a pushy parent the kids develop their own passion for skiing, even if some times you have to bite your lip. Let them develop at their own pace and hopefully their will pass the passion for skiing on to their children
Trust me it works !!!

NIIIXSY
reply to 'Young Person Carving - Feedback Pls'
posted Mar-2013

Amazing kids don't u just hate their no fear factor !,

Jiskies
reply to 'Young Person Carving - Feedback Pls'
posted Mar-2013

who knows he might want to use a single plank some day...

Verbier_ski_bum
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posted Mar-2013

Ian Wickham wrote:
verbier_ski_bum wrote:
Ian Wickham wrote:Here is my tuppence worth doubt push him too hard ..... Rebellion might come along sometime in the future


If the boy took to skiing, enjoys it and progressing I don't think there is a big danger of rebellion. With schools they always learn new things and do it different way too. I watched a group ESS lesson and kids were skiing all day on one ski. And after that there is a park or race coaching. Depending how parents ski there might be a rebellion that in a few years time he won't want to ski with parents. But when parents have to take a gondola down because something is a bit too steep they will feel better about their children skiing down when they know that their kids can do it all and will be OK.


Verbs it is very easy to push your own passion on to your children ...... By not being a pushy parent the kids develop their own passion for skiing, even if some times you have to bite your lip. Let them develop at their own pace and hopefully their will pass the passion for skiing on to their children
Trust me it works !!!


maybe you are right. It really depends on whether the boy likes it or not. But if he does, "pushing" a bit will only do him good. I see parents on slopes skiing with their 3 y.o. on leashes. Then I see 9 y.o. smoking me in really steep moguls without even looking where it's better to turn and I know where they come from. Everyone enjoys more things that they can do better. And this is mainly where the passion comes from later. Plus as I mentioned before it's a safety aspect. So if the boy likes skiing he should be given every opportunity to become proficient.

Dids1
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posted Mar-2013

My kids became proficient, then it got expensive!

Hopefully soon they'll be paying for themselves.

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