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Originally posted by GlassSeeker GlassSeeker wrote:

The swing will keep them up and out of the water so a wetsuit is not required ...some wetsuit shorts with current vest ....or just some short pants/boardshorts will work....then if she is enthusiastic you will need a youth barefoot suit...those barefoot international suits give the best protection/floatation/skiability even though they are stiff and thick....it takes 10 uses before they start to feel like it "fits"


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I have a BI kids barefoot suit and Barefoot Central trainers in a kid size that I used to introduce my daughter to barefooting. Bought it when she was 8 or 9. Shes's 12 now and outgrown. Would you be interested in those items?
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My daughter just turned 5 this weekend, might be a while before we have a need for those. I got her a full suit this winter, we'll probably use those if she decides she wants to try it this year.

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Some action with the kids this friday



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Gotta love Arizona. We've had 95 degree days and the kids have enjoyed lake activities since February..




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Ah yes, Get the kids out on the water.
Here's a proud day for me.
My sons first barefoot deep water start.


and proud dad and son circa 1997


pics scanned from slides. Color and brightness not good but the day will never be forgotten.

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Another proud day a few years earlier, when daughter and son both said "I want to do it dad"(barefoot)
circa 1991


Daughter said, "well I'm glad I did it but no more for me"!




Son said "I love it"!!!

Thanks for the memories to both of them!!
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Been a productive year, thus far. My 3 year old son has been riding the trainers around, and my 5 year old daughter has been skiing, wakeboarding, and most recently taken an interest in barefooting. Here's some pics and videos I've been collecting from this year.

Blake on trainers:


Dagny after a deep water start:


Triples with the kids:



Dagny's first time in the swing:


Of course, some weekends have been too busy for the boat so we've had to get on the water by way of other means...

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Brian,
Great job with the kids. Keep them out there on the water. and not on tubes!


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Thanks Pete, that's the plan!
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Hooked up with a guy that lets a ministry take inner city kids to his lake house and he shows up and pulls them all on the tube.   I came with the SN2001 and boom and got 6 to try skiing, 5 succeeded. We then got 1 up on the kneeboard. A couple got to drive the boat. They were all smiles and we had some spectators on a pontoon boat cheering them on. Only 1 of them knew how to swim.

I have great pics and video, but don't know if its kool for me to post the pics. I am not their parents or a part of the service group. I will watch their website and if they post them I will link it.

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That sounds great, such a good experience for the kids, and nice of you and the other person to do it.
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Originally posted by rebel skier rebel skier wrote:

Hooked up with a guy that lets a ministry take inner city kids to his lake house and he shows up and pulls them all on the tube.   I came with the SN2001 and boom and got 6 to try skiing, 5 succeeded. We then got 1 up on the kneeboard. A couple got to drive the boat. They were all smiles and we had some spectators on a pontoon boat cheering them on. Only 1 of them knew how to swim.

I have great pics and video, but don't know if its kool for me to post the pics. I am not their parents or a part of the service group. I will watch their website and if they post them I will link it.



Sounds like a similar concept to Wake the World?    My wife and I are coordinating a WTW event for 2018, one of the best things I did this summer was to participate in the NW Oregon event.   Looking forward to a washington event for sure.   If you have a heart for taking kids out on the water, this is an event for you, they are all over the country but you might have to saddle up a bit to get to one.

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Though this isn't a "Kids out on the water...skiing", we are teaching them a valuable lesson. If you go out on the boat, you gotta help keep it clean!



Aside from Keith St. Onge having his daughter on skis at 6 mos,, what age do most of you start kids out on the water? I am hoping next season (at 3) is acceptable. She loves the boat and can swim, but the Mrs. doesn't think she will be ready.
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Originally posted by spiralhelix spiralhelix wrote:

Though this isn't a "Kids out on the water...skiing", we are teaching them a valuable lesson. If you go out on the boat, you gotta help keep it clean!



Aside from Keith St. Onge having his daughter on skis at 6 mos,, what age do most of you start kids out on the water? I am hoping next season (at 3) is acceptable. She loves the boat and can swim, but the Mrs. doesn't think she will be ready.


Nothing wrong with that picture!

I had my son out at 2 years old with a pacifier hanging out of his mouth learning off of the ski training board. Now he is 6 and carving/jumping wakes on the wakeboard.
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Go back and look at first picture of this thread. My daughter at 2.

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Originally posted by spiralhelix spiralhelix wrote:

She loves the boat and can swim

Sounds ready to me
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Originally posted by spiralhelix spiralhelix wrote:


Aside from Keith St. Onge having his daughter on skis at 6 mos,, what age do most of you start kids out on the water?


Most of the kids in our big extended family have learned at 6-8. That's when they have wanted to learn with no prodding. I think knowing how to swim first is a good idea, but most kids have that down well before 6 if they go to the lake a lot.
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The little girl in the first post of this thread is now competing a little in Slalom and driving the boat so her old man can chill in the back on an evening cruise. BKH
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Originally posted by bkhallpass bkhallpass wrote:

Good to see this old thread pop up once again.

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Got my daughter, niece and nephew skiing this week on vacation at Table Rock Lake. Those smiles are what it's all about!


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Awesome Braden!! And another generation continues the passion!   
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Nice work. Always great to see young ones entering the sport!
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Haven't posted in a while, but here is a few fun videos from this weekend

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GREAT seeing them on ski's, boards, bare feet, ANYTHING other than those stupid "flying matresses laying around!!!!

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