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    PWCToday Guru christheroofer's Avatar
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    Am I crazy?

    I just got into the pwc world this year, and let me tell you I am hooked. My 4yr old daughter also cant get enough. She was scared the first time i took her out it was on the wr500 not too fast. She did not want to go with me, but i put her on anyway. I tried coming in to let her off guess what she did not want off. I then bought 3 more skis. I got a great deal on a upgraded 95 sea doo sp with a 720 in it. Started taking her out on that and she loves when it's wot likes just crusing too. If there is nothing around i'll let her steer and use the throttle. She loves it. Now for the next thing i can put my stand up (nothing special just a js440) in shallow water and she will stand up grab the handle bars and balance very well. So....... I ask am I crazy for brining her with and wanting her to learn to ride the stand up the end of next season? Some guys I've talked to have 4-5 year olds and still wont take them out. When she comes with me I put my legs over hers and hold her life jacket straps. Never when it's rough out either. Now my defination of rough is also different than many of the guys I talk to also, But I also feel that she shouldn't be held back from fearing it the sooner she is ready to go the better right?
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    I don't have any kids yet but I don't believe there is "too young". If she likes it and wants to ride then let her! I think that would be a really cool thing to have in common with her as she grows up.

    I had a electric quad before I could walk and gradually moved up from there. There's a lot of 5 year olds racing little 50 dirtbikes so why not a ski?
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    I started taking both my daughter's on the skis at 10mths old and they loved, my oldest daughter has a pic of her at 1yr old riding and that is one of prized pessessions. My oldest daughter is 12 rides a super jet and my youngest 9 rides a x-2. They stay near the dock and go straight for it if the see any boat's coming there way, mostly ride during the week cause the lake is crazy on the weekends. Have fun now the grow up quick.

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    Yes they do. Thanks guys this does make me feel better about it. Not that i ever felt wrong about it kind of was just curious if anyone else was starting this early. Don't get me wrong if i had the skis before this she would have been out with me then. I just hear a lot of people not wanting their 5-6 year old out with them. Gotta let the birds fly sometime.

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    So it just hit me like a ton of bricks i thought of an idea to use a couple of small pontoons or something along thoes lines to make "traning" floats on the js440 that can be adjusted as she gets better. Has anyone tried anything like this?
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    Re: Am I crazy?

    Quote Originally Posted by christheroofer View Post
    So it just hit me like a ton of bricks i thought of an idea to use a couple of small pontoons or something along thoes lines to make "traning" floats on the js440 that can be adjusted as she gets better. Has anyone tried anything like this?
    They made them for the Kawasaki skis, there is atleast one member here that uses them. Post a WTB add in the Kawi section, you'll find a set.

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    The x2 floats come up For Sale every once in a while. Sometimes they sell For a lot and sometimes can't be given away
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    Re: Am I crazy?

    Too bad you aren't closer to Northern California - We have a junior kids time trials and junior racer camp during our race season. Check out www.DiabloJSA.com or DJSARacing on Facebook.

    Check out http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/23991590 and the other set of videos for our juniors. We have kids running time trials and in some instances have 1 or 2 safety crew following them to make sure they're ok. I believe the youngest is 4 years old.
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    Re: Am I crazy?

    Last edited by 10mm; 10-08-2012 at 09:38 PM.



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    Love the links that is great. The daughter was watching with me and i think she is more stoked than I am. Wish i had the camera with me could have had some pics like that. She'll do the same free floating in the water.
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