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    Re: How to teach kids to ride

    Quote Originally Posted by hyosung View Post
    i had my granddaughter(13 year old) take a boating safety course , i also taught her what to be aware of IE: unusual mechanical sounds , couch riders,and respect for other water users,
    Thank you for being responsible, i have done the same. 13 Plus NO LESS in age..
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    Re: How to teach kids to ride

    My 14 yr old has the safety course license. Every time i quiz him on distance feet while underway and keep your head moving while underway..Never make a turn without looking!
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    Re: How to teach kids to ride

    Hopefully, you guys/gals will make your kids more responsible than the current crop.

    Sounds like you're on the right track!
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    Re: How to teach kids to ride

    LOL! I feel the same way. Unfortunately, the gene pool seems to be getting filled with poop, therefore decreasing the available depth
    to swim in.

    I guess you have to hold your breath, just to get your feet wet!
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    Re: How to teach kids to ride

    As a new rider I would like to vote for the thumb throttle. As a person who has taken kiting lessons but sucks at it (truly a dope on a rope). You push the safety bar away from your body to release the kite. Unfortunately, humans are really monkeys so when we get scared we instinctively hold onto the tree branch tight. Kiters have died that way.

    I have fallen off my ski and not let go of the right handle grip which also has the finger throttle on it. Not good to accelerate the ski while your body is decelerating.

    I have since learned to let go of the finger throttle while keeping one hand on one grip. But I never knew that the thumb throttle existed and I think it would be a great idea for your little monkeys...

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    Re: How to teach kids to ride

    Quote Originally Posted by Cali Freestyle View Post
    Awesomeness. Favorite part of that picture for me, it was very probable a parent was "snapping" the photograph.


    You simply don't see it anymore what was seemingly the norm for decades. Electronic degradation of a generation(s).

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    Re: How to teach kids to ride

    Strangest thing for me is the parents who this summer had Child Protection Services arrest them 2x and took their kids away till court.. all because they let their kids go like 1/2 a mile down their neighborhood to go to the part.. the kids had their contact information and i think even a phone... they were like 8,6... man when i was 5 in kindergarten i walked over a mile through town to go to school.. then on the way home i'd stop by the local 7-11 and eat all the blackberries in the empty field next to it till I got sick.. now a days you get thrown in jail for doing what we did, even in the cops or child protection peoples own lives...and probably what they did as kids too..

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    Re: How to teach kids to ride

    yeah i'm going thumb throttle too.. just makes sense..luckily both 550's still have the stock thumb throttles... jumping or turning naturally you're going to try and grip hard.. its possible in a kid that they would get freaked and not realize they still have the finger throttle under that white knuckle death grip..

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    Re: How to teach kids to ride

    Another great safety device would be to install a remote kill switch.

    http://www.amazon.com/Remote-Engine-.../dp/B006LE2W0U
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