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  1. #1
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    Default Board for the kids

    My nephew is 11yrs old and 125lbs about 5' what would be a good beginner board for him? I have a 4'8" XXX sin city but he can't seem to pop up on it.

    Sent from the lake
    2008 Outback

  2. #2
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    Default Board for the kids

    Phase 5 Icon or Prop if skim is the style he likes or an idol surf F grom if he likes surf style.
    Drew
    New ride: 2012 Mojo
    Old ride: 2008 OBV

  3. #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by aapwayneo2001 View Post
    My nephew is 11yrs old and 125lbs about 5' what would be a good beginner board for him? I have a 4'8" XXX sin city but he can't seem to pop up on it.

    Sent from the lake
    My three youngest (8, 5, 4) all surf our Hyperlite Broadcast skim. We do things a little differently since we never have been able to get a little one to flip the board from horizontal to vertical like we adults do. I have just had my kids lay on it like a kneeboard and move up to knees and then stand up by putting the handle down on the board for stability and standing up one leg at a time.

    Here's a video of the 8 year old last summer on Lake Jocassee in S.C.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYZsxwtRVco

    Actually this is probably not the best example as at this point she had used that method so many times she was shortcutting a lot of the steps I outlined above.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7X9PmURTHN8

    The video link above shows a little better demonstration of what I am saying. This is the 5 year old in 2012 shortly after her 4th birthday.
    Last edited by Atlanta1213; 06-09-2014 at 08:33 PM.
    Paul - 2011 Moomba LSV

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    I got my 14 year old son the Karma from Day One - He tried out a lot of boards at the Southern Surfest - This was his pick - He started learning last year.
    KRiley
    2013 Moomba LSV
    Exile xm9s
    Exile Amps
    Exile sub

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Board for the kids

    Quote Originally Posted by Atlanta1213 View Post
    My three youngest (8, 5, 4) all surf our Hyperlite Broadcast skim. We do things a little differently since we never have been able to get a little one to flip the board from horizontal to vertical like we adults do. I have just had my kids lay on it like a kneeboard and move up to knees and then stand up by putting the handle down on the board for stability and standing up one leg at a time.

    Here's a video of the 8 year old last summer on Lake Jocassee in S.C.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYZsxwtRVco

    Actually this is probably not the best example as at this point she had used that method so many times she was shortcutting a lot of the steps I outlined above.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7X9PmURTHN8

    The video link above shows a little better demonstration of what I am saying. This is the 5 year old in 2012 shortly after her 4th birthday.
    That looks like a good idea might give that way a try next time out

    Sent from the lake
    2008 Outback

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