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Re: The worlds youngest kiteboarder?

Postby longwhitecloud » Wed Nov 04, 2020 3:59 am

There is an interesting documentary about Gisela Pulido who started very young.
It doesnt paint the picture you may think, in fact, very far from it.

Kiteboarding is still the sport where over half of all fatalities are as a result of the kite flying the person and dropping them or pulling them into something.

A young rider was killed in Australia this year, so sad.

So many serious decisions involved, with many varying safety factors.

Knowledge is king.

Imo a mature 12/13yo learning in a safe setup far away from hazards at all time learning from an expert.

But yes you cant tell people what to do, just have an opinion. No idea in this case, making no judgement but see more and more instagram parents that seem to be more concerned about filming their kids trick attempts than spotting them when they are so sooooo sketchy ( skateboarding)!
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Re: The worlds youngest kiteboarder?

Postby kiteboardingparacas » Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:27 pm

This is George Ibanez at age 2, in Paracas, Peru. At this age he would cry if I did not let him try steping on a surfboard with his trainer kite. In March 2020, at age 3, he was finally going a few meters, unhooked, on his surfboard, looping his kite. He is now 5 and beginning to use a twintip.
Georgie got to spend one hour standing on a surfboard, straight from his pack n play. Got him to get a feel for surfing prior to knowing what ground was. Now he loves kiteboarding and he is also got a perfect foilsurfing pumping motion on his surfboard. He'll be wakefoiling anytime soon.
Always playing safe. Got a kite leash attached to me in the picture. Nowadays he only practices unhooked with his trainer kite, wearing a helmet and impact vest.
You can find us in Villa Kite in Paracas.
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Re: The worlds youngest kiteboarder?

Postby pwoap » Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:50 am

joriws wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:27 pm
That infant on water skis did not look to have fun..

Although all kids develop in different speed I think letting your 3 month old infant to sit in kayak and 6 month old to stand on his/her feet that long is not going to do any good in future (back tension, O-Legs and so on). Yeah it looks cool and super cute and as a parent you love to see your baby to do develop, but it's not a race.

Edit: I just came from fysiotheraphy with my 10 month old and showed that video to fysio and she just hold her head and kept saying how wrong this is.

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