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Created by hilly A week ago, 8 Jan 2019
hilly
WA, 4438 posts
8 Jan 2019 6:18PM
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Probably not cool as it is strapped but the look on his face is priceless. My son having a blast

Adam''KiteRepair
NSW, 42 posts
8 Jan 2019 9:42PM
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hilly said..
Probably not cool as it is strapped but the look on his face is priceless. My son having a blast


I'm not sure kite surfing was ever "cool". Juat look at folks faces when you say "I'm off to fly a kite"

Stoke, Stoke is cool though. Check out Kai Lenneys newest clip. He is hooting and halloring like an absolute kook, and in straps too! Either way, that short clip made me smile, smile alot, and so did this one mate. Good on him, and good on you for being a "cool" dad

West Oz Kite
WA, 215 posts
8 Jan 2019 6:45PM
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So cool, that kid is ripping !!

Unhook3d
465 posts
8 Jan 2019 7:46PM
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Nice. Love it.

cauncy
WA, 6706 posts
8 Jan 2019 7:52PM
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Great to see an influx of kids getting into our sport, locally we now have around 6/7 lads
going really well , with one who's shredding and will be incredibly talented if he continues, worth a mention is some of the retailers who are assisting these kids with deals on equipment, great to see them sticking their necks out and looking at the future, and also a very wise future buisness move

hilly
WA, 4438 posts
8 Jan 2019 9:20PM
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cauncy said..
Great to see an influx of kids getting into our sport, locally we now have around 6/7 lads
going really well , with one who's shredding and will be incredibly talented if he continues, worth a mention is some of the retailers who are assisting these kids with deals on equipment, great to see them sticking their necks out and looking at the future, and also a very wise future buisness move


So true. Jas and Sonya have been fantastic supporters of up and comers.

RbGar
28 posts
9 Jan 2019 4:39AM
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hey if its cool enough to shred fully powered & strapped like Robbie DaMan Nash and Kia Lenny, thens its cool with me! Your son is ripping!!!

Plummet
4285 posts
9 Jan 2019 1:16PM
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That's what it's all about for sure!

I'm jelious too. Non of my kids are interested in dad's sports... I certainly failed in that respect.

cauncy
WA, 6706 posts
9 Jan 2019 2:00PM
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That's what it's all about for sure!

I'm jelious too. Non of my kids are interested in dad's sports... I certainly failed in that respect.


Give them time, I was too pushy tbh, my daughter at 19 is now loving her daily lessons from dad, going great for the time spent in the water, her 1st solo body drag yesterday,
4 klms in good wind and never dropped it in the drink,

Gazuki
WA, 828 posts
9 Jan 2019 2:16PM
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cauncy said..

Plummet said..
That's what it's all about for sure!

I'm jelious too. Non of my kids are interested in dad's sports... I certainly failed in that respect.



Give them time, I was too pushy tbh, my daughter at 19 is now loving her daily lessons from dad, going great for the time spent in the water, her 1st solo body drag yesterday,
4 klms in good wind and never dropped it in the drink,


Mine is in training already...




cauncy
WA, 6706 posts
9 Jan 2019 8:31PM
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Not a highjack of hillys post
but as mentioned it's great to see the kids getting some support from retailers and brands
This is young Anthony eppen vanderaa, he makes a yearly trip with his dad up to Dongara and spends hrs daily on the water, I've watched him make great progress each time he's visited from 6/7 years of age, now 10 the little blokes going great guns













Fone Australia assisted at the Midwest Windfest with a new bandit7 mtr, as you can see he's putting it to good use,
Interesting to hear that research from brands are forcasting a big slump in up and coming youth , which in turn means a slow down in sales , so getting youth into the sport makes good buisness sence, I know locally the 6/7 kids feed of each other
and more are sure to follow, great work from the parents also

hilly
WA, 4438 posts
9 Jan 2019 8:48PM
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cauncy said..
Not a highjack of hillys post
but as mentioned it's great to see the kids getting some support from retailers and brands
This is young Anthony eppen vanderaa, he makes a yearly trip with his dad up to Dongara and spends hrs daily on the water, I've watched him make great progress each time he's visited from 6/7 years of age, now 10 the little blokes going great guns













Fone Australia assisted at the Midwest Windfest with a new bandit7 mtr, as you can see he's putting it to good use,
Interesting to hear that research from brands are forcasting a big slump in up and coming youth , which in turn means a slow down in sales , so getting youth into the sport makes good buisness sence, I know locally the 6/7 kids feed of each other
and more are sure to follow, great work from the parents also


Awesome, great to see kids involved. Parents are the key and need to make the effort initially then they run with it.

quikdrawMcgraw
739 posts
9 Jan 2019 8:51PM
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Paco doesn't love me hey ho let's go

shred
WA, 32 posts
9 Jan 2019 11:13PM
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Unbridled joy!! Loved it.

dafish
NSW, 1279 posts
10 Jan 2019 7:56AM
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awesome! Absolutely love it...

RbGar
28 posts
10 Jan 2019 5:34AM
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more fun video from Newport RI USA, yes its cold up here!

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HappyG
VIC, 258 posts
10 Jan 2019 9:15AM
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Eppo good to see your son absolutely ripping... My daughter is into standup and when its light wind she is trying it with a windsurf sail... Baby steps to a kite she's 10 and her surfing at her age is leaps and bounds ahead of mine at that age...

I think you got to listen to your kids and push them a little but don't burn them they will just go "NAAA not for me Dad...."

Never ever tell your wife the dangers they will never let you take them.

Funny I thought she would get really into skateboarding like me but hates it as she has too many falls. But Snowboarding she loves go figure.

Oh Hilly that's the stoke I see in my daughter and when you are absolutely buggered and she say's grab your board dad lets go again I feel unbelievable my wife beams... Its a great balance as my younger son just likes to hang around dad and sit on the board mal or standup he will try when he wants to....

eppo
WA, 6755 posts
10 Jan 2019 7:04AM
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Awesome hilly. It is one of the special moments watching and kiting with your child.

Christmas day,
Son: "why can't I kite, we don't have to be there until 5pm"?

wife: "because it's christmas Day, just because"

Son:" that makes no sense, just because what?".

... silently a proud tear rolled down my cheek as he was confronted with his addiction to being in the water and his first taste of a lifetime of illogical thinking that tries in vain to counter it"....

Although it's not so fun when at 10 he's doing unhooked stuff way more advanced than you've ever done ...

He's a true water baby that kid ...




dafish
NSW, 1279 posts
10 Jan 2019 10:14AM
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Awesome hilly. It is one of the special moments watching and kiting with your child.

Chrisrmas day,
Son: "why can't I kite, we don't have to be there until 5pm"?

wife: "because it's chsifmas Day, just because"

Son:" that makes no sense, just because what?".

... silently a proud tear rolled down my cheek as he was confronted with his addiction to being in the water and his first taste of a lifetime of illogical thinking that tries in vain to counter it"....

Although it's not so fun when at 10 he's doing unhooked stuff way more advanced than you've ever done ...

He's a true water baby that kid ...






Nice parenting skills. Winning.

hilly
WA, 4438 posts
10 Jan 2019 8:52AM
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eppo said..
Awesome hilly. It is one of the special moments watching and kiting with your child.

Chrisrmas day,
Son: "why can't I kite, we don't have to be there until 5pm"?

wife: "because it's chsifmas Day, just because"

Son:" that makes no sense, just because what?".

... silently a proud tear rolled down my cheek as he was confronted with his addiction to being in the water and his first taste of a lifetime of illogical thinking that tries in vain to counter it"....

Although it's not so fun when at 10 he's doing unhooked stuff way more advanced than you've ever done ...

He's a true water baby that kid ...






eppo
WA, 6755 posts
10 Jan 2019 8:57AM
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eppo said..
Awesome hilly. It is one of the special moments watching and kiting with your child.

Chrisrmas day,
Son: "why can't I kite, we don't have to be there until 5pm"?

wife: "because it's chsifmas Day, just because"

Son:" that makes no sense, just because what?".

... silently a proud tear rolled down my cheek as he was confronted with his addiction to being in the water and his first taste of a lifetime of illogical thinking that tries in vain to counter it"....

Although it's not so fun when at 10 he's doing unhooked stuff way more advanced than you've ever done ...

He's a true water baby that kid ...







Nice parenting skills. Winning.







Well to be entirely forthcoming to alleviate what was becoming a full blown stand off I then said "son there's plenty of wind coming in the next week so let's go and shoot some hoops"...because I could see he was getting a little "ancy"... his testosterone is staring to kick in... his
mother is starting to puzzle him somewhat






Dave Whettingsteel
WA, 1336 posts
10 Jan 2019 10:22AM
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eppo said..
Awesome hilly. It is one of the special moments watching and kiting with your child.

Christmas day,
Son: "why can't I kite, we don't have to be there until 5pm"?

wife: "because it's christmas Day, just because"

Son:" that makes no sense, just because what?".

... silently a proud tear rolled down my cheek as he was confronted with his addiction to being in the water and his first taste of a lifetime of illogical thinking that tries in vain to counter it"....

Although it's not so fun when at 10 he's doing unhooked stuff way more advanced than you've ever done ...

He's a true water baby that kid ...






That is one super dooper photo of him Eppo!! Great work.

Weta
WA, 796 posts
10 Jan 2019 11:00AM
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Great photo's of your young fella Eppo and i Like the T.

Was that your young fella at MWWF rippin all day???

Great to see you active dad's getting your kids involved in the sport

quikdrawMcgraw
739 posts
10 Jan 2019 12:11PM
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I really like your sons style on the straps and makes me wanna go down this path when I hit the directional boards, it looks so much more fun then the dudes doing traditional surfing stuff that doesn't look impressive because they being dragged along by a big kite.
In the other vid he's doing somemsick gouges in the pocket

eppo
WA, 6755 posts
10 Jan 2019 12:59PM
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the little fella starting his unhooking journey....

ReefWalker
WA, 60 posts
10 Jan 2019 2:25PM
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the little fella starting his unhooking journey....


You must have nerves of steel!

hilly
WA, 4438 posts
10 Jan 2019 4:12PM
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the little fella starting his unhooking journey....


Spiny wizzy stuff, awesome. Not my cup of tea but the young fellas seem to appreciate it. Nice work.

cauncy
WA, 6706 posts
10 Jan 2019 8:06PM
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Weta said..
Great photo's of your young fella Eppo and i Like the T.

Was that your young fella at MWWF rippin all day???

Great to see you active dad's getting your kids involved in the sport


Was a couple of kids going well
denys karantonis young bloke noah
and another young bloke on the rrd Kite , bugger forgot his name

eppo
WA, 6755 posts
10 Jan 2019 9:20PM
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Who was the kid going huge on the 10m yellow duotone evo in the king of the air comp' mick?? He was ripping !



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