Thread: My daughter solo-ed the GPR!
07-29-2007, 07:56 PM #1
My daughter solo-ed the GPR!
My 12 yr. old daughter rode by herself on my old ski Lightnin' for the first time friday. Before you go jump on my case about her age and blah, blah. My daughter has ridden stand-ups, Blasters and my old GP but I adjusted the throttle cable so she could'nt go crazy. I have ridden many times with her on my GPR..we went to the back of a Bayou where there are no docks, no boats..no nothing.
There are buoys back there where we used to practice closed course, now they put buoys for slalom skiers.
ANyway she got on the GPR and began to run the buoy course, I told her do not open up....she rode for about 20 minutes, she did great. She did bust the throttle for a little stretch, but she did just fine.
BTW, Dustin Farthing began racing at 14 "I remember it well" so my daughter could possibly race in a couple of years.
Just thought I'd share.
07-29-2007, 07:57 PM #2
You must be a proud papa Mike. Good Job..
07-29-2007, 07:59 PM #3
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07-29-2007, 08:14 PM #4
07-29-2007, 08:42 PM #5
Way to go Mike. I have riden my children with me since they were each around 4. @ 6 years old, I let them take controls. @ 10, I have let them ride by themselves, with me on a ski next to them of course.
Their riding ability all comes from how well you teach them. You can trust in this, I feel safer riding on the water with any of them than any weekend ski renter, and some people who have riden skis for a while. My boys are a little hard headed and have a ways to go, but my 14 year old daughter can hang with half the guys on this forum. She does have her PWC license.
Puts a tear in my eye watching her hang off the back of my gpr with the throttle wide open.
07-29-2007, 09:27 PM #6
07-30-2007, 10:01 AM #7
Been meaning to ask you Mike...so how how old is your daughter anyway? Got any pictures?
07-30-2007, 10:25 AM #8
fullbrainy is in the house.
07-30-2007, 11:27 AM #9
I saw what you wrote in your first post - just trying to pull your chain, Mike!
07-30-2007, 12:16 PM #10
cant wait until my daughter can ride with me! Congrats!
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