Just got the magazine for warren miller`s new ski movie IMPACT today here in scotland and i was reading my way throw it when i came to page 48 about a 4 year old boy by the name of bridger. He started skiing when he was 2 years old and he ski`s 80 plus days a year he carves things like weight distribution and hand postioning,what takes most people years to comprehend. have come naturally to bridger. His mom said that ice skating, which bridger's been doing since he was 2, may have contributed to his rapid progression. it's a good thing for understanding balance and edges, she said. or maybe its his genes. It could be his genes as his dad has won the mens 40 and over division of the race series each of the past two years. And his mom is an endurance athlete junky who can be found competing in and winning just about every running race in the valley. But his mom thinks its just bridgers desire to do what everyone else is doing. I am not a ski instructor but I recon its virtually impossible for a 4 year old kid to ski like that, that’s like tiger woods shooting 60 at the age of 4.
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10/9/04 at 6:25am