Raceking : that video is priceless! Have seen quite a few of those myself with my boy, especially on steeps, airborne for 10ft plus and then slide over ice
, good thing mom was not on the mountain !
anyway, if anyone is interested in seeing how a 6+year old progresses on a racing team, here is video, note it is 10mins long and has a few bad spots (lousy zoom on the camera) and some family&friends bits, but on the whole you will see that the slopes are pretty real, i.e. steep enough (there were races where at the top or close to it, it was really steep and the turns looked tight, as I saw other kids fly out and DNF, your heart is in your mouth for each of those kids and there is a silent prayer no question that all of them are ok and naturally, the tension rises are one's own kid comes out of the starting gates and hits those gates!),
the racing is fun but serious enough and for those of you with kids just beginning, you can look forward to this, and out here in the northeast, it's a labor of love and passion for skiing, because for most of the season, the kids especially (and you) are "FREEZING" while training and during the races and courses are icy like you will not believe ! Regardless, it was pretty remarkable for this Dad, to see how my normally seriously high-speed skiing son, decided to focus on finishing every race, "I do not want to DNF" is what he said, I let him be; and progressively noticed his technique improving and him getting faster and faster over the season...as I said its 10mins long so..scroll through etc...if interested...it shows the progression of the skiier as he learns what to expect in racing, almost all the races are GS, one was slalom i think, i forget he may have missed that race (violin recital...): this is the 7years and under category, he was the fastest new kid on his team hands down, i did'nt know this, I was told by the coaches and expert parents, and there were second-year kids who were genuinely faster..excellent motivation for him..(reason dad is kind of proud is that he does'nt get where this natural love for skiing and balance comes from..Dad took up skiing 2 years ago to follow son, and Mom does not ski though she is from parts where snow and ice are in her DNA, whereas Dad is from parts where its all heat and dust and sometimes rain!)