5. Re-think your own set-up

DAD-OF-THREE DB GIVES US HIS TOP TIPS TO GET KIDS SHREDDING

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Soft, flexiness is better for riding when you’re teaching kids, something like the Endeavour Color here. Photo: Endeavour

If you already ride a rocker board in soft boots with the laces barely done up, whilst you probably don’t know how to turn properly, you are at least in the right kind of kit for teaching young kids.

Over the last five years I have progressively softened my boards and boots, as I realised that while teaching my groms I wasn’t charging steeps or hitting big kickers, rather going fairly slow and walking/scooting through flats quite a lot.

If you are not too precious about being core, you may also want to consider some kind of speed-entry bindings (I can recommend the Fastec system) because you are going to be getting in and out of your bindings A LOT – so you want this to be as painless as possible.

My Carbon-stringered corduroy and booter-munching board is still in the quiver, but I (and my feet) have discovered the joy of soft jibby flex for the days when I am pootling around with my 5-year-old.

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