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My 9 yr old son, some of my friends and me, where at my friends MX track. Very nice, fun, and difficult track with alot of jumps. My son was doing laps on my 450r, so I hopped on my friends Suzuki 250r, which is almost as fast as the 450r, but dont quite handle as well, and decided to follow him to see how he did. I found that I couldnt even stay up with him. I couldnt believe it. I still dont beileve the way that kid can ride that thing...I learned a couple of things following him.

What do you do when your 100 pound 9 year old has exceeded the limits of his built up 200 blaster, and needs something way faster and better. But everyone looks at you like your stupid if hes on anything bigger then a 100. My kid started on a 100cc 2 stroke, and that lasted like 5 min...I want to buy him a bigger faster 4 wheeler then his blaster, but he is too young. what do I do?
 

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I agree with Schmitty. If you think your kid can handle the power and responcibility of a bigger, faster quad then so be it.

I know what you mean though about little kids riding fast like that. I saw these twins on built yz85's not to long ago at a local riding park, they were absolutely destroying the jumps and stuff, then about an hour later i see them again, cept now they are on raptors and setting a good pace.

I would say maybe a 250r, 300ex, or a 400ex.
 

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Originally posted by Jonesy@Mar 29 2004, 08:48 PM
I agree with Schmitty.  If you think your kid can handle the power and responcibility of a bigger, faster quad then so be it.

I know what you mean though about little kids riding fast like that.  I saw these twins on built yz85's not to long ago at a local riding park, they were absolutely destroying the jumps and stuff, then about an hour later i see them again, cept now they are on raptors and setting a good pace.

I would say maybe a 250r, 300ex, or a 400ex.
Yeah...but my son was the one on the 450r...and he handled it like a pro....by the way his blaster is way faster then a 300 ex and pretty close to a 400 in acceleration, but its even faster then the 400 on top....I was wanting to get him a 400ex....do you guys think that is stupid...if not...400ex it is.
 

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Wow, thats cool that your son can do so well on the 450.

I didn't learn on a mini or anything small either when I was little, I had a Polaris Cyclone.
 

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Originally posted by Jibrille@Mar 29 2004, 11:03 PM
Wow, thats cool that your son can do so well on the 450.

I didn't learn on a mini or anything small either when I was little, I had a Polaris Cyclone. 
:huh: he blew my freakin mind....he started on a mini 100cc xtreme machine tantrum
 

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If his skills are outgrowing the mechanic abilities of the blaster move up to something bigger. You don't want to hold him back to much he might be the next Doug Gust. Now that I'm getting a little older and bigger I get scared when I see a big jump because I'm worried about getting hurt and not being able to work. If I was doing this stuff when I was younger I wouldn't have been scared and would be a much better rider now. IMO
 

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Originally posted by lukester720@Mar 30 2004, 01:27 PM
If his skills are outgrowing the mechanic abilities of the blaster move up to something bigger. You don't want to hold him back to much he might be the next Doug Gust. Now that I'm getting a little older and bigger I get scared when I see a big jump because I'm worried about getting hurt and not being able to work. If I was doing this stuff when I was younger I wouldn't have been scared and would be a much better rider now. IMO
I totally agree with this guy. :D
When I see a big jump it takes me a little while to gain courage, I always think of what happens if I get hurt, I can't work and pay bills. Or.. What happens if I wreck my quad? I don't have lots of money to buy parts.
 

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Originally posted by aces high33@Mar 30 2004, 05:49 PM
Lude,
  A Jedi's power flows from the Force.  Indeed, the Force is strong with this one.
thats good.. :lol: .I just wish he was as good at school as he is on these dang 4 wheelers....He is pretty good at school but there is alot of room for improvement.
 

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Originally posted by Jibrille@Mar 30 2004, 12:41 AM
B)  That's cool.
How big is he?
he is 9 and almost 100 pounds
 

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:D ...thanks for everyone's response. I think I will say screw what people think and get him a 400ex...but Im sure he will be on my 450 whenever Im not.... B)

Thanks guys, later.
 

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Start em young
like someone said about the jumps
kids have giant balls they will do anything once if not twice
plus they dont think about consequences if somthing go wrong and they crash
they think cool
not pain and hospital
well like i said KIDS HAVE GIANT BALLS(i am not speaking literally)

(oh yea.... um..... i am not micheal jackson either)
 
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