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2021-04-16 4:02:09 PM  
I could do that...the start off bit, then my corpse would slide up and down the sides until finally coming to a (n eternal) rest.

/Uncoordinated
 
2021-04-16 4:27:56 PM  
My favorite part is that she's rocking her princess dress while doing this. :-)
 
dam
2021-04-16 4:34:50 PM  
These sort of things baffle me too, OP. Many of us are just late bloomers I guess. The people claiming they could read at 18 months old just make no sense to me....did you even learn how to use a damn fork yet?
 
2021-04-16 4:47:16 PM  

dam: These sort of things baffle me too, OP. Many of us are just late bloomers I guess. The people claiming they could read at 18 months old just make no sense to me....did you even learn how to use a damn fork yet?


It's easy when one or both of the parents are skaters. I have no idea, but I would lay money that one of her parents skates. When the parents have a certain passion, any smart kid will be able to do surprising things when the parent teaches them something they do regularly.
 
2021-04-16 4:47:58 PM  

RogueWallEnthusiast: I could do that...the start off bit, then my corpse would slide up and down the sides until finally coming to a (n eternal) rest.

/Uncoordinated


I'm unbothered by my lack of foot speed and not being particularly strong.  But damn I wish I just had some level of physical grace.  All of my dex. points went to my hands for music (violin/viola).
 
2021-04-16 5:16:35 PM  

Myk-House of El: RogueWallEnthusiast: I could do that...the start off bit, then my corpse would slide up and down the sides until finally coming to a (n eternal) rest.

/Uncoordinated

I'm unbothered by my lack of foot speed and not being particularly strong.  But damn I wish I just had some level of physical grace.  All of my dex. points went to my hands for music (violin/viola).


Strength was the only thing I had going for me; when I played rugby in highschool I was always last to a ruck or maul, but I could push.

/ 1 try my whole 3 years playing!
 
2021-04-16 5:41:32 PM  

RogueWallEnthusiast: Strength was the only thing I had going for me; when I played rugby in highschool I was always last to a ruck or maul, but I could push.

/ 1 try my whole 3 years playing!


Hey, but you got to hang out with hookers in high school.  How many get to say that?
 
2021-04-16 7:20:13 PM  
Dropping in from a 10+ foot vert ramp is incredibly scary. It's basically like controlled falling. I was able to conquer my fear of up to 4-5 feet, but even that was always scary. I tried a 10+ footer once, hit my tailbone so hard my face was numb. Never had the courage to try again.
 
2021-04-16 9:53:51 PM  

Gnaglor: Dropping in from a 10+ foot vert ramp is incredibly scary. It's basically like controlled falling. I was able to conquer my fear of up to 4-5 feet, but even that was always scary. I tried a 10+ footer once, hit my tailbone so hard my face was numb. Never had the courage to try again.


Now be a 6 year old. That 10 ft drop is 3 1/2 times her height. It'd be like an adult dropping into a 20 ft bowl.

I miss being fearless. Used to be able to clear out of a 20 ft half pipe on my snowboard no problem. Now I just worry about dislocating my shoulder mid jump.
 
2021-04-16 9:55:04 PM  
In other words, that little girl is awesome. Good for her!
 
2021-04-16 11:59:44 PM  

dam: These sort of things baffle me too, OP. Many of us are just late bloomers I guess. The people claiming they could read at 18 months old just make no sense to me....did you even learn how to use a damn fork yet?


No, I couldn't use a fork. But I could read. Family lore tells the story of how I was sitting on my father's lap while he was reading the newspaper and I started reading it out loud. All parents are proud of their kids, but my parents were never prone to exaggeration, so take it for what it's worth.

For my part, reading has always been as natural as breathing, and yet I have never been able to master a foreign language. Go figure. Things manifest themselves in different ways for different people.
 
2021-04-17 9:51:33 AM  

soopey: Gnaglor: Dropping in from a 10+ foot vert ramp is incredibly scary. It's basically like controlled falling. I was able to conquer my fear of up to 4-5 feet, but even that was always scary. I tried a 10+ footer once, hit my tailbone so hard my face was numb. Never had the courage to try again.

Now be a 6 year old. That 10 ft drop is 3 1/2 times her height. It'd be like an adult dropping into a 20 ft bowl.

I miss being fearless. Used to be able to clear out of a 20 ft half pipe on my snowboard no problem. Now I just worry about dislocating my shoulder mid jump.


Yeah the first time I dropped in on a non-vert ramp about 6 feet high when I was 112 and had been skating for 3 years was realllllly sketchy. That she is tiny, and 6, and this fearless in a pool is truly impressive.
 
2021-04-17 11:29:10 AM  

Pesky_Humans: soopey: Gnaglor: Dropping in from a 10+ foot vert ramp is incredibly scary. It's basically like controlled falling. I was able to conquer my fear of up to 4-5 feet, but even that was always scary. I tried a 10+ footer once, hit my tailbone so hard my face was numb. Never had the courage to try again.

Now be a 6 year old. That 10 ft drop is 3 1/2 times her height. It'd be like an adult dropping into a 20 ft bowl.

I miss being fearless. Used to be able to clear out of a 20 ft half pipe on my snowboard no problem. Now I just worry about dislocating my shoulder mid jump.

Yeah the first time I dropped in on a non-vert ramp about 6 feet high when I was 112 and had been skating for 3 years was realllllly sketchy. That she is tiny, and 6, and this fearless in a pool is truly impressive.


112  seems like a sub-optimal age to start skateboarding.
 
2021-04-17 12:33:25 PM  

Mikey1969: My favorite part is that she's rocking her princess dress while doing this. :-)


Little girls are like butterflies: they follow their own path through life and don't care what other people think about them.
 
2021-04-17 12:49:15 PM  

soopey: Now be a 6 year old. That 10 ft drop is 3 1/2 times her height. It'd be like an adult dropping into a 20 ft bowl.


It doesn't scale quite the same way.  She's less massive, more flexible, and probably heals faster too.  While I can't speak to the psychological difference, from a physical perspective it's the adult who has the scarier situation there.
 
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