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#2897204 - 01/12/19 12:07 PM Re: Grom pro pimping! [Re: silentbutdeadly]
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Originally Posted By: silentbutdeadly
Originally Posted By: BillyOcean
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Jesus


So flippin sad


I run into those parents all the time since both my groms are skate crazy.
They always trip out on my attitude.

"Is your kid doing the comp next weekend?"

"no way!"

"why not ? dont you want him to get sponsored?"

"I want him to have fun"

The usually give me a weird look and leave me alone at this point.


I dont want my kids to be pro skaters. 80% of former pro skaters are on drugs , broke or have crippling injuries. Told my son he can own a company if he wants to be in the skate or surf industry.
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#2897208 - 01/12/19 12:16 PM Re: Grom pro pimping! [Re: santacruzin]
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Originally Posted By: santacruzin
Originally Posted By: silentbutdeadly
Originally Posted By: BillyOcean
Skateboarding

Jesus


So flippin sad


I run into those parents all the time since both my groms are skate crazy.
They always trip out on my attitude.

"Is your kid doing the comp next weekend?"

"no way!"

"why not ? dont you want him to get sponsored?"

"I want him to have fun"

The usually give me a weird look and leave me alone at this point.


I dont want my kids to be pro skaters. 80% of former pro skaters are on drugs , broke or have crippling injuries. Told my son he can own a company if he wants to be in the skate or surf industry.








I listen to Jason Ellis all the time just to remind myself to keep my kids away from action sports roflmao
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#2897210 - 01/12/19 12:17 PM Re: Grom pro pimping! [Re: DerDer]
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Can confirm, my brother is one of the top three at Primitive with Paul Rodriguez. Not a bright dude (Paul, my brother is actually very smart).

Re: Hawaii public schools, my kids did just fine. Son starting to get acceptance letters for great colleges. Kahuku regularly competes with/beats Punahou in We The People, National History Day, Speech and Debate. It's the BYU Hawaii influence.

As far as home school goes, the Florence kids all did public school K-12, and they are all readers, all very savvy and articulate when you sit down and talk to them. Jack, Pete, and Trent Johnson all Kahuku, all UC grads, all very smart. JOB was in special ed though haha. Kalani Chapman too. Mostly behavioral though.
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#2897231 - 01/12/19 01:05 PM Re: Grom pro pimping! [Re: santacruzin]
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Originally Posted By: santacruzin
Originally Posted By: silentbutdeadly
Originally Posted By: BillyOcean
Skateboarding

Jesus


So flippin sad


I run into those parents all the time since both my groms are skate crazy.
They always trip out on my attitude.

"Is your kid doing the comp next weekend?"

"no way!"

"why not ? dont you want him to get sponsored?"

"I want him to have fun"

The usually give me a weird look and leave me alone at this point.


I dont want my kids to be pro skaters. 80% of former pro skaters are on drugs , broke or have crippling injuries. Told my son he can own a company if he wants to be in the skate or surf industry.










my grom got hooked up for his surfing,

doesn't do or ever intend to do comps, run an insta = get free stuff has been the go so far,

it certainly helps financially having support for stuff when they're growing quickly.

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#2897266 - 01/12/19 01:41 PM Re: Grom pro pimping! [Re: sozzle]
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Originally Posted By: sozzle

my grom got hooked up for his surfing,
doesn't do or ever intend to do comps, run an insta = get free stuff has been the go so far,
it certainly helps financially having support for stuff when they're growing quickly.


Who wants to pay $35.00/40.00 for a new tail pad for Junior's next surfboard?
Which, after he or she starts to ride the board, realizes that they do not really like how it rides.
Pay full retail for a leash, board bag, boardies, fullsuits, even new surfboards too? Yikes!
Glad that you too found a way to save some $$$...
wave2

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#2897301 - 01/12/19 03:26 PM Re: Grom pro pimping! [Re: DerDer]
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Yeah the prizes at the grom contests are great
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#2897730 - 01/14/19 12:20 AM Re: Grom pro pimping! [Re: youcantbeserious]
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Hawaii public schools are terrble. Its up to the parents to assist the kid further. The schools are underfunded and not a priority for the state.

Not to say you cant be successful coming from one. Just that the schools lack in quality compared to the private schools.

I went to both public and private growing up in Hawaii.

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#2897759 - 01/14/19 06:39 AM Re: Grom pro pimping! [Re: DerDer]
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I think that's everywhere now, not just Hawaii. Its the culture of the public school system as a whole. I live in one of the most well funded/over funded school districts you'll find and it really is no different in terms of academics other than the school system has money to burn. You as a parent have to take it upon yourself or if you can afford it send them to private school.
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#2897799 - 01/14/19 09:25 AM Re: Grom pro pimping! [Re: GromsDad]
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Originally Posted By: GromsDad
I think that's everywhere now, not just Hawaii. Its the culture of the public school system as a whole. I live in one of the most well funded/over funded school districts you'll find and it really is no different in terms of academics other than the school system has money to burn. You as a parent have to take it upon yourself or if you can afford it send them to private school.


Nope, not everywhere. Big generalization based on what? Your own anecdotes?

Very good public schools on this coast.

No need to spend college money on primary ed here.
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#2897943 - 01/14/19 01:11 PM Re: Grom pro pimping! [Re: Greg Griffin]
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Are you trying to shame a pre-teen girl who looks pretty stoked to have some new boards?
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#2897968 - 01/14/19 01:35 PM Re: Grom pro pimping! [Re: RWVBWL]
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Originally Posted By: RWVBWL
Originally Posted By: sozzle

my grom got hooked up for his surfing,
doesn't do or ever intend to do comps, run an insta = get free stuff has been the go so far,
it certainly helps financially having support for stuff when they're growing quickly.


Who wants to pay $35.00/40.00 for a new tail pad for Junior's next surfboard?
Which, after he or she starts to ride the board, realizes that they do not really like how it rides.
Pay full retail for a leash, board bag, boardies, fullsuits, even new surfboards too? Yikes!
Glad that you too found a way to save some $$$...
wave2


Ahh yes the grom comps are cool AF for that!

My kids have done a few and they got BAGS of good stuff.
My son won one at our local and got a new deck, new wheels, trucks and some clothes.

I was referring to the kids who parents drive them all over for comps and dont seem to enjoy skating anymore.... its shitty
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#2898003 - 01/14/19 02:04 PM Re: Grom pro pimping! [Re: Racer1]
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I have a question for the Hawaiian guys. Hope this doesn't offend, but this has been bugging me.

Do they teach in Hawaiian schools that the past tense of see is seen? As in "I seen this guy catch a good wave." I can't recall ever hearing a Hawaiian say "saw."


Lol, I just said Saw in this thread. Anyway, I think it's more of local pressure to talk in a heavy pidgin accent to fit in. I was fortunate to go to private school (Kamehameha) and we were taught to speak proper English and punished if we didn't, but at family parties it took about 5 piledrivers from my Maui cousins for me to realize I had to speak pidgin to fit in with them.


This makes sense. The reason I asked was because I was listening to a podcast with Cliff Kapono, a Hawaiian scientist with a PhD. He used "seen" in the past tense like I described above and it got me wondering where that comes from.
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#2898062 - 01/14/19 02:48 PM Re: Grom pro pimping! [Re: GromsDad]
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Originally Posted By: GromsDad
I think that's everywhere now, not just Hawaii. Its the culture of the public school system as a whole. I live in one of the most well funded/over funded school districts you'll find and it really is no different in terms of academics other than the school system has money to burn. You as a parent have to take it upon yourself or if you can afford it send them to private school.


Def not the case in most states.

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