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    Re: [RC] Very young riders in AERC rides or at any rides - Charles

    We could discuss the physics of skiing for hours and thousands of emails.  I
    will note that as kids get better, their ski's are proportional to their
    size just like adults ski's.  I'll also comment that they often go faster
    than many of the adults around them.  I don't think they have any advantage
    that makes skiing any less dangerous for them than the adults.
    I went to the NASTAR site
    (http://www.nastar.com/index.jsp?pagename=rules#age) and here is what they
    say for age categories:
    Age categories are determined by a participant's age as of December 31, 2002
    and are used to award medals and determine NASTAR rankings. Age groups have
    been established to better gauge performance and compare racers across the
    The new NASTAR age categories are as follows: 1-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12,
    13-14, 15-16, 17-20, 21-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64,
    65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90+.
    Obviously, they allow youngsters.  Hell, I want to know who is competing in
    the 90+ age group.
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Joe Long" <jlong@xxxxxxxx>
    > Most children use short skis, which makes for pretty low impact.
    > Their center of gravity is low to the ground, which helps as well.
    > Nevertheless, how many organized ski races allow five-year-olds to
    > race?
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    RE: [RC] Very young riders in AERC rides, Bob Morris
    Re: [RC] Very young riders in AERC rides or at any rides, Charles
    Re: [RC] Very young riders in AERC rides or at any rides, Joe Long