Video: Little Shredder Sending Big Lines on 20" Wheels in the Whistler Bike Park

Oct 6, 2019
by Colin Zimmerman  
Views: 18,858    Faves: 23    Comments: 11

Crosby is a 6 year old from Washington. He’s spent the summer riding Whistler and racing the Northwest Cup. Crosby came in first place at the US Open in Big Bear for the 5/6 Next Gen DH race. But most of all, Crosby loves his bike. He's a happy kid with unique bike skills for his age. Our family hopes to inspire more families to take their kids mountain biking.

He spends most of his out of school time riding local trails at Tiger Mountain, Tokul, and Duthie. As a family we started building our own pump track at the house.

We had ups and downs with new sponsorships, broken parts, and crashes. This season was a big learning curve for the entire family.

Thank you to Crosbys sponsors: Commencal USA, Oneal, Manitou, Hayes, Pro Taper and Sun Ringle.

Happy Trails! Hopefully we cross paths with you and you're kiddo.

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Whistler Mountain Bike Park


  • 99 4
 I've got mixed feelings about this
  • 25 4
 Yeah. A woman on his Instagram stated her concern, and he was a total jerkoff in his response to her, pasting his nasty response in his insta story so everyone could see. Such a turn off for me
  • 19 7
 Why? I would be the happiest kid in the world if I had the possibility to ride like this with my dad.
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 Who in their right mind are chasing sponsors for a 6-year old.
  • 29 2
 @Isey: guess you've never been around BMX racing lol
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 @matt721: interesting... I'm blown away by his riding skills, but if he responds to people like that on his Instagram (or his parents do on his behalf), I'm no longer impressed.
  • 19 3
 @matt721: the douche strong with this father!
  • 6 0
 there's a DH championship for sponsored 6 year olds! wow thats news to me. my 5 year old can barely ride without support wheels lol
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 I was doing way sketchier shit at this age, with no parents, and bad equipment. I remember getting a concussion and passing out for who knows how long. At least this kid is riding with people, with some protection, and looks like nice gear. Can’t stop kids from following their dreams, and you can’t make a kid who doesn’t want to ride, ride like that.
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 @Yetimike2019: this ^^
  • 24 14
 Wild how so many people are being so rude about this. I’ve ridden and camped with Crosby and his family on multiple occasions and his progression is amazing. The honest truth is the kid and his dad just simply love to ride bikes together. And please tell me if you had a kid as talented and loved riding as much as Crosby you wouldn’t attempt to get him or her some sponsors.. have none of you heard of Jackson Goldstone? I’m thoroughly disappointed in the people on this comment thread.
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 I took my kids riding in Hafjell. At some point my daughter got off the bike and then got on it again without me seeing her roll in with bars turned the other way around. This became apparent later... I just watched her ride down wondering why isn’t she braking? Before I managed to get scared she flew off a berm at at least 30km/h and disappeared behind it. I was in a shock. I was kind of calm, kind of expecting anything, including a sight of a knocked out child. She was lucky. She landed in tall grass after at around 4 meters of flight. She broke her forearm. But if she flew off a bit earlier or later she would land on hard ground.

It still feels a bit weird, this moment of her disappearing after a long flight... all those videos of little kids doing “sick” stuff on their bikes and sharing it on social media... yet... before that happened and still up to this point there are very few things I despise in this world than righteous a*sholes and btchs telling others how to raise their kids. I could wrote a lot here, how full of sht those high horse father/mother figures are but it would make me one of them...
  • 8 0
 People are doing way worse to their kids than setting them up with a rad bike then taking them around to ride with them at amazing places. I'm sure mom and dad are doing what they think is best for him. They're certainly spending a lot of time together. Not sure about the IG thing, but I do know that social media a lot of times isn't an accurate representation of a person. Regardless, Crosby is a mad shredder.
  • 1 0
 I think I can list some of them!
That kid is doing bigger drops than me?
That kid is so rad?
What the F-**k!
  • 12 1
 There is another kid like this up my way. Similar vibe, shreds and sends at a level twice his age. Currently recovering from a broken femur I think. Interesting take on the IG page of late.

I get the don’t wrap them in cotton wool vibe, I am also on board with the getting your kids into a sport you love. I (personally) wouldn’t want my kids to be at risk of the implications of crashing a 40ft gap. Yea it’s as selfish for me to crash on it given I have a family and responsibilities etc etc. But at least I had 33 years on this earth so far to look back on
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 @matt721: Judging someones parenting is pretty lame. Tough to then judge his response. There is one thing to take away from this video: He's an amazing rider who seems to know his limits and ride within them. How you would judge someones parenting from this is beyond me. Get over yourselves folks. Keep up the progression Crosby!
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flag WAKIdesigns (Oct 6, 2019 at 14:16) (Below Threshold)
 @commentsectiontroll: meanwhile thousands of dads around the world are dealing with implications of crashing off 10ft gaps. Because they celebrate carefulness, because they have their mommies and daddies in the backs of their heads, not wanting to get then hurt or to stain their clothes. They show up at the trail head and decide to do it half arsed way, as if someone was handing out medals for “riding responsibly” at the bottom. All the protective gear and zero mental skills.
  • 2 1
 @WAKIdesigns: Yeah - you got to get your head in the game if you want to clear things. No different to Show Jumping or Cross Country on a Horse or any other sport that requires risk and commitment to action.

Most of our limitations are upstairs.
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 @commentsectiontroll: The feeling you describe is why I don't ride with my kids. Everyone is always going on with "oh, uou must love to ride DH bikes with your kids!" - no thanks! The last thing I want to do is watch my kids crash; it's bad enough when you get the call to take them to the hospital.

I feel really bad for what I put my mom through now that I have boys of my own.
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 @plyawn: well... how will you then deal with your kid driving on a highway in a few years? Let’s suppose your kid crashes, hits his knee hard and cries. Do you tell your kid to put it together and try again or you hug it and say “we go home now” full of regret and shame that you put your kid at risk? Will you be there when an interviewer says: we won’t hire you because we don’t feel well about you? When love of their dreams says: “I will never be with you! You are so lame!”.
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"I was doing way sketchier shit at this age.. with bad equipment...."

You were doing gaps bigger than fade to black's road gap at age 6 on "bad equipment"?

Pics or it didn't happen.
  • 8 0
 @plyawn: I have encouraged my kids to ride and really enjoy it, we recently did our first uplift. However I would never let them hit stuff I know (based on my own 20 years in the game) that is of high consequence. And yea all Mtb is high consequence, but some more than others

Am glad am not the only one who has mixed views on this. As I say, fair play to the lad and he clearly loves it. But is it the right call as a parent to get your kid at that level of risk ?
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 @commentsectiontroll: No difference than kids that age racing MX... consequences the same. If kids has the skill and capable, I don't see holding them back.
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 @dc40: Risk is risk, doesn't matter what a kid is doing. It teaches them so much they don't learn anywhere else. I am ok with it .
  • 5 0
 @dc40: Heck it's comparable to hockey. Everyone I knew that played hockey as a kid got injured. One got pulled for too many concussions (he had one on a bike as well.. we'd ride big rock rolls on full rigid bikes.. great recipe for some nice OTB action. I definitely went OTB, but I didn't land on my head).

This kid has obviously worked to this level and seems to love it. I don't feel bad for him, I don't think I'd want my kid at 6 on fade to black but it's hypothetical. My kid might progress to that as a teen if ever.

What I do dislike is kids being pushed into stuff. I remember girls that had parents really pushing gymnastics. That sh*t is crazy hard on the body and definitely had long term consequences.

Yeah, this kid could break a limb and with his age it could have long term consequences (due to growth plates etc), but kids his age get broken limbs doing stupid stuff like jumping out if trees pretending to be ninja turtles (happened to a friend's kid that was around 6 at the time).

Bunk beds were the main limb breaker when I was a kid. We'd break our headtube welds doing jumps to flat but no one ever broke bone.
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 @ATV25: concur... I grew up racing MX as a kid then transferred to DH MTB. I got my kid riding at age 4 mx, once we moved/transferred to area with lifts, he was riding DH/park at age 8.
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 @eh-steve: like we had cell phones and go pros to film with? You completely missed my point. I wasn’t some child prodigy. I didn’t even start mountain biking until I was 26. I said, I was doing way sketchier shit, meaning trying to front flip off roofs on rollerblades, and trying to grind my bmx down flights of stairs with no helmets. Stupid stuff that if my parents were with me or maybe supported my hobbies would have been smarter supervised stuff. “Pics or it didn’t happen”. Please I’m 32 and I don’t any social media accounts besides this and vital, so I guess I never happened? Do I even exist?
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 @eh-steve: To elaborate further, this kids awesome, but he’s under adult supervision, riding with nice gear, wearing some protection. As a parent I’m hoping my kid loves to do something enough to hone his skills and go big, whatever it is. When I say “sketchier shit” I’m talking drugs, thefts, dumb ass un supervised extreme sports on shit equipment. Shit I’m deaf in one ear from a fire cracker going off in my face when I was 11. Could have been worse. This kid gets to ride with his dad, and learn how to ride properly. I would rather learn at this age than 26, falling hurt a lot more at my age. I was trying to defend this dad because people are all over this thread saying how unsafe and sketchy it is, but I have to disagree. It would be less safe for him to have to sneak out and ride some janky bike because his parents don’t want him riding. Or maybe he just takes up something more dangerous like drugs or “violent video games”Wink .
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 @Yetimike2019: you used to rollerblade? I’d never admit that to anyone, anywhere.
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 @lightsgetdimmer: It is cross training & it is OK to come out of the rollerblading closet & stop being a racist?
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 @dc40: maybe am just a parental wimp then, which is the elephant in the room for all us who ain’t cool with it
  • 2 1
 @IluvRIDING: Would you be the happiest kid in the world had your dad created social media accounts using your name?
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 @Skinnyman: I wouldn't care. If I were young, I wouldn't have social media anyway. And when I get old I would just delete them if I cared. But I probably wouldn't. Come on, it's nothing private, It's just a kid riding a bike. I can't find the problem here! And if it gave me the opportunity to ride more, yes I would be happy.
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 @IluvRIDING: Of course you wouldn't care in an ideal made-up world with no identity theft, no facial recognition tech and with self-esteem not based on the number of likes. You would really not care about being a billboard at the age of 6? You have nothing against child labor?
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 @Skinnyman: I really don't understand what are you against. I don't see any difference to any child prodigy from other fields, such as motorsports, music, acting etc. ....there pictures are public as well as names. Would you for instance, ban all child acting? It seems much more like labour to me than this. And by the way. In this particular instance, the majority of photos and videos are in a full face helmet!
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 @IluvRIDING: they are ashamed. It is not easy in Western culture to say that you exposed your child to risk. Driving with your kid on a highway? No probs! Feeding it sugar-rich foods - no probs! Kid watching TV for hours a day - not really a problem, Kid playing football? hockey? with high risk of concussion? - No probs. Skiing, snowboarding on a piste filled with oblivious Joeys?! Fine! Kid on a Downhill bike - oh no! no! no! no! Your parenting is a failure! And you filmed it!

Shame of bad parenting + shame of media exposure =
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 @IluvRIDING: Here's what I am against: using children who can barely read/write yet for entertainment and profit of adults.
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 @Skinnyman: and in which way is that related to this video? projecting much?
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 @WAKIdesigns: If you look closely, you will notice some text and the instagram link as well in the article. I am commenting on the entire article and not just on a video.
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 @Skinnyman: I saw the video, I read the text, I could not be arsed to look deep into the whole picture, because If I were to do so, I would love to know the history of his dads pornhub search and judge him based on that. If you want to find sht, you will find it, just why do this in the first place? To make you feel better about yourself? I can smell "who's the coolest dad contest" from a mile, it digusts me, because it is about taking some of what is best in us and flipping it inside out to make it into some smelly shit to throw at others. In real life, like in situation which kids gets dropped off by the school with which car kind of contest (look we have a porsche, I drove my kid to the school in a Porsche! or in a Bentley!"), you have no choice but to participate, even passively, you have to take their sht to some degree even if you don't play. And it annoys you when it happens. But online?! then for what purpose would you do that? For what purpose would you like to interpret what you see and try to dig up some shit against the father of this kid? Do your self a favor and just see it as unusual phenomenon of a kid riding better than most adults.
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 @lightsgetdimmer: You're a closet fruitbooter then.
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 @WAKIdesigns: What are you on about? I do not have to interpret anything - the list of sponsors is presented to me. What shit am I digging up? I have one explicit opinion - kids should not be used for entertainment and profit of adults. Wtf with the "contests" thing? This kids riding is not a "phenomenon", as you can see in any bikepark. What is a phenomenon is a family that has time, willingness and money to invest in a specific hobby for kids.
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 @Skinnyman: child labor? don´t be funny Big Grin maybe I am a bit biased as I have been sponsored in another sport from my 13 years of age, but I would never consider it as a labor or anything wrong. I just had the luck to get free stuff I needed to do what I loved and what was pretty expensive for my parents. If you see anything else than way to progress of the kid, you are crazy. Imagine how much had the dad spent to get this grom to his actual level....
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 @bok-CZ: Please look up the definition of labor. Your limited personal experience is neither general, nor transferable. Feels nice to be called crazy for not being okay with the normalization of using children as billboards.
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 @Skinnyman: I am not calling you crazy, at all. I just and only have different opinion.
What profit has his parents on him? He is not slaving on Adidas shirts. All his sponsors are frames, parts and gear companies. He´s not on a Marlboro billboard neither I don´t think someone is pushing him 8 hours a day to shred shred shred. In my eyes it is the same like he would mow the lawn to make some cash for riding.

My experience is maybe general, but very similar, riding good to achieve company support and get free stuff and money for travels. That simple it is. What difference you see?

What would be the age acceptable for you?
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 @Skinnyman: you are a lunatic. So according to you, his dad profits from these companies - are you that ignorant? You, beyond any doubt, never had anything to do with any sponsorship in the bike world, you get virtually nothing unless you are top10 World Cup. Not only that, you get a few parts if you are lucky, in most cases you get 50% off whatever you point your finger at, but you have to pay the rest. An average instawhore aka influencer gets 30% off the bike, helmet, protection and shoes, maybe gets a free jersey or two on top of that. Maybe a few tyres, free bike service. That's it. All at the beginning of the season, because normal people pay 30% off without whoring out on Sales in September/October. You are totally out of your mind by effectively calling this "child labor". There are few industries that are tighter on giving out stuff than bike industry. And considering how much stuff costs, you better be grateful. I am grateful for any deal I ever got, but it ain't hookers, bags of blow and G-class.

Honestly fix your own shit first, then look at others. You sound like you have a lot to do.
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 @commentsectiontroll: I think there's sometimes a relativist disconnect: this kid, active, outdoors, doing what we love, with an involved dad, raises the 'irresponsible parent' because of some obvious risk, compared to, for example, allowing your kids to super size their soda or that little too much screen time 'cos you're busy/had a shitty day at work/watching pb videos, or the myriad of subtle things we do that are more irresponsible but a lot less obvious.
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 It's not that he's hitting all this stuff at a young age. That's rad. But putting y our six year old on instagram and marketing him on local trails, posting on local facebook groups to go to this instagram. THAT particular part is a little weird to me as well. Hopefully the kid stays safe. But having a social media account at such a young age leaves a bad taste in my mouth, especially since it's done by the parents. Some would say "well that would be the best person to manage it", but also "why is his parents making him a social media account so young?" Overall I just avoid stuff like this and let folks live there lives. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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 @lightsgetdimmer: haha, rollerblading was cool for a minute in the 90’s. I was never very good at skateboarding.
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 Pardon, yeah I call you crazy
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 @WAKIdesigns: Neither you, nor I know the conditions on which this kid gets the support of the companies. I did not intend to call this particular case child labor, but it does have some signs of it; it was a theoretical question to find out the opinion of the person I was talking to on a fundamental topic. I also never said the family profits immensely from sponsorships, my opinion in this case is that the ones who profit the most here are those companies.

When talking of personal experiences, I have seen a dad shout at his kid for not hitting a jump at the bikepark telling that the gopro footage is now lame - he thought there was noone around, but there was I, eating snacks behind a wallride. Hence I'm not really sure how beneficial these instagrams are for some kids and it was exactly that experience that made me write a comment here.

Using the opportunity, I would like to give you some unsolicited advice as well: you might benefit from communicating with other people with some more restraint. Had I not read what you have shared on the personal psychological topics, much of which resonates with me, ... Just don't call people lunatics and do not diagnose them online, mkay?
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 @Yetimike2019: Naw, didn't miss your point, in fact I agree with it. Just took exception to the use of hyperbole to make it.

In the context your statement implied: "I did sketchier shit [on bike] with worse [biking] equipment"

Front flip off roofs on rollerblades... grinding a bmx down flights of stairs.. at age 6? Cool story bro.

Oh it wasn't 6? But you said "way sketchier shit at this age". Was it the drugs and theft you were doing at age 6?

It's pretty clear "pics or it didn't happen" doesn't get used much in your circles. It's a polite way of saying "Cool story bro." Basically, "yeah, I have doubts."

Have you been to Whistler? The gopro effect is definitely at work in this video. Some of the stuff this kid is riding is massive. Even just the rock rolls are impressive. There's one a bunch of people are standing at the top.. yeah, because they are trying to work up the nerve. That container step-up is big, I'm impressed he made it up.

Anyhow, it's high consequence stuff, BUT that's the place to do it since it's so well built. This kid has the skills so I don't have problems with that aspect. The social media shit is a little weird, but meh.

This kid is going fast, high and far. There are very few kids his age doing anything comparable. Maybe this kid could tow Paul the Punter in on a-line so he'd case less jump Wink .
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 @eh-steve: lol I guess your right. I thought this kid was 10 or so. But you get to believe what you want sir. I don’t really care. And yes I love whistler bike park believe it or not. I don’t have a single pic of whistler so you will have to automatically assume I’m some gaper posing online I guess. Oh and I saw a kid his size do a backflip at NS CA this year. Don’t know the age, but kids are f*cking crazy, not just this one.
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 @Yetimike2019: hahaha, I’m not sure I’d say rollerblading “cool” and def not for an entire minute, maybe 45 seconds butt yeah, I was actually pretty terrible at skateboarding too but never bad enough to pickup rollerblading. And I’d rather be a terrible skateboarder than an.....anything rollerblader. And I’m totally just giving you shit too Wink
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 @RRMonster: I know Colin and Crosby as well. This is all sad to see. It's really interesting how many downvote's the comments from people who actually know them are getting. "Oh you know them first hand? Well F your informed opinion and pay attention to my internet hostility now!"
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 HIs riding is amazing! But I cannot get rid of the feeling of ambitious parents featuring their child prodigy. All work but no play?
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 I know the family. Trust me, this little guy loves what he's doing and his dad is excellent about keeping his progression in check.
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 @jtucker0407: why do you need sponsors to progress your riding ? Serious question I respect what this kid is doing I have 2 boys who both bike 1 loves it 1 couldn't give a shite. But this tough year for sponsors line just doesn't sit right with me.
I would love to hear from his dad. Listening to Ron and Jackson Goldstone in their podcast was a real eye opener.
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flag Sethimus (Oct 6, 2019 at 5:30) (Below Threshold)
 @Gremclon: hm let me think about this for a sec. how about kids growing up fast af and need new gear every few years? which family can afford that? does money grow on trees in ireland or are you just a keeper of one of these gold pots at the end of a rainbow?
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 @Sethimus: take it easy , I'm only asking a question. And a valid one at that. And as for your pot of gold comment like other parents my kids use gear till it falls apart and Hardtails from friends older kids and just like that when kids grow out of bikes or gear we pass it on.
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 @Sethimus: to answer your question a lot of families can "afford" it. It is a matter of priorities. I know many people who have boats that cost over 100k usd. My family is into mtb instead so instead of buying a boat we can bank roll a race team for several years with that much money. Also higher end kids bikes hold there value really well. It is entirely possible to buy a used bike ride it for a couple years and sell it for little to no loss. 20 inch bikes aren't moving to a new wheel size standard any time soon.
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 @Sethimus: Well, they did start this post with "...spent the summer riding Whistler and racing the Northwest Cup"; doesn't sound like they're candidates for Canadian Tire's jumpstart for sport program...
  • 29 1
 What if, what if a 6 year old kid just rode his bike, hit these jumps, and no one filmed him or gave him the idea he needs sponsors? What if he just had fun and no one knew he existed? Wouldn’t that be something new.
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 Best comment in this whole thread.
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flag WAKIdesigns (Oct 7, 2019 at 1:36) (Below Threshold)
 @jbob27 - oh my God what an epiphany, did you wake up from Matrix after that? Which pill did you take? Can you still feel like we do? How does another realm look like? Are there Margarita shakers in it?

How about there are hundreds of kids out there with no camera, and you don't know about them. Because if they aren't on camera nobody can know - Oh my god, oh my god - Eureka! So no that's not new, that's just a kid that nobody filmed and here you have kid that somebody filmed. Just because you never did anything worth filming doesn't mean others don't. How about this kid rides so much and barely 1% of his ride time is filmed? You are in a one deep sad hole sir
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 Something about this video reeks of a kid being pushed to do things he can barely do & may not even want to..
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flag WAKIdesigns (Oct 6, 2019 at 13:44) (Below Threshold)
 Something in this comment section makes me think some folks are clenching their starfish too hard. Here’s a thought! All 40-50yr olds riding Whistler bike park are selfish a*sholes! You are risking your health and career, thus wellbeing of your family. Hey! Next time you think of hutting a massive drop think what if you crash. What if you end up paralyzed? Ot on life support? Think well, visualize your family by your death bed, your kids crying, their friends laughing at your kids for having dumb dead dad.

Eat that, oooh the inner cnt is so strong inside some of you here.
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 @WAKIdesigns: dude, if you have the social security of Sweden and some good life insurance you can drop some sweet massive drops with good conscience!

You know, people have and will always hate parents who show off their kid for doing something EARLY their life. My kid is a genius he knows all the f*cking owls in the world - at age 3!!!! Wow omg! Or like that kid who sailed around the world solo at the age of 14. Cmon where's the limit? 8? 6? 4? I actually dunno but let kids be kids and if this "little shredder" starts to upload his own sick edits without his annoying dad I will gladly watch it!
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flag WAKIdesigns (Oct 6, 2019 at 14:39) (Below Threshold)
 @Isey: you know what, people who hate parents showing off their kids should first deal with their own insecurities regarding their childhood and their parenthood before they project them on others. Ride safe, because if you crash, and someone films it, you may end up on Friday fails. And we will laugh at you!
  • 19 4
 Amazing kid! Don't have a problem with him riding big shit as he can obviously handle it. When I was a kid we did way more dangerous shit nearly everyday with no body armor. LOL Dad seems like a douche bag though
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 Corporate guy: We were wrong about 29.
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 That song sucks.
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 So bad
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 You guys are way off with your judgemental assessment of this kids life. My parents pushed me to play hockey and be the best at it from age 4. In the off season I was in training camps. I hated it. I was depressed. I was crying. I even hated my dad. I couldn't wait to get off the ice. I was not smiling like this kid. My real passion was always bikes. I had the most fun riding the local dirt jumps and bmx tracks.

I've also seen this kid in whistler in the lift line. He was having so much fun, talking non stop about all the lines/trails he wants to hit on the next lap. Super excited to get up the lift. Clearly hes being pushed to do something he doesn't want to do...
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 crosby has skills but crashes out young...i couldn't help it
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 I see what you did, there. Have an upvote. B
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 that joke made me nash my teeth.
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 I'm having a bit of a deja vu.
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 comments like this make me wanna let my freak flag fly
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 Me: I dunno this is kinda sketchy road gap.. Crosby: Hold my Rootbeer!
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 *hold my apple juice
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 Awesome skills!
I’ve been riding with my son,from the same age,and the amount of joy is hard to surpass also seeing them progress is great.
He’s 11 now and can shred and jump, at a level,that i can only dream of.
Never pushed him,just kept him safe and made it clear every time we ride,that we ride for fun.

Keep shredding and keep safe!
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 Gonna be even tougher on sponsorships when you're courting Commencal and you title your video "little shredder."
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 Taking nothing away from the kids talent though! He is little and he does shred!
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 What we’re really seeing is what happens when kids get good equipment young, have parents who know how to ride, get out a lot, and naturally progress. Kids are super adaptive physically and it shows on the bike. My 9 year old can send it. The flip side of it, as a parent, is that it can be scary watching the progression. It can be difficult to decide what is okay or not okay for him to do. He wants to do it all!
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 This is the reality for parents. Its awesome but it's also our job to figure out what's appropriate considering there and the medical reality of a very young body potentially taking huge hits. Something tells me a lot of us arent acting on that medical info, similar to kids throwing curve balls forever back in the day. It's always worth a look in the mirror when your kid sends it big-ish (7yro). Its not always the right thing I think...but damn the kids love it. So far no ER trips yet, but it's never far away. My kid isnt throwing road gaps tho...that's a tough one.

Btw it's almost Lumberyard season!
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 @Svinyard: +1 for the lumberyard. That’s why my son rides like he does. He spent a few years in the Lumberyard Shred Academy.
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 He appears to be enjoying himself and he clearly has talent. You can't make a child(or an adult) do stuff like that. They have to want it. As for sponsorships. While it may seem a bit much, gear, entry fees, lift tickets and travel ain't cheap no matter how big your wheels are. Having your kid participate in any sport at a higher level will drain your wallet. Having your child in upper level gymnastics will make you wish your kid would just race bikes and snowboard in the winter.
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 Horses... just try horses if you think bikes are expensive
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 @WAKIdesigns: No doubt, I was telling my buddy about the crazy cost of competitive gymnastics and he told me about the cost of top level jumping horse and all the travel, training, etc. Kids aren't cheap, period!
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 If the kid gets seriously injured, does the cause of injury get disclosed or are we not allowed to talk about it?

And if this kid get's featured in "Friday Fails", are we allowed to point and laugh?
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 You're always allowed to laugh and point...but why would you?
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 Isn't his suspension set up a bit stiff ? I haven't look at the full video because I am at work but in the first minute or so I could barely see is front fork compressing. Maybe this is needed because he hitted harsh landings and only has small travel , I've seen mention of road gaps in the comments...

I won't judge the parental thingy. I'd love to share similar times with my girls but I've rolled the bicycle trailer twice when c̶o̶m̶m̶u̶t̶i̶n̶g̶ playing with the girls and my wife was present the second time. Not so found of the sponsor seeks and instagram share though but that's me. What is on the internet is there forever so I don't feel as a dad I should expose my kids publicly without them being old enough to ponder wisely on what they will want to stay public forever.
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 It's a very tricky debate isn't it. My boy is now 11 and can out gap jump me, but yes it scares me a bit when he does so. But only a tiny tiny bit as I've got massive confidence in his skill levels. Mostly because we've put in time and effort to gain the skills, exactly the same as this video (but a lesser extent at that age)
We now have hit Morzine and Les Gets etc for the last 2 years. You cannot put into words how brilliant it is following your kid down a trail and getting to the bottom with both of you excited and full of adrenaline.

The only downside is that they don't shut up about it for the next 2 hours ha ha.

I'm all for the video, sure there's a risk involved, but hey, getting out of bunk beds is risky too!

It's only dangerous if they're thrown into this stuff without having the skills to be able to make it.
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 For some reason my both sons rather stay front of gaming console or PC than ride with me Frown .
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 That is a sad reality for a vast majority of kids nowadays. Outdoor activities of all sorts are way down in youth. I swear if it weren't for organized kid sports , kids would never get out of the house, much less their yard.
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 @neimbc: Very true unfortunately.
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 Stay in school kids..... become a dentist. Then you can have all the bikes you want, and fix your own teeth when you smash them. All jokes aside this kid rips.
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 Half of you people are assholes. Crosby and His dad are super nice people, I've ridden with them to the point I consider us friends now. His dad never pushes Crosby to do anything that he isnt comfortable with, half the time it's the dad preventing him from doing stupid stuff. Half of you guys are just jealous that a 6 year old has better riding skills than you lol
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 Why the hell are these comments from people who actually know them getting down-voted??? Possibly because people don't want to hear the truth and just want to stick to their nasty judgements?
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 proof that everyone investing in long travel 29ers really just suck at riding bikes
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 Remarkable!!! and also demoralizing being 37 and unable to man up and huck it
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 WOW! At 6 years old I was definitely shredding the driveway.....with the training wheels OFF!
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 And people wanting 29er cause it rolls better over stuff.... this dude is awesome ! ripping the big boys tracks
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 I dont believe it to be a 6 yr old, that is a dwarf preparing to slaughter the competition and claim the ring!
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 Little wheels rule.
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 Damn, just yesterday i built a 650b wheel to help me suck less. Should i maybe stay with 26 all the way?
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 @Muckal: It's not the wheels. Just ride, dammit!
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 @Muckal: 26" for life !!!
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 WOW...keep safe lil RIPPER!! Smile
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 Man what do they feed him? He's huge/strong for a 6 year old!
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 For all those always asking this is why you need ripping kids bikes!
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 Learn to pedal kid.
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 C'est juste... débile! 8-l
Sa mère ne doit pas être au courant c'est pas possible! ^^
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 Hope videos/influencers like this help sell the new bikes for groms that will be hitting the market soon.
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 Insta pic, e looks stronger than Kyle Strait
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 Needs to get a 24” front wheel and make that thing into a mullet bike.
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 send it mini shred!
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 Met this kid in the lineup...he aways seems amped.
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 Good for the kid and the parents. Rad grom.
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 Reincarnated Kelly Mcgarry?
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 Riding = Yes
Soundtrack = No

Amazing riding, Crosby.
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 Great skills from the little fella, but give the kid a haircut!
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 SO 20" is not dead? Does it roll better than 26"?
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 Someone please set the sag on this pour kids fork!
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 What is this.....A bike park for ants???

Dad goals right there people!
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 Great riding,... for a uk ripper try this ..

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 watch out Bruni...Super Crosby is coming! so rad , i will remember this video for a long time . keep shredding little dude!
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 The fear aspect of his brain is turned off, so RAD !!! I like the fact that his parents let him rip !
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 Keep it up guys!
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 Little Shredder!
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 WTF!!! Insane!!! ????????????????????????
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 He seems very happy getting air time. More so than the tech stuff.
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