So, 14 year old Chloe Kim became the youngest ever winner of a Winter X Games gold earlier in the year. Just let that sink in for a second… 14 years old, and already on the top spot of what many consider to be the biggest annual snowboarding comp anywhere on the globe.
But, worryingly, 14 is positively ancient compared to some mini rippers. Kids are getting into action sports at earlier and earlier ages now.
Maybe this is because the kids that were shredding in the 80’s and 90’s are now popping offsprings out themselves, and are itching to get them on a board or bike to share their sport.
Or maybe because action sports are a multi million dollar industry these days, and parents think starting their sprog early is playing the financial security long game.
All we know for certain is, these kids are amazing…