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Which Boat For 9 Yr Old

Old 06-07-2010, 08:52 PM
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Default Which Boat For 9 Yr Old

Looking for advice on a beginner level electric speed boat (RTR) for a 9 year old. Will be used on a wide open lake. Can someone point me in the right direction? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated! Thank you.
Old 06-07-2010, 09:50 PM
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Default RE: Which Boat For 9 Yr Old

the Aquacraft line are good for beginners

mini rio
mini thunder or
mini wildcat

http://www.aquacraftmodels.com/
Old 06-08-2010, 08:08 PM
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Exactly what I was looking for...thanks for the tip!
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Default RE: Which Boat For 9 Yr Old

The zig zag racer is self righting. It's pretty good for a youngster

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Default RE: Which Boat For 9 Yr Old

No question in my mind. The Aquacraft Mini Rio. Our club, the Indy Admirals, uses them as a one design club racer. They are outstanding and plenty fast that he/she will not get bored with it. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGxNRGZVqz4[/youtube]
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Default RE: Which Boat For 9 Yr Old

To me, it would depend on your child. I've seen some that can drive high-performance boats and others that I wouldn't let drive my Zig-Zag Racer.
My son started racing RC trucks at 6 (and winning) yet I wouldn't let him drive my good boats until he changed his mindset. His first race was at age 12 and got a 3rd place finish.
Today's kids are playing video games so they seem to develop hand-eye coordination. I'd start him off with a nice one that he won't get bored with in 5 minutes and see how he does from there.

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