just a difference of philosophy here, i guess, and MOST of
present day society in america tends toward your view. .. don't
let people have things that COULD be dangerous. don't let them
decide for themselves the risk factors. make everything as
accident/idiot proof as is possible, (and then be sued when it
fails to live up to the [impossible] expectations of absolute
rather than giving a kid a tank that can withstand anything
short of an atomic blast, with the full expectation that he
will then TEST it to "just to see" to it limits, i think its
fine to give them a delicate piece of equipment, and teach them
to respect its limits...
my daughter is learning how to drive IN THE HEALEY. she is well
schooled in the FACT that if she crashes, she will DIE.
accident avoidance is what i beleive in teaching, not accident
again just a difference of opinion, no flame intended.