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slim_charles
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Re: Too Old?

Postby slim_charles » Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:32 pm

Bossstyle wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:59 pm
You can always do airstyle instead. Looks cooler too!
:lol: ... your username makes this even more hilarious unless being sarcastic of course!

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Re: Too Old?

Postby grigorib » Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:57 pm

Charlie Kim (Sushi Charlie) in OBX is 69 and throws some unhooked tricks. Ask him if you’re too old...

Unless you’re asking if wakestyle is too old and while to me it seems so, there’ll always be guys who ride different and there have been plenty wakeboarders converting from burning gas. It’s hard for uninvolved spectators to appreciate technical complexity of wakestyle tricks and it’s not easy on your body but for those who like it - a cool thing to do.

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Re: Too Old?

Postby TheJoe » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:46 pm

Nah I'm about to be 40 and I still do it. Mind you I am out right now with a torn pec but that is from something else. I wake-board and ride wake-style all the time. It is more technical for sure but that just makes the rewards that much sweeter.

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Re: Too Old?

Postby slim_charles » Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:16 pm

TheJoe wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:46 pm
It is more technical for sure but that just makes the rewards that much sweeter.
I never land s*** lol, but on those rare occasions when i do... f*** it feels good! :D

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Re: Too Old?

Postby slim_charles » Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:30 pm

grigorib wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:57 pm
Charlie Kim (Sushi Charlie) in OBX is 69 and throws some unhooked tricks. Ask him if you’re too old...
Hats off!
grigorib wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:57 pm
Unless you’re asking if wakestyle is too old and while to me it seems so, there’ll always be guys who ride different and there have been plenty wakeboarders converting from burning gas. It’s hard for uninvolved spectators to appreciate technical complexity of wakestyle tricks and it’s not easy on your body but for those who like it - a cool thing to do.
I've never really been onboard with this concept... too my mind non kiters opinions are irrelevant and i don't really see why they are considered. Anyone who kites knows the difficulty even if they don't really appreciate it. Catering to the non kiters in terms of competition is dumbing down the sport and for no effective reason in my opinion, maybe wrong. The amount of times iv'e come off the water and heard 'wow you must be really strong' or 'what if you don't come back down?'... these peoples opinions on kiting have zero merit surely? A complement from a non kiter rarely does anything for me (unless shes hot :wink: ) but from a fellow kiter means something. Am i miles off...?

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Re: Too Old?

Postby grigorib » Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:54 pm

slim_charles wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:30 pm
grigorib wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:57 pm
Unless you’re asking if wakestyle is too old and while to me it seems so, there’ll always be guys who ride different and there have been plenty wakeboarders converting from burning gas. It’s hard for uninvolved spectators to appreciate technical complexity of wakestyle tricks and it’s not easy on your body but for those who like it - a cool thing to do.
I've never really been onboard with this concept... too my mind non kiters opinions are irrelevant and i don't really see why they are considered. Anyone who kites knows the difficulty even if they don't really appreciate it. Catering to the non kiters in terms of competition is dumbing down the sport and for no effective reason in my opinion, maybe wrong. ...
I guess it depends how one considers the sport. For some it's a competition and I believe spectators cheer smooth and continuous airstyle rather than rapid and precise wakestyle. For kite companies it is what they need - attention, spectators, sales and more people in the sport.
slim_charles wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:30 pm
...The amount of times iv'e come off the water and heard 'wow you must be really strong' or 'what if you don't come back down?'......
People consider it an extreme sport and for folks with wakeboarding experience powered tricks we pull off are kind of tell-tale of strength. Which for unhooked is true as well.
slim_charles wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:30 pm
...A complement from a non kiter rarely does anything for me (unless shes hot :wink: ) but from a fellow kiter means something. Am i miles off...?
I love sense of flying. Be it a 40 ft jump or endlessly flying on a foil 2 feet above water. Flying and strength are attractive to people amongst other things. They like it and get amazed. Let them be this way :)

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Re: Too Old?

Postby slim_charles » Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:18 pm

grigorib wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:54 pm

I guess it depends how one considers the sport. For some it's a competition and I believe spectators cheer smooth and continuous airstyle rather than rapid and precise wakestyle. For kite companies it is what they need - attention, spectators, sales and more people in the sport.
So if they do it for the non kiters why do they all push unhooked/wakestyle so much then if it's too techy and boring?? Kind of s***s all over the kf narrative that non kiters prefer to watch Airstyle does it not?

grigorib wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:54 pm
People consider it an extreme sport and for folks with wakeboarding experience powered tricks we pull off are kind of tell-tale of strength. Which for unhooked is true as well.
Yes I forgot about non kiters coming from other board sports like wake/snow/surf etc, of course they will have will know a little of what their talking about... often more than kiters :D

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Re: Too Old?

Postby grigorib » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:34 am

wakestyle / waves / freeride / race / freeride foiling - they all sell, some better than others. I think freeride (airstyle included) and freeride foiling make the main buck. Hopefully others do too

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Re: Too Old?

Postby slim_charles » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:59 am

grigorib wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:34 am
wakestyle / waves / freeride / race / freeride foiling - they all sell, some better than others. I think freeride (airstyle included) and freeride foiling make the main buck. Hopefully others do too
I agree :)


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