Let me make this perfectly clear:
Starsky, now Jumpingshark, is a low class bully whose posts revolve around character assassination & gratuitous self-aggrandizement. He imagines himself the absolute authority on kiteboarding & all dissenting opinions are immediately subjected to a hit job, not the opinions, but the characters of those voicing them. He’ll even steal your insights while discrediting you with a personal attack & take credit for what you said while attacking you as a person.
He’been busting Toby’s balls for years & I have no idea why he keeps tolerating him. Stockholm syndrome! It’s bad leadership if you can’t protect the community from sociopaths. People get things wrong all the time. That’s perfectly OK. It’s what drives a forum. And we get in each others’ hairs with opinions, but a civilized person NEVER stoops down to character assassination. That’s really bad manners. I don’t need a blockhead from the Canadian woodwork telling me I’m subhuman every time I say anything about kiting bc apparently he is the only authority. Fair critique & a civilized discussion is one thing, a hit job on someone’s character quite another. It’s ugly & it’s all he does.
He’s made this forum very toxic. Ppl have few choices: either leave, which most decent people do, keep fighting him, which is exhausting, or become like the bully themselves & compromise their character. Most ppl just accept it as normal bc they don’t know any better, but this isn’t normal.
As long as he is around I can’t be part of this. It’s unhealthy.
DM me when he’s gone.
Until then, rip hard, it’s been fun. Some of you are real treasures.