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Where the hell did 'quiver' come from ???

Postby md01 » Tue Dec 19, 2006 8:11 pm

...so, here I am about to order a new 'quiver' and I'm thinking to myself "who on earth started calling it a 'quiver'?"

Quiver? Quiver of arrows maybe, but correct me if I'm wrong, weren't these all the same size? Did Robin Hood carry round different sized arrows to use on different sized animals? No.

Do golfers carry around a 'quiver' of golf clubs? No.

If you have more than one car, is that a quiver? No.

Is it because you quiver excitedly at the thought of more than one kite? (possibly)

What's it all about?

Just wondering...

...and if anyone asks, I'm buying a new SET of kites to replace my old ones.

:-?

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Postby EvanOR » Tue Dec 19, 2006 8:18 pm

windsurfing, Euro origins I think

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Postby Island Avatar » Tue Dec 19, 2006 8:25 pm

Its a Hebrew word and refers to store of weapons, why this is applied to kites I do not know.

Maybe because it sounds better than box or bag?

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Postby Bain » Tue Dec 19, 2006 8:25 pm

Yeah sailboarding, which is funny because allot of kiters try to separate them selfs from windsurfers

You could call it an arsenal

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Postby Rodan'sWings » Tue Dec 19, 2006 8:42 pm

No, it comes from Surfing.

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Postby ScottM » Tue Dec 19, 2006 9:14 pm

Not sure if I've ever used quiver for describing my boards before? For the windsurf sails and masts, yeah, but not for the boards?

But type in google quiver and look up images. The first non bow & arrow related image is the following.....

http://www.garrettmcnamara.com/news/archives/quiver.gif

... so Rodan's Wings deserves a metal!! :D

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Postby Windrider » Tue Dec 19, 2006 9:59 pm

It's called a quiver because of the effect it has on the bodaciously beautiful, easily impressed beach bunnies.... it makes them "all a' quiver". The more kites you have, the bigger the quiver...

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Postby Toby » Tue Dec 19, 2006 10:33 pm

it comes from QUICKSILVER

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Postby kite2surf » Tue Dec 19, 2006 10:33 pm

ScottM wrote:Not sure if I've ever used quiver for describing my boards before? For the windsurf sails and masts, yeah, but not for the boards?

But type in google quiver and look up images. The first non bow & arrow related image is the following.....

http://www.garrettmcnamara.com/news/archives/quiver.gif

... so Rodan's Wings deserves a metal!! :D
To support Rolan's Wings I recall quiver being used for surfboards as a 10 to teens year old growing up in Hawaii in the late 60s early 70s. That's before wind surfing hit big in Euroland.

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Postby md01 » Tue Dec 19, 2006 11:23 pm

...based on that photo of the surfboards, I clearly need more kites before I call it a quiver!!! :D


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