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Postby surfingwithkites » Thu Dec 21, 2006 7:24 am

Long before there was kiting, long before there were windsurfers, long before Eddie surfed the bay, long before Quicksilver or even the first "boardshorts" existed, back even before the days of custom H. Miura "surf trunks". was born the concept of the quiver. I came about when surfers on the north shore of Oahu first realized that they needed specialized boards for big waves....and then special boards for special spots, Haleiwa, Sunset, Pipeline (back then the "Banzai Pipeline") and Waimea. Maybe "quiver" came about at the same time as the word "gun" for a big wave board. This is back in the days of Pat Curren shaping the first "elephant guns". This is before Brewer had ever shaped a board, I mean way the f*** back. It was a pretty macho individualist sport and most of the names from that time reflect the "hunting" aspect of the sport. That is where quiver comes from.

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Postby Windrider » Thu Dec 21, 2006 7:36 am

You mean my story about the bodaciously beautiful beach bunnies isn't true?

A bigger quiver doesn't attract better bunnies?

oh well..... back to the drawing board...... living within our means....

Thanks for the lesson in etylology...

how about some of the names for the tricks? Any interesting etylology there?

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Postby maddy » Thu Dec 21, 2006 8:48 am

many indeed

BTW nice goin' back to the roots

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Postby Richard » Thu Dec 21, 2006 3:08 pm

Surfers in the 70's traveling to Hawaii and other locales needed a "quiver" of boards to cover all conditions and waves they expected to encounter.

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Postby BWD » Thu Dec 21, 2006 5:31 pm

My least favorite grouping is the "cluster f**k" of jetskis. or spongers.
hype of pimps is good, but my favorite is a bevy of babes (bikini beach babes)

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Postby panchito » Thu Dec 21, 2006 6:24 pm

Origin Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French quiveir, of West Germanic origin ; related to Dutch koker and German Köcher.

Köcher in German means Arrows in English

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Postby Thermal » Fri Dec 22, 2006 12:43 am

Originated from Arrows (different size arrow heads), and translates to anything which requires a series of innate artifacts to help one conquer.

Ok, Ok... but it sounded good eh?

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Postby Sea&Sun » Fri Dec 22, 2006 1:34 am

It is called quiver because when you get your new kites and look at them it makes you quiver. When your credit card bill comes it makes you quiver again.

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Postby PBKiteboarding » Fri Dec 22, 2006 2:44 am

What I found...

Main Entry: 1quiv·er
Pronunciation: 'kwi-v&r
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French quivre, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English cocer quiver, Old High German kohhari
1 : a case for carrying or holding arrows
2 : the arrows in a quiver

So our kite bag is really the quiver... more than one kite or board in it... or maybe just arrows...

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Postby Vin Stefanelli » Fri Dec 22, 2006 2:57 am

the first time I heard the term quiver for something other than archery
was with the kites
toy kites you know stunt and sport kites
and it makes plenty of sense cuz....
a case full of these acrobatic cool things holds
many sticks of graphite, wood, fiberglas, glaspar, aluminum,

whatever

and you'd need a variety of them for different conditions

the flexifoil psycho was one of
my first really radical stunt kites


ps i'm gonna shoot your kite down with my long bow
and quiver of arrows


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