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Re: Dreads and kiteboarding....

Postby tracstarr » Tue May 13, 2008 10:36 pm

I've been riding with dreads for several years. Never had any issues other then taking a long time to dry after an evening session. That and a lot of extra sand in the bed. You do need a bigger helmet, but when it's cold i find they keep my head just a little warmer.
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Re: Dreads and kiteboarding....

Postby waveknave » Thu May 15, 2008 1:15 pm

yep, nothin says "im cool" like that white upper middle class dread rasta trust fund hippie look.
no really, you dont look silly at all.
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Re: Dreads and kiteboarding....

Postby sol-flyer » Fri May 16, 2008 2:41 pm

trendy or not,
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Re: Dreads and kiteboarding....

Postby Mulholland » Sun May 18, 2008 5:22 pm

Nico wrote:The best of all worlds is a crew cut or no hair.
This will leave you more time to think about more important things.
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Yep...I'll never understand the whiteboy with dreadlocks thing...Perhaps if I was smoking more marijuana and wasting my life playing in drum-circles, I would understand.

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Re: Dreads and kiteboarding....

Postby waveknave » Sun May 18, 2008 9:59 pm

okay, due to the previous post, i'll admit i was wrong, dreads must be coool after all.

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Re: Dreads and kiteboarding....

Postby North_Wind » Sun May 18, 2008 11:56 pm

Is it just me or do dreads often smell, particularly in high Summer?

I was once introduced to a perfectly nice chap but the rotting smell was so bad I actually retched as we were introduced. I don't know which of us was more embarassed. :oops:

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Re: Dreads and kiteboarding....

Postby Mulholland » Mon May 19, 2008 2:01 am

Whether you are white or black, no matter, you look like a dirtbag if you wear dreadlocks.

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Re: Dreads and kiteboarding....

Postby On a Rampage » Mon May 19, 2008 2:49 am

Here's something for thought. A little history;

… The first known examples of the hairstyle date back to ancient Egypt, where dreadlocks appeared on Egyptian artifacts. Mummified remains of ancient Egyptians with dreadlocks have even been recovered from archaeological sites.
The Old Testament also recounts the tale of Samson and Delilah in which a man’s potency is directly linked to ‘the seven locks on his head’ and according to Roman accounts, the Celts were described to have ‘hair like snakes’ Germanic tribes, Greeks and the Vikings are all said to have worn dreadlocks too.
Rastafarianism however is something entirely separate. It was born in the 1930s when Ras Tafari was crowned emperor of Ethiopia. When the emperor was forced into exile during an invasion, guerrilla warriors swore not to cut their hair until the emperor was reinstated. The religion resonated with the ideologies of the day, for example socialism, Marxism, nationalism and black power. It was therefore, seen as a threat to Christianity and came under attack by the authorities that tried to suppress the ‘Rasta’ movement and imprisoned those who possessed ‘ganja’. Rastafarians smoked cannabis because they thought it prompted a clearer state of well - being. Their dreadlocks were thought to be disgusting and frightening, hence the term ‘dread’ which was later reclaimed by the ‘Rasta’ community.
The hairstyle was later brought into mainstream culture through the worldwide success of reggae artist Bob Marley. Sporting locks himself, he prompted an international interest in the style, and the anti establishment philosophy of Rastafarian culture.
Dreadlocks became increasingly popular and there are many reasons in various cultures for wearing them. They can be an expression of deep religious or spiritual convictions, a manifestation of ethnic pride. They can make a political statement, or simply be a fashion preference….


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