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Re: Is kitesuring a legitimate sport compared to skateboarding?

Postby chemosavi » Sat Sep 26, 2009 11:09 pm

Is kitesurfing a legitimate sport compared to skateboarding

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Re: Is kitesuring a legitimate sport compared to skateboarding?

Postby tungsten222 » Sat Sep 26, 2009 11:51 pm

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Re: Is kitesuring a legitimate sport compared to skateboarding?

Postby frankm1960 » Sun Sep 27, 2009 1:29 am

prayfawind27 wrote:You can have all the respect in the world, all i want is 17-20 knots and 10 foot waves
Exactly what I was thinking...

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Re: Is kitesuring a legitimate sport compared to skateboarding?

Postby DocDeuce » Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:30 am

jwoodunlv wrote:I'm a high school teacher and since every skateboarding student that I have shown some short kiteboarding vid has said it's the coolest thing they have ever seen, that tells me that we are just as "legit" (man, I hate that fucking word) as any other board sport out there. I've also shown some students that surf some Ben Wilson vid and they thought that was the coolest thing they have ever seen, especially when you explain that there is no paddling involved so you can ride 4 times as many waves in a session. We rock people, and really, I don't care if people respect the sport because when I am kiting I am having too much fucking fun. Now, if the fucking wind would fucking come back I would quit typing the word fucking so much and get off this fucking forum.

With that said, we really need to open up the sport to younger people otherwise our sport will die like windsurfing has. I think outreach from shops into public schools and making the sport accessible would greatly improve the sport, not to mention it would lower the cost of gear since these people would eventually end up buying stuff. I'm working on drawing up a proposal to present to school officials to see what they think of it. If we hooked up with the local shops to provide safe instruction it would be huge. I've had so many students that would love to get into the sport but just don't have the means to do it.
I have my 14 year old son kiting... there are about 7-8 kids in his highschool kiting and a couple with cold feet we are working on... one person at a time. more importantly like someone said before "17-20 knots" and we're good!

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Re: Is kitesuring a legitimate sport compared to skateboarding?

Postby longwhitecloud » Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:34 am

"Legitimate" means: conforming to recognized principles or accepted rules and standards.
Just shows what a crock of shit legit is!!

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Re: Is kitesuring a legitimate sport compared to skateboarding?

Postby just do it » Sun Sep 27, 2009 12:29 pm

If you don't get the kids involved you will never be recognised by the big companies as a sport worth advertising with/in. This doesn't mean that the sport isn't a credible activity but it shows that it sucks in terms of its overall image until you change the age of its participants.
All of the big surf-clothing companies spend vast amounts of money on teamriders and videos. The sports they choose is surfing, snowboarding, skateboarding and a bit of wakeboarding. They never had any interest in windsurfing and they will never have any big interest in kitesurfing.
The reason is because both activities are largely done my men aged 30-50+years.
Yes, there are some great kids participating in both sports now but this is not a true reflection of the actual demographic of these sports.
So, no matter how many great tricks and mega kiteloops we come up with we will never be cool in the eyes of the youngsters until we leave it up to them to mould it into what it should be.
If I read through most forums I would come to the conclusion that kitesurfing must be seriously uncool with all of this nerd talking going on and the average age being being closer to retirement than High School.
If Snowboarding wouldn't have been able to attract the youngsters onto the slopes we would still all be riding hard-boots and alpine boards. (like myself :wink: )
So maybe there should be an age-limit on forums. If you are over 25years you aren't allowed to comment or post anymore and that would include me :thumb:

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Re: Is kitesuring a legitimate sport compared to skateboarding?

Postby Dansier » Sun Sep 27, 2009 1:40 pm

Its a sport and thats all that matters. Sure some bad shit can happen, but we love it and who cares if others dont right?

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Re: Is kitesuring a legitimate sport compared to skateboarding?

Postby gbleck » Sun Sep 27, 2009 2:54 pm

Yes but most "surf" companies sell crap to people that have never riden a wave, carved a mountain, or ollied a skateboard. Be glad that kitesurfing doesn't have a large fashion poser crowd. :)

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Re: Is kitesuring a legitimate sport compared to skateboarding?

Postby tungsten222 » Sun Sep 27, 2009 3:17 pm

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Re: Is kitesuring a legitimate sport compared to skateboarding?

Postby POACHER » Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:05 pm

Skating is certainly more accessible to the youth than kiting, as someone mentioned. All you need is $200 for a board and some pavement to skate regardless of weather.

Kiting...............well let's just say that's another story. Kiting has many attributes that don't appeal to the youth: expense, patience, training, conditions, locations, etc.

It's just easier for a kid to go skate than go kite. Hell I'll go for a quick skate (longboard......oldish guy here) if there's no wind up and I'm bored.


I could care less about us being "legit" or main stream. I actually for my own selfish reasons kind of hope that kiting never gets super popular. I don't like crowds and baby sitting all that much.....

Hey at least I'm honest. :cool2:


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