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Re: Is kitesuring a legitimate sport compared to skateboarding?

Postby 530N52 » Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:55 pm

Pro snowboarder and Olympic gold medalist Shawn White was asked whether skateboarding or snowboarding took more talent at the professional level. He answer was skateboarding without a doubt.

Kitesurfing in waves is killer, but what skateboarders like Mark Appleyard, Lance Mountian and Danny Way have done is undeniable.

Those of you that think skaters are just punks have no idea how much commitment and talent it takes to master the sport.

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Re: Is kitesuring a legitimate sport compared to skateboarding?

Postby 2tall » Tue Sep 29, 2009 11:30 pm

The fact that there are already 3 pages of posts to this thread is pretty weak :o Guess I'm guilty for taking the bait too :oops:

How many skateboarders care if their sport is legitimate....
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Re: Is kitesuring a legitimate sport compared to skateboarding?

Postby longwhitecloud » Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:47 am

How many skateboarders care if their sport is legitimate
Very Few. It is maybe just the prospect of a sports based product endorsement career that drives this idea "legitimate"..

I give both kiting and skating credit for being hard at top level

I was thinking it could not get any worse when i landed on my nuts doing a handrail years ago - then thought - what about when i got balled kitelooping - pain was on a similar scale lol

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Re: Is kitesuring a legitimate sport compared to skateboarding?

Postby switch313 » Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:35 am

i dont care skateboaring is too different to compare

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Re: Is kitesuring a legitimate sport compared to skateboarding?

Postby Beamrider » Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:48 am

longwhitecloud wrote:does it get respect
Who cares?

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Re: Is kitesuring a legitimate sport compared to skateboarding?

Postby 2tall » Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:51 pm

Beamrider wrote:
longwhitecloud wrote:does it get respect
Who cares?

Exactly :cool2:

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Re: Is kitesuring a legitimate sport compared to skateboarding?

Postby sq225917 » Thu Oct 01, 2009 3:44 pm

Only 14 year old kids care what anyone else thinks about them, i couldn't give a rats ass what anything thinks about anything i do or whether it's cool or not.

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Re: Is kitesuring a legitimate sport compared to skateboarding?

Postby tungsten222 » Thu Oct 01, 2009 4:07 pm

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Re: Is kitesuring a legitimate sport compared to skateboarding?

Postby longwhitecloud » Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:38 pm

for sure i know many older kiters that are still brand obsessed and highly influenced by "pro riders" and will even take the piss if you don't wear shorts over your wetsuit- mind you that was very 2005 lol

i got more interest in the rider that rides all 2001 kit than an average freestyle junkie clone of a pro - mine in bigger than your turns all riders into a bunch of sheep all trying to to do the same thing - sooooo dull

glad to see a few riders around (very few) pushing their own style of riding/thinking for themselves - would like to see more though rather than the thousands of wannabe clones

still no excuse for bad style tho! lol

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Re: Is kitesuring a legitimate sport compared to skateboarding?

Postby magic%20Ed » Fri Oct 02, 2009 7:52 am

Funny, when I look around on the water, I see all kind of people having fun while not having a clue about style.

But there are always a few exceptions: the grim faces. Usually the same people that complain about respect and others not understanding the rules and have a rather aggressive attitude.

Now who should we take as an example?


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