Exactly what I was thinking...prayfawind27 wrote:You can have all the respect in the world, all i want is 17-20 knots and 10 foot waves
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!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.
Just shows what a crock of shit legit is!!"Legitimate" means: conforming to recognized principles or accepted rules and standards.
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