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Most common questions from people on the beach

Postby bortola » Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:13 am

After years of kiteboarding and being asked numerous questions about the sport here are my top favorite:

- What is this? Is it PARA-SAILING?

- Where can I rent one?

- Is it hard in your arms?

- How much$$$$?

- How do you get down after jumping?


I am sure there are a lot of other questions, so please, post the one you were asked.

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Re: Most common questions from people on the beach

Postby pwnd550 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:35 am

Usually when I talk to friends about kitesurf (who know what it is, but just dont see it everyday), they say "can you do a lot of tricks?".. always that question, and others just think kiting is windsurfing

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Re: Most common questions from people on the beach

Postby alexrider » Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:56 am

Most common question regarding Flysurfer kites:

Do they relaunch?

The most common and the silliest.

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Re: Most common questions from people on the beach

Postby Kamikuza » Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:23 am

"Is that fun?"


alexrider wrote:Most common question regarding Flysurfer kites:

Do they relaunch?

The most common and the silliest.
Re. Flysurfers... here, even from other kiters, the top question is "What is that?"

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Re: Most common questions from people on the beach

Postby alexrider » Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:51 am

Kamikuza wrote:"Is that fun?"
...
Re. Flysurfers... here, even from other kiters, the top question is "What is that?"
What do you answer?

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Re: Most common questions from people on the beach

Postby TheJoe » Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:51 am

You need a lot of upper body strength?

To be fair though I spent over 10 years bodybuilding before I started kiting so people tend to think my size is from kiting and not they gym.

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Re: Most common questions from people on the beach

Postby mowaves » Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:54 am

- Do you have to be able to swim to do that?... Yup....Yeah? Ok, nevermind....

- Isn't the water cold?
- How do you turn around?
- How much does that cost?
- Where can I rent one of those?
- Oh, is it too windy? (as I'm packing up because the wind died)
- You must be really strong to hold on to that kite for so long.
- I've also had "Is that fun?"... my answer varies tremendously haha

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Re: Most common questions from people on the beach

Postby Kamikuza » Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:58 am

mowaves wrote:- I've also had "Is that fun?"... my answer varies tremendously haha
alexrider wrote:What do you answer?
Depends on how much of an ambassador for the sport I want to be ;)

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Re: Most common questions from people on the beach

Postby Ned Divine » Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:15 am

Ah, is it inflatable?
Pretty silly question given the fact that people ask me that when they see me pumping my kite.

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Re: Most common questions from people on the beach

Postby ZigZag » Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:17 am

A few years ago, there was a wonderful thread on Kiteforum entitled "Is that a tent?" Most common questions from people on the beach were covered in that thread.

Here is the link: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2329523&p=343294


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