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Is this man one of us?

Postby pmaggie » Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:55 am

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Re: Is this man one of us?

Postby Toby » Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:42 am

Nice OneFoot !

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Re: Is this man one of us?

Postby therussiann » Sat Oct 08, 2016 8:26 am

Don't try this at home? Any one other then me think that phrase in that situation is just dumb.

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Re: Is this man one of us?

Postby Kamikuza » Sat Oct 08, 2016 12:31 pm

Popped up on Facebook with English articles by gizmodo or japonik. Some retarded nonsense about kitesurfer risking life and limb kiting in a typhoon, when you can see the people on the beach aren't being scared off. 20 knots it was, apparently. :lol:

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Re: Is this man one of us?

Postby dylan* » Sat Oct 08, 2016 1:58 pm

Yeah there were a lot of kiters out, it was roughly 25-35 kts all morning with no squalls or anything from the storm until later in the day. The waves were also supposedly "deadly" when they were chest high.

But the comments from the news are probably justified, if the storm went more to the west (which it certainly could have) there could have been a lot more devastation. Central/North Florida got hit pretty hard with 11 ft storm surge or something like that, parts of the road near the beach falling into the ocean. Better to scare everyone away from the coast because you never know what will happen... 800+ dead in haiti now from this storm?

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Re: Is this man one of us?

Postby LetsFlyaKite » Sat Oct 08, 2016 2:14 pm

therussiann wrote:Don't try this at home? Any one other then me think that phrase in that situation is just dumb.
Yeah, because nobody would try it at home anyway, they would have to go to the beach...

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Re: Is this man one of us?

Postby corbett » Sat Oct 08, 2016 2:19 pm

The media sex it up. This is normal winter weather in Scotland.

What happens now? 800+ people dead in Haiti with no proof to back that up but that gets the donations in to pay the outrageous salary of "charity staff".

What happens is they said 800+ and when a good journalist looks into this, they find that includes people who died on Monday and Tuesday when the storm started on Thursday night.

In the last 6 years "people will take advantage of the children" has been a common trick. It never happens but they promote it every year like clockwork as it makes good business sense and gets them on air to drum up some donations.

Survival products are a huge business in America. You only have to listen to Savage, Levin and Fox etc to see and hear that. Savage and these other guys make most of their money from survivalist products. All the gold adverts you hear and see are also survivalist products.

Every little storm is like Christmas come early for business and government of course but especially for NGO and charity groups.

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Re: Is this man one of us?

Postby Hugh2 » Sat Oct 08, 2016 10:13 pm

Damn, I'm really envious. I drove all the way from Illinois to Orlando for a conference the week before and had all my gear hoping for a tropical system to come through. Sadly Matthew moved too slowly, plus I came down with a killer cold from shaking hands with with too many people from all over the world, and had to be back here on the day he was kiting. I've yet to catch a tropical system in 11 years of kiting.

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