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Why kitesurfers are more men than soccer players?

Postby Toby » Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:06 pm


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Re: Why kitesurfers are more men than soccer players?

Postby Rob_85 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:49 pm

The main reason I hate football - the poncy players.

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Re: Why kitesurfers are more men than soccer players?

Postby a99 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:17 pm

We need to imagine that last jump in this video in Traifa ended kiters death in stones and concrete ? :(

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Re: Why kitesurfers are more men than soccer players?

Postby Sun » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:00 pm

a99 wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:17 pm
We need to imagine that last jump in this video in Traifa ended kiters death in stones and concrete ? :(
Was Ruben Lenten, a few years ago. He is fine. Or at least as fine as he has ever been.

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Re: Why kitesurfers are more men than soccer players?

Postby Frank82 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:08 pm

90%+ of the kiters just mow the lawn, sorry, with football you at least get some excercise.

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Re: Why kitesurfers are more men than soccer players?

Postby grigorib » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:28 pm

Watch US girls' soccer - they do great and walk tall. No drama, just badass players.

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Re: Why kitesurfers are more men than soccer players?

Postby matth » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:26 pm

Soccer with kites would be awesome!!!!. Backroll, forward loop, head shot :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Why kitesurfers are more men than soccer players?

Postby Kamikuza » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:33 pm

Rob_85 wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:49 pm
The main reason I hate football - the poncy players.
First equal with the fans.

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Re: Why kitesurfers are more men than soccer players?

Postby LiquidXtasy » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:16 pm

Who was that in the final clip? And is he ok?

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Re: Why kitesurfers are more men than soccer players?

Postby Beardytello » Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:36 pm

They're fairly different sports to compare really, football as a team sport is fine, well, "ok" I could never actually play it, or worse sit down and watch it.

Compare footballers to rugby players though, then you've got some major differences:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OxUtJ8C57w


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