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Re: The circle of trust

Postby apollo4000 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:20 pm

tomato wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:45 am
apollo4000 wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:43 pm
That was me some years back. Took the stress of losing a board out of the equation, more relaxed, faster progress.
I am still using GoJoe, not because of bodydrag, but if lost in waves board becomes invisible and I kite in river mouth with strong current straight into open sea. I never felt more kook when came out of water without board.
Totally agree....perfect solution
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Re: The circle of trust

Postby peppedurso » Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:44 pm

Adventure Logs wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:06 pm
My job is significantly more dangerous than kiting without a helmet. And again it is my choice, my decision on what’s worth the risk. I won’t give shit to you for imo being over protected and you leave me alone on my “recklessness”. Deal
As I said I respect your opinion, not sure you need to use that language.

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Re: The circle of trust

Postby Matteo V » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:13 pm

peppedurso wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:44 pm
Adventure Logs wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:06 pm
My job is significantly more dangerous than kiting without a helmet. And again it is my choice, my decision on what’s worth the risk. I won’t give shit to you for imo being over protected and you leave me alone on my “recklessness”. Deal
As I said I respect your opinion, not sure you need to use that language.
kgb wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:24 am
ESL? What’s that please? Not everyone is as educated as you or familiar with your local abbreviations
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Re: The circle of trust

Postby pj sofine » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:21 pm

Adventure Logs wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:06 pm
My job is significantly more dangerous than kiting without a helmet. And again it is my choice, my decision on what’s worth the risk. I won’t give shit to you for imo being over protected and you leave me alone on my “recklessness”. Deal
I think that's a good point. My job is full of risk and injuries. I've received stiches multiple times, been burned, concussed, broken bones, hydraulic injection injury , been attacked, fallen from height and the list goes on and on. I'm not some extreme tough guy lol, just the fruits of 35 years of work. To me I see very little danger in kitesurfing. Motocross and hockey were a totally different story, you geared up and still end up in the ER. Now foiling I made the mistake of no leg protection and ended up with 10 stiches on my shin :o So long suit now, I'm not a masochist !

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Re: The circle of trust

Postby Matteo V » Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:07 pm

pj sofine wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:21 pm
Adventure Logs wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:06 pm
My job is significantly more dangerous than kiting without a helmet. And again it is my choice, my decision on what’s worth the risk. I won’t give shit to you for imo being over protected and you leave me alone on my “recklessness”. Deal
I think that's a good point. My job is full of risk and injuries. I've received stiches multiple times, been burned, concussed, broken bones, hydraulic injection injury , been attacked, fallen from height and the list goes on and on.
Don't leave us hanging,,,,,,man. We want the full list. Maybe an STD too?



pj sofine wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:21 pm
Now foiling I made the mistake of no leg protection and ended up with 10 stiches on my shin :o So long suit now, I'm not a masochist !
Yeah, learning is fun! Dumba..ss. Then again, long suits were a thing only after I kicked a windsurfing fin and got stitches.

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Re: The circle of trust

Postby kjorn » Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:16 am

Why don't people wear helmets? They don't weigh anything. You can't see or feel them. They save your noggin and ears. Seems like a win-win to me.

I've hit my head on my board, hydrofoil, on rocks on the beach, on the sand. I guess I hit my head once or twice a year.

Do people look at me and judge me for wearing one? Do you lot care what people think about how cool you look? The only 'cool' sport in the ocean is surfing, the rest of us are just kooks ;)

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Re: The circle of trust

Postby PrfctChaos » Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:04 am

If I hit my head that often I would probably start wearing a helmet as well 😯😯😯

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Re: The circle of trust

Postby pj sofine » Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:58 am

Matteo V wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:07 pm
pj sofine wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:21 pm
Adventure Logs wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:06 pm
My job is significantly more dangerous than kiting without a helmet. And again it is my choice, my decision on what’s worth the risk. I won’t give shit to you for imo being over protected and you leave me alone on my “recklessness”. Deal
I think that's a good point. My job is full of risk and injuries. I've received stiches multiple times, been burned, concussed, broken bones, hydraulic injection injury , been attacked, fallen from height and the list goes on and on.
Don't leave us hanging,,,,,,man. We want the full list. Maybe an STD too?



pj sofine wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:21 pm
Now foiling I made the mistake of no leg protection and ended up with 10 stiches on my shin :o So long suit now, I'm not a masochist !
Yeah, learning is fun! Dumba..ss. Then again, long suits were a thing only after I kicked a windsurfing fin and got stitches.
No stds,I'm a one woman man ! But that cancer thing was no walk in the park!

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Re: The circle of trust

Postby jms » Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:37 am

kjorn wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:16 am
Why don't people wear helmets? They don't weigh anything. You can't see or feel them. They save your noggin and ears. Seems like a win-win to me.

I've hit my head on my board, hydrofoil, on rocks on the beach, on the sand. I guess I hit my head once or twice a year.

Do people look at me and judge me for wearing one? Do you lot care what people think about how cool you look? The only 'cool' sport in the ocean is surfing, the rest of us are just kooks ;)
Here in Aus I'm more concerned about skin cancer, and have my own dorky hooded rash vest / bucket hat combo that works really well. I can see extra sun damage on my face from before I had this sorted, but haven't had any close calls with my head yet...

Having said that, I think I'll be getting a helmet soon for when I'm kiting near rocks or big boost sessions (I'm keen on the ear protection!). I'll figure something out to keep the sun off.

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Re: The circle of trust

Postby Matteo V » Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:41 am

peppedurso wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:50 am
10 years ago in Europe no skier or snowboarder was using helmets, nowadays rarely you see someone without.
Helmets on the snow are a completely different thing from the water. Not because of the increased impact risk, but because they are better than any other headgear on the market for keeping you ventilated AND warm. Once you wear a snowboard/ski helmet, you most likely will realize that it is the only way to stay warm and dry on the snow.

On the water, the helmet does little with respect to keeping you warm or ventilated. Only thing it does there is kind of keep the sun off of your head.


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