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Drop Your $&@#ing Kite!

Postby John Doe » Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:04 am

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I’m on Maui, I’ve spent a lot of time here enjoying windy kite beach :cool2:

I think there’s something many people simply don’t understand - when you pass closely, the downwind kiter should lower their kite!!! If you do that then 2 riders can pass closely & don’t have to break off their tack.

Can’t tell you how many times I’ve passed someone upwind & they have their kite at 11:00. I think people just don’t know.

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Re: Drop Your $&@#ing Kite!!!!

Postby tautologies » Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:45 am

... or they don't give a shit. Tell them.

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Re: Drop Your $&@#ing Kite!!!!

Postby dice » Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:30 am

Maybe try the same? Go downwind of them and keep your kite superhigh?
Or when you're upwind, keep your kite so low that they cannot pass under it?

A bit dangerous though, since people who keep their kites in the wrong places are usually beginners.

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Re: Drop Your $&@#ing Kite!

Postby apollo4000 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:48 pm

Best to just avoid them. Found myself getting frustrated in Lefkada due to the same.

No waving or shouting made a difference to this entitled individual. It made for a bad season.

Next time just got way offshore (not miles but out of the crowds) and had a much happier time.

Won’t work for every situation but if I can get upwind quick, happy days.

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Re: Drop Your $&@#ing Kite!

Postby SalmonSlayer » Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:07 am

If you are not a "local" and they are, you may get different treatment.

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Re: Drop Your $&@#ing Kite!

Postby gator1 » Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:06 am

Wonder if its locals or visitors?

At my beach a handful of kiters are making the scene seem dangerous to me. People jump and do backrolls upwind or close to you, not give way to starboard tack when on the same heading, short tack in front of you when you are coming in and they are going out so you can't jump.

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Re: Drop Your $&@#ing Kite!

Postby Teabageppo » Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:12 am

I've been known to give their kite a little whack in the air... gotta have the skills to do it, but they quickly learn. Play chicken with the kooks / wankers.

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Re: Drop Your $&@#ing Kite!

Postby matth » Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:13 am

Give my my dry-suit and cold weather...No traffic, no parking issues, great wind, just a few kiters out, and no BS.....
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Re: Drop Your $&@#ing Kite!

Postby Matteo V » Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:43 am

matth wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:13 am
Give my my dry-suit and cold weather...No traffic, no parking issues, great wind, just a few kiters out, and no BS.....
Yup, love the cold water spots. Snow, even in world class locations, still beats some tropical s--t hole with unfriendly locals and worrying about your vehicle/gear.
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Re: Drop Your $&@#ing Kite!

Postby Matteo V » Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:48 am

Teabageppo wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:12 am
I've been known to give their kite a little whack in the air... gotta have the skills to do it, but they quickly learn. Play chicken with the kooks / wankers.
Thanks for helping "educate" other kiters. It really has helped when I have done the same at my spots. I have not yet found one of these kooks that can't be taught with just one lesson experience. "Talking to them", on the other hand, has a much lower success rate.


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