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Re: I'm less addicted, kiting less and now i'm a better person because of it.

Postby juandesooka » Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:22 am

Interesting split in this thread about loss of stoke ... that's not what Plummet said. I read it as loss of obsessiveness, where FOMO is pure torture and leads to all the negatives that come with addiction to pretty much anything, making bad decisions that negatively impact your life and your family. Better to have a balanced life, where the fun of kiting is measured against all the other fun and awesome things to do. When it's 25kts and the waves are head high, there is rabid stoke. But when it's 10-12kts, the waves are tiny, you will likely be swimming as much as kiting ... it's nice to be able to launch your rabid bro and not feel like you're missing out -- you can then also help him/her untangle the lines and carry in the gear. I remember frothing out to long term kiter buddies who got me into this "why aren't you rigging, are you crazy!?!" and they'd just smile and laugh, been there done that and made the video to boot.

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Re: I'm less addicted, kiting less and now i'm a better person because of it.

Postby bigtone667 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:40 am

Sadly I do not kite as much as I used to:

Since July I have only kited 39 times .......
But I have made up for it by winging 57 times .......
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Re: I'm less addicted, kiting less and now i'm a better person because of it.

Postby Blackened » Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:40 am

bigtone667 wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:40 am
Sadly I do not kite as much as I used to:

Since July I have only kited 39 times .......
But I have made up for it by winging 47 times .......
39.. only 39...?

I've managed 16 times since July and half of those were pretty average sessions.

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Re: I'm less addicted, kiting less and now i'm a better person because of it.

Postby Kitetwin-1 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:45 am

I just want to kite (foil) one hour....every day. Dosen’t make my wife happy though... oh well! my addiction does affect others and I acknowledge that.

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Re: I'm less addicted, kiting less and now i'm a better person because of it.

Postby Antmangrom » Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:09 am

My dad doesn’t kite as much as he used to now.

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Re: I'm less addicted, kiting less and now i'm a better person because of it.

Postby Teabageppo » Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:49 am

It's getting quite ridiculous now. With kite (TT, SB, Foil), prone and sup foiling and all this behind a boat (so add in wake boarding and scurfing) if no wind (oh plus normal surfing), plus mountain biking and diving for seafood, there doesn't go many days of the year without something to do in the water. We go through wetsuites like nothing else. Look forward to a day with nothing to do. Definitely like my kiwi brother, pick and choose our kiting days nowadays. Quality versus quantity. Add a wind wang to that lot one day and it will go from ridiculous, to the absurd.

That being said kiting is the number one passion still. Then again can't beat a windless day with pumping surf...!!!!!
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Re: I'm less addicted, kiting less and now i'm a better person because of it.

Postby plummet » Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:49 am

Bille wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:17 am
jumptheshark wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:45 am
I'm with Jmach, you guys are fucked. Kiting is life.
...

congratulations, your now a casual.

Me and all my peeps mourn your passing.
Don't mourn for me Dudester ! I'm not addicted to kiting ; i'm addicted
to a good RUSH , and could seriously care less , (HOW i Get It) !!! :o

Water, Air, or Land/snow , have all got a cool sport, to get the adrenaline
gland pumping ; and getting addicted to just one, is just Stupid , --- :nono:
(when you Could have "ALL" of them) !!! :D :jump: :bye:


Bille
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Re: I'm less addicted, kiting less and now i'm a better person because of it.

Postby plummet » Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:00 am

Teabageppo wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:49 am
It's getting quite ridiculous now. With kite (TT, SB, Foil), prone and sup foiling and all this behind a boat (so add in wake boarding and scurfing) if no wind (oh plus normal surfing), plus mountain biking and diving for seafood, there doesn't go many days of the year without something to do in the water. We go through wetsuites like nothing else. Look forward to a day with nothing to do. Definitely like my kiwi brother, pick and choose our kiting days nowadays. Quality versus quantity. Add a wind wang to that lot one day and it will go from ridiculous, to the absurd.

That being said kiting is the number one passion still. Then again can't beat a windless day with pumping surf...!!!!!
Imagine if you also started paragliding and speedflying..... that would from absurd to..... ?????? I dont know whats more than absurd?

I do want to learn to paraglide and speedfly... Well mainly speed fly and also paramotor.... argh!
I think those will wait until the kids have left home.

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Re: I'm less addicted, kiting less and now i'm a better person because of it.

Postby mike dubs » Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:55 am

I’m the same, been kiting since ‘99. My spot is a good hours drive away.

Always used to get FOMO, used to drive down at any hint of wind and got disappointed many times.

Reduced my kites down to 8 and 6m in my surfboard. Only go when it’s definitely 20plus, best direction and guaranteed waves, if not don’t bother.

Kiting less, but enjoying it more with less stress.

Mike

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Re: I'm less addicted, kiting less and now i'm a better person because of it.

Postby longwhitecloud » Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:08 am

People really into something, in a big way, I rate that. Ocd, fomo etc... It's a positive thing to me. Shows passion and drive.


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