Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

Board shorts?

Forum for kitesurfers
User avatar
bragnouff
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1067
Joined: Tue May 14, 2002 1:00 am
Kiting since: 1999
Local Beach: New Brighton
Gear: Alkita boards
Zeeko Slash/AirWave/Scrambler
Spitfire XLW/ XXLW. GoFoil Kai/Iwa
GK Trix
FS Peak4
HB Legion
Ypsilon
...
Brand Affiliation: GK enthusiast
Location: Te Wai Pounamu
Has thanked: 30 times
Been thanked: 124 times
Contact:

Re: Board shorts?

Postby bragnouff » Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:53 pm

I have worn a leopard print speedo over my wetsuit while wingfoiling. Absolutely no functionality, just for style... I felt naked not wearing a harness, and had to compensate somehow...
These users thanked the author bragnouff for the post:
sarc (Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:54 am)
Rating: 6.67%

Matteo V
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 2826
Joined: Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:42 pm
Local Beach: US, Iowa/Nebraska/Kansas/Utah/Oregon Coast
Favorite Beaches: Ft. Stevens, North coast of Oregon
Style: Just like school in summertime
Gear: Delta Kites and LF Kitefish QuadMod
Snowboard (Cambered and Rockered)
Foil kites on the snow
Brand Affiliation: NONE F--- the corporate world
Has thanked: 244 times
Been thanked: 257 times

Re: Board shorts?

Postby Matteo V » Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:08 pm

Leopard print has been saving lives since the caveman first wrote the script to "Caveman (1981)"

sarc
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1374
Joined: Sun Jun 11, 2006 4:01 am
Has thanked: 14 times
Been thanked: 46 times

Re: Board shorts?

Postby sarc » Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:55 am

bragnouff wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:53 pm
I have worn a leopard print speedo over my wetsuit while wingfoiling. Absolutely no functionality, just for style... I felt naked not wearing a harness, and had to compensate somehow...
Pictures or it didn't happen :thumb:

Surfkiternew
Medium Poster
Posts: 112
Joined: Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:07 pm
Gear: All
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 21 times
Been thanked: 22 times

Re: Board shorts?

Postby Surfkiternew » Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:37 am

The hate for shorts over wetsuits seems like some people are bothered by not being able to see riders' asses and cocks ..😄😄🌈🌈🌈
These users thanked the author Surfkiternew for the post (total 2):
Kamikuza (Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:43 am) • Toby (Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:47 am)
Rating: 13.33%

NotsoShort
Rare Poster
Posts: 34
Joined: Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:21 pm
Gear: 14m RPM
10m RPM
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 1 time

Re: Board shorts?

Postby NotsoShort » Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:06 am

I feel safer wearing shorts over wetsuit than wearing a helmet

PeaBody
Medium Poster
Posts: 57
Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2015 1:45 pm
Style: Free-ride
Gear: Anything to fly
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 5 times

Re: Board shorts?

Postby PeaBody » Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:27 am

Everyone knows shorts provide additional weight when wet, therefore you can edge slightly harder and jump higher... FACT.

Mike101
Medium Poster
Posts: 122
Joined: Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:24 pm
Kiting since: 2007
Weight: 74
Local Beach: Camber sands
Gear: RS 9m 12m
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 34 times
Been thanked: 16 times

Re: Board shorts?

Postby Mike101 » Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:39 pm

Shorts = old school cool, especially if your rocking a 10ft strapped surfboard and doing inverted backrolls at 8m.

kelamist
Rare Poster
Posts: 28
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:17 am
Kiting since: 2011
Style: All round, wave, boosting
Gear: North Orbit
Switch Nitro
Cabrinha Switchblade
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: New Zealand
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0

Re: Board shorts?

Postby kelamist » Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:40 pm

Wow, didn't realize there were so many opinions on this one. Kind of figured it was because we spend most of our time on top of the water rather than in and a bit of a fashion thing.

The thought that some other kiters would be judging me as a kook cause I wear boardies over my wetty actually never crossed my mind! :o I've never had any bad vibes from other kiters in my area, all the ones I meet end up being really cool :D

I've worn my boardies since day one, think I'll just keep wearing them :lol: .

BillyKP
Medium Poster
Posts: 52
Joined: Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:37 am
Local Beach: Georgian Bay
Favorite Beaches: Wasaga, Lake Simcoe, Cuba
Style: freestyle
Gear: OceanRodeo
Brand Affiliation: Ocean Rodeo
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 4 times

Re: Board shorts?

Postby BillyKP » Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:20 am

Kiteboarding is the coolest sport in the world. Show your style, show your fashion. Not wearing boardshorts dimishes our Cool factor. Banana hammocks, and potatoe sacks definitely NOT COOL. My personal tips for boardshort designs and graphics:
Go for:
1. Anything with palm trees especially black silhouette against some kind of orange yellow sunset
2. Hibiscus flowers, chicks love the little femine touch
3. Lightning
4. Flames, any color
Avoid:
1. solid colours, walmart style
2. Heavy wet retaining material, go for light 4 way stretch quick dry
20210612_083534.jpg
Attachments
20210612_083534.jpg
Last edited by BillyKP on Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:41 pm, edited 2 times in total.
These users thanked the author BillyKP for the post:
cglazier (Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:51 am)
Rating: 6.67%

Pemba
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 529
Joined: Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:39 am
Kiting since: 2002
Local Beach: Murrebue
Gear: Eleveight FS, Shinn Bronq
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 123 times
Been thanked: 33 times

Re: Board shorts?

Postby Pemba » Sat Jun 12, 2021 9:34 am

BillyKP wrote:
Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:20 am
Kiteboarding is the coolest sport in the world. Show your style, show your fashion. Not wearing boardshorts dimishes our Cool factor. Banana hammocks, and potatoe sacks definitely NOT COOL. My personal tips for boardshort designs and graphics:
Go for:
1. Anything with palm trees especially black silhouette against some kind of orange yellow sunset
2. Hibiscus flowers, chicks love the little femine touch
3. Lightning
4. Flames, any color
Avoid:
1. solid colours, walmart style
2. Heavy wet retaining material, go for light 4 way stretch
20210611_212205.jpg

Oh no... what that's thing there on the right hand side of the board ? Somebody's going to give you sh*t now..


Return to “Kitesurfing”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 63 guests