You've made lots of posts over the years but I'll say this was
among your finest. Spot on. A few years ago everybody was cool
to everybody like we were all brothers and sisters discovering
new things every session. Too bad these days we have to put up
with an increasing number of little pricks with ego problems
trying desperately to be cool and putting down others who are
having a blast doing things their own way. Like you, I kite to put a
smile on MY face and don't give a crap if somebody like Nigel
approves or not.
I'm not trying to be too hard on Nigel. I don't know him at all and
would hate to misjudge him based only on his arrogant and
intolerant words. In person, he might well be a nice little bitch. ;-)
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, "vide72au" <vide72au@y...>
> Whose the little whining bitch?! Who made you the style
> It seems that the real whiners are the ones that are too worried
about what style is in
> and what is out. Get over yourself and your 'cool style' and chill
> Does anyone remember kiteboarding 3-4 years ago? There
was no attitude and no
> bullshit like that that had been built up in surfing and
windsurfing. There was no
> teritory wars, and no one blasting around with a stupid
screwed up look on their face
> like they hate everything and everybody on the water. For a few
years - this was the
> best thing about the sport, and the fact that every session you
could try new things
> and push boundaries, and everyone else you met with a kite
was open and cool.
> Now we have these little narrow minded fundamentalist dicks
who want to preach the
> rules of how to ride, how to grab etc. Personally, I don't give a
toss. I am not about to
> go and buy a mag to read what I should be doing so I can be
cool. I am not
> kiteboarding to impress anyone. My ego is OK how it is.
Kiteboarding is personal -
> and not evey one is an exhibitionist who wants to follow the
rules of whats cool this
> week. The funny thing is that the real people leading the
charge don't give a crap
> about what's cool either. They do it for the fun and the
challenge and they mix it up.
> It's also too early to be locking in to one style. What's cool is
people like Elliot Leboe
> who has used wakeboards for years, out there boosting huge
a few years ago with
> foils (which I must admit are quite gay ;-) or riding waves on big
> foilboards or whatever. its about innovation, not doing the
same tricks you were
> doing behind your boat 10 years ago.
> Personally, my ultimate session is like the old days. Wind and
sun and just a few
> dudes trying new things. Whether they be wakestyle, 'dick
tricks' whatever it's all cool.
> it's the little moron red necks like this guy who will eventually
kill our sport.
> And I don't rember anyone knocking wakestyle. I do remeber a
few people saying that
> no-whip is a little odd though... Why pretend you are behind a a
boat and only do 3
> foot jumps when you have a kite that you can send?
> P.S. What is a dick trick anyway? Is that chicken loop style with
board off, 1 footers
> You have to admit that some the people that ride this style -
people like Boombie,
> Bill, Ben Wilson etc. are pretty good riders. ;-P
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "big_ohr" <bigohrr@a...>
> > Just read the archives concerning the australian nationals ...
> > guys bitching about guys who ride with wakeboards really
> > fags.
> > You want kiteboarding to stay as some foul form of aerial
> > Slow and gay with no consequence. Yuk. The recent massive
over use of
> > board off dick tricks really turned it to crap. Might as well spin
> > yo-yo up there, there is really no difference.
> > It is old nerds like you that are keeping the sport gay. Rather
> > and measure your chicken loops and chat about how long
they are on
> > the internet than go ride. Its embarrasing.
> > If they ever make it cheap enough and the kids come in and
> > things are gunna change...
> > You really are a bunch of little bitches.
> > OHR