63810Re: Kiteboarding Mag Attitude Problem
- Jan 3, 2003Hi Guys,
Heres another 2 cents.
when was the last time you looked in any magazine and saw your
average joe somebody in his budgie smugglers smiling at the camera.
When did you last see an average looking individual on the cover of
Unfortunately aesthetics as it is commonly known as is the heart and
soul of the advertising world. Magazines only became seperate from
newspapers in the early days because of advertising restrictions.
It really pisses me off to hear males batting for women on the
sexism issue. I am not saying it should be done but I think there is
a fair bit of eye candy for women at any good kiteboarding location.
So why not in a kiteboarding magazine. Oh yeah did I mention sex
Ok So i'll try and sum up what you want:
1: A magazine that agrees with your opinions on the equipment
reviews of all thier products.
2: A magazine with no witty slogans
3: An uninthusiastic editor
4: A magazine filled with pictures of middle aged men and women
landing thier first backloops.
And what the fuck is wrong with wearing board shorts over your
wetsuit. Sounds to me like you are subscribing to the same morals as
you quite obviously detest. In my opinion you can kiteboard in
whatever you want as long as you are safe.
Now you have got me all pissed off and have clouded the issue with
bullshit. The real issue is not sexism or pants over your wetsuit or
helmet man its safety. Ignoring safety will get you killed sexism at
worst will get you a good slap in the face. I am disgusted to see
that at the beginning of ever kiteboarding magazine on the first
page these words do ot appear.
ATTENTION ALL KITEBOARDERS AND PROSPECTIVES.
KITEBOARDING IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND SHOULD ONLY BE UNDERTAKEN IN
LOCATIONS WHERE IT IS LEGAL TO KITEBOARD, BY INDIVIDUALS WITH THE
CORRECT KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITY. ALL KITEBOARDERS FEATURED IN THIS
MAGAZINE ARE PROFESSIONALS AND HAVE ONLY GOT THIS WAY THROUGH
LEARNING IN THE PROPER MANNER. IF YOU ARE KITEBOARDING AMONGST OTHER
KITEBOARDERS YOU MUST WEAR A KITE LEASH. FAILURE TO WEAR A LEASH CAN
LEAD TO DEATH. FAILURE TO ANALYSE A KITEBOARDING LOCATION CORRECTLY
CAN LEAD TO DEATH. FAILURE TO CONSTANTLY ANALYSE CHANGING WEATHER
PATTERNS CAN LEAD TO DEATH. FAILURE TO WEAR ADEQUATE FLOTATION AND
IMPACT PROTECTION DEVICE CAN LEAD TO DEATH. IF YOU VALUE YOUR LIFE
CONSULT A PROFESSIONAL FOR ADVICE ON LESSONS AND TRAINING BEFORE
ATTEMPTING THIS SPORT. YOU MAY ALSO WANT TO INVESTIGATE WHAT
INSURANCE IS AVAILABLE IN YOUR AREA TO GUARD AGAINST THIRD PARTY
PERSONAL AND PROPERTY DAMAGE LIABILITY. THE ONLY THING WORSE THAN
INJURING OR KILLING YOURSELF IS INJURING OR KILLING SOMEONE ELSE. IF
YOU SEE ANOTHER KITEBOARDER DOING SOMETHING YOU DEEM DANGEROUS GO
AND OFFER ASSISTANCE. PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE.
Now all that jibbering and I hope I got the message through and all
you people see the real picture. We can not stop everyone from
buying a kite, not getting a lesson and going out and doing the
kiteboarding world and themselves an injustice by having an
accident. Next time you have something pertinent to add to the forum
don't cloud it with sexist, opinionated propaganda. Who knows I
might just agree with you.
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