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  • extreme kites
    Maybe your just a teabag! 8-] NO offense, I sometimes am. Ron ... From: James Stubberfield To: Sent:
    Message 1 of 6 , Nov 2, 2000
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      Maybe your just a teabag! 8-]
      NO offense, I sometimes am.
      Ron
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "James Stubberfield" <emysjs@...>
      To: <kitesurf@egroups.com>
      Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2000 7:38 AM
      Subject: Re: [ksurf] Am I a Kitesurfer or Kiteboarder? Please Help..


      > Hey Eugene,
      > Maybe you're a kitesurfboarder?!?
      > Jim
      >
      >
      > > I just bought my first kite and board last week. Got out on the
      > > water Saturday. F-One ATW 7.0 and 215 board. All I have to say is
      > > that all the patience training on land and body dragging paid off!
      > > Truly amazing. No, I didn't jibe, but I did go a fair ways without
      > > falling and was able to get up when I did fall. I even relaunched
      > > from the water, though I think this was more by luck than skill.
      > >
      > > However, I am a neurotic person to begin with and this is bothering
      > > me: Am I a kitesurfer or a kiteboarder?
      > >
      > > I told my mom I went Kitesurfing. I told my sister I went
      > > Kiteboarding. I feel that I am lying to one of them. Or maybe I am
      > > telling two versions of the truth.
      > >
      > > I know that I kitesurfed because my board is a modified SURFboard.
      > >
      > > I feel that I kiteboarded because my board is a modified surfBOARD.
      > >
      > > And magazines and websites, KiteSurf, KiteBoard. The list goes on.
      > >
      > > You guys on wakeboards are lucky, you know what you are. Those of us
      > > on directionals are caught indefinitely in KITE PURGATORY, boarder or
      > > surfer? Do I get to choose what I am? Should I say, "Dammit, I am a
      > > kiteboarder," or "Dammit, I am a kitesurfer"? Should I allow the
      > > adoring public to choose? "I am either a kitesurfer or kiteboarder,
      > > whichever you prefer kind sir/madam, I myself am not truly certain,
      > > please brand me."
      > >
      > > Are we entering the realm of skiers vs. snowboarders in this sport?
      > > Directionals vs. Wakeboards? Am I supposed to hate wakeboarders? And
      > > then what if I become a boarder? Am I just another convert? Am I a
      > > kitesurfer on a directional and a kiteboarder on a wakeboard. And
      > > what happens when someone designs skis for kites? Where will we be
      > > then? Can't we all just pick one? I can't sleep. I don't eat my
      > > Wheaties. My dog is even sick over this.
      > >
      > > Can I be all things to everyone? Can I just call myself "KiteGuy"?
      > >
      > > Someone Please Help.
      > >
      > > Windless in Florida,
      > >
      > > Brett
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > The Kitesurf Group is sponsored by windTools -
      > > The first foils with a real depower and safety System: Stamos and
      Mosquito II Pro KS
      > >
      > > For more informations, please visit: www.windTools.com
      > >
      > > <<< to unsubscribe send a message to kitesurf-unsubscribe@egroups.com
      >>>
      > >
      >
      >
      >
      > The Kitesurf Group is sponsored by windTools -
      > The first foils with a real depower and safety System: Stamos and
      Mosquito II Pro KS
      >
      > For more informations, please visit: www.windTools.com
      >
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    • Lemke, Mike
      Yes, I am definitely still a kiteteabagger hoping to earn a new title soon.... ... From: extreme kites [mailto:ron@extremekites.org] Sent: Thursday, November
      Message 2 of 6 , Nov 2, 2000
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        Yes, I am definitely still a "kiteteabagger" hoping to earn a new title
        soon....

        -----Original Message-----
        From: extreme kites [mailto:ron@...]
        Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2000 5:46 AM
        To: kitesurf@egroups.com
        Subject: Re: [ksurf] Am I a Kitesurfer or Kiteboarder? Please Help..


        Maybe your just a teabag! 8-]
        NO offense, I sometimes am.
        Ron
        ----- Original Message -----
        From: "James Stubberfield" <emysjs@...>
        To: <kitesurf@egroups.com>
        Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2000 7:38 AM
        Subject: Re: [ksurf] Am I a Kitesurfer or Kiteboarder? Please Help..


        > Hey Eugene,
        > Maybe you're a kitesurfboarder?!?
        > Jim
        >
        >
        > > I just bought my first kite and board last week. Got out on the
        > > water Saturday. F-One ATW 7.0 and 215 board. All I have to say is
        > > that all the patience training on land and body dragging paid off!
        > > Truly amazing. No, I didn't jibe, but I did go a fair ways without
        > > falling and was able to get up when I did fall. I even relaunched
        > > from the water, though I think this was more by luck than skill.
        > >
        > > However, I am a neurotic person to begin with and this is bothering
        > > me: Am I a kitesurfer or a kiteboarder?
        > >
        > > I told my mom I went Kitesurfing. I told my sister I went
        > > Kiteboarding. I feel that I am lying to one of them. Or maybe I am
        > > telling two versions of the truth.
        > >
        > > I know that I kitesurfed because my board is a modified SURFboard.
        > >
        > > I feel that I kiteboarded because my board is a modified surfBOARD.
        > >
        > > And magazines and websites, KiteSurf, KiteBoard. The list goes on.
        > >
        > > You guys on wakeboards are lucky, you know what you are. Those of us
        > > on directionals are caught indefinitely in KITE PURGATORY, boarder or
        > > surfer? Do I get to choose what I am? Should I say, "Dammit, I am a
        > > kiteboarder," or "Dammit, I am a kitesurfer"? Should I allow the
        > > adoring public to choose? "I am either a kitesurfer or kiteboarder,
        > > whichever you prefer kind sir/madam, I myself am not truly certain,
        > > please brand me."
        > >
        > > Are we entering the realm of skiers vs. snowboarders in this sport?
        > > Directionals vs. Wakeboards? Am I supposed to hate wakeboarders? And
        > > then what if I become a boarder? Am I just another convert? Am I a
        > > kitesurfer on a directional and a kiteboarder on a wakeboard. And
        > > what happens when someone designs skis for kites? Where will we be
        > > then? Can't we all just pick one? I can't sleep. I don't eat my
        > > Wheaties. My dog is even sick over this.
        > >
        > > Can I be all things to everyone? Can I just call myself "KiteGuy"?
        > >
        > > Someone Please Help.
        > >
        > > Windless in Florida,
        > >
        > > Brett
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > > The Kitesurf Group is sponsored by windTools -
        > > The first foils with a real depower and safety System: Stamos and
        Mosquito II Pro KS
        > >
        > > For more informations, please visit: www.windTools.com
        > >
        > > <<< to unsubscribe send a message to kitesurf-unsubscribe@egroups.com
        >>>
        > >
        >
        >
        >
        > The Kitesurf Group is sponsored by windTools -
        > The first foils with a real depower and safety System: Stamos and
        Mosquito II Pro KS
        >
        > For more informations, please visit: www.windTools.com
        >
        > <<< to unsubscribe send a message to kitesurf-unsubscribe@egroups.com >>>


        The Kitesurf Group is sponsored by windTools -
        The first foils with a real depower and safety System: Stamos and Mosquito
        II Pro KS

        For more informations, please visit: www.windTools.com

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      • Greg Walsh
        Technically, kiteboarding is probably the more accurate term. Aesthetically it s kitesurfing and that s what I call it. Emotionally it s just having fun.
        Message 3 of 6 , Nov 2, 2000
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          Technically, kiteboarding is probably the more accurate term.
          Aesthetically it's kitesurfing and that's what I call it.
          Emotionally it's just having fun.
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