Re: [ksurf] Re: Am I a Kitesurfer or Kiteboarder? Please Help..
>From: "Richard Maise" <RMAISE@...>I DEFINATELLY AGREE WITH U MAN, GUYS DON�T GET CONFUSED JUST ENJOY IT
>Subject: [ksurf] Re: Am I a Kitesurfer or Kiteboarder? Please Help..
>Date: Thu, 02 Nov 2000 11:55:33 -0000
>You're both brother, A surfer and a boarder, dont go crazy, let them
>figure it out. How long did it take you? It's all in fun. Enjoy their
>confusion. When you are kickin-ass, thats when they will say," Oh,
>-- In firstname.lastname@example.org, BIGEUGENE@A... wrote:
> > 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
> > 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
> > on directionals are caught indefinitely in KITE PURGATORY, boarder
> > surfer? Do I get to choose what I am? Should I say, "Dammit, I am
> > kiteboarder," or "Dammit, I am a kitesurfer"? Should I allow the
> > adoring public to choose? "I am either a kitesurfer or
> > 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
> > Directionals vs. Wakeboards? Am I supposed to hate wakeboarders?
> > 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
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