Hey you're right.... I apolgize for the knocking your teeth out thing. Read it back and it came out different then it sounded in my head.
do I think you should you should have dove into the kid? No... But I understand your frustration with a little punk showing blatant disrespect... I did also say I'd smack my kid for being a punk...
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Oct 11, 2012, 07:16 PM #151
Oct 11, 2012, 08:15 PM #152
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OK, 16 pages... I'll chime in. Especially because this is about to be a "meet me at my break" type thread and I love those.
My only issue with your attempt at the people's elbow was that it was your first ride of the day. That makes it sound pretty premeditated and your defense lately that these kids always do this backs that up. The "sweet, delicate, cherubic" kid's actions also held up your claim that they're always cutting people off. So I wouldn't have had any issues with the elbow drop and I still don't.
It's all about semantics, had you said this was your second wave of the day and he cut you off twice I'm sure the nanny state surfers association (NSSA) would have less of an issue with you.
Lastly, I'm sure all of the users of this forum are the toughest rippers with the more integrity than all the other surfers out there so any of our offspring would surely do as we say, not as we do.... If you can't do that, don't get caught.
Oct 11, 2012, 08:41 PM #153
looked like his bad. waves looked pretty small he looked like he had a tiny board for knee high waves. his fault.
Oct 12, 2012, 12:21 AM #154
What's with all of the helicopter parents around here??? If it was my kid there'd be 2 questions.
1 Was the guy that ran into you closer to the peak?
2 Did you look toward the peak before you took off?
Kid either lies or tells the truth. Either way my response would be "Better pay attention next time. You could get hurt or VIBED BIG TIME. Move along, nothing else to see here."
My dad would've laughed at me if I was expecting him to go all soccer dad on someone because I did something dumb and got vibed for it. Are you guys the same ones that b1tch at teachers when they dare tell you that your super special kid is being a pain in the azz at school. "How dare somebody tell me my kid isn't the perfect angel! I'm gonna bash someone's teeth in. That'll show them not to mess with my clan." WTF Were you raised in the ghetto?
With all of the talk about the pussification of surfing, maybe some of the gung ho, knuckle dragging, parents should go look in the mirror for a clear picture of the root of the problem.
Taking out a kid half your age for a 2 foot mushburger is pretty impressive, Post up the video when you get a real wave or when you take out an adult.
Oct 12, 2012, 12:59 AM #156
I'm vibeing this thread... BIG TIME!!
Oct 12, 2012, 02:05 AM #157
Oct 12, 2012, 02:07 AM #158
I assume you are referring to me. I am the last person to go "soccer dad"... But if I saw a grown man tackle my kid for dropping in on him on a knee high wave (note- not causing him any danger because it was KNEE high) I would have an issue with that... Did I say something stupid about knocking teeth out? Yes. That was stupid...And I apologized to Fitz for being a douche
BUT.. The original question of this post was. "Am I wrong for taking this KID out?"... The answer is YES. He is a boy and there was no need for it. You should be able to deal with a teenager without taking him out. That's what grown ups that were not "raised in the ghetto" do.
Oct 12, 2012, 03:47 AM #159Member
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That kid is going kick your kook ass some day
Oct 12, 2012, 01:52 PM #160
Are you people kidding me? Surfing is about surfing, not picking fights. I don't care that "he started it". You want to fight? Join the USMC and go see real violence. It's a terrible thing, and we are very blessed to live in a country where we do not have to deal with that on a daily basis.
Sure, the kid was being a little sh!t head, but in a peaceful society we can deal with this without WWF moves. We should consider the entire ocean as our home break. Protect it, surf it, love it. Would you go to another country and do that? I doubt it. Somehow you decided you are entitled to your personal brand of satisfaction , regardless of the consequences. That's called being a bully, and it is unacceptable anywhere. It does not matter that "he started it". You sunk to his level when you responded inappropriately.