Dear Kite "surfers"

Discussion in 'Global Surf Talk' started by Bruce Springsuite, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
  2. ecoastprock

    ecoastprock Well-Known Member

    157
    Sep 15, 2008
    you're an idiot for talking about something you have never done or understand. Your name has sup in the handle??? Just another loud mouth kook barking on the internet without anything to back it up in real life.

    Ill enjoy flying my kite while you sit on the beach and wax up your fun shape so you can call yourself a "real surfer". Your a joke
     

  3. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    No fun shapes either b*tch boy. Strike 2 homo. Try againe.
     
  4. nopantsLance

    nopantsLance Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2016
    [video=youtube;bewKPi9gdT4]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bewKPi9gdT4&feature=youtu.be[/video]
     
  5. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Get off my lawn!
     
  6. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
     
  7. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    Asssssss to mouf miss piggy?? Must have really turned on the priests
     
  8. CBSCREWBY

    CBSCREWBY Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2012
    We have really gotten close minded and angry lately... Reminds me of getting in drunken fist fights in college over hardcore punk and speed metal.

    Go surf...
     
  9. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    LOL The good ole days. I personally don't have a problem with kite surfing or kite surfers, I simply stated why I wouldn't want to mess with it myself, and the guy got all butt hurt and went after me. My comment wasn't meant in a negative way. I wasn't putting the sport down or saying people shouldn't do it, but he must of took it that way based on his sensitive response. Did he even go after the OP who posted this thread? lol
     
  10. SloFlo

    SloFlo Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2016
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2017
  11. Betty

    Betty Well-Known Member

    Oct 14, 2012
    Yankee, and other awesome SI members, this morning at dawn, I put "her" on my ignore button. It's a wonderful thing. No longer is the elegance of the threads conversation interrupted. To me it was like I was listening to some excellent music and suddenly awful AM radio came in and interrupted the zen of the moment.

    You might like it too...
     
  12. SloFlo

    SloFlo Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2016
    ^This is rather interesting. The website appears to have been hacked, since I first accessed it. I had entered "man", and the website provided the origins of the word. I had then entered "woman", and it did the same. It showed that, as I had previously stated, the word "woman" came from "man", tracing it back many centuries and countries; however, now it fails to do so. I had accessed it, prior to my post on the last page, but I will continue to tinker with it, and see if I can fetch the results once again.

    http://www.etymonline.com/index.php
     
  13. SloFlo

    SloFlo Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2016
    I am able to fetch the result, again, and will see if it can be accessed, once the link is posted in two ways:
    Man:
    http://www.etymonline.com/?allowed_in_frame=0&search=man

    http://www.etymonline.com/?allowed_in_frame=0&search=man

    Woman:

    http://www.etymonline.com/?allowed_in_frame=0&search=woman

    http://www.etymonline.com/?allowed_in_frame=0&search=woman

    And Betty, I do not know why you would take issue with putting man before woman; I have no problem with it, as a woman, myself. I personally have great respect for man.
     
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  14. misfit27

    misfit27 Well-Known Member

    155
    Dec 12, 2013
    My wife got into it last year, so I figured I'd give it a try. Marriage lesson of the day, don't easily learn something that took your wife a long time. Kitesurfing is as much like surfing as websurfing (I refer to it as 'kiteboarding' and get those around me to do the same), but it's a lot of fun, especially you like wakeboarding and don't own a boat.
     
  15. SloFlo

    SloFlo Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2016
    I am fortunate to have shot some pro wakeboarders, but I have never asked the men if any of them crossed into kitesurfing; it would seem to make sense, though.
     
  16. DonQ

    DonQ Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2014
    Your always an inspiration! Thank you Betty, it works just as you say!
    Ahhhhhhhhhhhh...... (sigh of relief)
     
  17. DonQ

    DonQ Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2014
    Ah yes back to kites. I really don't have any issues with these people and their sport only when it's done in a line up of stand up paddlers. Probably a great way to commute to work across the bay but if the wind stopped... That would suck and ruin my Armani suite.
    My daughter as a child was afraid of kites, apparently it is fairly common phobia and maybe kiters have a phobia about being IN water and that's called, "drowning"
     
  18. SloFlo

    SloFlo Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2016
    I seriously doubt that the "kiters" have a phobia of hitting the water with power, because it is much more forgiving than land. Take the previously posted video, as example:

    [video=youtube;ZwPaAwmIKIE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwPaAwmIKIE[/video]

    I have heard from the motocross riders crossing over to those style of jet skis I shot, that water is MUCH more forgiving than land, same principle.
     
  19. World B Free

    World B Free Well-Known Member

    536
    Feb 7, 2013
    A strange inter-webs phenomenon...Homeaux-phloe-bia.

    #Ranaiah Tuiasasopo

    P.S. Slide on Betty.