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by longwhitecloud
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: olympic kiteboarding analogy via snowboarding
Replies: 0
Views: 890

olympic kiteboarding analogy via snowboarding

Snowboarding has had a very rough relationship with the Ski Federation for 20 years now since it claimed to be the authority of all snowboarding despite snowboarding running their own show previous to the olympic snowboarding drive ($). Snowboarding popularity has actually died since its involvement...
by longwhitecloud
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoils banned at Anglet beach (Biarritz) France
Replies: 4
Views: 4159

Re: Hydrofoils banned at Anglet beach (Biarritz) France

any actual accidents? or just a political publicity.
by longwhitecloud
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Wave Kite
Topic: GKA KSWT Portugal Day Two - Viana Charm
Replies: 2
Views: 1776

Re: GKA KSWT Portugal Day Two - Viana Charm

this becoming a bit of a theme! competitions and no wind...
by longwhitecloud
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Are The Olympics Good For Kiteboarding
Replies: 20
Views: 10001

Re: Are The Olympics Good For Kiteboarding

Get the support of the sports respected pioneers onboard, talk to industry and promote grass roots riding based on inexpensive equipment to encourage younger riders from all different backgrounds to enjoy the sport. Kind of what the IFKO are doing. I think it is especially important that kiteboarder...
by longwhitecloud
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Are The Olympics Good For Kiteboarding
Replies: 20
Views: 10001

Re: Are The Olympics Good For Kiteboarding

An allround game would clearly include waveriding, not just freestyle and racing. You need to be based in a country with good waves for that. eg Australia/Brazil. it' s 2018. its awesome to see well rounded riders but the days of being at top of the game in all kiting disciplines were very much over...
by longwhitecloud
Thu May 31, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Are The Olympics Good For Kiteboarding
Replies: 20
Views: 10001

Re: Are The Olympics Good For Kiteboarding

The article is absolutely on point. and who in their right mind would want to dedicate 5 years of their life to olympic training when your opposite sex team mate taking part in a completely separate race will determine your medal chances (single male/single female team event. one medal only). Only 3...
by longwhitecloud
Thu May 31, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Are The Olympics Good For Kiteboarding
Replies: 20
Views: 10001

Re: Are The Olympics Good For Kiteboarding

All kiteboarding champions.. rediculous World Sailing have been making legal threats to kiteboarder organised events and putting rival events on a banned events list so that riders cannot enter them. As World Sailing says "We will protect and defend on behalf of our stakeholders" who are.... sailors...
by longwhitecloud
Thu May 31, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Are The Olympics Good For Kiteboarding
Replies: 20
Views: 10001

Re: Are The Olympics Good For Kiteboarding

The issue is bigger. World Sailing now claim to be the world authority of ALL forms of kiteboarding on water in order that they get olympic funding from the IOC. The sailing clubs dont want kiting but were threatened by IOC that funding may be pulled if it was not. Yeah lets have sailors, sailing cl...
by longwhitecloud
Wed May 30, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Mark Miedama. Scores Epic Cloudbreak Waves and Wipout
Replies: 4
Views: 3059

Re: Mark Miedama. Scores Epic Cloudbreak Waves and Wipout

sick, credit to him for making 3 waves! massive balls such a heavy wave when big. in front shesh kebabs, and backdooring (if you can) may find you in the worst possible spot, one of few waves that gets more heavy as it rolls through. I had to watch a friend get trashed and get washed through.. didnt...
by longwhitecloud
Tue May 29, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: Why did kitesurfer cross the road?
Replies: 20
Views: 8418

Re: Why did kitesurfer cross the road?

super lucky to be alive.. looked at impact again.

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