1) you relpace broken shoelaces, hang hammoks and clothes, and tow your buddies out of sand pits with the extra lengths of Qline you keep in teh back of the car
2) you develop a sudden affection for wind chimes and hang them strategically around your house so the different tones alert you to wind direction and speed
3) above chimes awaken you at ungodly morning hours and you sprint to the beach without so much as a kiss to your girl or your morning coffee
4) for the first time in your life you have a "six pack" of abs and very defined quadriceps
5) stainless steel orings, snap shackles, and clam cleats are your idea of the "family jewels"
6) you can never have enough rope
7) you carry a spare piece of leader line and, when bored at parties or on the plane or in line at the bank you practice all kinds of intricate knots
you have no less than 327 personal "wind meters" that you glance at every day on your commute. These include but are not limited to flags, trees, peeling billboard ads, etc etc
9) every sunset session is a "religeous experience"
10) the shoe repair guy gets to know you on a first name basis and has operated on your harness 7 times in that many months and you have pretty much convinced HIM to go buy a kite
11) you have devoloped intricate "systems" for everything from loading the car to laying your lines to cinching the harness to pulling out bladders and you mentally time yourself every run through so as to be a lean, mean, kiting machine and not lose one precious second of time on the water
12)you are absolutely sure that you will be able to kitesurf until you are 83...and youll be jumping higher each year.
13) you have reacurring fantasies of somehow becoming one of those lucky bastards that gets to ride all the prototype gear and go on all the photoshoots
14) you find it VERY, VERY difficult to get psyched to go play raquetball or ride your bike or go scuba diving...I mean, what if it starts to blow and im far from my kite!!??
15) youre convinced that the human race has finally begun to evolve again and that WE are leading the pack!
oh...theres much more lunacy but my fingers are tired;) add yours, its a hoot to see how many of you are as downright crazy about this sport as me...and maybe i can justify my actions to my girlfriend if she sees Im not the only one "evolving."