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 Post subject: Kiteboarding Kites?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:46 am 
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Why are we still saying that...?


There's got to be something better to differentiate between the common kite and a fricken kiteboarding kite. Need something shorter...


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 Post subject: Re: Kiteboarding Kites?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:49 am 
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KB kites? :naughty:


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 Post subject: Re: Kiteboarding Kites?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:41 am 
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1:Can YOU pump up my KB? (enunciated Kaybee, like baby)
2:Maybe my cousin Katie over in Haiti Wants your KB...
1: Can't be lazy...
2:Wha?! Katie Crazier than a shasta daisy


Like, "kiteboarding kites", it sounds kind of lame. Just something short and catchy that the general public can start using.


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 Post subject: Re: Kiteboarding Kites?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 2:03 am 
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Don't think I have ever said or really heard anyone call em kiteboarding kites. They are just kites. I've heard traction kites, two line kites, four line kites, inflatable kites, lei kites, delta kites, c kites, bow kites, ram air kites, foils, and trainer kites. but generally just call em kites and there has been no mass confusion.


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 Post subject: Re: Kiteboarding Kites?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 2:17 am 
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Just use the brand name... My Tantrum, my Imperator, my Lost, my Burnquist, etc, they are different species anyway... And if you are talking to granny who wouldn't know the difference, just say 'the ironing board', same goes for all non-surfers non-kiters...


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 Post subject: Re: Kiteboarding Kites?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 2:19 am 
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Oops, sorry, you meant the kite! My bad, tired. Same principle. I'd go w the brand name


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 Post subject: Re: Kiteboarding Kites?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 2:24 am 
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The Vamp? The Bat? The Wing? Yeah kite was an unfortunate choice but it's in circulation now, what can you do. Good point on linguistic style!


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 Post subject: Re: Kiteboarding Kites?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 4:07 am 
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All very good points. Got the "ironing board" in the bag, that's a good one!

1. If you google kites, you get nothing on kiteboarding/kitesurfing til the second page(what a shame).

2.Something that works so men don't have to go into that high-pitched "KITE" realm."Can you launch my wings quick"? Something that blends in with the rest of sentence. Lets be honest, Cate Blanchett: "Wingsurfing".












3. Have a feeling this thread is going to loop around into a bystander "what is that thing" conversation.


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 Post subject: Re: Kiteboarding Kites?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 4:13 am 
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Redundancies? People are just used to saying stuff? ..

VIN number (vehicle identification number number)
PIN number (personal identification number number)
ABS system (anti locking brake system system)

and it goes on and on .....


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 Post subject: Re: Kiteboarding Kites?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:26 pm 
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"Kiteboarding kite" IS a redundant expression, that's what he meant, not frequency of use. Officially you have to specify 'a kiteboarding kite' to get past the logic of the dumb bots ruling our online existence. I agree, kiteboarding and kitesurfing are clumsy expressions, neither very elegant nor especially sexy. Maybe we should resurrect the wipicat or go with core's idea, core boarding aka kiting. Other brands may not like that, I understand. Or just call it something else, treat your material with the cute baby names you normally reserve for the one 'n only...


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