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 Post subject: Re: KS #10 - When Extreme Ability Isn't Enough
PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:02 pm 
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i've been kiting for about 4 years, and i bet money i can rip harder than you


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 Post subject: Re: KS #10 - When Extreme Ability Isn't Enough
PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:13 pm 
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RickI wrote:
This story is intended as a reality check for other well experienced kiters to consider, new riders like you too for that matter. This scenario is make believe but the underlying events have been repeated way too many times.


There have been nine other scenarios going back over eight years. Some may have been dated by changes in kiting technology, others not. Check them out, it may start to make sense to you. http://www.kiteforum.com/viewforum.php?f=131

Your profile says you started in 2008. This has been fun but have to get back to things. Do yourself a favor, read the accounts and think it over.


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 Post subject: Re: KS #10 - When Extreme Ability Isn't Enough
PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:19 pm 
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OMG the poor fictitious friends and family! Please accept my most sincere fictitious condolences.
Get well soon my fictitious lil' buddy.

Ricki don't you think its a bit soon to the accident to be critiquing the fictitious shoulda woulda couldas? Shame on you!

Sincerely (fictitiously)

Pete


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 Post subject: Re: KS #10 - When Extreme Ability Isn't Enough
PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:29 pm 
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If it were all fictitious we could share a good laugh Pete.


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 Post subject: Re: KS #10 - When Extreme Ability Isn't Enough
PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:54 pm 
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yes, i have indeed been kiting since 2008. that makes 08, 09, and 10, and if you include the lessons i got in 07, thats almost 4 years. you dont know me, and that doesn't change if you click on my kiteforum profile.

regardless how long i've been involved with this particular sport, i have be sailing competitively since i was 7 years old, and surfing since i was 12. i am 24. i feel quite confident in my knowledge about wind, water, and weather to know when to not put a kite in the air.

there are enough real horror stories, so i dont see why you have to make them up.

i bet you wear a helmet when you kite....


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 Post subject: Re: KS #10 - When Extreme Ability Isn't Enough
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 Post subject: Re: KS #10 - When Extreme Ability Isn't Enough
PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:35 pm 
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JerseyPride wrote:
safety nerds

if you can't recognize a dangerous situation your in the wrong sport



If you cant recognize a post is about safety issues ( which you are not interested in ) get some glasses!!


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 Post subject: Re: KS #10 - When Extreme Ability Isn't Enough
PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:36 am 
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JerseyPride wrote:
safety nerds

if you can't recognize a dangerous situation your in the wrong sport

Hey Proud guy!

So recognising a dangerous situation is innate?

If you are so gifted to recognise such situations without learning, how about the lay people?

Would you explain your method, or you want to keep it all for yourself?

Guys who become statistics are people who don't know they are in the wrong sport, and proud of it.

I don't mind guys removing themselves from the gene pool on a parking lot out of their own stupidity. I do mind however people who chose to teach, know very little, and as a result make their students believe they are safe.


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 Post subject: Re: KS #10 - When Extreme Ability Isn't Enough
PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:43 am 
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JerseyPride wrote:
yes, i have indeed been kiting since 2008....
i bet you wear a helmet when you kite....

Kiting since 2008? Full time ? And proud of that. Wow!

It's quite irresponsible to use "ha-ha you're wearing a helmet" as an insult.


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 Post subject: Re: KS #10 - When Extreme Ability Isn't Enough
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JerseyPride wrote:
i've been kiting for about 4 years, and i bet money i can rip harder than you

Extreme Ability Isn't Enough


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