Props to you...
A second language is well beyond the scope of most who were brought up with English...
They have no trouble however teasing those who reach out across a language barrier to share there thoughts...
Your words are understood, and your opinions are your rite to possess...
Don't let the d-wads get to you...your heart is in the right place, although there are plenty who might disagree...the effort taken to express your thoughts should be viewed as a sign of your love for kiting...
Not a Bad thing eh?
Hang in there
Thanks Alexrider for let my sunday so funny and hexilerant...
If we start a championship of sentence's cut&paste you probably win without doubt.
Unfortunally I have no time to spend to let you able to generate by yourself other else or understand posts of others.
And I not evaluete myself so good to sucessufully do that for you, as is your cultural level and logical/intellectual stage is could be a loosen battle.
I hope you can understand at least this, I hope.
If you can, please contunue with your posts: it's so fantastic and contructive, really, please.
Ciao from 'ndrangheta country
fo is EXACTLY CORRECT.
And always remember that the writer who resorts to personal attacks, probably thinks you have a more convincing argument. In fact, maybe they read my post starting the thread "Helmets - there should be a law" which I've reproduce below.
Actually, I dont really want a law. The title was just to get attention.
However, the only reason I don like the idea of a law is that it would necessitate authorities involvement in kitesurfing and their involvement for sure wouldn’t stop with helmets.
The fact is that you can make a better case for kitesurfers being required to wear a helmet than any other sport
for the following reasons:In ALL OTHER sports
(motorcycle riding included):
1. The MAIN purpose of a helmet is to protect the participant by keeping his/her brains in their head as well as preventing or at least minimizing a participant’s less severe head injury DURING an accident. And in water sports, also to prevent drowning by becoming unconscious or severely stunned when hit hard.
It never PREVENTS
an accident from occurring.
2. Virtually the ENTIRE benefit of the helmet accrues ONLY to the wearer
(Whatever societal benefits there are in the respect that society has to spend less resources dealing with head injured people are comparatively minor.)
The DIFFERENCE is that in kiteboarding
, BESIDES having the same purpose as #1 above:
3. Wearing a helmet CAN PREVENT
a serious accident. Helmets can do this because a relatively minor head bonk without a helmet could stun someone enough so that they lose control of their kite and end up in the deep doo doo. You could get tapped by your board or dragged into a trash can etc. A helmet could be the difference between losing control of your kite or not.
And/or being able to activate your quick releases or not.
4. Because of the foregoing, a helmet can ALSO PROTECT OTHER PEOPLE
since it is obvious that out of control kites are potentially dangerous to others as well as the unlucky kiter.
I have NEVER heard a GOOD reason why kiteboarders shouldn’t wear a helmet.If anyone believes that THEY KNOW A GOOD REASON, PLEASE POST IT on this thread !!
Reasons I consider NOT GOOD include:
1. They aren’t comfortable enough.
It’s true that at first they are noticeably less comfortable than NO helmet (unless its cold). However, there are many different brands, sizes etc. and anyone that can get used to wearing a harness, can easily get used to wearing a helmet.
2. They don’t look cool.
What can I say. What’s going to happen if some less-than rocket-scientist thinks you look less cool? If you’re this insecure about your image, maybe you should spend some of your kiting time with self-help books.
3. I’ve never needed one.
Don’t laugh. I’ve heard this more than once. How someone can conclude that never having BEEN bonked means they’ll never BE bonked, always boggles my mind.
4. I can’t afford one.
Get a used one. Obviously, virtually anyone that can afford to kitesurf can afford another $20 - 100.
SOME MISCELLANEOUS CONSIDERATIONS REGARDING HELMETS:
1. I understand that the VAST majority of kiteboarding FATALITIES are due to head injuries.
2. Helmets with ear protection are probably better because your board is NOT your friend and it might hit you there.
4/15/12 ADD: Also this can prevent bursting an eardrum with a bad fall and may prevent the boney growths in the ear canal which are common among people who are frequently in cold water (My health care provider seems to be trying to make my hearing WORSE in order to convince me to have an operation which I consider too risky. If you have a profit minded health care provider, it might be better to avoid giving them this excuse for an operation).
3. Bright colors like yellow may be advantageous in case you’re ever hoping that the Coast Guard is going to find you. But if you’d like to be color coordinated to your equipment, that’s OK.
Besides commenting on the foregoing, if anyone has a helmet which they especially like
, it would be nice if they could post their reasons on this thread.
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