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Re: Kite Racing is out of Olympics! Windsurfing is back in

Postby DirkGently » Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:29 am

:heartface: :cool2: :thumb:

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Re: Kite Racing is out of Olympics! Windsurfing is back in

Postby plummet » Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:48 am

Its a bloody joke if its true.

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Re: Kite Racing is out of Olympics! Windsurfing is back in

Postby SupaEZ » Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:09 am

[quote="Toby"]
Men's One Person Dinghy – Laser [quote]

Before i kitesurfed or windsurfed.....i raced that Laser sailboat...named it "tsunami"
I won Gold in our regional Olympics... 1st place in all seven races...
....blew them all away with my roll tacks....got to the upwind buoy first...then no one could catch me

I was just 15 :happybirthday: .... then......and lived and breathed racing

My teenage years were fantastic....and now many decades later..
...my joy of the wind has not changed...and everything remains fantastic...with kitesurfing freeriding

Of all the water/wind sports.....it beats windsurfing and sailing...hands down..for maximum JOY

.................... :surf: :sun: ...............................................................................................................................

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Re: Kite Racing is out of Olympics! Windsurfing is back in

Postby Vikb » Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:29 am

Next time ISF wants kiteboarding in the Olympics we should just say "No thanks! Not interested" :bye: :naughty:

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Re: Kite Racing is out of Olympics! Windsurfing is back in

Postby tony montana » Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:38 am

They invited us to the party,and then slammed the door in our face,i hope shit like its dangerous,extreme,not for the olympics,will come out of this,where i kite,2 windsurfers,probaly 50 kitesurfers,anybody got stats on this,TONY

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Re: Kite Racing is out of Olympics! Windsurfing is back in

Postby prokitesurfenschweiz » Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:29 am

yes, that is the negative about it ! Switzerland was about to lift all bans on their lakes...let's see what happens now!


The government has already decide to lift the general ban in Switzerland, this bad news from ISAF can’t change this decision.

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Re: Kite Racing is out of Olympics! Windsurfing is back in

Postby eree » Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:15 am

jwoodunlv wrote:Good. Sailing events in the olympics are boring and don't get a lot of coverage. This sport would be better served with a dew tour sort of event series with Triple S style events. No offense to the racers out there, but it's not spectator friendly. It's done too far off shore, it's hard to follow and the only excitement is when there is a major tangle at the start.

+1 in addition to all that corrupted dirty money and politics in olympic system.

in fact non of the sailing disciplines should be in the real olympics. they are not athletic disciplines like the classic disciplines. i mean how hard is to kite race physically? ok, you may pull you toe muscle doing that eventually...

they are all just hobbies. you don't see car racing, golf, poker, chess or monopoly in the olympics!

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Re: Kite Racing is out of Olympics! Windsurfing is back in

Postby Toby » Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:33 am

prokitesurfenschweiz wrote:
yes, that is the negative about it ! Switzerland was about to lift all bans on their lakes...let's see what happens now!


The government has already decide to lift the general ban in Switzerland, this bad news from ISAF can’t change this decision.


That's great news! Congratulations!

Will thise ISAF races now inlcude kiting?
Otherwise PKRA can do the world tour and title again?

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Re: Kite Racing is out of Olympics! Windsurfing is back in

Postby Daniel_B » Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:39 am

Unbelievable, that it's even legally possible to reverse the decision now. Seems like a lot of RS:X sailors have already happily switched to kite racing.



Several RS:X Olympic medalists speaks well about kite racing. If this is a general sentiment among former RS:X sailors, then please speak up!

Perhaps the fools at ISAF can change again.

Daniel

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Re: Kite Racing is out of Olympics! Windsurfing is back in

Postby Toby » Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:47 am

It doesn't change the fact that we are still the fastest on the water.
Now we should concentrate on staying faster and keep pissing the other classes of with the cheapest and easiest handling gear...

We are new school, they are old school! Let's not make their problem ours!


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