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 Post subject: Re: Personality Alteration while kiting
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:55 pm 
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ok t,
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 Post subject: Re: Personality Alteration while kiting
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:16 pm 
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When I kite, I am Bob Marley.

I am usually really cool about everything. Even other kiters in getting in the way. What I do is just kite away.

Other wise, I look just like Taz... so, keep kiting?


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 Post subject: Re: Personality Alteration while kiting
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:14 pm 
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It's difficult to get Mad when Ya kite on a lake that's 13miles long and 4 miles wide
and on a crowded day there Might be 7 other kiters with me ; OH -Yea , and the
wind blows Really Hard -------- a LOT , (except today) !!

For the most part, kiting is Really RELAXING ; i Don't get all Jacked-Up while
on the water, like i do on a HG , and That's why i Like kite boarding so much !!!

Bille


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 Post subject: Re: Personality Alteration while kiting
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:54 pm 
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I'm fine kiting, its when I come on this forum that I go nuts :angryfire: :rollgrin:


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 Post subject: Re: Personality Alteration while kiting
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:36 am 
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Any time I see FredGarvin posts, I want to smash him in the face so he knows what a physical confrontation actually is.


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 Post subject: Re: Personality Alteration while kiting
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:52 am 
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My personality changes (for the worse) when the wind map looks like this...


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 Post subject: Re: Personality Alteration while kiting
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:00 am 
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Bille wrote:
It's difficult to get Mad when Ya kite on a lake that's 13miles long and 4 miles wide
and on a crowded day there Might be 7 other kiters with me ; OH -Yea , and the
wind blows Really Hard -------- a LOT , (except today) !!

For the most part, kiting is Really RELAXING ; i Don't get all Jacked-Up while
on the water, like i do on a HG , and That's why i Like kite boarding so much !!!

Bille


Hmmm, I find you get more jacked up kitesurfing, than on a HG or anything, when riding huge steep or hollow waves, and you seek to position yourself on the best place and time so you hit the peak JUST when it releases the energy - and from then on you just dont know if you'll make it, or get sucked down by the lip, or make a floater but still get sucked down on the way forward, or you can keep the kite up or the kite will be trashed to smitherines - and whether you can release the kite in time so it "might" make it to land without too many wounds..
And the swim for shore afterwards - how many huge sets will suck you under on the way, and how many other kitesurfers might hit you (difficult to see you when swimming).

The same goes for medium waves too, as here you just go with even more dedication and power, so the end result is just as exhiliratin !

These adrenaline kicks, both because of how risky it can be, but also in really awesome good waves, because your timing means everything whether it will be perfect or so-so or you missed it.
These split seconds difference in timing that makes all the difference from glory to disaster - I love it :rollgrin:

Even in small waves, you get a huge adrenaline kick when you time the wave perfect - those who has not tried it will not know, but it is a "kick" that builds up during the move, and when you succeed you get a big adrenaline rush just after the final cutback or off the lip, and you most often scream your joy out loud in these situations
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This, combined with the always relaxing feel just "being out there" most of the time, is why I love kitesurfing :thumb:

Back to the topic - I am always a very relaxed smiling person, but when someone destroys an exellent wave swell you are about to or have just started to ride (by being at the wrong place at the wrong time and not understanding shit about how you behave in waves)

I turn into a yelling angry man suddenly :angryfire:

8) Peter


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 Post subject: Re: Personality Alteration while kiting
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:31 am 
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what is a huge wave Peter? and what is a small wave?

For me anything above double head is huge.


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