Dave_5280 wrote:I wonder what the most effective approach is for correcting someone. If told, I think most of them get defensive and don't listen. Maybe if 2 or more people at the same time talk to them they might realize it wasn't just one other person's opinion, but 2 or more?
Almost always novices, as the m0r0n and his launcher obviously are, will happily follow friendly advice, especially if reasonable explanation for it is also supplied.
It is experienced kiters who tend to object to having their irresponsible behavior criticized.
For those not familiar with the recent problems at this location, it is ALSO experienced kiters who are responsible for the problems,
NOT the non-kiters who are 100% justified in their actions.
The last thread on this subject can be found at
rightguard wrote:Richard... Thanks again for your brilliant and overwhelming knowledge of kitesurfing. I just wish some day I could be as smart as you.
Of course that was not the smartest thing to do... never said it wasn't. I do think it's also stupid for the kids to be playing there. Just because they can doesn't mean they should.
Lets all try and get along.
You’re welcome and the fact that you have such an admirable goal means you’re at least 25% of the way there. That you imply the impossibility of your achievement indicates that you’ve managed to reach at least 50%, so don’t give up, improvement may still be possible.
You say, “ Just because they can doesn't mean they should.
”. And you think that they’re “stupid” for exercising their right to be there because they ended up being in the way of a kiter who ENDANGERS THEM FOR NO GOOD REASON and shouldn’t be there.
Answer this question: If person “A” thinks that he should NOT exercise a “right” that he legally possesses because it might interfere with person “B” who is not supposed to interfere with person “A”’s “right”,
does person “A” ACTUALLY
possess said "right" ?
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