This subject started in "What's the best twintip board for wave riding...?" thread.
"Nico wrote: TT get no priority whatsoever in the waves at our home spot. You gotta use the right tools for the conditions. Nico It means that he has a huge lagoon where can have fun on with his twin tip and that on the peak in the waves he has absolutely no rights to priority rules. Simple."
In my mind there is absolutely no place for this thinking in the sport what so ever. There is no one group of riders, or type of board that can claim any section of water.
I have seen this in other sports I have done and its bullshit.
In truth I see it as one step shy of racism. I have more rights than you because the board I ride is not to dissimilar to having separate rights for skin colour.
There is only one time when I can see a need for segregation of board types/riding styles. That is during competition. In that instance,,, it is fair game.
PS Rant over. Sorry boys. But I do feel quite strongly about this topic.
its an absurd notion. i can understand how surfers would have a problem with kiters and who has rights to the waves but for a kiter to have a problem because a guy is on a twin tip? gimme a break!
let me ask this question. how is the twin tip rider interfering with others catching waves that is different than the guy on a directional? is the board creating a situation that causes the rider to hog all the waves, or ruin the waves, or cut off other riders from catching waves?
it's a real "lowest common denominator" way of approaching life if you ask me
Lets get one thing straight. I am not advocating that one rider riding a completely different style gets in amongst a group of riders doing one thing and stuff it up. IE doing wake style in the middle of the impact zone getting in the way of a group of guys a running down the line ..... or practicing your surfboard jybes on the flat right in the middle of a group of wake stylers in a rotation doing wake moves.
You need to respect the style of others and not get in their way of there chosen fun. whatever that fun is.
But no one group has claim to any one place. In that respect I believe possession is 9 /10th of the law. Who set up first on the day dictates the style.
So.... If your ripping there first on the day and down the line on your surfboard I will not get in your way. If i'm there first and my chosen fun is boost of the waves then rip upwind I expect you to respect my style of fun also.
Hell even if I'm there first I will still respect your style. But I expect to you to respect mine.
yes i am and my wave is my wave. Go twirl around in the flats all you want but bring respect to the coast and obey the rules. always have to be one idiot that messes it up for the rest. Don't be that idiot.
No one owns waves, yes there are the basic right of ways to follow which is a given.
But the pathetic attempts from the above posters saying get a proper board, a directional?
In that case I should revert back to windsurfing and claim priority on the wave because you are on a kite, which is obviously not as cool and you shouldn't be there, and you can't ride a wave as well as a windsurf board. LOL
Some of you live in a proper dream world, we are here to have fun, if you don't like it, tough shit.