He, He, He, Hah, Hah, Hah. I can't help it. I can finally say, "I told you so."
YEARS AGO, in threads dealing with who should have the ROW, I PREDICTED that surfboard riders would try to REDUCE ACCESS
by whining about TTers allegedly "getting in their way" because they SUPPOSEDLY had the ROW.
For the record, I again make the ADDITIONAL prediction that STRAPLESS riders will eventually follow the SAME path and attempt to REDUCE ACCESS
by claiming that "their" locations should ONLY be used for strapless riding.
Regarding PUBLIC recreational resources, the obvious FACT is that NO KITER can claim any more right to use the resource than any other kiter.
Regardless of what type of equipment is being used or even whether they are only BODYDRAGGING.
It would behoove those interested in the subject to realize that claims to priority are, in actuality, thinly disguised attempts to LIMIT ACCESS
. This is the MAIN REASON why waveriders will go berserk at this post.
Anyone who honestly examines the pros and cons of who should have the ROW, will see that by far the most reasonable approach is for the outgoing rider to have the ROW
, NOT someone on a wave.
After a few of my forum buddies post some of their typical, barely rational explanations alleging that they are "locked into" the wave, along with their even less coherent personal attacks, I'll take the time to repost the extensive justification for my opinion.
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