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 Post subject: Re: Please Lose the Straps
PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:10 am 
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Osprey1 wrote:
Yes it is more difficult and you will body drag more, but it's ultimately much more rewarding when you slash the lip and then do a nice floater sans straps.

It's far easier to ride without straps as you can move your feet more easily. A board leash minimizes the time spent body dragging.


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 Post subject: Re: Please Lose the Straps
PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:20 am 
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Who gives a shit? Unless your stopping someone elses fun then do whatever the f*** you want on the water!


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 Post subject: Re: Please Lose the Straps
PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:20 am 
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Straps are what makes things possible on a kiteboard that are not possible on a surf board - which is a thing you paddle with your arms. Why limit yorself.
If you want to go surfing you should lose the kite too.

I'm pretty new to kiteboarding and the only thing I don't like about it is the way everyone seems to look for approval from other sports. I personally don't give a s**t what surfers and wakeboarders and sailors think as I'm happy being a kiteboarder.


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 Post subject: Re: Please Lose the Straps
PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:49 pm 
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Don´t think is about having approval, is about getting inspired as all those sports got years in advance and set much of the standards kite is trying to achieve

A quick example outside the wake/surf debate - how could the industry present itself as a high performance sailing in front of ISAF, and try to get into the Olympics and all that, if then all the guys competing fail to care about tactics at all. The claim would never be taken seriously.

Same for the wake or the surf side of the sport as it´s not only about the international governing body, but also about attending public, media and sponsors


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 Post subject: Re: Please Lose the Straps
PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 2:48 pm 
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Osprey1 wrote:
nasty foot clampers


Please loosen the straps..would be the title of my thread...

Because by doing so and having correct width... it will feel like you have none....really :wink:

Stylish is tweaked 20 footer table top with downloop transition to toeside landing on wave face

Some moves boosted big on TT in the surf just look out of place and score low for style

All huge moves and transitions landed to toeside are why we love that extra traction & leverage

:surf:


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 Post subject: Re: Please Lose the Straps
PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:36 pm 
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Please Lose the Straps ...

Do i get a hall-pass because both my ankles are made of SS , and
they don't move ?

Bille


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 Post subject: Re: Please Lose the Straps
PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:38 pm 
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I just don't understand why people give a frick if I use straps or not. Just have fun and ride.


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 Post subject: Re: Please Lose the Straps
PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:40 pm 
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I ride mine strapless! Why? I was to lazy to put them on. They're lost somewhere in my basement collecting dust. I guess a lazy,55 yr old can be cool and stylish , even if it's because I literally "lost the straps" default. :winner1:


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 Post subject: Re: Please Lose the Straps
PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:49 pm 
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They clashed with the color of my boardshorts and wetsuit, so I took them off. The straps, that is...


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 Post subject: Re: Please Lose the Straps
PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:16 pm 
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Bille wrote:
Please Lose the Straps ...

Do i get a hall-pass because both my ankles are made of SS , and
they don't move ?

Bille


We get it bro you dont have legs.


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