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Bob Marley
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Re: Riding waves backside....

Postby Bob Marley » Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:37 pm

Lone wolf: the more you post shows really how very little you know about kiting. I'd like to see you come to WA and show how its done! Damn I'd be lmao so hard at your geriatric middle aged hooked in backside always riding too big of a kite shit style bwhahah. I can only imagine. Bet you wear a seat harness too.

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Re: Riding waves backside....

Postby NYKiter » Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:59 pm

Thanks - forgot my small kites..
11m REV
9m Waroo
6m Rebel
6m Havoc

You ride Switch and Parks?
I would think a god like you would be riding superior wave kites like North, Wainman or BWS...

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Re: Riding waves backside....

Postby highairman » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:06 pm

It sucks. Yeah it can be done, and well, but given the choice most would frontside. This comes from a goofy who kited in California for 10 years and then moved back to Cape Town.
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Bob Marley
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Re: Riding waves backside....

Postby Bob Marley » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:13 pm

NYKiter wrote:Thanks - forgot my small kites..
11m REV
9m Waroo
6m Rebel
6m Havoc

You ride Switch and Parks?
I would think a god like you would be riding superior wave kites like North, Wainman or BWS...



I wont ever buy anything north after wasting money of a shitty twin tip from them then having one of their overpriced bars fall apart on me too fast. Their kites are also too expensive and don't even have a c kite. Wainman I see maybe will make a nice c kite but what will it cost. For unhooked wave riding a small c kite is the kite to fly no contest. Not many options other than switch of slingshit. They can market it to wake style riders but anyone who unhooks in waves know what is what and what is marketing bs.

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Re: Riding waves backside....

Postby Tiago1973 » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:15 pm

making backside looking good is much harder

guess switch frontside is the easy way out

but then going backside looking bad is even easier

given kite demographics this makes totally sense

Bob Marley
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Re: Riding waves backside....

Postby Bob Marley » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:16 pm

highairman wrote:It sucks. Yeah it can be done, and well, but given the choice most would frontside. This comes from a goofy who kited in California for 10 years and then moved back to Cape Town.



Yes I!!!!!!! Someone who knows wtf is up.

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Re: Riding waves backside....

Postby Bob Marley » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:19 pm

Tiago1973 wrote:making backside looking good is much harder

guess switch frontside is the easy way out

but then going backside looking bad is even easier

given kite demographics this makes totally sense



Riding backside because you don't want to learn switch is the easy way. It looks like shit but you are technically wave riding and it is still enjoyable but not as much as riding frontside.

The only time backside riding makes any sense is if you are not doing top and bottom down the line riding. Like if you are just riding onshore shit anyway or parking in place on a wave not turning at all.

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Re: Riding waves backside....

Postby esg » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:40 pm

Is this moronic thread really at 19 pages?

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Re: Riding waves backside....

Postby gbgreen59 » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:52 pm

Wow, 19 pages and over 5400 views. Bob M, is this a prank to see if you can get the largest thread on KiteForum...? No "dissing" intended. Just trying to keep it light.

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Re: Riding waves backside....

Postby Flyfish » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:53 pm

esg wrote:Is this moronic thread really at 19 pages?


Yea esg. what we're really doing is keeping this dip sh!t occupied so that the guys at his local spot can enjoy time without his kindergarden mouth. would you really want him anywhere near you? Dont think so! so keep it up and keep him typing! take one for the team bro!

Ok, my turn...

Hey Bob, that board you ride looks 3 inches thick! Are you that LAME?!!!! Only KOOKS ride sh!t like that!


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