SonnyRider wrote:Krazedkiter wrote:It seems to me that the Europeans are all into these kite resort type vacations where they spend 3-4 weeks at some kite club in some far off Country and are willing to spend their entire years savings on a kite trip. They like all inclusive resorts with beach boys and kite launchers and rescue boats and Bon fires at nite with bottles of wine and lots of social interaction.
Americans seem to be more hardcore and want multiple cheap no frills kite adventures with a couple of cases of Beer and cheap lodging with room sharing and kite all day and drink and eat all nite and do it again the next day mentality. We could care less for beach boys and kite launchers and dont need kite club staff to cater to all our needs. Then drive back at 2 am Sunday nite to make it back to work by Monday AM.
Not bashing either side, just an interesting observation from two different kite cultures. This is just my impression and maybe I have it wrong since I haven been to any overseas kite clubs. Is this how it is and if so why the difference in kite culture do you think?
So, lets get this right. You've not been to any of these so called 'kite clubs', but yet you seem to voice an opinion from your 'knowledge'?
Are you one of these people that when you overthink things it becomes the truth?
I can't work out if you are Trolling or not
Yea it's a bit weird...
All I can say is I've shared kitehouse dorms with everyone from investment bankers, traveling bums and pros from all around the world and generally everyone is pretty down to earth.
I guess it might be a skewed viewpoint, if euros are traveling all the way to the US or caribbean it can be a pretty long trip and they probably treat it more as a full on holiday than a quick kite trip - so they pick the good resorts.
What you don't see is the long weekends in a smelly camper in South Wales or couch surfing in Tarifa?