The brazilian flag says ordem e progresso/ order and progress, a vain motto like the land of free, or liberte, fraternite egalite or any of these phrases to make young people go to war for rich old people
Your trying to make this a USA vs the world thing ,
and i'm not trying to be cynical ; just pointing out a fact :
Poverty stricken arias World-wide , (including the USA)
seem to have an increase in crime rates, along with a higher
incarceration rate and lower education level. The lower education rate in
of itself, seems to correlate to a higher crime rate for any given demographic .
How is that helping society ?
As for Football vs Kitesurf :
There's a Lot more money in soccer, and a Lot of people like that game, but i'd
rather be flying a kite , (in the air like my HG, or from off the water ) !!
Many here look at Kiteboarding as an Extreme sport. imho Kiteboarding cannot be classified as an extreme sport at all.. 95% of the worlds kiters cruise back and forth, Crashing in water does not hurt compared to hitting terrafirma. Boosting while kiting, when you know how to is not extreme.
I have have been kiteboarding since 2001 and in that time, this sport has gotten less and less "extreme".. Sure, there are a few that push the boundaries but I still feel that it does not rank into the "extreme" category... Speedriding, Wingsuits, FMX, Racing isle of man, Freediving at a high level etc.. Extreme consequences equal extreme sports.. getting you knee blown out will set you back and sucks but it does not make our sport extreme, just like women handball is not extreme..
Different opinions maybe but hey.. Kitesurfing/Kiteboarding is a feelgood sport in my opinion.. megaloops really is not that "hardcore" either.. spectacular yes.. extreme.. no....
(there are some exeptions, but that does not classify our sport)