Can you PM me some info on how the city regulates this in SD. Here the police come and laugh, then start talking to girls in bikinis.Bille wrote: ↑Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:23 pmThis subject came up 4 years ago ; i said about the same thing as "slowboat"slowboat wrote: ↑Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:49 amThis path of requiring certification to do something in public is in general a bad idea. But EVEN if one agrees with it, why make it EXCLUSIVE to one FOR PROFIT organization? I vigorously disagree. I am strongly against the proposed ban in Miami but urge everyone to consider this IKO exclusivity before signing.Toby wrote: ↑Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:32 amThe problem is that’s the only way to have something to show...how can you trust someone telling I can Kite and then f**** it all up...those people are out there.
Better to show a level 3 than not being able to Kite at all.
If you can Kite it is easy to get a level 3 card. Costs a bit, do it once, problem solved.
PS: not a fan of regulations too, but better than having no access.
that it was a REALLY BAD idea, to let a for profit origination take control
over kite boarding. I suggested that the Kite community, world wide, make it's
own club, with a regulation system,that was flexible enough to adjust the
rules according to local needs, (( and it was non profit )) for the kiters and
by the kiters.
If IKO gets a foot-hold to the point they can control the kiting community
then you can expect the club dues to go up dramatically in the future.
Kiters NEED to get off their ASS'es ; and start their own world-wide
or country wide club
that has the power to deal with issues like what's going on now, in this Thread.
Individual local clubs ,simply don't have the power to deal with government alone ;
Ya got to band together.
I will NOT join IKO, (rather fly my HG instead) ; and you really should read some
of these posts and Threads by kiwimike+iko, before you give IKO your money
http://www.kiteforum.com/search.php?key ... wimike+iko
In the short term ; how about you make your own club, and have your
own club instructors, charge visitors to join , before they are legally
allowed to kite on the beaches that you and your mates worked so hard
to keep open ? If they can't kite ; then they can leave or get arrested.
That is EXACTLY what would happen if you went to Torry pines in San Diego,
and tried to fly with no membership to the local club, and without proof of
Once again --- LETTING, ( IKO ) control your outcome ; it's a Really BAD idea !!
I will be Glad to sign ; once Ya got some other alternative , other than IKO.
Also, when we say "or equivalent", the local foundation will be able to test you as well as we have several appropriately certified instructors as a part of the organization.They are just requesting a particular standard. It also boils down to a fundamental lack of understanding of the sport and certifications of the sport by the residents who are coming out with the pitch forks and torches. It is give and take and this is not a hard give considering the alternative