On 2002-11-27 17:16, Stefan wrote:
Rick, just a minor thing. Is there any way not to use the word "extreme" to describe kiting. I really hate the phrase "extreme sports". I think some egomaniac came up with that term to brag to all his friends that he was extreme. Pasa uses the term airsports and includes parasailing and hang gliding on their website. I'm sure I'll get alot of shite for this one....Take Care Stefan
This is great! Good work.On 2002-11-27 16:53, murdoc wrote:
here's a checklist developped (and (c)opyrighted) by kitesurfing-kiel.de ...
i've translated it:
It's as extreme as you want to make it. But you can take almost any sport and push it to the highest possible level and call it extreme. In and of itself the sport (as most 'extreme' sports) is NOT extreme.On 2002-11-27 17:26, murdoc wrote:
i think the word 'extreme' belongs to kitesurfing, because that's what it is.
even if you're constantly underpowered, riding a big directional and just cruise around - that's IMHO the most un-extreme way to kitesurf, there are enough things that may turn your trip into a kitemare.It's as extreme as you want to make it. But you can take almost any sport and push it to the highest possible level and call it extreme. In and of itself the sport (as most 'extreme' sports) is NOT extreme.
Ever gone hiking on a nice cool day in the mountains and half way in you get into a whiteout. Extreme hiking.ever experienced that little cloud in the blue sky
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