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Women in Kiteboarding - Oxygen Magazine!

Postby Kite Adventures » Thu May 31, 2007 6:44 pm

Kiteboarding in mainstream media is CATCHING ON!
http://www.kiteadventures.com/images/KA_oxygen.pdf

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Postby Toby » Thu May 31, 2007 7:57 pm

very good article, thx for sharing!

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Postby abowman » Thu May 31, 2007 8:31 pm

What is the "Women actually learn the sport faster than men" based on?

Not that I have a problem with that statement, just interested to know if/why that's true.

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Postby Kite Adventures » Thu May 31, 2007 8:32 pm

I'm actually not sure where that came from, as you notice there isn't a quote attached... but I'll take it ;)

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Postby Eduardo » Thu May 31, 2007 8:38 pm

I remember hearing about women learning faster than men for windsurfing. The theory then was that men attempt to correct problems by strength vs. brains. For example, if the sail is trimmed wrong, a man would pull as hard as he can to hang on whereas a woman would figure out a better way to balance it/trim the sail. I've never heard it about kiting...

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Postby Toby » Thu May 31, 2007 9:27 pm

that's a quote from Jessie!

just kidding...

But I always have a funny story in mind, but it was wakeboarding...girl and boyfriend first time trying to wakeboard behind a boat...after about 20 attempts he gave up...strong guy...and she is a cute skinny...and first attempt...guess??...yes, she made it! ANd the 2,3,4,5th attempt!

Amazing!
So it could be possible...but so far I think women are more afraid of the kites, so they don't use the power they need to get out...once they know they need power to get out, they do it!

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Postby Windrider » Thu May 31, 2007 11:55 pm

abowman wrote:What is the "Women actually learn the sport faster than men" based on?

Not that I have a problem with that statement, just interested to know if/why that's true.
Maybe the women got more free bonus time when taking their lessons than the guys did.... biology does wonderful things for motivation.

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Postby tiger20 » Fri Jun 01, 2007 12:35 am

As long a kiting is labeled as a fringe "extreme sport" it will never be recognized as a legit board sport like surfing.

We need to convince people it is a BOARD sport. Pure and simple.

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Postby abel » Fri Jun 01, 2007 1:24 am

Interesting article per se, a bit female chauvi tho...
I taught boys and girls to kitesurf, but I woudn't state deterministically that girls learn faster.
Different... yes; faster...mmmmm....
A common factor that I found in girls learning kitesurfing is that they had an outstanding tenacity (any age).

Anyhow... it is very nice having more girls in the sport.
All those that disagree please rise your hand ! 8)

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Postby Tom183 » Fri Jun 01, 2007 3:09 am

tiger20 wrote:We need to convince people it is a BOARD sport. Pure and simple.
Funny, I always thought it was a KITE sport... :wink:


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