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Dakine Tabu, why the name?

Postby psychokiter » Sun Jun 10, 2007 2:36 am

Why choose Tabu? What's tabu, the sport of kite surfing? How does this apply to the harness? Please enlighten me.

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Postby noel » Sun Jun 10, 2007 2:41 am

What does it really matter? Just a name.

Warrior, Waroo, Yarga, Crossbow, Switchblade, Contra, Rhino, Vegas, Fusion, Nano, etc.....

Just names.

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Postby Another Toby » Sun Jun 10, 2007 3:01 am

Hey great, an etymology thread!

"Da Kine" is a pretty interesting name itself, in pidgin hawaiian it seems to roughly translate to "thingummy".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Da_kine

Tapu (or tabu) is a concept existing in many Polynesian societies, including traditional MÄÂ

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Postby scklandl » Sun Jun 10, 2007 3:10 am

naw, its hawaiin for "TABOO" !! and if its been banned its gotta B good!











(ps worst harness I ever owned)

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Postby tweekster » Sun Jun 10, 2007 3:31 am

scklandl wrote:naw, its hawaiin for "TABOO" !! and if its been banned its gotta B good!

"tabu" is not a hawaiian word...there is no 'b' in the hawaiian language.

i agree, its just a cool sounding name, kind of like 'you can't touch this' a la m.c. hammer.

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Postby psychokiter » Sun Jun 10, 2007 12:18 pm

All this is rather interesting. Your replies have been appreciated. Is Waroo a hawaiin word as well? Now, I'm starting to wonder about Wazoo which I believe was a take-off from Wizard. I always though DaKine was some dutch guy's name like Gaastra.

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Postby Another Toby » Sun Jun 10, 2007 1:18 pm

Best like to use Australian Aboriginal words...Yarga- not sure?, waroo - fire, also one of the many names for kangaroo, Bularoo - the Creator according to the Djabugay people of northern queensland.

Wazoo? Assmaster might be able to tell you...


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