Can the IKA just pick a kite and board and call it the Olympic Sport already?! Then they can make all of the rules they want. No more production argument, no more 3 kite rule argument. Make all the rules you want and call it an Olympic Class. Then . . . .
Give us back our Formula Class you <insert expletive here>s! A box rule is fine, but the production rule has been nothing short of a disaster, and the three kite rule is downright dangerous and lower performance. Now they want to disband the Pro Tour????
Make your RSX for kiting, give it a ranking system. Let those interested in the Olympics race it. Promote it, whatever. Just make it your own sport, leave us alone!
I am just sick of people that don't even race, or in some cases know how to even kiteboard, telling us what is best for us. Now they want to Disband the pro-tour????!!! What the <expletive> is going on?? Seriously!!!
MAKE YOUR OLYMPIC CLASS AND LEAVE FORMULA RACING THE <EXPLETIVE> ALONE!!!
Joined: Fri Dec 26, 2003 12:52 am Posts: 227 Location: Australia
Yep, just when the PKRA course racing is starting to get a good following the IKA/ISAF apparently wont allow any competing world events to use the "world title" or "world tour" or similar tag so where will that leave the guys that have put in the hard yards to develop and promote this aspect of the sport?
Maybe within the PKRA you will just see some mini tours like "pacific title" or "atlantic title" which will incorporate the events in the different regions!
Who even cares, they might as well change the name and call it the sport they want to. Anybody involved better kiss ass well and be ready to do it for a long time. When a sport goes mainstream this is what happens, kinda like selling out.
Joined: Sun Jul 13, 2008 9:49 am Posts: 1169 Location: shallow sea
well, i always wanted to say "i told you so", so i do.
i told you so!!!
you wanted this sport to be olympic? you wanted it to be governed by all kind of three or four letter abbreviations? you wanted the rules you never be able to influence?
congratulations! you got it! and as the bonus you'll have more expensive equipment, lot of bureaucracy, and lot more of competition to get the sponsors attention!
but wait! that is not all! as a bonus you'll have a olympic title on your name no one remembers and unforgettable experience of arguing and fighting with olympic referees who are even more under influence of napoleon complex than you are!
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