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Re: Kiteboarding is officially sailing, gets its own medal for Paris 2024

Postby james » Tue May 15, 2018 2:53 pm

They had the Same dismissive shit thrown at them, the difference was they were not throwing it at each other...

Windsurf is staying as two medals but with new equipment

Kite has to be mixed as the class that has now been removed was also a mixed class also it keeps the gender balance the same

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Re: Kiteboarding is officially sailing, gets its own medal for Paris 2024

Postby downunder » Tue May 15, 2018 2:55 pm

Well, I know of one piece of equipment :)

This is the 'official' board for TT racing:
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Re: Kiteboarding is officially sailing, gets its own medal for Paris 2024

Postby edt » Tue May 15, 2018 3:13 pm

Apparently that design is so your board doesn't "go under" the chop . . . . because I guess you are bad at kiteboarding? Hilarious.

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Re: Kiteboarding is officially sailing, gets its own medal for Paris 2024

Postby Peert » Tue May 15, 2018 3:19 pm

Should the non competitive kitesailors :roll: care about this all? Does it impact me?

Will the official sailing body's now help us/fund us to keep kitesail :roll: spots open?

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Re: Kiteboarding is officially sailing, gets its own medal for Paris 2024

Postby Mossy 757 » Tue May 15, 2018 3:52 pm

Peert wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 3:19 pm


Will the official sailing body's now help us/fund us to keep kitesail :roll: spots open?
I think that's the question, what commitment will US Sailing make to domestically advance the sport. They're pretty tight with StFYC on the left coast, and there are a couple of kiters up in the Newport, RI area where their headquarters are. What impact will it have on, for example, Miami to know that these "nuisance kiters" are a part of a nationally sponsored Olympic program? Could be good or bad, but either way it's going to be "more serious" in a sense going forward.

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Re: Kiteboarding is officially sailing, gets its own medal for Paris 2024

Postby james » Tue May 15, 2018 4:40 pm

downunder wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 2:55 pm
Well, I know of one piece of equipment :)

This is the 'official' board for TT racing:

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For the YOG

Actually any twin tip can be used, that particular one has been very successful in the Asian countries that have held trials/sending athletes

Long water line narrow with flip tips makes sense if your trying to go fast in chop especially if the wind is light

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Re: Kiteboarding is officially sailing, gets its own medal for Paris 2024

Postby edt » Tue May 15, 2018 5:41 pm

james wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 4:40 pm

Actually any twin tip can be used, that particular one has been very successful in the Asian countries that have held trials/sending athletes

Long water line narrow with flip tips makes sense if your trying to go fast in chop especially if the wind is light

Ah that's interesting. Are you sure it's just not the biggest board from the available list? bigger board = faster. If the flyrace twintip was available I would ride that. It's by far the fastest twintip I've ever ridden and you can almost hydrofoil on the center mast.

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Re: Kiteboarding is officially sailing, gets its own medal for Paris 2024

Postby james » Tue May 15, 2018 6:23 pm

The YOG format is down wind slalom sonits gotvto. E fast and manouverable

Any production twin tip and production LEI kite

Easy to buy, relatable and no more expensive than a regular set up

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Re: Kiteboarding is officially sailing, gets its own medal for Paris 2024

Postby Toby » Tue May 15, 2018 9:08 pm

Mossy 757 wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 3:52 pm
Peert wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 3:19 pm


Will the official sailing body's now help us/fund us to keep kitesail :roll: spots open?
I think that's the question, what commitment will US Sailing make to domestically advance the sport. They're pretty tight with StFYC on the left coast, and there are a couple of kiters up in the Newport, RI area where their headquarters are. What impact will it have on, for example, Miami to know that these "nuisance kiters" are a part of a nationally sponsored Olympic program? Could be good or bad, but either way it's going to be "more serious" in a sense going forward.
that's we all hope for...keeping access and reopen beaches for us. The only thing that would affect normal kiters..and that's positive!


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