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Kite, the legal DRUG and very ADICTIVE

Postby kiterfreak » Sat Jan 29, 2005 2:47 pm

I have becoming a kite junky. I'm getting "esquisofrenia". The last 3 months has been raining and no wind. I can only kite during weekends. In my mind there is only one thing, kite, kite, kite and kite. This is frustrating. Thanks to kiteforum I can entertain myself. Sorry I just needed to let it out. I want wind....

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Postby bondo » Sat Jan 29, 2005 2:57 pm

there was a good post about this on seabreeze ... most of us would probably be classified as addicted by this definition
It is first important to note that a kitesurfing addiction is very different from a drug addiction due to the lack of a physical intoxicant or drug.
By using Pathological Gambling as a model, kitesurfing can be defined as an impulse-control disorder which does not involve an intoxicant.

1.Do you feel preoccupied with kitesurfing (think about previous kitesurfing or anticipate your next session on the water)?

2.Do you feel the need to use kitesurfing with increasing amounts of time in order to achieve satisfaction?

3.Have you repeatedly made unsuccessful efforts to control, cut back, or stop kitesurfing?

4.Do you feel restless, moody, depressed, or irritable when attempting to cut down or stop kitesurfing?

5.Do you stay on the water longer than originally intended?

6.Have you jeopardized or risked the loss of significant relationship, job, educational or career opportunity because of kitesurfing?

7.Have you lied to family members, therapist, or others to conceal the extent of involvement with kitesurfing?

8.Do you use kitesurfing as a way of escaping from problems or of relieving a dysphoric mood (e.g., feelings of helplessness, guilt, anxiety, depression)?

Patients are considered "addicted" when answering "yes" to five (or more) of the questions and when their behavior could not be better accounted for by a Manic Episode. The cut off score of "five" is consistent with the number of criteria used for Pathological Gambling and was seen as an adequate number of criteria to differentiate normal from pathological addictive kitesurfing.

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Postby Toby » Sat Jan 29, 2005 2:58 pm

what is the name of the day after 2 days without wind??

MONDAY !!!

sorry,just had to write this :wink:

Be sure, no matter how long you have to suffer without wind, there will be epic days comming soon with excellent winds and all frustration will be forgotten!!

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Postby kiterfreak » Sat Jan 29, 2005 3:00 pm

Thanks bondo, that exactly how I feel. :x :thumb:

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Postby kiterfreak » Sat Jan 29, 2005 3:03 pm

Toby wrote:what is the name of the day after 2 days without wind??

MONDAY !!!

sorry,just had to write this :wink:

Be sure, no matter how long you have to suffer without wind, there will be epic days comming soon with excellent winds and all frustration will be forgotten!!
it is MONDAY, thanks for your allways support.

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Postby gumball » Sat Jan 29, 2005 5:21 pm

I'm so addicted, I started a kite company & my fiancee is about to do an intervention.

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Postby Lindy @ Sharkless.com » Sat Jan 29, 2005 5:24 pm

All women that love a kiteboarder learn that if you can't beat them, join them. We've been happy ever since :)

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Postby kiterfreak » Sat Jan 29, 2005 5:59 pm

My wife will take lessons. :thumb: :D

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Postby STF » Sat Jan 29, 2005 8:08 pm

AHHHHHH Gumball


You lucky bastard!


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Postby Ozgrom » Sun Jan 30, 2005 12:12 am

i havnt been kiteboarding for a month because my arms broken and its bloody killing me i think your addiction thing is right guys im going through some pretty heavy withdrawl symptons here. Anyone seen that movie 40 days and 40 nights? thats about the state im in right now :redangry:


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