Shpoing wrote:Sigh...Ok here goes..
I usually stay away from posting, choosing instead to lurk on the outside just reading posts, but this time I have to chip in. There are things that Satan says that I agree with and things that I don't.
But the one thing I emphatically agree with is the fact that Rick does all these things in an effort on self promotion. I admit that Rick's information has probably helped many kiters from being injured, but his attitude of "I am the one and only savior" really irks me. The best example I can give is when a friend called me a couple of years ago to tell me a fellow kiter had been badly injured in Miami and asked for my help in raising funds to help him out. I posted on kite fourm telling about the incident and asking for assistance. Very soon thereafter I received a direct email from Rick saying that I was wrong to post anything about the incident and that I should wait until he posts his version of the accident....(I'll probably get one from him after this posting also..) He basically stated that he was the only one who should be reporting these types of events. There is nothing wrong with trying to help people out, but when you do it to build up your own self image it's straight out creepy. I know I will probably get slammed for this post and I don't really care. I just needed to vent the feelings I have had bottled up inside ever since that incident. Toby, you can ban me if you want. I already told you how you how I felt about Rick when I first met you at Surf Expo years back and you didn't take it well then either. So ban away if you wish. As for you Rick, report the facts and keep helping people, just take the ego out of it.
fkb wrote:Kite high in gusty conditions while riding into shore overpowered == kook.
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