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How old are you?

5-10
2
0%
11-15
5
1%
16-20
35
7%
21-25
43
8%
26-30
66
13%
31-35
71
13%
36-40
102
19%
41-45
69
13%
46-50
56
11%
51-60
54
10%
61-70
21
4%
71+
2
0%
 
Total votes: 526

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Re: How old are you? Please join poll

Postby Windrider » Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:47 am

marcfrm wrote:If I did the math correctly:
average: 36.6 years
standard deviation: 12.65 years
69% of the riders are between 36.6+/-12.65 years

That's what I got, too (or... close enough. I got a mean of 38.5 with a standard deviaiton of 12.6). A "normal distribution" occurs when 68% of the population is within 1 standard deviation of the mean. This survey shows that 69% are within 1 standard deviation from the mean, so we are very close to a normal distribution. Surprising! I thought we were more negatively skewed (skewed towards the higher age group) than that, but I guess not.

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Re: How old are you? Please join poll

Postby JerseyPride » Wed Sep 23, 2009 3:06 am

It might be normal, but most of the people in the sport are still old.

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Re: How old are you? Please join poll

Postby Windrider » Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:25 am

JerseyPride wrote:It might be normal, but most of the people in the sport are still old.

Well.... they're not teenagers, that's f'sure. Instead ask, "What's the average age of a competing pro?" Then you would see more of the age distribution you are probably expecting.

It would be interesting to see the "average age" stats for tennis, soccer, biking (how old is Lance Armstrong?), etc. The "average age" of the competitor is skewed towards the under 30 crowd. The "average age" of the average participant is probably very close to what we are seeing here in kiting.

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Re: How old are you? Please join poll

Postby chipmunk » Sat Sep 26, 2009 10:35 pm

I am 50
Former World Cup Windsurfing Speed sailor and Kitesurfer.
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Fuerteventura 1995 where I broke the mast with my head ripped the boom apart which I cut my upper arm and a bad case of whiplash (wrong) compressed the 7th vertebra and lost the use of my left arm
Scary stuff after six months of physiotherapy I started to get it back but I had to stop racing and gave up windsurfing

Started kitesurfing on wipika Classics now ride North Rebels
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Yep I am an old school rider
handle pass handle pass boring boring boring

Windsurfing again after 15 years GPS Speed Max. GPS (display) 39.88 knots
I had a go down the wall at West Kirby UK in September 40 + next time
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Re: How old are you? Please join poll

Postby STF » Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:23 am

about 6 years older then the last time i took this poll in kiteforum



:D

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Re: How old are you? Please join poll

Postby tungsten222 » Sat Oct 10, 2009 6:11 am

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Re: How old are you? Please join poll

Postby briansuntrax » Sat Oct 10, 2009 8:02 am

But then what percentage of over, and under 25's actualy take polls :?: may be need a poll on that :lol:

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Re: How old are you? Please join poll

Postby OzBungy » Sun Oct 18, 2009 12:44 am

tungsten222 wrote:Come to think about it... only 15% are younger that 25, and 85% are older than 25. What a geriatric sport. Yet publicity for kiting is oriented at the 15 year olds. Wakeup call for you marketing guys.


Alternately, you market to the left side of the curve (when they're young and poor and easily influenced ...) so that you have them hooked when they reach the middle of the curve and they're richer and less influenced by trends.

Presumably everybody in the middle of the curve is hooked already. Having said that, I just bought a quiver of three top of the range kites so if you know what's good for you you'll keep making products just for me. :jump:

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Re: How old are you? Please join poll

Postby kiterron66 » Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:21 pm

69
I am retired and try and kite as much as the wind allows
Today I arrived in Cumbuco and am looking forward to my skim board and riding strapless in the waves.
I think I am still getting better.
The definition of the best surfer is the one having the most fun always sounded great to me

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Re: How old are you? Please join poll

Postby JS » Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:38 am

Of course, this poll doesn't actually represent the age distribution of kiters. It represents the age distribution of kiters who have the time and inclination to visit this forum and participate in online polls. There's a big difference.


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