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 Post subject: Re: Top Windsurfers said to take up Kiteboarding for Rio 201
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:42 am 
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Windsurfing is Cancelled.


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 Post subject: Re: Top Windsurfers said to take up Kiteboarding for Rio 201
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:20 am 
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Dorian knows how to kite pretty well... Saw him riding strapless in very difficult conditions...


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 Post subject: Re: Top Windsurfers said to take up Kiteboarding for Rio 201
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:41 pm 
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it makes sense for those athletes that have pretty much just lost a full time job training for the olympics for windsurfing.


yes, and how the future job of kitesurfer is better than windsurfers one?
besides the windsurfers one is much more technical and aesthetically more attractive?


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 Post subject: Re: Top Windsurfers said to take up Kiteboarding for Rio 201
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:16 pm 
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Kite training has already started.... during the men's RS:X Windsurf medal ceremony :jump:

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:lol: :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Top Windsurfers said to take up Kiteboarding for Rio 201
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:33 pm 
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Kite training has already started.... during the men's RS:X Windsurf medal ceremony :jump:

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:lol: :lol: :lol:

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haha... they must have done that just as a piss take!....


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 Post subject: Re: Top Windsurfers said to take up Kiteboarding for Rio 201
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:15 pm 
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plummet wrote:
Phil wrote:
Kite training has already started.... during the men's RS:X Windsurf medal ceremony :jump:

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haha... they must have done that just as a piss take!....


I must say though, it looks great for raceboarding in there.... :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Top Windsurfers said to take up Kiteboarding for Rio 201
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:13 am 
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Phil wrote:
Kite training has already started.... during the men's RS:X Windsurf medal ceremony :jump:

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:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Awesome. That is too funny... Sad, but funny.


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 Post subject: Re: Top Windsurfers said to take up Kiteboarding for Rio 201
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:01 am 
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ChickenTikka wrote:
Windsurfing is Cancelled.


Oh come on, this is so 2007 !!


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 Post subject: Re: Top Windsurfers said to take up Kiteboarding for Rio 201
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:26 am 
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All this hype is overrated. I mean all there is going to be is ONE PERSON from each country racing. Yes correct me if im wrong but only ONE person to represent from the USA in kite racing


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 Post subject: Re: Top Windsurfers said to take up Kiteboarding for Rio 201
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:15 am 
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jteabird wrote:
All this hype is overrated. I mean all there is going to be is ONE PERSON from each country racing. Yes correct me if im wrong but only ONE person to represent from the USA in kite racing


Yep, anyone wanting to be in Rio is probably going to have to specialise for 4 years in being the best at kiting in very light winds on flat water, with the best possible gear for those conditions.

The only good thing out of all that will be that we will learn a lot about kite racing in very light winds.

Nick Dempsey was reportedly 8kg of muscle heavier in 2012 than he was in 2008, because he and all the other windsurfers had to starve themselves to below their ideal BMI for the very light winds in Beijing. Wrestlers and other Olympians do the same to meet weight categories, and the kiters at Rio are likely to have to do the same.


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