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Re: A true legend has passed away. Poul 88 left us yesterday

Postby haiku » Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:08 am

R.I.P.

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Re: A true legend has passed away. Poul 88 left us yesterday

Postby Nico » Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:32 am

What a way to go, doing the thing you love.
A legend is born.
RIP
N

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Re: A true legend has passed away. Poul 88 left us yesterday

Postby Ned Divine » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:12 am

Incredible story, brings a smile and a tear at the same time... Bye bye mate, it was big jump you did and you landed perfectly on our hearts.

I keep telling my friends and family that there will be no doctor to stop me from kitesurfing as I grow older and that the threat of a heart attack during kiting (usual cardiology threat to keep older people away from pushing their physical limits) will sound more like a promise to me :) I only fear pain or stifness might stop me sometime but I will do my best to stay on the board for as long as I can stand on solid ground.

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Re: A true legend has passed away. Poul 88 left us yesterday

Postby calibra » Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:40 pm

Rip to a true legend

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Re: A true legend has passed away. Poul 88 left us yesterday

Postby Larse » Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:33 pm

A legend never dies! He lives on in what we do :)

He will be missed on our beach for sure. Always happy and helpfull. True inspiration, true legend...

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Re: A true legend has passed away. Poul 88 left us yesterday

Postby windybrit » Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:39 pm

There is no good way to go ...but since it is inevitable I don't think I could want for much better,
this post gave me a wry smile and also reminded me of a poem .....

RIP Poul, I never knew you, but you will inspire me and many more I think :)

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rage at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

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Re: A true legend has passed away. Poul 88 left us yesterday

Postby icebird » Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:13 pm

I was always happy to meet Poul at the beach, not only because he enjoyed a good chat, but also because he confirmed something fundamental about kitesurfers. We are all here on an equal footing. Poul was respected for doing what he loved at such an advanced age, but in reality, he was just one of the guys at the beach, and that was great. He even joined a group of 50 danish kiters for week in Egypt a few years back. He will be missed, for sure, but he went the way he wanted to.

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Re: A true legend has passed away. Poul 88 left us yesterday

Postby poldo » Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:03 pm

great story

robertovillate wrote:
RIP....or KIH?

(KIH = Kite in heaven!)


KIH :D

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Re: A true legend has passed away. Poul 88 left us yesterday

Postby balugh » Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:23 pm

Very inspiring. A great example for living...right to the end.

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Re: A true legend has passed away. Poul 88 left us yesterday

Postby mariod2 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:53 am

Condolences tot he family. He was a great inspiration.


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