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 Post subject: Re: rumor that Youri Zoon signed for Best
PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:43 pm 
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I give up


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 Post subject: Re: rumor that Youri Zoon signed for Best
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Brent4336 wrote:
I give up


Now that's boring!

But hey, I got it !


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 Post subject: Re: rumor that Youri Zoon signed for Best
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Toby wrote:
But basically it is like with the handle: same tricks without score higher but handle also makes some tricks possible.


that is the weirdest analogy but I think it does work for you.

I think a better analogy is if kiteboarding is scrambled eggs, then boots is cooking with gas and straps is cooking on an electric range. The taste of the omelet depends on the cook not the stove.


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yes, it works fine for me. It is the same.


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 Post subject: Re: rumor that Youri Zoon signed for Best
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I think a better analogy would be

Boots = cooking on charcoal

Straps = cooking on gas

Charcoal taste better and a cook who takes the time to use it is more respected. However, it will kill you in the long run.


BTW, does anyone else think its funny the reason Youri rides for Best now is because they paid him a shit ton of money. NOT because of how good the kites were?

Just think that's funny.


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 Post subject: Re: rumor that Youri Zoon signed for Best
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BTW, does anyone else think its funny the reason Youri rides for Best now is because they paid him a shit ton of money. NOT because of how good the kites were?

Just think that's funny.


Dude should make his money while he can! Not a long career in the PKRA.

Toby are you actually baiting me!

Firstly, no one has scored a board off since 2003!

Analogies... sure why not:

your like a cross country skiier asking the difference between downhill skis and snowboards.... you are never going to properly understand because you have no frame of reference. None of those people take the board off until the heat is over! You never unhook, or pass, or ride in high winds, or use a small kite. Its like trying to explain the difference between pink and green to a blind man.

And the one that keeps coming to mind: Your a bit like Kenny G trying to understand the difference between a fender and a stratocastor.

Boots are only half of the equipment equation. They are simply control. They serve as a means to ride with more width, more rocker, less flex and a wider stance. The ride is really all about the board, the boots are just the more visible difference.


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 Post subject: Re: rumor that Youri Zoon signed for Best
PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:34 pm 
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+1 Well Said!

Brent4336 wrote:
C Johnson wrote:
BTW, does anyone else think its funny the reason Youri rides for Best now is because they paid him a shit ton of money. NOT because of how good the kites were?

Just think that's funny.


Dude should make his money while he can! Not a long career in the PKRA.

Toby are you actually baiting me!

Firstly, no one has scored a board off since 2003!

Analogies... sure why not:

your like a cross country skiier asking the difference between downhill skis and snowboards.... you are never going to properly understand because you have no frame of reference. None of those people take the board off until the heat is over! You never unhook, or pass, or ride in high winds, or use a small kite. Its like trying to explain the difference between pink and green to a blind man.

And the one that keeps coming to mind: Your a bit like Kenny G trying to understand the difference between a fender and a stratocastor.

Boots are only half of the equipment equation. They are simply control. They serve as a means to ride with more width, more rocker, less flex and a wider stance. The ride is really all about the board, the boots are just the more visible difference.


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 Post subject: Re: rumor that Youri Zoon signed for Best
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I also have to agree that it was also very well said. Toby I have watched what you do and it seems like you absolutely have a blast doing it. Dimitri also has a thing for board offs but there is something special about riding fully locked in. I come from a snowboarding background (25+ years) and find riding in straps frustrating!!! I am in the process of slapping boots on my cab custom as I have heeded the advice of those that I kite with (learning to kite is not the time for boots) and I find that straps are lacking. Sure you can get your feet out quick but at the expense of control... come over to the locked in style Toby! I actually think that you would be a good rider and would love to see you quiet a lot of wake riders in the process. I can see it now.... Toby hitting sliders and all the angst riders having to find another nemesis to bag on!! Haha that would be funny!

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 Post subject: Re: rumor that Youri Zoon signed for Best
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Pure fun for sure! :lol:

Brent: besides passing (never liked the style of it, can you accept that?) I tried it all in 12.5 years of kiting. I even wakeboard before kiting.

Again, I found my style and have a blast, without fearing to get injured at every trick. Love the flying feeling, that's why I started the sport! I am happy. Are you? If so, great. And I still understand !

Keep attacking?

Back to topic: Youri had twice a knee injury, very impressed with his comeback and winning the tour. Very happy for him. But he better takes all the cash he can make, since the next injury is just about to happen at that level. But I wish him all the best to keep pushing it and that nothing happens! :thumb:


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 Post subject: Re: rumor that Youri Zoon signed for Best
PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:18 pm 
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Dude should make his money while he can! Not a long career in the PKRA.


Why do you think that? Lets just hope racing is not the only future for the sport then... wouldn´t be the coolest image...

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BTW, does anyone else think its funny the reason Youri rides for Best now is because they paid him a shit ton of money. NOT because of how good the kites were?

I don´t... I know for sure he loved the kite before they talked numbers ;) And who wouldn´t??? The GP is siiiiick!!!! :D But I bet they payed him a nice amount of course - he´s the best there is for the moment so he should get payed!
They have some other crazy riders comming over this year as well, so he´s not the only one... Rumors says the most technical and wildest one on snow soon as well... ;)

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Firstly, no one has scored a board off since 2003!


You don´t like boardoffs sure, but they can be harder than a handlepass :P And a lot of people not knowing the sport gets more impressed by a huge jump with a boardoff than a quick fancy rotation with a pass. So style is still a bit relative. (But yes i agree boots adds style for a lot of riders)

But have you seen Youri (since he´s the topic here) pull of his insane megaloop onefooters?
Pritty sick move and can´t be done in boots... just saying ;)


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