Me.C Johnson wrote:who can seriously say they got into kiteboarding because they wanted to race?
No.C Johnson wrote: You gotta be kidding me.
No, we don't. And I'm serious, I really want to do kiteracing (around a track) ant I think many people would want, if they got to know how it works.C Johnson wrote: We all got into this sport because of jumping or waves or tricks.
This is a big one to me. Not only do we lose the argument that kiteboarding is an olympic sport when arguing access to local beaches we also lose out on getting support and actual professional athletes in the sport.swell wrote:Without Olympic status kiteracing turns (or stays) a richkid-sport with no financial support from national goverments..
I'm sure there are other things going on. There are a lot of influences in the Olympics and the ISAF involving politics and money.tautologies wrote:Ronnie: Incompetent sure..but there must be something more going on. If they were only incompetent they would not have allowed passing the 68% vote...unless they all failed at basic 2nd grade math.
autchh!ronnie wrote: Some council members believed the 'estimates' of numbers for kiting in April and by November the full picture was made clear to them.
I should have prefaced that with IMO.Tiago1973 wrote:autchh!ronnie wrote: Some council members believed the 'estimates' of numbers for kiting in April and by November the full picture was made clear to them.
You know what though...saying all these things in retrospect doesn't matter at all. You do not get a second vote because you did not inform yourself about If someone voted then they voted. You can't really undo your vote when electing representatives. Complaining that they didn't know what they were voting for makes this even worse. The only time it would be a valid excuse is if someone have been behaving fraudulently...deliberately lying and covering up stuff. Anything else is nonsense. Sorry to be harsh, but an organization really should know better then such excuses.ronnie wrote:[
I'm sure there are other things going on. There are a lot of influences in the Olympics and the ISAF involving politics and money.
There never was a majority in favour of kiting. Kiting got in by one vote and the Council member who represented Spain was supposed to vote for windsurfing and claimed that he voted for kiting by accident.
A woman who represented Canada said she voted for kiting to get more women into sailing. Well she got more women into kiting because some of the many hundreds (maybe thousands) of women racing RSX and the Techno feeder class switched over to join the few kite racers (there were 3 women entered in the PKRA 2012 O'Neill Kiteboard World Cup)
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