at top level things get hard but think racing is waay worst than some rant in ksp
MC SUKIE'S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BLOG wrote:
Pretty much every nationality it seems has a representative, and these country ‘teams’ are very much that. Eating, drinking and training exclusively together, it is very different to the usual atmosphere of everyone being best friends you find at the freestyle events; these racers are definitely the more serious side of kitesurfing!
And in regard to rule breaking and protests, yes, they are still going on. 11pm and there are still many riders to be seen.
completely off-topic but found this conclusion particular interesting
This is a sailing regatta with the sailors using sails which are independent of their craft.
Of course they are using a kite, and a board, but really that is the only reason it is called a kitesurfing event.
The entire attitude of the riders, the terminology and the way they think is that of a sailor. Now I am a kiter, I have never been in a sailing boat and it really does not interest me. It is crazy to think that we all do the same sport. Thus today I came to the realisation that actually, we do not. Kitesurf racing really is just another class of sailing.
it is a really nice reading, give a much better view on how were things than the videoshttp://www.kiteboardtour.asia
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