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European vs American kite culture

Postby Krazedkiter » Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:17 am

It seems to me that the Europeans are all into these kite resort type vacations where they spend 3-4 weeks at some kite club in some far off Country and are willing to spend their entire years savings on a kite trip. They like all inclusive resorts with beach boys and kite launchers and rescue boats and Bon fires at nite with bottles of wine and lots of social interaction.

Americans seem to be more hardcore and want multiple cheap no frills kite adventures with a couple of cases of Beer and cheap lodging with room sharing and kite all day and drink and eat all nite and do it again the next day mentality. We could care less for beach boys and kite launchers and dont need kite club staff to cater to all our needs. Then drive back at 2 am Sunday nite to make it back to work by Monday AM.

Not bashing either side, just an interesting observation from two different kite cultures. This is just my impression and maybe I have it wrong since I haven been to any overseas kite clubs. Is this how it is and if so why the difference in kite culture do you think?

Just saying'

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Re: European vs American kite culture

Postby Toby » Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:37 am

this would rather be young vs old.

Don't see a difference in EU or USA

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Re: European vs American kite culture

Postby Westozzy » Tue Apr 22, 2014 7:10 am

...and aussie just sleep in their swags and hunt kangaroos with their boomerangs for dinner...

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Re: European vs American kite culture

Postby piccio » Tue Apr 22, 2014 7:41 am

It is not kite culture is continent culture .
we work for living you live for working!
we like stay 20 days or more with friends and all amenities!
US ctz do not do it ,cannot do it ,do not have the thought of doing it .
in terms of living you are bodydragging while we are facing hawaian jaws.
time is needed maybe 2 or 3000 years of history !
better talk of kiting !
ciao
ps. do not get me wrong ,it is not an offense ,you come from 200 years ,we are much older and have been taught from time to time what to do!

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Re: European vs American kite culture

Postby mede » Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:06 am

Like Toby said, no difference US - Europe, if anything, it boils down to Country mentalities.

But the cut young/old, or Kiting with Family / Without, would be much better

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Re: European vs American kite culture

Postby piccio » Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:05 am

wrong! there is enormous difference between europeans and americans.
we can do it while they can't!
in fact does not exist ,never seen ,a group of young americans togheter in vacations for one month!
they can do it when retired ,all togheter in a coach with a guide after hole life forced to be monday morning early ready ,perfect ,on time at work.

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Re: European vs American kite culture

Postby SonnyRider » Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:43 am

Krazedkiter wrote:It seems to me that the Europeans are all into these kite resort type vacations where they spend 3-4 weeks at some kite club in some far off Country and are willing to spend their entire years savings on a kite trip. They like all inclusive resorts with beach boys and kite launchers and rescue boats and Bon fires at nite with bottles of wine and lots of social interaction.

Americans seem to be more hardcore and want multiple cheap no frills kite adventures with a couple of cases of Beer and cheap lodging with room sharing and kite all day and drink and eat all nite and do it again the next day mentality. We could care less for beach boys and kite launchers and dont need kite club staff to cater to all our needs. Then drive back at 2 am Sunday nite to make it back to work by Monday AM.

Not bashing either side, just an interesting observation from two different kite cultures. This is just my impression and maybe I have it wrong since I haven been to any overseas kite clubs. Is this how it is and if so why the difference in kite culture do you think?

Just saying'


So, lets get this right. You've not been to any of these so called 'kite clubs', but yet you seem to voice an opinion from your 'knowledge'?
Are you one of these people that when you overthink things it becomes the truth?

I can't work out if you are Trolling or not :-? :lol:

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Re: European vs American kite culture

Postby Johhnn » Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:54 am

I'm from USA. But the European way sounds like the way to go! But, then again, I'm old, so maybe it's just the young versus old attitude towards life. If only I had a group of friends to get together and go someplace cool to hang out, enjoy kiting and nice wine by a bonfire in the evening, sleep well and get up the next day to do it again. But not many of my friends kite so I'm pretty much a solo kiter. Sure there are always a few people at the beach I frequent to help land the kite, but I guess we Americans are too busy working or doing individualistic pursuits to organize a group trip.

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Re: European vs American kite culture

Postby paulie » Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:30 pm

As a citizen of the Untied European Confederation and a kite boarder for the last 12 years I have done numerous trips. Some involving kite boys and others where I have gone it alone...

To be honest, I prefer just having a base and some transport to drive about, explore and find the best spots. But there is something also quite pleasant about rolling out of bed and walking 2 mins to a kite pumped up and ready launch. Considering I am happy to drive 100's of miles to the best conditions when at home it makes a nice relaxing change.

Not sure that it has anything to do with my Continent of origin though...

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Re: European vs American kite culture

Postby piccio » Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:32 pm

right johhnn,correct that's it


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