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Re: Hey old buggars

Postby ed257 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:56 pm

windsuks wrote:Well into my 50's and feeling good, a younger wife helps as well mind :wink:



Nice riding - especially for a guy in 50's.

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Re: Hey old buggars

Postby vhb4302 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:25 pm

This old bugger is a Kite Grandad about to turn 70. My local group of Kite Geezers are aged 72, 70, 68, 60 and a few young pups in their 50's. Tampa/Sarasota/St Pete gets a number of Boomers retiring to warm, sunny and windy SW Florida.

We are just as passionate about learning to do back rolls and jumps as our young kiting buddies. :cool2:

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Re: Hey old buggars

Postby Bille » Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:41 pm

windsuks wrote:Well into my 50's and feeling good, a younger wife helps as well mind :wink:



For an Old-Geezer : "your pretty Wired" !!

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Re: Hey old buggars

Postby L0KI » Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:47 pm

I've seen video of him kitelooping pretty hardcore.

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Re: Hey old buggars

Postby Ned Divine » Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:25 pm

Nice thread! I 'm 44, very fit, no ACLs and two partially resected menisci due to basketball and football, but no knee instability during kiting :)
Kitesurfing, biking, swimming and a bit of weight training if there is no wind at all. My Flysurfer Sp3 15 has done me a lot of good by letting me exercise in sub-10 winds.
My schoolmates look 5-10 years older, body and soul. I am soooooo grateful that I came across kiting :heartface:

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Re: Hey old buggars

Postby windsuks » Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:53 pm

We know quite a few kitesurfers around 73 still regularly kiting, one of them is a regular at our main beach. He is not just out there all weathers, he's also jumping and doing rotations too with a constant big grin on his face!

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Re: Hey old buggars

Postby zimboflyman » Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:56 pm

Brilliant!

At 41 I feel like a baby in this thread...

Definitely agree that keeping moving is best , especially for my back.
Swimming and surfing helping my overall.fitness soooo much,
also simple healthy eating. Even one day a week just fruit helps cleanse the system.

Inspirational thread, thank you!

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Re: Hey old buggars

Postby ed257 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:49 pm

For those of you with back problems I strongly recommend that you do these planks at least 3 times per week.

When you can do the following with perfect form I'll bet your back will feel a lot better:

1. regular plank - hold for 2 minutes
2. side plank - hold for 1 minute (remember to do other side too)
3. single leg hip bridge (1 minute then do other side)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNjAIzjGksk

I hope they help you as much as they did me.

Ed

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Re: Hey old buggars

Postby PiaKite » Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:05 am

I'm 74 and not only riding, but am still an active instructor (IKO Level 2 Senior). I'm, wondering if I am the oldest kiteboard instructor?

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Re: Hey old buggars

Postby speedyRider » Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:06 am

You guys are a true inspiration! I hope i can get to the 70s being so active, makes me feel like i shouldnt complain anymore at being 41 and 'old'. At my age im working on learning airpasses and feel old at times to try, wish i had started kiting earlier and not at 36 but thats life...what is sure is after reading many of you the inspiration came, thanks for that!


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