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Re: See How Easily Helmets May Be Required

Postby dyyylan » Thu Oct 10, 2013 1:51 am

With all the kooky stuff RichardM has posted the last couple of days I'm starting to think he's perpetuating some kind of inside joke and making us all look like fools. You win, Richard, well played.

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Re: See How Easily Helmets May Be Required

Postby DrLightWind » Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:01 pm

Kamikuza wrote:I'm more impressed with how kiting can affect politics... had a great session last night, don't feel the need to troll any more :thumb:
Right, :congrats:
but now Kerry instead of boosting, doing a lot of farts and belching in the wind :lol:

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Re: See How Easily Helmets May Be Required

Postby Toby » Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:43 pm

Does Kerry still kite?

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Re: See How Easily Helmets May Be Required

Postby Windstoked » Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:58 pm

If government can ram something major down our throats even though a majority are against it, they could easily force a law on a small minority (kiters) even if nobody in the general public was for it. Anything to "lower health care costs" will be in their sights.

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Re: See How Easily Helmets May Be Required

Postby Bille » Thu Oct 10, 2013 1:56 pm

They "Require" life jackets at Mohave now ; wasn't that way 5 years ago !

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Re: See How Easily Helmets May Be Required

Postby sijandy » Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:51 pm

dyyylan wrote:With all the kooky stuff RichardM has posted the last couple of days I'm starting to think he's perpetuating some kind of inside joke and making us all look like fools. You win, Richard, well played.


he's like the Scrooge of kitesurfing.

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Re: See How Easily Helmets May Be Required

Postby Don Monnot » Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:24 pm

Kamikuza wrote:I'm more impressed with how kiting can affect politics... had a great session last night, don't feel the need to troll any more :thumb:


:thumb:

I've had two great, solid sessions in a row, and even Richard M's rantings don't bother me.

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Re: See How Easily Helmets May Be Required

Postby alexrider » Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:44 pm

RichardM wrote:According to this breaking news story TODAY...14 out of 20 people supported the draconian measure that would make it a LAW to REQUIRE a helmet when WALKING[/b].

Not surprised the least, considering that even kiteriders (or is it just kiteforum posters?) are in great numbers for wearing a helmet at all time.

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Re: See How Easily Helmets May Be Required

Postby RichardM » Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:30 pm

alexrider wrote:
RichardM wrote:According to this breaking news story TODAY...14 out of 20 people supported the draconian measure that would make it a LAW to REQUIRE a helmet when WALKING[/b].

Not surprised the least, considering that even kiteriders (or is it just kiteforum posters?) are in great numbers for wearing a helmet at all time.


There is not necessarily ANY correlation between advocating for helmet use and advocating for a LAW requiring helmet use.

For example, I am always advocating for helmet USE, however I'm adamantly OPPOSED to a LAW requiring it. The closest I come in this regard is to advocate that CERTIFICATION ORGS such as the IKO should REQUIRE that their certified INSTRUCTORS wear helmets whenever they kite in order to maintain certification.

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Re: See How Easily Helmets May Be Required

Postby longwhitecloud » Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:51 pm

I think there may be only a handful of kite instructors left in the world if this happened.

Sooo funny how some don't want politics in kitesurfing but are willing to forget that while campaigning for kiting in the olympics - the mighty $$$! Ask anyone involved at the top level of an new Olympic sports if the sport became more far more political and get back to me.


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