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What sport did you do prior to kiting and what drew you in?

Postby plummet » Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:10 am

Lets run a pole.

What main sport did you do prior to kitingsurfing ? why did kitingsurfing draw you in.

A) I surfed, I want the kite to tow me into waves and continue the surf feel when its windy

B) I windsurfed and kiting is an extension to my existing wind addiction

C) I wakeboard and want to add the kite to complement the boat and cable.

D) I do extreme/adrenaline sports and kiting fits right in there to get my buzz.

E) I went to the beach, Watched a guy boost to the moon and said "I need to get me a piece of that action!".

F) I snowboard/ski and wanted to snowkite to extend my snowboarding/skiing

G) Something else I haven't thought of.

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Re: What sport did you do prior to kiting and what drew you

Postby rocktor » Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:48 pm

I Came from paragliding background. Never did board sports before.

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Re: What sport did you do prior to kiting and what drew you

Postby coleman » Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:23 pm

Was flying stunt kites and traction kites as a hobby but previously lived in boulder co and was into snowboarding.

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Re: What sport did you do prior to kiting and what drew you

Postby axo » Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:39 pm

I am a Hang Glider pilot. So when the weather is too windy it means it is "blown" to go flying, but now i will be able to do something else (kitesurf). It is a way to seal the gap for me i can do either one of the 2 options, plus living 3 blocks away from the beach, makes sense to start using it for something :)

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Re: What sport did you do prior to kiting and what drew you

Postby matth » Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:47 pm

Windsurfing, the original cool sport!!!!!

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Re: What sport did you do prior to kiting and what drew you

Postby fastrider » Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:01 pm

I would say i saw a guy in obx flying in the air thats when i said i need to do that

Skateboard background, dragbike,stuntkite,

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Re: What sport did you do prior to kiting and what drew you

Postby Rbgar » Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:02 pm

A, Surf, got tired of getting out of work and being blown out by afternoon sea breezes and watching a couple guys blasting around having, this was about 2005. Ran into one of those guys at a bar one night and he recruited me for lessons, so glad I took him up on his offer :thumb:

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Re: What sport did you do prior to kiting and what drew you

Postby Bikelock » Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:34 pm

I was a kid and flew flexifoil stackers on the Oregon coast, being a water skier I could instantly see the that if it could pull me across the sand like that, it could pull me on a ski. Well my parents would not buy me those kites for obvious reasons that are now clear to me, having kids of my own.

I also grew up skiing, skateboarding, snowboarding back when it stated, waterskiing, and then all other adrenaline sports I could try.

Flash forward to 2000 and moved away from the mountains, started surfing, and waiting for good waves is worse than waiting for snow. I saw kitesurfing and it all clicked, it brought me full circle.

I still surf, but the wind blows way more than there are good waves.

By the way I learned with a two line cabrina death kite, put the sport down for a few years after many close calls, and then the mid 2000's came and brought kiting back to the old man.

I love this sport, it is like a flick of the wrist on a old 70's two stroke if you like, or a nice comfy ride in a Cadillac. So diverse, ride the flat water maching and boosting, waves nice and slow looking for a good swell, or a combo.

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Re: What sport did you do prior to kiting and what drew you

Postby schappe » Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:58 pm

Windsurfing.
I was looking at ways to lower my wind minimum and realized that kiting was the answer.

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Re: What sport did you do prior to kiting and what drew you

Postby saildawg » Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:18 pm

Sailing since being "knee high to a grasshopper." Always attracted to things that would propel me on land and water without the use of an engine.


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