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Do people still kite in Aus?

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Created by Plummet 29 days ago, 24 Apr 2022
vodka
161 posts
1 May 2022 7:54PM
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Remember whennmy rants didnt have any paragraphs or any punctuation at all now i add paraggraphs and its too many you lot are never happy anywho nonhard feelings anyone were all tribes being tribes

AUS126
NSW, 168 posts
5 May 2022 5:47PM
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I recon everyone has gone a bit foil crazy. Foils are a beautiful thing and do everything better than a surfboard. They truck upwind, turn on a dime and catch waves very easily. BUT you have to ride very calculated and controlled because you don't want to cross the wrong end of the foil. With kitesurfing, above 20 knots, on the other hand you can just go for it. You can send the kite and just wait and see where it takes you. Or hit a section of a wave that you may or maynot make. It is a rush and a great release. What other type of sail can slingshot you like a kite. Flying kites is fun, so I won't be selling mine just yet.

ActionSportsWA
WA, 846 posts
6 May 2022 9:26AM
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drsurf said..



I think forums thrive when there's something new and people are excited enough to give it a go and seek out help online when they find it's not as easy as it looks. Forums are great to get support, tips and even instructional videos from those who've mastered whatever discipline you're into. I inhabit a global heavy machinery forum which is extremely active because equipment is always breaking down and owners need help or someone's bought a Bobcat on ebay and don't know how it works




Some good points but no one uses forums for answers anymore as you can pretty much YouTube anything these days. People are so consumed with instant access to answers that they can't even be bothered to read text anymore. Most websites now reflect this as text doesn't even rank like it used to. YouTube, E-Books and Podcasts are the new forms of information and entertainment.

I don't necessarily like these changes, but this is our future

DM

THE DONG
VIC, 518 posts
7 May 2022 11:24AM
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Kiting has gone nuts. The skill level of guys and girls at the moment is insane both in big air, freestyle and wave kiting. Kiting has just changed. It's more about quality than quantity these days

jn1
SA, 2112 posts
7 May 2022 8:36PM
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Kitesurfing has entered a stage that Windsurfing entered in the early 2000s. When I started Windsurfing in 2008, it was the pits. But that is ok, because I was enjoying it, and progressing. This should be the same for all of you during your Kitesurfing adventure. Both Kite and Windsurfing are very cool sports IMO. The only thing that has changed is Kitesurfing is no longer flavour of the month. But, that is ok. Don't worry about it. Kitesurfing will never die. Seeing Kiters "go big" is a trademark draw card that you can take to the bank

Mark _australia
WA, 21335 posts
8 May 2022 8:39PM
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Its been 24hrs since jn1's reply.... and no posting in the kite forum at all. I recall when there was a day or two of no activity in the WS forum a couple of years back, and it was a bit disappointing

I thought it very telling that another poster here, kinda showed us all in this very thread, why people don't bother talking here anymore. How ironic, and sad at the same time.

Trouble is there is only a couple of those c0ckheads but they're proud of their behaviour.

Thank god for the ignore function huh.

Trouble is, mods just got rid of Heavy Weather, not the actual (minority) of farkheads who write utter crap and bag out everyone else.


vodka
161 posts
9 May 2022 2:26PM
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hilarious how the bullys are first to run to the teacher

Mark _australia
WA, 21335 posts
10 May 2022 7:12PM
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^^^ Oh that shows how you made it to the top 5% in every single hardcore water sport.

Legend.

lotofwind
NSW, 6353 posts
10 May 2022 9:23PM
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^^This is the type of inciting argument name calling stuff that caused the closure of heavy weather, seems the professional full time forum crew cant let it go, even after it was closed ages ago.
The closure of HW because of this type of thing was the best decision the mods ever made.

Kinda funny though, Markie complains forums are slow now because of people bagging others out,,,,,,
then bags others out????? lol classic

Bowerboy
NSW, 137 posts
13 May 2022 10:43AM
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I had a great kite yesterday in sydney. I'm no gun, but the pure joy of jumping, transitioning onto waves, stacking but then back up in an instant was so fantastic. That is what kiting is, loose, free and joyful. I haven't wind foiled, but they look to be concentrating hard, and kind of joyless. I think in 10 minutes I had more fun than they seem to get in an hour.

vodka
161 posts
13 May 2022 9:11AM
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My ex use to console me with simular rhetoric to your last line.

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Bowerboy said..
but they look to be concentrating hard, and kind of joyless. I think in 10 minutes I had more fun than they seem to get in an hour.


I think kiteing is cheating on you.

Plummet
4851 posts
14 May 2022 4:57AM
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Bowerboy said..
I had a great kite yesterday in sydney. I'm no gun, but the pure joy of jumping, transitioning onto waves, stacking but then back up in an instant was so fantastic. That is what kiting is, loose, free and joyful. I haven't wind foiled, but they look to be concentrating hard, and kind of joyless. I think in 10 minutes I had more fun than they seem to get in an hour.


Yeah, ive faded off kite foiling and back into mutant hacking about. Too much concentration, not enough reckless abandon with foiling.

AquaPlow
QLD, 1037 posts
14 May 2022 2:19PM
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Plummet said.
Yeah, ive faded off kite foiling and back into mutant hacking about. Too much concentration, not enough reckless abandon with foiling.


The big but.. U have 2get good at it first.. Foiling is low on work out energy - I am still mentally dripping with sweat.. The epic cracked that joy when it flows.. Sooo good... Occasionally chuck in a good downwinder for abandon quotient

Weather patterns have been an anchor on regular TOW progress here for months..
Need to go on a trip Qld sunny coast is experiencing another pasting.. I emptied my pool couple of months back for maintenance.. Still emptying it every week..3-4000 litres inthere now since last Tuesday.. Meeh
Cheers
AP

Plummet
4851 posts
15 May 2022 2:24AM
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AquaPlow said..

Plummet said.
Yeah, ive faded off kite foiling and back into mutant hacking about. Too much concentration, not enough reckless abandon with foiling.



The big but.. U have 2get good at it first.. Foiling is low on work out energy - I am still mentally dripping with sweat.. The epic cracked that joy when it flows.. Sooo good... Occasionally chuck in a good downwinder for abandon quotient

Weather patterns have been an anchor on regular TOW progress here for months..
Need to go on a trip Qld sunny coast is experiencing another pasting.. I emptied my pool couple of months back for maintenance.. Still emptying it every week..3-4000 litres inthere now since last Tuesday.. Meeh
Cheers
AP


Well ive foiled up to 40 knots and up to double head surf and everything inbetween. So i guess good enough to know what i like. Big surf and big wind is more fun on the mutant and light wind and bugger all surf is more fun mountain biking..........


Occassionally Foil for a chillaxing zen session.

These days i cant be arsed with riding crud for the sake if it.

vodka
161 posts
16 May 2022 6:50AM
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Man im just surfing if theres evan a sliver of a wave and freediveing with a cray hook if theres no waves. If you have enough surfboards you can have fun on nearly any wave anytime constantly seem to be swapping boards in and out trying to keep it to 4 boards max in the bus at a time

NorthernKitesAUS
QLD, 1001 posts
Monday , 16 May 2022 12:24PM
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Very good data reference. Thanks!
I am playing with the kitesurfing vs wingsurfing terms and I am so glad winging is still "down there" by comparison. Winging started being a "thing" around early 2020, and this shows it clearly.
trends.google.com/trends/explore?date=all&geo=AU&q=%2Fm%2F01b7b1,%2Fg%2F11fl8xjkb7
However, if you add surfing as a trend term under Sport, it flattens everything else. Goes to show, a simple surfboard and the pleasure of catching a wave - is all it comes down to.

vodka
161 posts
Monday , 16 May 2022 4:11PM
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Wheres lofty wheres lofty for a year i live in townsville kiteing asking where is mr lofty all i get told is he must be foiling on a foil with a foil at the sailing club what a shame

Anyways no one uses the term wingsurfing search wingdinging + wingsurfing

NorthernKitesAUS
QLD, 1001 posts
Tuesday , 17 May 2022 9:36AM
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vodka said..
Wheres lofty wheres lofty for a year i live in townsville kiteing asking where is mr lofty all i get told is he must be foiling on a foil with a foil at the sailing club what a shame

Anyways no one uses the term wingsurfing search wingdinging + wingsurfing


Hahaha.. gday Nathan!
Hey not my fault I came up from Melbourne with some class and culture behind me.



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