10 Reasons why every girl should kite surf

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MattPearce
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I've seen a lot enough fat kiters around the world to make me question whether or not 4-6 hours of kiting a week will allow you to eat all you want.

I'm going to go with 'bollocks' on that point.
waverider
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I'll also go for, "A lot of bolloxx."

Not counting for hard-core free-style and riding in big seas and where you have the added exertion of recovering yourself regularly kiteboarding isn't even giving you a CV workout.

Learners, yes.

Skilled riders, no unless it's hardcore.

I used to take a heart-rate monitor out with me to prove the point, if you want to loose fat then run or ride a bike. I could ride through the shore break without ever going higher than low-end aerobic.

This is kitesurfing tuition marketing itself to fat-vulnerable kids.
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waverider wrote:I'll also go for, "A lot of bolloxx."

Not counting for hard-core free-style and riding in big seas and where you have the added exertion of recovering yourself regularly kiteboarding isn't even giving you a CV workout.

Learners, yes.

Skilled riders, no unless it's hardcore.

I used to take a heart-rate monitor out with me to prove the point, if you want to loose fat then run or ride a bike. I could ride through the shore break without ever going higher than low-end aerobic.

This is kitesurfing tuition marketing itself to fat-vulnerable kids.
Nothing wrong with fleecing fat kids...
waverider
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MattPearce wrote:I've seen a lot enough fat kiters around the world to make me question
You have to be careful making judgments, take the rugby player Adam Jones as an example. Just by his outline he will have a massive risk attached to his future and called "Fat" by those with a narrow-minded view.

Most rugby players are big-boys with a dangerous BMI.
Bigmac
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Jesus, you guys are such losers.
the Idea is to get more chicks into kiting... I hope you're not the guys at the beach when all the hot ones go to when they want to start learning...
waverider
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Bigmac wrote:Jesus, you guys are such losers.
Yea-Yea-Yea, we all know about guys who take up kitesurfing because they think that girls think they're cool.

It's the bane of kitesurfing beaches close to the car-park. Fact-is, the girls know most of of you are fat-smelly-spotty-faced-loosers.
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My experience of the fitness aspect has changed over the last couple of years since I started kiting. At first I found I would wake up with aching core muscles, which i think was mostly due to a poor stance, then the amount of effort required dropped considerably, now I put some boots on my board it's back to being a pretty good workout again! Every time I crash (read: a lot) I've got to haul my legs back in front of me with a board attached while I get dragged, and I wake up aching once more :-D

My girlfriend is starting kiting and is convinced she will be better than me. bloody hope not!
MattPearce
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waverider wrote:
Bigmac wrote:Jesus, you guys are such losers.
Yea-Yea-Yea, we all know about guys who take up kitesurfing because they think that girls think they're cool.

It's the bane of kitesurfing beaches close to the car-park. Fact-is, the girls know most of of you are fat-smelly-spotty-faced-loosers.
I'll have you know I think I'm quite dashing.
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I'm going to say that since I have had a break from kitesurfing over new year I did get out twice I have put weight on.. I can't wait to get back in the water and moving again.. I am sure I will lose it then.. but certainly not enough to eat all I want !! I wish ..... those days have gone!!!!! when i was like 21!! and that my friends ........was a LONGGGGG time ago ! :lol: :mrgreen: :lol:

Anyway more ladies kitesurfing please.. nothing worse than seeing an old duffer in a wetsuit ( me ) :mrgreen:


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I guess it depends what you are doing. Agree that mowing the lawn isn't going to burn an awful lot of calories. Riding freestyle, doing several tricks on a tack, doing unhooked stuff, etc has to be a good workout. I didn't get the shoulders and abs I have from running! Also, hanging onto an 8m kite for two hours in nuking wind (because you forgot to pack the 6m) is blimmin good exercise too!
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lucie wrote: I didn't get the shoulders and abs I have from running! Also,
It's why the fashion of wearing your baggy shirt hanging-over instead of a tailored one tucked in, and now Onesies. All to hide the flabby bellies and stuff hanging-over. :-D
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lucie wrote:I guess it depends what you are doing. Agree that mowing the lawn isn't going to burn an awful lot of calories. Riding freestyle, doing several tricks on a tack, doing unhooked stuff, etc has to be a good workout. I didn't get the shoulders and abs I have from running! Also, hanging onto an 8m kite for two hours in nuking wind (because you forgot to pack the 6m) is blimmin good exercise too!
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: post of the year already... I've turned up at the beach I am dam well going out!!! even if every one else thinks I am way over powered :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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kite-uk wrote:
lucie wrote:I guess it depends what you are doing. Agree that mowing the lawn isn't going to burn an awful lot of calories. Riding freestyle, doing several tricks on a tack, doing unhooked stuff, etc has to be a good workout. I didn't get the shoulders and abs I have from running! Also, hanging onto an 8m kite for two hours in nuking wind (because you forgot to pack the 6m) is blimmin good exercise too!
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: post of the year already... I've turned up at the beach I am dam well going out!!! even if every one else thinks I am way over powered :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Ah, it wasn't as bad as it sounds! I was too powered to unhook and kiteloop comfortably, but everything else was fine :-D But, yes I had driven 70 miles to go home to my favourite spot... There was a 4m in the boot in case, but in butter flat water I knew I could pin the 8m down okay. :mrgreen:

Of course I am not encouraging anyone to go out overpowered :wink: :wink:
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LOL.. I was out on a 6m the other week and a local I know of was carried to the waters edge by two helpers on his 9m :shock: :shock:

my jumps with him where nice 1m ones... with abit of effort.. his where about 30ft with NO effort and time to look around :-D over at Hill head the other side of calshot to your left LOL
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