when do you stop being a begginer?

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Re: when do you stop being a begginer?

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OMG! Where the hell am I on the list. 9th time out last night. 33mph winds gusting to 38. Riding a square one airush on a 9m Waroo. Waves 1.5m+ riding an edge. Even rescued a girls (very good rider) board they lost 30m from them. Before 26mph. Winds came back in with 9m to put up 11m as not enough power. I still class my self as a beginner. But a beginner +1 with a gold star lol

Done the pack down on first outing kite folded inside out after wipeout. Always manage to now keep kite in air after wipeout still learning turning but can. Small jumps, hey I got a square one jumps will allways be small It's like trying to lift a board the size of the isle of white lol.

Biggest thing I guess is I have the respect of seasioned pro riders at my local spot. They used to laugh at my square one board now we have fun races across the water with thumbs up togeather!

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Re: when do you stop being a begginer?

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Once you are self sufficient you are not a beginner.

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thetrash wrote:Once you are self sufficient you are not a beginner.

Amen to that.

My wife can't do that. I still class her as a beginner and she is happy to admit that. It's annoying as you want to go out on your own but she insists to take one kite out for the two of us.

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Filthy wrote:When you face a constant dilemma. Boardshorts over wetsuit or no boardshorts...


Bugger Filth that puts a delimma on me as I only have one choice......

Damn its good to kite in WARM waters

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My dilemma is, crazy-colours-stripy-ones with a waist-harness that isn't anywhere near a good match or sensible monochrome that fit's in with all the other monochrome and a bit of grey.

Annie says, "You do look a prat in those Richard". (Annie is a windsurfer, she can't help herself) :-D

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The moment you stop being a 'beginner' is the moment you become vulnerable to the thing that qualifies you as such, that is survival from your first major accident intact, nothing broken, but bruised enough to realise, you never drop your guard and become too cock sure of yourself..

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When you stop posting on this thread.

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timba14 wrote:When you stop posting on this thread.



Where have you been hiding?

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Dunc, off work for six weeks due to shoulder surgery.....off kiting till at least feb :cry:

But back at it full attack next year when the hetracil wears off.... :shock:

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