KSP Contest, aka "Kite Strapless Pro"

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Re: KSP Contest, aka "Kite Strapless Pro"

Post by le noun » Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:48 pm

How dare you Kirk?!
Next time I see you at Waddell, Bruce, Brian and I will take your straps away. :mrgreen:
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Re: KSP Contest, aka "Kite Strapless Pro"

Post by Sonny » Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:05 am

I'm going to ride with boots on my surf board.
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Re: KSP Contest, aka "Kite Strapless Pro"

Post by le noun » Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:41 am

Sonny wrote:I'm going to ride with boots on my surf board.
Don't forget the GoJoe too. 8)
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Re: KSP Contest, aka "Kite Strapless Pro"

Post by floater » Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:17 am

Looks like we have the makings of a carpool. Who's in?

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Re: KSP Contest, aka "Kite Strapless Pro"

Post by lieutenantglorp » Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:09 pm

Don't forget about the NSI foothooks ::) I guess I will never be pro since I am the only one using them ;)

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Re: KSP Contest, aka "Kite Strapless Pro"

Post by Jeb Mud » Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:38 pm

You can take away my foot straps when you pry them off my cold dead feet! :)

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Re: KSP Contest, aka "Kite Strapless Pro"

Post by behindThePeak » Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:10 pm

Jeb Mud wrote:You can take away my foot straps when you pry them off my cold dead feet! :)
i'd wager you're much more likely to be prying a leash off cold dead feet than straps anyway

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Re: KSP Contest, aka "Kite Strapless Pro"

Post by adamrod » Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:13 am

I like the move toward strapless. But so far, competition wave kiting is pretty boring for me. (I'm sure Paul thinks the same thing about the PKRA ha ha)

When I watch ASP world tour, I get to see some great surfing, but I love the aerials. air reverse, rodeo flip etc.

Just watching some kiters do a bunch of turns on a wave gets kinda boring (to me) after a while.

Given that we've got people landing strapless handlepasses, strapless front rolls, shuvits, kickflips...I'd love to see these pro guys mix it up and do some of that stuff too. Seems a bit sad that the non competition pros (rebstock, Ian A. etc) are doing more exciting and difficult stuff than the guys who compete.
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Re: KSP Contest, aka "Kite Strapless Pro"

Post by Aloha » Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:10 pm

There is nothing better when the city gets too hectic than grabbing 1 or 2 of your buddies and just escaping on a last minute extended weekend chasing wind and waves somewhere out in the South Pacific

A drawback to the competition scene imo - brings pressure to something that for some is the getaway

I can understand why a very talented rider might pass

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KSP Contest, aka "Kite Strapless Pro"

Post by sc-surfer » Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:18 pm

Surfing for some 25 years + now and I've never really been in to comp surfing. Same for kiting. I'd rather see some unknown ripping it up and having fun than a bunch of 'pros' being forced to surf within the confines of a contest. But that's just me.

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