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Rituals before and after kiting

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Created by causehecan 3 months ago, 11 Jul 2019
causehecan
WA, 668 posts
11 Jul 2019 6:48AM
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So a pretty common ritual after kiting is a few beers with ya mates at the spot. Followed by a bit of gossip about whose kites the fastest.

Just wondering if there is any other habits that seem to go with kiteing.

Im a big fan of street food and **** beer when living in asia before after and during kiting normally landing kites without leaving my hammock.

Ive heard the french rather then go thru the whole rigmarole of boiling the tea leaves they just smoke them? I suppose the boiling process is just extracting the drug from them maybe burnings another way.

What are your rituals? I heard a few emus and stealing a car stereo is what the boys get upto in perth

NorthernKitesAUS
QLD, 808 posts
11 Jul 2019 9:24AM
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Have you been to Ant's Kite Safari up north? That is a pure ritual-like holiday - sleep, kite, eat, kite, kite, kite, eat, kite, kite, kite, eat, get drunk, sleep, repeat.

causehecan
WA, 668 posts
11 Jul 2019 8:09AM
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I prefer the cheaper / free archers :) but im sure if i did one of those hay everyone lets dooooo THIS! Kite tour and got enuff people together to warrant me getting free accomodation etc id probably do it.

I think im going to add yoga to my warmup routine

Adam''KiteRepair
NSW, 94 posts
11 Jul 2019 1:12PM
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I'll have to plead the 5th on this thread

causehecan
WA, 668 posts
11 Jul 2019 2:23PM
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Is the 5th the one about being able to carry rifles?! What do you do sacrifice a windsurfer to the wind gods before every session?!

cauncy
WA, 7552 posts
11 Jul 2019 3:11PM
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Usually have a piss in my wetsuit on the waters edge before going out
then adjust my nuts so they don't get caught or pinched
quick arse scratch and I'm off
finish with a Guinness

beefarmer
WA, 251 posts
11 Jul 2019 3:57PM
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drive home after work, pick up dog + kite gear
drive north
let the dog out to chase the car up the beach a few ks
chat to the others
throw a stick for the dog
go kiting
come in when its too dark to see the shallow parts of the reef
pat the dog
pack up and drove off
**** its cold, crank the heater
**** im hungry and its 9pm already
grap some chips from the drive through to keep me going
get home, hang up wet stuff
smash up whatever food i can cook in 5 mins
eat, sleep, repeat

causehecan
WA, 668 posts
11 Jul 2019 4:58PM
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That was almost poetic beefarmer one of my instructors described cricket (i Could never understand how anyone plays that game or watches it) as being almost like a performance that i had to get in the mindset that it was a play or a tribal dance. Certainly made me think of it differently and your routines got that sorta feel to it.

Cauncy if you ever see me laying on my back floating in the water grabbing at my throat thats me trying to get water into my wetsuit to dilute the pee. Such a nice feeling when you finally have enough water built up in the chest area but its contained due to harness untill you get back up on the board and it just all flushes down past the harness and out ya legs almost as much relief as taking the piss itself

I really do wish australia let us have a bloody beach bar and a few hammocks and some kebabs or something the park barby and beers is closest we get but theres something just a little bit more social when you can actually mingle with other groups of people. Afterall half the people at those bars are there to watch the kitesurfers. So when you come in your like .. well not a god but people do see you in a higher light. They usually want to throw a bit of banter congratulate you on your massive 3m jump you try to explain the handlepasses were bit more worthy of a congratulations but whatever. And theres usually a few travelling girls in need of some touristy activity advice etc etc that just doesnt happen in the park bbq and a couple quite ones after the session scene we do in australia.

Skydivers have theyre dropzones with arcades and foosball and drinks etc wakeboarders get chips and beers for movie cinema prices and paragliders in europe and nz tend to have the pick of restaurants and bars etc where they land right on the lawn and walk in straight to the bar where everyones a bit amazed. (In australia we land in a cow paddock and have to punch a kangaroo before we can even take the harness off and hitchhike back with meth heads who drive around doing meth head things)

It would be nice to jim in to the surf clubs somehow. But we dont feel very welcome at all do we? They try theyre best to ban us and have us removed it seems. So if were lucky its a shade cloth and a hold for 6 seconds bbq.

I dont know.






Whose kite spot is the most accomodating to kitesurfers? If there was to be a kitebeach with aircompressors and kite caddys and all the stuff the real kite spots have abroad. Where would it be? My guess is the pond in wa? Only cause i havent been there

Whats sydney and melbs best spots like? Do we even have brick and mortar kite businesses on the waterfront anymore where people are landing kites in the shop carpark? Maybe a kiter bar? Did we ever have these things? Would yas want one?
80million powerball soon ya never know

beefarmer
WA, 251 posts
11 Jul 2019 6:42PM
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I agree CHC. Not much going on in these parts midwest WA on the social scene, we do have a kite school at one spot which is a good place to have a BYO beer and chat to tourists. but we also have heaps of spots with better waves and no one out so i tend to go there and just hang out with the mongrel.

but the tail gate bench seat hangout beers after a great uncroweded session has its own charms, and i wouldn't want to trade that for a crowded spot with lots of pretty tourists haha

eppo
WA, 7317 posts
11 Jul 2019 7:20PM
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Setup, kite, pack up, go home. My routine.

Kamikuza
QLD, 4329 posts
11 Jul 2019 10:25PM
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eppo said..
Setup, kite, pack up, go home. My routine.


I'd add "have a ****in great time" between "kite" and "pack up" too.

Plummet
4581 posts
12 Jul 2019 2:17AM
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+1 for scream to the beach, set up as fast as I can, kite like fark and then get the fark out back to the family asafp.
Thus is the life of a dude with young kids that needs body slamming. I have to get home as soon as possible so I can slam the technology out of those children's hands and get them bouncing on trampolines and generally moving their bodies.

Now once a year I take a pilgrimage to the sand dunes to attend the "moosemeet" which is the second oldest powerkiting event in the world! Basically we set up camp in a deserted sand dune 30km up a beach 5 hours drive from civilization. All there is there is wind, sea, sand dunes. Nothing else. It's oh for awesome. Basically its wake up, dawnbreaker kite session, Breakfast more kiting, lunch, kite some more, evening bbq some meaty goodness, maybe kite a bit more, gather some driftwood. night time bonfire and **** talk time and then if your keen night kiting.

God dammit it's an awesome pilgrimage, I have booked every year until I die.


















dafish
NSW, 1384 posts
12 Jul 2019 5:26AM
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Plummet said..
+1 for scream to the beach, set up as fast as I can, kite like fark and then get the fark out back to the family asafp.
Thus is the life of a dude with young kids that needs body slamming. I have to get home as soon as possible so I can slam the technology out of those children's hands and get them bouncing on trampolines and generally moving their bodies.

Now once a year I take a pilgrimage to the sand dunes to attend the "moosemeet" which is the second oldest powerkiting event in the world! Basically we set up camp in a deserted sand dune 30km up a beach 5 hours drive from civilization. All there is there is wind, sea, sand dunes. Nothing else. It's oh for awesome. Basically its wake up, dawnbreaker kite session, Breakfast more kiting, lunch, kite some more, evening bbq some meaty goodness, maybe kite a bit more, gather some driftwood. night time bonfire and **** talk time and then if your keen night kiting.

God dammit it's an awesome pilgrimage, I have booked every year until I die.



















That looks pretty sweet.

causehecan
WA, 668 posts
12 Jul 2019 4:59AM
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Id never heard of it plum where exactly is it ? Your still at taranaki yea?

Plummet
4581 posts
12 Jul 2019 6:40AM
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causehecan said..
Id never heard of it plum where exactly is it ? Your still at taranaki yea?


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RAL INN
VIC, 2764 posts
12 Jul 2019 12:10PM
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Drive, get there
Eff it no wind
drive home

Youngbreezy
WA, 567 posts
12 Jul 2019 12:10PM
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One thing I often do, which makes me feel like a kook every time I do it, is arrive at the beach and check the wind readings on my phone before I even get out of the car.

I am perfectly capable of assessing conditions just using my natural senses but the graph with all the little arrows is as addictive as a cigarette.

Youngbreezy
WA, 567 posts
12 Jul 2019 12:13PM
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Also I should add checking wind readings every chance I get in the lead up to the session and checking them after the session to assess how the readings related to what it was actually blowing at the spot.

The first step is admitting you have a problem.

cauncy
WA, 7552 posts
12 Jul 2019 1:27PM
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eppo said..
Setup, kite, pack up,answer phone msg from missus go home
as I'm in trouble My routine.

Just fixed that up for you

causehecan
WA, 668 posts
12 Jul 2019 2:26PM
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Youngbreezy said..
Also I should add checking wind readings every chance I get in the lead up to the session and checking them after the session to assess how the readings related to what it was actually blowing at the spot.

The first step is admitting you have a problem.


I do this in predictwind and windy and i check to see which forcast model was most accurate that day and that way ill know which model to believe for tomorrow.

Problem is i use boms coastal waters forcast theyre local town ecmwf gfs noaa pwg and pwe and whole time im just reloaded any nearby aerodromes current gusts. And then im dubious on all of them and just read the clouds


But its still a heck lot easier then studying rasp graphs before a flight

stray
SA, 133 posts
12 Jul 2019 9:39PM
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Not sure why people even have rituals. Just get from the car to on the water in a reasonably short amount of time. No ****ing around its boring.
when you're finnished pack up leave your bar on the beach and go home for a beer or coffee.

cauncy
WA, 7552 posts
12 Jul 2019 9:04PM
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stray said..
Not sure why people even have rituals. Just get from the car to on the water in a reasonably short amount of time. No ****ing around its boring.
when you're finnished pack up leave your bar on the beach and go home for a beer or coffee.


Always had a ritual in life from my army days, I believe it kept me alive also had a weird superstition on football season too for 42 games plus cup comps (uk)
id wear the same undies all season unwashed, just chucked in my boot bag until the next weekend, covered in mud, dog shidt at times kept me injury free, but forgot my bag one game and the old girl cleaning the change rooms came across it, her misfortune was look for a contact inside

amirite
350 posts
12 Jul 2019 10:06PM
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the rituals i see are windsurfers bedwetting about what size to rig.
just pick a number sailor

Plummet
4581 posts
13 Jul 2019 3:05AM
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amirite said..
the rituals i see are windsurfers bedwetting about what size to rig.
just pick a number sailor


Wow, you actually see dinosaurs? I thought they were extinct

eppo
WA, 7317 posts
13 Jul 2019 8:35AM
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cauncy said..

eppo said..
Setup, kite, pack up,answer phone msg from missus go home
as I'm in trouble My routine.


Just fixed that up for you


.... turn phone off, setup, kite, pack up, turn phone on and sound surprised I didn't get the message ...

quikdrawMcgraw
1221 posts
13 Jul 2019 11:26AM
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stray said..
Not sure why people even have rituals. Just get from the car to on the water in a reasonably short amount of time. No ****ing around its boring.
when you're finnished pack up leave your bar on the beach and go home for a beer or coffee.


Truth! Too many qunts are doing it wrong! I just leave my kite in the tree and bar on the sand it's way convenient then packing it all up fuq that shiz!




causehecan
WA, 668 posts
13 Jul 2019 11:45AM
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Lake weyba?

THE DONG
VIC, 479 posts
14 Jul 2019 10:16AM
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Stand at cliff edge arms crossed. Pretend to be an expert to everyone about everything even predicting the future. Coffin nail at end of session and continue being the master of the universe

quikdrawMcgraw
1221 posts
14 Jul 2019 10:14AM
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Lake weyba?


Yep

Youngbreezy
WA, 567 posts
14 Jul 2019 11:03AM
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My best and most important ritual is doing an inventory of the gear before and after a session



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