Windsurfing gets the boot for 2016 Olympics

Windsurfing gets the boot for 2016 Olympics

Post by Ben Kaufma » Tue, 08 May 2012 23:19:41


"... The ISAF Council voted that Kiteboarding will replace Windsurfing for the
mens and womens board events ..."

http://www.windsport.com/news_article?news_id=1400

 
 
 

Windsurfing gets the boot for 2016 Olympics

Post by (PeteCresswell » Tue, 08 May 2012 23:32:06

Per Ben Kaufman:

Quote:
>"... The ISAF Council voted that Kiteboarding will replace Windsurfing for the
>mens and womens board events ..."

>http://www.windsport.com/news_article?news_id=1400

Got to wonder what they are going to do about specifying
equipment.
--
Pete Cresswell

 
 
 

Windsurfing gets the boot for 2016 Olympics

Post by Ben Kaufma » Wed, 09 May 2012 03:19:38

Quote:

>Per Ben Kaufman:
>>"... The ISAF Council voted that Kiteboarding will replace Windsurfing for the
>>mens and womens board events ..."

>>http://www.windsport.com/news_article?news_id=1400

>Got to wonder what they are going to do about specifying
>equipment.

This was from their preliminary draft.  ;-)

http://www.powerkitecentre.com/images/uploads/Kids%20Kites/face.jpg

Ben

 
 
 

Windsurfing gets the boot for 2016 Olympics

Post by (PeteCresswell » Wed, 09 May 2012 05:07:35

Per Ben Kaufman:

Quote:

>This was from their preliminary draft.  ;-)

>http://www.powerkitecentre.com/images/uploads/Kids%20Kites/face.jpg

Seems tb on a par with their statement on page 8 of
http://tinyurl.com/89qy7d6:
--------------------------------------------------------------
 "Kiteboarding is the quickest sailing sport to learn sailing
  is possible already after a couple of ours training on the
  beach..."
--------------------------------------------------------------
--
Pete Cresswell
 
 
 

Windsurfing gets the boot for 2016 Olympics

Post by Ben Kaufma » Wed, 09 May 2012 22:38:42

Quote:

>Per Ben Kaufman:

>>This was from their preliminary draft.  ;-)

>>http://www.powerkitecentre.com/images/uploads/Kids%20Kites/face.jpg

>Seems tb on a par with their statement on page 8 of
>http://tinyurl.com/89qy7d6:
>--------------------------------------------------------------
> "Kiteboarding is the quickest sailing sport to learn sailing
>  is possible already after a couple of ours training on the
>  beach..."
>--------------------------------------------------------------

Thanks for the link...  It says:

"... Kiteboards are physically and technically challenging to sail, but not
destructive to the body (no pumping, always trapezing)...."

Have they never heard of people being dragged across parking lots and slammed
into cars etc?

Ben

 
 
 

Windsurfing gets the boot for 2016 Olympics

Post by (PeteCresswell » Thu, 10 May 2012 00:00:07

Per Ben Kaufman:

Quote:
>>>http://www.powerkitecentre.com/images/uploads/Kids%20Kites/face.jpg

>>Seems tb on a par with their statement on page 8 of
>>http://tinyurl.com/89qy7d6:
>>--------------------------------------------------------------
>> "Kiteboarding is the quickest sailing sport to learn sailing
>>  is possible already after a couple of ours training on the
>>  beach..."
>>--------------------------------------------------------------

>Thanks for the link...  It says:

>"... Kiteboards are physically and technically challenging to sail, but not
>destructive to the body (no pumping, always trapezing)...."

>Have they never heard of people being dragged across parking lots and slammed
>into cars etc?

I didn't want to go there bc I figured the comeback would be that
kites have improved so much.... and I don't know enough to parse
that.

--
Pete Cresswell

 
 
 

Windsurfing gets the boot for 2016 Olympics

Post by Ben Kaufma » Sun, 13 May 2012 11:11:19

On Mon, 07 May 2012 10:19:41 -0400, Ben Kaufman

Quote:

>"... The ISAF Council voted that Kiteboarding will replace Windsurfing for the
>mens and womens board events ..."

>http://www.windsport.com/news_article?news_id=1400

More information about this

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http://tinyurl.com/cdegumr