|6th November 2009 12:18 AM|
I am since 39years a Windsurfer, now 68years old our young, have all it for windsurfing,
my own boards and fins. With 65 I finished my job and started to work more fins in carbon. Since Döblin made 50knots with a fin from me, I hope that the most dont read that, I have to work fins and fins.... no time for 70km/h (my dream)Weekends at home,
not in Strand Horst in Netherland. But now I think: How many knots are 100 km/h???
When get he the wind? Wolfgang
|4th November 2009 04:16 PM|
|John Kemsley||Addicted - definitly. Got a torn medial meniscus - hurts but when surgeon said i cld try to get on a board yeeeehaaa. Yes I am over 50, fat (93kg), bald and totally addicted|
|2nd November 2009 05:25 PM|
Hahaha, well hopefully when I'm old I'll have enough income to afford proper gear which will get me on the water more often and more comfortably...
Seeing as this morning when I was out with my 6.0 the wind picked up from a steady bft5 and started gusting at 6, maybe 7. Gameover. trip to the rocks, cut up feet, broken ego. gladly no equipment damage. Should've taken my 4.5, arrogance of youth.
|2nd November 2009 05:19 AM|
My point exactly. With all the available choices, it's very difficult for teenagers or younger guys/gals to take up windsurfing. Without the support of parents that are into the sport, it isn't going to happen for most of the youth out there.
I admire you for your tenacity to pursue windsurfing. Keep it up and in a several decades, you will be an "old dude windsurfer" too. "Dude" being a term from my youthful days growing up in Southern California.
|2nd November 2009 03:50 AM|
|Phill104||Keep it up agrelon. It is great to see anyone with that kind of dedication, especially someone who has to deal with school too. Fantastic effort|
|1st November 2009 10:18 AM|
|30th October 2009 11:13 PM|
If you were between 8 and 18 years of age, which one would you choose to get your adrenalin flowing?
5. Youth sports - soccer, football, baseball, basketball, gymnastics, wrestling, etc., etc.
For the most part, 1-5 are relatively inexpensive, easy to learn the basics, accessible almost any day and fun.
Windsurfing will never be able to draw vast numbers in the younger age groups. Unfortunate, but that's the way the games are played.
However, once you master the basics in windsurfing, it truly is addictive and will likely keep you hooked for the rest of your life. That's why there are quite a few of us "old dudes" still around.
|30th October 2009 10:34 PM|
But putting so much in does make the rewards feel good. I hate waiting on the wind.
|26th October 2009 11:21 PM|
Do you think Bjorn Dunkerbeck is a liability to 20 years-old marketing with Volkswagen's T1/T2/T3/T4/T5 SUV series program?
Do you think Robby Naish is a liability to kite- and windsurfing marketing ?
Do you think Svein Rasmussen himself (owner of Starboard BTW) is a liability to windsurfing and SUPing marketing?
All of the above are well known figures that are truly inspiring legends for experts and newbies exposed to either watersport or outdoor life, or both. I don't think that getting older and older is detrimental with getting more and more people on the water to learn and keep up with windsurfing, kitesurfing or SUPing. If Jim Drake can do it until his 80th birthday, almost everybody else can do it, health permitting.
|24th October 2009 02:31 AM|
Anyway you are spot on with NWW and T15.
Maybe export it to a few other countries.
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