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Old 2nd November 2009, 03:50 AM   #41
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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

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Old 2nd November 2009, 05:19 AM   #42
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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.
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Old 2nd November 2009, 05:25 PM   #43
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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.
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Old 4th November 2009, 04:16 PM   #44
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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
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Old 6th November 2009, 12:18 AM   #45
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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
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