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Beware the tour groups!

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Created by Chris_M 5 months ago, 18 May 2017
Chris_M
1497 posts
18 May 2017 7:57PM
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True story:

Came into beach today to land kite in maxed out 30 - 35 knots (saw an opportunity for an assisted landing, there was a guy rigging up on an otherwise almost empty Muriwai Beach).

So I have to navigate a group of 20 or so Chinese tourists who decide that as I am landing it is appropriate to start grabbing at my bar while I am trying to control my kite. Karate chopped the ** out of 3 of them which felt kind of like some reverse Bruce Lee malarkey.

Then once landed they all decided to try and get pics with my kite by putting a foot up on it as it was parked on the beach, like you do with an elephant you have just shot or something. Cue me to start screaming at them again, and getting ready for some more kung fu.

It ended with me demanding $10 for a photo as I saw the opportunity to make some money out of these fools. Nobody paid me.

Just saying, watch your kites when around a hoard of Asians, they get pretty grabby on the bar, and be prepared to punch them in the throat if they don't seem to get the message.

That is all.

2old2quit
WA, 48 posts
18 May 2017 8:16PM
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I am a little disappointed in your reaction to our valued guests
A more appropriate response would be to lend one of them a harness hook them up and hot launch the f**ker while the remaining cohort look on with cameras at the ready.
Now that's.........entertainment

SaveTheWhales
WA, 1482 posts
18 May 2017 9:40PM
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Beware the Elephant gun if you have too many Beers

theDoctor
NSW, 4202 posts
19 May 2017 1:38AM
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Ha
Chinese tourists will be the aussies of bali within the next generation

Chris_M
1497 posts
19 May 2017 4:29AM
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2old2quit said..
I am a little disappointed in your reaction to our valued guests
A more appropriate response would be to lend one of them a harness hook them up and hot launch the f**ker while the remaining cohort look on with cameras at the ready.
Now that's.........entertainment


Dang it, that would have been perfect actually!

I hate when you walk away from a fight and think of a really cool thing you should have done....
Ah well, such is life I suppose

Kajo
NSW, 330 posts
19 May 2017 9:34AM
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Lol funny post. Made my (rainy) day.

ArtVandelay
58 posts
19 May 2017 8:14AM
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"I hate when you walk away from a fight and think of a really cool thing you should have done....

Ah well, such is life I suppose"

Or a stinging comeback.........lol lol.....





Swavek
WA, 195 posts
19 May 2017 11:35AM
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Stand back when asking for help - asked a bloke on the beach if he would help me landing my kite. Expected 'yes, what would you like me to do?'
Instead the bloke said 'sure' then walked a step and grabbed my bar sending my kite straight into power zone! I never tried a megaloop but at that moment experienced the feeling - got catapulted several meters horizontally (luckily face planted in the sand). True story :-)

Scrubes
VIC, 94 posts
19 May 2017 7:30PM
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Chris_M said..

2old2quit said..
I am a little disappointed in your reaction to our valued guests
A more appropriate response would be to lend one of them a harness hook them up and hot launch the f**ker while the remaining cohort look on with cameras at the ready.
Now that's.........entertainment



Dang it, that would have been perfect actually!

I hate when you walk away from a fight and think of a really cool thing you should have done....
Ah well, such is life I suppose


Or even give them the bar and pull the quick release and walk away like an action hero

Jono77
WA, 254 posts
19 May 2017 6:10PM
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Swavek said..
Stand back when asking for help - asked a bloke on the beach if he would help me landing my kite. Expected 'yes, what would you like me to do?'
Instead the bloke said 'sure' then walked a step and grabbed my bar sending my kite straight into power zone! I never tried a megaloop but at that moment experienced the feeling - got catapulted several meters horizontally (luckily face planted in the sand). True story :-)



Yep, learning in 2002, similar thing happened. I was still learning about kites and Kite's were still newish in Perth. I was doing the walk of shame back from Trigg to scarbs. I was trying to work out self landing. A fella came up, sounded like he knew what he was talking about, grabbed the bar and sh$t went bad (not too bad, just looped and dragged for a bit).

He then said, "I've never seen one of these things before" and he walked off.

Lesson learned. I always try to be self sufficient and if I need to ask for help, I have a polite but thorough line of questioning before engaging in an assisted launch/landing.

bjw
NSW, 2299 posts
25 May 2017 6:02PM
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Best post in ages. More posts should reference kung fu. It just makes the story better. Good luck with your martial arts.

NorthernKitesAUS
QLD, 485 posts
26 May 2017 3:22PM
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We have incredible imaginations (reading and imagining it live that is). Well I did. It was awesome seeing you cut throat them.

toppleover
QLD, 1208 posts
26 May 2017 4:37PM
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Yeah, that was gold - last time I laughed as hard reading on SB was...

www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Kitesurfing/South-East-Queensland/gc-kfc-jetski-vs-kiter-photage



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