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wearing helmets and crash vests

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Created by amirite Two weeks ago, 29 Aug 2019
amirite
350 posts
29 Aug 2019 10:30PM
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is that cheating

SaveTheWhales
WA, 1676 posts
30 Aug 2019 12:49AM
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Yes its Cheating - all those Muppets who wear that stuff dont break ribs and their noggin when their board or foil runs them over - not to mention Tards who wear Protective sunnies so they dont go blind later on.
Those wetsuit softies need to HTFU as well !!

But hey - each to their own unless you have no self confidence and actually think people give a rats arze what you look like

Heres a Kook with a 4/3 winter wetsuit, sunnies and a vest but the twit forgot his helmet that day - WTF

Plummet
4541 posts
30 Aug 2019 1:47AM
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I am one of those muppets. Mock away..... keep mocking from the beach when you are too scared to even launch a kite when its blowing 40 + with house sized waves and I'm out there ripping around with my pussy safety gear on having a blast.

bjw
NSW, 2865 posts
30 Aug 2019 6:49AM
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Wear a leg rope on a twin tip. It ups the risk factor.

quikdrawMcgraw
1177 posts
30 Aug 2019 7:20AM
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If your banging a married woman while wearing em it's cheating

Poida
WA, 1753 posts
30 Aug 2019 9:14AM
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boardshorts and rashy and hardn up

I went surfing last week and it was 10deg C air temp and 18degC water and a chilly wind. I had a 3/2 wetty. The only other guy surfing has boardshorts and a rashy and surfed for about 90mins, and no shivering. He reckons it was refreshing.

eppo
WA, 7252 posts
30 Aug 2019 10:31AM
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yes

Tbaggn
NSW, 45 posts
30 Aug 2019 1:33PM
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"Who's cheating?" suggests there is some sort of competition going on. Who cares about point scoring? Each to their own....just kite and stop worrying about looks and vanity and trying to be hard core.

eppo
WA, 7252 posts
30 Aug 2019 11:55AM
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no
just channelling Amirite...

...this guy didn't wear a helmet!

psychojoe
WA, 476 posts
30 Aug 2019 1:55PM
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SaveTheWhales said..
Yes its Cheating - all those Muppets who wear that stuff dont break ribs and their noggin when their board or foil runs them over - not to mention Tards who wear Protective sunnies so they dont go blind later on.
Those wetsuit softies need to HTFU as well !!

But hey - each to their own unless you have no self confidence and actually think people give a rats arze what you look like

Heres a Kook with a 4/3 winter wetsuit, sunnies and a vest but the twit forgot his helmet that day - WTF


I'll bet he did stretches before he hit the water too.
What a kook.

Subculture
443 posts
30 Aug 2019 2:35PM
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Plummet said..
I am one of those muppets. Mock away..... keep mocking from the beach when you are too scared to even launch a kite when its blowing 40 + with house sized waves and I'm out there ripping around with my pussy safety gear on having a blast.


Plum, the irony of STW's post, went right over your head (much like his jumps no doubt)

Maybe he'll come along later and 'edumacate' you about that photo, and your 40+ comment...

SaveTheWhales
WA, 1676 posts
30 Aug 2019 2:50PM
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psychojoe said..



SaveTheWhales said..
Yes its Cheating - all those Muppets who wear that stuff dont break ribs and their noggin when their board or foil runs them over - not to mention Tards who wear Protective sunnies so they dont go blind later on.
Those wetsuit softies need to HTFU as well !!

But hey - each to their own unless you have no self confidence and actually think people give a rats arze what you look like

Heres a Kook with a 4/3 winter wetsuit, sunnies and a vest but the twit forgot his helmet that day - WTF





I'll bet he did stretches before he hit the water too.
What a kook.




Haa yeah I did actually see him do a few - when I looked at my reflection in my car window.

That Muppet should have done them at Sesame street, before heading to the beach

Underoath
QLD, 2391 posts
31 Aug 2019 6:40AM
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I used a helmet once, and only once to attach a go pro.

Stupid decision.

Messed up a semi decent kite loop off Alkimos and almost ripped my head off when I crashed in the water.

I figure you you need something with less surface area. That's kinda counter productive for a cushioning helmet...

bjw
NSW, 2865 posts
31 Aug 2019 7:47AM
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If you don't wear a gaypro, then how do else will you prove your self worth to others?

echunda
VIC, 753 posts
3 Sep 2019 9:53AM
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amirite said..
is that cheating


Each to their own.

It's not cheating, it's my choice.

Kamikuza
QLD, 4198 posts
3 Sep 2019 2:01PM
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If you're not breaking ribs and busting ear drums, you're not progressing.

Lorgra
WA, 128 posts
3 Sep 2019 12:09PM
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eppo said..
no
just channelling Amirite...

...this guy didn't wear a helmet!



Great doco.

I was stressing just much as the cameraman was who was filming on the ground.

AquaPlow
QLD, 741 posts
4 Sep 2019 9:00AM
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When I started foiling swapped hat for helmet.. I joked at the time I would give up 4 day after 30 crash es at 30+ kmph because punch drunk.. I have not been hit by board or foil so to avoid repeat heavy whacks.. Just hitting water nearly always head first.
Tried old footiekit soft padded head gear lower profile less concussion..
Still getting bronco'ed so.
Buying new .. Still feels too risky going with out as not skilled enough.
Learning curve stalled qld winter wind drought but just picked up Peak4 from drsurf so sub10knts should be safer
Cheers
AP

THE PIN PULLER
WA, 315 posts
4 Sep 2019 7:42AM
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Underoath said..
I used a helmet once, and only once to attach a go pro.

Stupid decision.

Messed up a semi decent kite loop off Alkimos and almost ripped my head off when I crashed in the water.

I figure you you need something with less surface area. That's kinda counter productive for a cushioning helmet...


They mean correct helmets bought from retailers not motorbike full face ones.

THE DONG
VIC, 478 posts
5 Sep 2019 8:32AM
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I bought 50+ sunscreen promising me extra water protection but did nothing when I got hit in the head by my surfboard. Ripped off

causehecan
WA, 666 posts
5 Sep 2019 3:28PM
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They only sell me 15+ sunscreen because im not old enough yet

glaucus atlanticus
122 posts
Tuesday , 10 Sep 2019 8:50AM
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Subculture said..

Plummet said..
I am one of those muppets. Mock away..... keep mocking from the beach when you are too scared to even launch a kite when its blowing 40 + with house sized waves and I'm out there ripping around with my pussy safety gear on having a blast.



Plum, the irony of STW's post, went right over your head (much like his jumps no doubt)

Maybe he'll come along later and 'edumacate' you about that photo, and your 40+ comment...


I saw a doco recently testing the idea that old age limits our understanding of irony... The older you get the less likely you are to pick up on irony.

Be nice to the seniors!

bjw
NSW, 2865 posts
Tuesday , 10 Sep 2019 11:03AM
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causehecan said..
They only sell me 15+ sunscreen because im not old enough yet


If you use 15+ then you remember the good ol days

bjw
NSW, 2865 posts
Tuesday , 10 Sep 2019 11:03AM
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causehecan said..
They only sell me 15+ sunscreen because im not old enough yet


If you use 15+ then you remember the good ol days



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