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« Reply #15 on: July 25, 2010, 04:16 PM »

It's the World of Warcraft, my kid had similar reaction after 10,000 hours.
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« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2010, 07:01 PM »

I'm not sure if BeachBum is just taking the piss out of me, or if he's serious.


No, I don't hate you whatsoever John.  Just being a dumbass as usual.

I'm just losing the will to fly and when I look through the boards, I dunno, I just kind of wonder what is missing.  Is it the game?  Then should I go fly Revs for a while? 

It just sucks.  I've flown for a while, there's still a lot I can improve, and there's this "what happened?" feeling.

Sorry for the freak out fellas.  I'll probably go into self imposed exile for that.

Oh and you're story wasn't too far from the truth Chris.
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« Reply #17 on: July 25, 2010, 07:31 PM »

Dear Mr Beachbum,
You can fly with me anytime!!
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« Reply #18 on: July 25, 2010, 08:04 PM »

Wow Beach, I'm really sorry to hear about the loss of your will to fly... While I've only experienced it for very brief times in my life, I do feel for you.

Not pity, be sure of that... It's more like hearing that someone has lost a dear friend. Sad

I'm outspoken and often excitable, ultimately I've no more potential than anyone else... But I do have plenty of passion and experience to share, I'd love to bump leading edges with you sometime (in a purely platonic way of course)... Maybe we have "crossed lines" before but I don't know what face the Beachbum moniker belongs to.

You can fly (and/or crash) my stuff anytime, and please don't go into exile (self-imposed or otherwise)... I'd rather have you take the piss out of me here than see another longtime kite enthusiast become alienated from this pastime.
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« Reply #19 on: July 25, 2010, 08:12 PM »

Beach,
  Don't give up on kites completely, maybe put them in the closet for a bit.  But I can tell you as a long time WoW player, you will get burned on it eventually, and there's always Tuesday manint. Cool
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« Reply #20 on: July 25, 2010, 10:21 PM »

Well I guess it's good to tell the story before I go.

Last night after an extremely stressful day at work I was playing the game and bored.  So I did what I usually do when I can't just go out and fly which is to make bridles/mods and check/tune/clean up my gear.  There was a point where I just stopped and there was a surge of flat out negative s#!t that went though my mind like "Why am I doing this?", and "What's the point?"  I still can't understand what brought it on.  I love tinkering with my stuff and seeing how it changes what the kite does. 

So to counter act it I decided to go out and fly before work today, and right out the door I stop and the same thing happens.  Yet this time my mind basically ran through what my day would entail, and I just lost the will.  It's funny in a way that when I was going to work I passed my beach and saw the other local flier and thought "What a good day for flying".

Instead of putting the kites in the closet I'm gonna send them out for others to fly.  If they disappear, or decide not to come back so be it.

Maybe one day when I catch another flier in somewhere I'll ask for the lines and chat it up.

Thanks for the last 22 years, and keep flying.

Britt

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« Reply #21 on: July 26, 2010, 12:40 AM »

too extreme. fly if you like, don't if you like. divest your gear, lose the opportunity.
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« Reply #22 on: July 26, 2010, 05:46 AM »

Is it kiting that has you down and not work, or life, or Huh
Maybe you're not getting the boost, relief, distraction from kites lately. Might I suggest keeping a couple kites around. I've seen several people post here about selling all their kites, moving on to something else, then coming back later and replacing everything while lamenting their favorite kites are no longer available. Just a thought, I may have missed the point.
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« Reply #23 on: July 26, 2010, 07:34 AM »

Throw them in the closet for six months and forget about them.  Then set aside a couple hours and just fly.  Don't try and perfect any trips, put a tube tail on one and fly circles for a couple hours!

For the last ten years, I have done a bicycle ride that requires a great deal of training between January and the ride in July.  By June, I am spending 20 plus hours a week on the bike. It reaches the point I hate even looking at the bikes, much less riding them.  The day after the ride, I never want to do it again.  In the next few weeks I will take a several week break and go do something else like fly a kite.

It is called burnout.  Everyone experiences it in their hobby.
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« Reply #24 on: July 26, 2010, 09:37 AM »

Flying with kids (or novice fliers) and helping them fly better (or learn to fly) always gets my juices flowing. If a passerby in the park or at a festival looks interested, I ask them if they would like to try it, especially kids. It reminds me what I love about this pastime.
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« Reply #25 on: July 26, 2010, 11:31 AM »

It's been a good 5 weeks or more since I've flown. Heat, a mild case of just diagnosed arthritis and a pinched nerve in my shoulder and I'm bumming.  I'll NEVER sell me kites! This too shall pass.

(One way to avoid burn out is to not be too obsessive about the time you put into it.)
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« Reply #26 on: July 26, 2010, 12:02 PM »

quincy hit it right on for me, teaching others has really enhanced my enjoyment many times over... Ever so much more than competition did, even in it's hey day.
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« Reply #27 on: July 26, 2010, 04:50 PM »

Take a break...play your trumpet....or something! You know what we have here for wind...in Middle Tenn. Have not flown for weeks due to weather...heat and humidity. Unless we move...we are apt to be perpetual noobs. You have a beach...and wind..at least sometimes. I live vicariously through the Chat room and kite videos. Seeing what can be done with a kite gives me hope. Sometimes it's damn near suicidal...the time between flying and waiting to fly again. I have some nice kites...with very little airtime. Dying to fly.....I love to see all the videos of folks on this forum who can make a kite dance. The camaraderie we all share. Have met some outstanding people at the few festivals we have been to. So...change your diet...take a break...Fall is just around the corner... Smiley

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« Reply #28 on: July 26, 2010, 08:06 PM »

Good evening Britt,

You may be down, but you're never out. Having moved from the fabulous kite land you now occupy, I've been out of the game myself for the spring and summer so far. Kind of bums me out, but really I've been busy with house things and my wife seems to have got me interested in saltwater fish and reef husbandry. This past spring, I went to Kite Party, and it really was the spirit boost I had needed. Friendly kite fliers, contraband beverages on the beach, nice breezes. Really nice. I'm going to try to get up that way for the Labor Day "this is not a kite event" weekend, if others are going. Should be nice, and if I can get out, you should shut off the computer for a while and come out too.

Staying inside all day turns you all pasty. Go out and get a sunburn (or at least, a fogburn) every now and again.

Don't make me come up there Angry
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« Reply #29 on: July 28, 2010, 09:46 AM »

Unless we move...we are apt to be perpetual noobs. You have a beach...and wind..at least sometimes. I live vicariously through the Chat room and kite videos. Seeing what can be done with a kite gives me hope.

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