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Author Topic: KITES,SPORT OR HOBBY?  (Read 2005 times)
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« on: June 29, 2013, 07:52 AM »

SPORT OR HOBBY?
Sorry about having to ask but ive a score to settle..... Roll Eyes
I really am this pathetic in real life as well,ask my ex-wives.
There is no middle road in my asking,one or the other,SPORT OR HOBBY?
"But it depends on how you","What if i only?","My kids like it but we only","I just fly weekends","I just love the colours","Collectings a hobby isnt it?.......NUP,just tell me,IS IT A SPORT OR HOBBY?



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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2013, 08:00 AM »

if its a power kite then sport but consider flying my e2 as a hobby.
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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2013, 08:19 AM »

if its a power kite then sport but consider flying my e2 as a hobby.

Which is it?
My Rottweiler pulls harder than my mini fox terrior!
HONEY,I AM TAKING SPORT AND HOBBY FOR A WALK?


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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2013, 08:37 AM »

I fly "Sport Kites."
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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2013, 08:42 AM »



KO,
those E2s sure do pull!
HOT video... Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2013, 09:01 AM »

Golf is a called a sport, and it can be substituted in any of the examples you gave. And you can drive a vehicle to carry all your stuff Tongue
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2013, 09:31 AM »

Golf is a called a sport, and it can be substituted in any of the examples you gave. And you can drive a vehicle to carry all your stuff Tongue

Lee S,

USPGA or mini putt putt
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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2013, 09:58 AM »

I no longer try to qualify kite flying/building as either any more.....

when your home has kites decorating it, you bring a kite or two everywhere you go, plan your vacations around kites, have more friends from the kite world than work, spend a lot of time thinking about flying or building, etc... kites are just a way of life......
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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2013, 10:22 AM »

If the better you get the less you do, it is a skill or hobby.
The exception to the rule is Track and Field timed events.

Examples:  Golf, Bowling, Darts

Sports: Your goal is to keep going as long as possible.
             Usually at the expense of someone else.

Examples: Baseball, Football, Tennis

So, if you are flying more as you get better, kiting is a sport.
(Except Revs, that's a skill.)
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« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2013, 11:22 AM »

The definition of sport is something that takes physical exertion and holds competitions.
The definition of hobby is something that is a auxiliary activity.

This is what my iPhone told me when I asked.

With that being said for me it's a hobby but if I was to compete then it would become a sport for me.

This question is like asking if someone is good looking.
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« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2013, 02:59 PM »

It's what you want it to be!
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« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2013, 12:57 PM »

based on personal observation ...
for the vast majority of participants it is a pastime (I proudly include myself in this group)
for a very few you might be correct in calling it a sport
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« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2013, 01:04 PM »

I have flown on the same beach with Mathieu Mayet and Andy Wardley ...
comparing what they do with a kite to what I do would be like comparing Usain Bolt running the 100 to my evening walk around the block.
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« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2013, 06:41 PM »

It is a sport for some people and a hobby for others.  I consider it a hobby in my instance.  I have tried nearly all aspects of kiting from flying fighters, small to large static SLK displays, power kiting on skies and buggies, and tricking both dual and quads.  When I first started flying in the early to mid 90's my parents would travel all over the US to attend events and competitions.  Back then I considered it more of a sport, mainly because our life kind of revolved around it.  Now that I have a child of my own kiting has taken a bit of a back seat till she is a little older.  And I have other things to pass my free time.  But I still enjoy building/flying from time to time.
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« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2013, 05:23 AM »

It's mostly a hobby, unless I'm trying to hit people wth my kites.  Then it's all sport, baby.
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