Calling out BS on bayareakitesurf.com

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Calling out BS on bayareakitesurf.com
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that bamboo board and carbon wing means no matter what anyone tells you, your gear will get beat up, especially in the wind (treat it nice). On one blustery morning, I sat the foil board down near the water’s edge. A windsurfer, who should have known better, sat his sail downwind of my board. The wind picked up my board and sent it ripping through his sail. I felt terrible but he was lovely about it, knowing it was his mistake. The folly left a tiny, barely-noticeable nick in the back of the carbon wing I was able to sand out.

No, you a$$hole, it's your mistake. It's your equipment and you are responsible for it. If he was lovely about it, you owe him a case of beer.

https://bayareakitesurf.com/the-inertia-i-tested-the-perfect-foil-board/

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Re: Calling out BS on bayareakitesurf.com

I don’t know, seems to me whoever placed there equipment there last is just as responsible.
I wouldn’t lay my sail downwind of a unsecured foil board.

You know

“Hope for the best but prepare for the worst”

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Re: Calling out BS on bayareakitesurf.com

The winger was arrogant to assume the windsurfer was to blame. That said, in this case, neither party saw the situation as hazardous. The winger just left his board sitting out not tied down, while the windsurfer parked his gear right next to it. Consequently,neither party saw any hazard, so it was simply an act of nature that was no one's fault. I don't think that even Morgan and Morgan would take the case for either party.

What happens in a black hole stays in a black hole.

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Re: Calling out BS on bayareakitesurf.com

This must be a joke

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Re: Calling out BS on bayareakitesurf.com

Randy, you are, imho, being too nice. If this was a rookie starting out, I'd maybe give them a pass. This is a guy doing reviews for a reasonably sized retailer, this isn't his first rodeo. Maybe it did catch him by surprise but his gear did the damage. At the worst, he should have claimed an oopsie but to blame the windsurfer because the windsurfer should have known the wingding was an idiot is victim blaming at the least.

Richard, it was a product review. I didn't get any sense of a joke.

I should probably log onto FB and see how badly this blew up on me...

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