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Old 03-19-2010, 02:45 PM
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Folks, we have our hands full trying to fix the mess at Hobie. We're going to do our level best to try, no promises or assurances either. It is a serious long term problem after all. If enough riders in the community come out in support of sensible, responsible riding practices and promote the same, we may have a slim chance, or not. Time will tell and if looks like we have a shot we're going to need a LOT of visible support from the kiting community of this initiative in coming weeks.

I understand west wind was on again yesterday and riding behaviors were a "train wreck" yet again at Hobie. How stupid can we be to keep creating this problem? Pretty dumb it seems, if you care about all the time in training, gear you purchased, moves you've developed and love of the sport then ENOUGH. Get it offshore and keep it there at Hobie and motivate other kiters to do the same.

Regardless, EFFECTIVE sustainable kiting practices WILL be needed to keep us flying at other spots. We've had our wake up call, time to get to it and support your privilege to ride by promoting responsible riding at your launches. Stay outside swim zones, stay away from bystanders while riding, avoid complaints, simple.
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Old 03-19-2010, 03:26 PM
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Rick, u applaud your effort and dedication to keeping access opened. I think the problem is that those violators riding inside bouys at hobbie are not reading this forum. I guess it always goes back to self policing
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Old 03-19-2010, 05:10 PM
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My name is A.J. Morgan, the U.S. Examiner for PASA..We would like to let everyone know, that "b" did take the ICP Course with Us in March 2008..Now, He did take the "Course", but He never followed up on "Getting Certified"..He did meet the requirements set by PASA to take the "Course", but never filed His paperwork..i.e, Student feed-back forms, Emergency Protocol, Ground Lesson Form, Water Lesson Form, etc..If a Student comes to the Course, and does not meet the requirements set by PASA or IKO to fill out the proper paperwork in a given time frame, then they CAN NOT say that "They are certified", from PASA or IKO's point of view..

PASA does not keep anyone from taking the ICP Course as long as you meet the requirements to be a Level Three Kiteboarder, that level could be different in IKO, but they too have their standards.

So, "b" did take the Course, but never followed up on the "Certification to be an Instructor" thru PASA..The Student must show proof to PASA that He/She has taught over 30 New Student's/Newbie's to the Sport, to be considered a Level One Instructor thru PASA...Those are the rules...60 or more Students to be a Level Two Instructor, etc., etc..

So in PASA's eyes, "b" is NOT a Certified PASA Instructor, like He is portraying to be..

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Old 03-19-2010, 06:42 PM
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Like I said, hands are full just attempting to restore access at Rickenbacker, IF it is even possible. Do us a favor, don't use names in posts on this subject. There has been a complaint and real or not, it isn't worth hassling with. Hence the "a", "b" stuff, Ok?
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