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USKArick 05-27-2014 06:05 PM

Snowboarding & Kiteboarding
I snowboard in the winter and kiteboard in the summer to keep up my boarding skills.

I know a lot of snowboarders who also wakeboard in the summer. But, you need a boat which I no longer have.

Just curious, how many of you snowboarders also kiteboard in the summer?

If you're not familiar with kiteboarding here's what it looks like: First Day of Spring on Vimeo.

Many of my snowboarding buddies are now also getting into kiteboarding. It does require lessons to learn how to fly the kite which can cost between $500 - $1,000.

The only place I know of that offers free kiteboarding lessons are three hotels in South Padre Island, TX. has the info.

I have never snow kited but would like to try it sometime since I have all the gear.

I love both snowboarding and kiteboarding.


Manicmouse 05-27-2014 07:33 PM

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Tatanka Head 05-28-2014 01:10 AM

Why not share the stoke? I get about 20 of these a week in my work email, so I figured I could give one to someone here. Thank me later!

Tel: 0034 631 115 467


Wir sind erfreut ihnen mitteilen zu konnen, das die gewinnliste die EuroMillions LOTTERY PROMOTION am 24. September.2013. erschienen ist, vorbei Co-organisiert World Tourism Organization/Spanish Ministerio de Tourismo. Dir offizielle liste der gewinner erschien am 26. September.2013 Ihr e-mail wurde auf dem los mit dir nummer: (721-524-27756) und mit der
seriennummer: {52136/2013} registried. Die glucksnummer: (03) (07) haben in der zweitens kategorie gewonnen.
Sie sind damit gewinner von: €935, 470.00 (NEUN HUNDERT FUNF UND DREISSIG TAUSEND, VIER HUNDERT UNDSIEBZIG EURO.) Die summe ergibt sich einer gewinnausschuttung von. €25,257,690,00 (FUNF UND ZWANZIG MILLIONEN, ZWEI HUNDERT SIEBEN UND FUNFZIG TAUSEND,SECHS HUNDERT UND NEUNZIG EURO). Die summe wurde durch 27 gewinnern aus der glieichen kategorie geteilt.

Dir gewinn ist bei einer sicherheitsfirma hinterlegt und in ihren namen versichert. um keine komplikationen bei der abwicklung der zahlung zu verursachen bitten wir sie diese offizielle mitteilung, diskret zu behandelnes ist ein teil unseres sicherheitsprotokolls und garantiet ihnen einen reibunglosen Ablauf.
Alle gewinner werden per computer aus 45.000.00 namen und e-mails aus ganz Europa, Asien,Australien und Amerika als teil unserer Internationalen promotion programms ausgewahlt, Welches wir einmal im jahr veranstalten.

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Bitte denken sie daran jeder gewinnanspruch muss bis zum 17Jun.2014.Angemeldete sein. Jeder nicht angemeldet Gewinnanspruch verfallt und geht zuruck an das MINISTERIO DE ECONOMIA Y HACIENDA Bitte denken sie auch daran das 10% ihres gewinnes an die sicherheitsfirma WIN SEGUROS S.A geht. Dir 10% sind erst nach erhalt des gewinnes fallig da der gewinn in ihren namen versichert ist.


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neni 05-28-2014 01:50 AM

as off topic as it could be
Haha, Tatanka, that's the first time I actually read the full text of a SPAM. (I assume you copy-pasted and not retyped...?!). Flabbergasting... they don't even bother to use proper language; the text is littered with spelling and grammar errors. Would be a good search-the-mistakes exercise text for pupils.
Isn't "flabbergasting" the ultimate cute word! Are there other funny words I should add to my vocab?

Tatanka Head 05-28-2014 03:55 AM

Flabbergasted is a great word. I'm trying to reintroduce wunderbar to the German language. The damn candy bar of a similar name ruined this word for them. Aber das ist fucking wunderbar!

Outside of magnanimous, I can't think of any fun or cute English words.

neni 05-28-2014 04:54 AM


Originally Posted by Tatanka Head (Post 1721426)
Aber das ist fucking wunderbar!

Wunderbar sounds a bit überkandidelt to me, tho I'm Swiss... German sounds stiff to me anyway :) You'd need to switch to Swiss German to get the opportunity to use the add-to-every sentence "fucking" expression the German language is lacking: "That's fucking awsome" would confer to "das isch huere guet" or simply "huere guet".

Love "grumpy" as well, such a cute onomatopoeic word. Also "brouhaha" sounds great, tho I'm not sure if it's used a lot or outdated (the English teacher who used it was a rather old Irishman).

chomps1211 05-28-2014 05:24 AM

...."Poppycock!" ;)

neni 05-28-2014 05:35 AM


Originally Posted by chomps1211 (Post 1721442)
...."Poppycock!" ;)

(BTW: That's "papperlapapp" in German and "guggus" in Swiss German :D)

Tatanka Head 05-28-2014 05:53 AM

Oh, swiss, don't even go there with me. Only after one too many beers do I even try to speak Swiss. I've gotten to the point where I can speak German and people think I'm dutch. It isn't a compliment, but it does mean I am slowly shedding my American accent.

'Pussyfooting' is another term for you. I think only teachers and old people can get away with using the term brouhaha.

chomps1211 05-28-2014 06:23 AM


Originally Posted by neni (Post 1721450)
(BTW: That's "papperlapapp" in German and "guggus" in Swiss German :D)

Lol! The German seems like it would be more fun to speak. Something about the way the consonants work together to rrrrroll off the tongue! :bowdown:

....although, the Swiss German sounds funnier.

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