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Windsurfing: A sport or obsession?
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dcharlton



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let's evaluate the signs of addiction:

1) Relationship Problems: Check (spousal strain on windy days)
2) Financial Problems: Check (new board vs. eating on Wednesdays)
3) Social Sacrifices: Check (can't make your party, its in October)
4) Excess Consumption: Check (I can totally windsurf at night...)
5) Dropping Activities: Check (no more stamp collecting)
6) Obsession: Check (checking iwindsurf 30 times a day)
7) Taking Risks: Check (Hurricane Sandy...let's rig!)

Cool Denial: Uncheck (Nope, I don't have windsurfing problem)

As you can plainly see, windsurfing can't be an addiction... just call it a habit...

DC
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nw30



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Windsurfing: A sport or obsession? Reply with quote

rgomez wrote:
Windsurfing has kept me obsessed for the past 2 years...Im just wondering if im the only one or is it the same with everyone....I just love riding into the open ocean and its the difficulty of learning new tricks that kept me engaged for so long.

Just two years, and you've been engaged for so long.
Dude, you are just at the beginning of a very loooooong relationship that has lasted much longer than most marriages.
I speak from experience, on the second one now, and she gets it, thank god.

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boardsurfr



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking at dcharlton's signs of addiction list:

1) Relationship Problems: Nope. 2nd spouse is a windsurfer.
2) Financial Problems: Nope. All that windsurfing does not leave time to spend money on other things.
3) Social Sacrifices: Nope. All my friends are windsurfers. I see them every windy weekend.
4) Excess Consumption: Nope. I missed at least 2 sailable days last week. I don't miss sleep, either, unless the forecast is really good.
5) Dropping Activities: What activities?
6) Obsession: Ok, I'll admit this one.
7) Taking Risks: Nope. Staying away from kites. Not doing anything crazy that might hurt me so I can't sail.

Denial: Nothing to deny.
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cgoudie1



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh dude! You are killing me with your denial of denial!

-Craig

boardsurfr wrote:
Looking at dcharlton's signs of addiction list:

1) Relationship Problems: Nope. 2nd spouse is a windsurfer.
2) Financial Problems: Nope. All that windsurfing does not leave time to spend money on other things.
3) Social Sacrifices: Nope. All my friends are windsurfers. I see them every windy weekend.
4) Excess Consumption: Nope. I missed at least 2 sailable days last week. I don't miss sleep, either, unless the forecast is really good.
5) Dropping Activities: What activities?
6) Obsession: Ok, I'll admit this one.
7) Taking Risks: Nope. Staying away from kites. Not doing anything crazy that might hurt me so I can't sail.

Denial: Nothing to deny.
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GURGLETROUSERS



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I deny that I deny denial! (I think - just got up, and brain not in gear.)

It's no joke being in a constant state of near nervous breakdown owing to an inability to do it ALL at once. (Long board, short board - sub categories surfing, B&J, slalom, or just 'lawn mowing')

I frequently cogitate this insurmountable problem which causes me so much misery, especially when I'm blasting down some mountain side on the bike - an equal addiction of itself!

Why must we make life so complicated? My neighbour just sits on his hooter all day long watching tele. He doesn't have my problem.

Oh, the injustice of it all. That's what windsurfing has done for me. (Bah!)
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

+ 1 (add my wife, +2!) with boardsrfr, love his answer!
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jingebritsen



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it's rather more than just one sport too. formula, slalom, long board race, long board wave, short board wave, freestyle, free ride. all different. yes it's an obsession and sport.
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whitevan01



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

boardsurfr wrote:

1) Relationship Problems: Nope. 2nd spouse is a windsurfer.

Denial: Nothing to deny.


Dude, your answer to number 1 doesn't make sense. You have obviously had relationship problems if your 2nd spouse is a windsurfer.

just havin' fun with ya.
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boardsurfr



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

whitevan01 wrote:
Dude, your answer to number 1 doesn't make sense. You have obviously had relationship problems if your 2nd spouse is a windsurfer.

Dude, I did not have relationship problems in my first marriage - I had problems! I windsurfed perhaps 4 times a year in a good year. That's about 100 sessions short from what I need for emotional stability Smile. I leave it to you to imagine the consequences (don't go overboard - I did not get addicted to other things or go to jail).

To quote Coach Ned (who'll probably read this lying face down): "It's all good" (now).
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whitevan01



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

boardsufr,
duly noted. I got a good chuckle from your response. Your current spouse is an excellent windsurfer, you are a fortunate dude!
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