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A para-whadayacallit at Folsom Lake
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dennis_c



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:36 pm    Post subject: A para-whadayacallit at Folsom Lake Reply with quote

I empathize with this guy; I have my own problems finding the right word. (There's a very short commercial but it's worth it.)
http://www.news10.net/video/2246019137001/0/Windsurfer-has-close-call-at-Folsom-Lake
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Jorionw96



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That video made me spit my beer out. Freaking hilarious!!!! A windsurfer with a para something. I live in sac and that pretty much sums up our local news quality.
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beallmd



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL> Apparently our sport and para-whadyacallit suffer from the same lack of recognition from the general public.
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dennis_c



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I feel a little bit guilty having a laugh at this fellow's expense. Unlike probably 90% of reporters--maybe fewer in the SF market--he actually knows that it isn't really a windsurfer (or boardsailor or sailboarder.) It's a kiteboarder or kitesurfer or, at my usual launch, water hazard.
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windward1



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:33 am    Post subject: Zoom Reply with quote

Quite the zoom on that video camera.
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airwave



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm hoping to go para-whadyacalliting this afternoon. But I plan to add a pole to the wind catching thingy.
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dennis_c



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

airwave wrote:
I'm hoping to go para-whadyacalliting this afternoon. But I plan to add a pole to the wind catching thingy.

According to the occasional eBay ad, you will also need a handle and rudder.
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airwave



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will hip-boots keep me dry enough?
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beaglebuddy



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder if he really was in trouble? He had a wetsuit on.
Over reacting yokels who've never seen a kite before?
How could he be "going under" when he had a vest and wetsuit?
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nw30



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:47 pm    Post subject: Re: A para-whadayacallit at Folsom Lake Reply with quote

dennis_c wrote:
I empathize with this guy; I have my own problems finding the right word. (There's a very short commercial but it's worth it.)
http://www.news10.net/video/2246019137001/0/Windsurfer-has-close-call-at-Folsom-Lake

Well it is an ABC affiliate, part of our brilliant main stream media, so I'm not surprised. But I was surprised that he didn't say that he was rescued just before the sharks got to him.

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