Ok, Fortune Magazine last month deemed Kiteboarding as the “New Golf” for VC types.
With the Majority of our office made up of Kiteboarders, I thought I’d interview a few of the guys and see what they think of their new found “Power-Player” (we used to spell it “playa” but we are supposed to be going legit, “New Golf” remember?)
William Irving the Third
“Really?!” Says Bill (With that long ee sound, Reeeally) “Well, It’s the Golf where you can kill yourself. Wait a minute what are you doing?”
“I think it’s a good way to be involved in a community of people that is friendly and helpful”
Even if they are wealthy masters of the universe? “It will open up a greater body of water for the sport, and it’s waaay easier than traveling with a windsurfer. It’s like traveling with a Golf Bag, except you get way better Extreme Cred.”
“Is this a Joke?!”
*pause while Hunter laughs and lets it sink in*
“….aah, I would say that it’s more attractive to call it “Earth Friendly Golf” Says Hunter. “How much of the Earth is Water? It’s like Golf Courses everywhere! It definitely seems like the golf demographic these days now that the kites won’t kill you….”
So there you have it. Copperwest, Leading the charge again. I would have to say, having taken up the sport this Summer, I’m pretty Hooked. Like, stand around in marginal conditions in my 5/3 Steamer Suit Hooked. That’s clinical.