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Kite U.S. Forums _ Open Dialog _ What happen to integrity?

Posted by: GLK LeFeve Mar 19 2012, 11:08 AM

I should be writing this in the Boxing Ring page but I really want everyone to know what's up.

I have had numerous phone calls from people in Tawas over the past 2 years saying they were given incorrect information regarding kiteboarding schools. I find it very upsetting that anyone would give false information especially to new eager kiters. Good ethics and the sharing of knowledge between kiters in this incredible sport has always been the source of the stoke. The type of people that dig kiting are generally good, honest, helpful, fun people. Well, in my opinion anyway.

This sport is in no way about greed or hiding resources. If someone claims to be the only local source in the industry, I promise that they are simply out to make a buck off of you. In no way does this person have your best interest in mind. I apologize to those that have been blatantly lied to by another shop. I promise you that the rest of us involved in this beloved sport are not as greedy or deceitful.

Anyone looking for Liquid Force gear has always been directed to the other shop. I find myself more and more wondering why I would want to refer kiters to someone that is dishonest and would never share his knowledge simply to claim the dollar prize. That's not what this sport is about.

Please be more considerate of this community. It's a good one and we don't need it clouded by lies.


Brian LeFeve
Great Lakes Kiteboarding / Great Lakes Surf Shop
23517 Nine Mack Dr. Suite B
St. Clair Shores Mi. 48080
586 359 6951
586 822 6511
www.greatlakeskiteboarding.com

Posted by: jitters Mar 22 2012, 09:05 AM

deep thoughts......by jitters
I think everyone should buy a plane ticket to the keys for a couple of days! brar will cook up some curry, sid will take some pictures and we can all kite together! what im trying to say is that in one of the fastest growing industries, there is probably enouph to go around. there is definetly enouph room at tawas for multiple shops to reside. I took my first lesson with brian and have bought stuff from him. I ride with kuban and buy stuff from him too. Not to mention buying stuff from my boy KK and the red belly! I vote for no bully tackticz at tawas and no bully tackticz with "customers". My thoughts not yours, just trying to ensure a comfortable summer!

Posted by: wolfie Mar 22 2012, 07:28 PM

QUOTE(jitters @ Mar 22 2012, 10:05 AM) *
deep thoughts......by jitters
I think everyone should buy a plane ticket to the keys for a couple of days! brar will cook up some curry, sid will take some pictures and we can all kite together! what im trying to say is that in one of the fastest growing industries, there is probably enouph to go around. there is definetly enouph room at tawas for multiple shops to reside. I took my first lesson with brian and have bought stuff from him. I ride with kuban and buy stuff from him too. Not to mention buying stuff from my boy KK and the red belly! I vote for no bully tackticz at tawas and no bully tackticz with "customers". My thoughts not yours, just trying to ensure a comfortable summer!


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Posted by: sid Mar 27 2012, 07:07 AM

KARMA.............The law of karma is the principle of cosmic justice that holds that all good actions will be rewarded and that all wicked actions will be punished. Sometime. Somehow. Somewhere.

Posted by: GLK LeFeve Apr 18 2012, 12:09 PM

QUOTE(sid @ Mar 27 2012, 12:07 PM) *
KARMA.............The law of karma is the principle of cosmic justice that holds that all good actions will be rewarded and that all wicked actions will be punished. Sometime. Somehow. Somewhere.


So true!

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