Is it selfish to chase the wind? Join our interactive doc

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Is it selfish to chase the wind? Join our interactive doc

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Hi everybody
My name is Fusun and I am a novice kiter from Toronto, ON, Canada.
We have launched our small, interactive documentary http://www.hobbybetweenus.com and excited to share with you! We followed avid kitesurfers and their partners in Cuba, France, Turkey and Canada and reveal candid insights from people who struggle to strike a balance between their hobbies and relationships.
It is a participatory project and we want to hear your story to see the bigger picture together!

Snap a picture, record a video to tell us if it is important #topartnerornot with your hobby.

3 ways to participate to the documentary
. By using hashtag #topartnerornot on Twitter or Instagram
. By voting on our poll http://hobbybetweenus.com/#Poll
. You're not on social media, NP, just send your story to with your media. We'll post it for you. (Please consider of Twitter/Instagram limitations)

If you like the project we kindly ask you to like/share or tweet about it.

https://www.facebook.com/hobbybetweenus
https://twitter.com/hobbybetweenus

Enjoy the ride…

Fusun

PS: Let me know if you have any questions..
BTW I'd like to add that this is a non-commercial social project that is supported by forums like this.

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Hello everybody
It looks like there are quite bit view on the thread. hope everybody has found the project interesting. It could be only better if you start participating :wink:

Somebody from France found out great solution that the parents can benefit from (or future parents like me)
"Last weekend was one of the first times I went to the beach with another kite friend, both our kids, and we took turns kiting while the other watched the kids. It was great! Wives were happy whereever they were, kids had a blast, and the dads got to kite. We didn't kite as much as we would have otherwise, but it was perfect.:
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A friend and I looked after one another's kids while on windsurf trips to Nitinat in the 90's. Our partners were frosted at the thought of being left for a week at a time with 5 and 6 year olds, a boy and a girl, so we said we would take them with us. At first we took turns but as the kids grew they required less supervision. This worked well for us over the years until the kids had their own things to do. I learned this strategy watching a group of local women at Hood River babysitting and windsurfing while their hubbies were at work. I got the impression that they were able to spend many pleasant afternoons this way.
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Hi Jim
Great insight 8) I am sure we have a lot to learn from you guys.

Please share your story:
Snap a picture, record a video to tell us if it is important #topartnerornot with your hobby.

3 ways to participate to the documentary
. By using hashtag #topartnerornot on Twitter or Instagram
. By voting on our poll http://hobbybetweenus.com/#Poll
. You're not on social media, NP, just send your story to with your media(video/pics). We'll post it for you. (Please consider of Twitter/Instagram limitations)

If you like the project we kindly ask you to like/share or tweet about it.

https://www.facebook.com/hobbybetweenus
https://twitter.com/hobbybetweenus

Enjoy the ride…

Fusun
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Re: Is it selfish to chase the wind? Join our interactive doc

Post by thankgodiatepastafobreaky »

...but but... my partner might see this. :shock:

..ok emailed my story... included the summary here:

In short if you are single and in love with kiting you need to search for a partner with the same passion to head off future disagreement. If you are already hooked up and you discover this new love I would say to budget some money for counseling to help make this kiting love triangle work and be ready for some trade-offs.
curses - foiled again!
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Looks like this is no longer active? Removed from Facebook and site not loading for me
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