Re: Dead birds and propaganda leaflets

Subject Re: Dead birds and propaganda leaflets
From Richard Beckett <>
Date Tue, 21 Apr 1998 10:13:00 +0100
Newsgroups rec.kites

Dear misguided Airfoils,

Ever heard the saying "There's no point trying to teach Granny how to suck eggs"?

You have yourself in an argument with Andy Wardley (We're not worthy! We're not worthy!). This man can do all the tricks in the book, and many that aren't. He _invents_ new tricks. When Andy flies tricks, you _know_ that he is in complete control, and _everything_ looks intended.

Here in the UK we have winter leagues, that are solely precision events. I haven't seen Andy compete myself, but he competed in one event at the Newbury Kite League, and came 3rd - IN THE MASTERS CLASS!

He has competed in STACK events, and does rather well. If the average flier lives to be 1000 he will probably never fly as well as Andy. This man is a true all round pilot. His views on kiting are anything but simplistic!

As for a ceiling on tricks...this man's head went through that ages ago, can't you see the plaster in his hair?



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