Re: 30 flavors of vanilla for you.

Subject Re: 30 flavors of vanilla for you.
From (Andy Wardley)
Date Tue, 21 Apr 1998 17:13:54 GMT
Newsgroups rec.kites
Airfoils <> wrote:
> Impressive. My resume is far more lengthy and I have placed numerous
> times 1st in Masters if thats what you think matters.

A humble second in the UK nationals last year is the best I can lay claim to. Not great, but not bad. Oh, and the person who beat me was Carl Robertshaw, who I have immense respect for as one of the World's best competition pilots in team, pair _and_ individuals - I reckon I'm in good company.

So that's what I can do in "regular flying". Call me conceited but my freestyle flying is far, far better than my competition flying will ever be. I may not be as good a "regular" flier as you and I'm sure your resume is far longer and more impressive than mine, but I can fly "regular" and you aren't even prepared to give tricks a chance. Who does that make the more all-rounded flier?

But it doesn't matter and quite frankly, I don't give a shit. I'm trying to hold out an olive branch and you're retreating behind a persecution complex. I don't recall anyone criticising non-trick flying or non-trick kites in this or any other thread.

You're also hiding behind a pseudonym.

> As Andy and Collette and others already expressed, their view of
> maneuvers is indeed simplistic. They BOTH refer to maneuvers as simply
> doing loops and straight lines. If thats not understating what
> maneuvers are I don't know what is.

So describe something then. Enlighten us with your wisdom. Teach us one of these fantastically rich and complex "maneuvers" so that we can see the error of our ways.

I've flown every damn figure in the STACK and AKA book and I'm buggered if I know what these magical "maneuvers" are that you keep talking about. If they do exist, then a lot of people are keeping very quiet about them.

> That is the basic argument many of you have is that kites that don't
> trick are worthless.

Maybe you're reading a different thread?


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