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Post by: np on April 12, 2013, 11:39 AM
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Title: Re: No More FREE Flight Straps
Post by: red sweater on April 12, 2013, 12:22 PM
Well. I can't buy tricking ability, but at least now I can buy the straps. I'm glad you made what I presume is a mutually beneficial deal to make them accessible.

The write-up is good. And frankly, everywhere I looked for decent straps didn't actually carry any, so competition is scarce. But that picture (in the store) isn't doing the straps justice.


Title: Re: Re: No More FREE Flight Straps
Post by: trigger on April 12, 2013, 04:11 PM
Glad to hear it. Not that i can t win them... just that they are on the market

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Title: Re: No More FREE Flight Straps
Post by: Wayner on April 12, 2013, 04:14 PM
Great news Norm!


Hope you will still post your challanges from time to time. You are making me a better flyer.

Still need to complete that AVFFF and the double AVFFF.


Title: Re: No More FREE Flight Straps
Post by: thief on April 13, 2013, 08:52 AM
Personally I would see no issue with you offering straps up for challenges even with the being sold via a web site....why would that matter? In fact it would only generate more interest......

Good to see that they are up in the public eye!


Title: Re: No More FREE Flight Straps
Post by: Krijn on April 13, 2013, 10:02 AM
Personally I would see no issue with you offering straps up for challenges even with the being sold via a web site....why would that matter? In fact it would only generate more interest......

Good to see that they are up in the public eye!

agreed

Krijn


Title: Re: No More FREE Flight Straps
Post by: Charles P on April 13, 2013, 04:06 PM
Norm,

 I got to try out the straps you sent me a couple of days ago, they are sweeeet!!   ;D

 Well, I hope you keep posting challenges and I was wondering if you are going to take orders for straps or do we need to buy them from the stores that you have supplied?
  I need to know because I think I want a pair of your wrist straps as well.


Title: Re: No More FREE Flight Straps
Post by: RobB on April 13, 2013, 04:50 PM
I CAN NOT believe what they're charging for those straps, I would pay 3X that. The straps are that good. I'm going to have to chase down some wrist straps for my standard kites. The finger straps are EXCELLENT for light wind flying, I've mothballed all my other light wind straps and only use the Norm Straps !


Title: Re: No More FREE Flight Straps
Post by: Charles P on April 13, 2013, 06:37 PM
I CAN NOT believe what they're charging for those straps, I would pay 3X that. The straps are that good. I'm going to have to chase down some wrist straps for my standard kites. The finger straps are EXCELLENT for light wind flying, I've mothballed all my other light wind straps and only use the Norm Straps !


 I have not seen the pricing on these RobB but I agree with you, they are the best straps I've ever had and considering that, I would pay more to get a pair of these. Norm does make a mean set of straps!! 
 I just started using mine and they are replacing all of my older straps!! Hence my question about the wrist straps.


Title: Re: Re: No More FREE Flight Straps
Post by: trigger on April 13, 2013, 08:11 PM
I just called Jon t about some bulk line yesterday. Realized i need some straps too. Guess i know which ones i will get now :)
  As far as the prize straps go... i will find and buy your straps in the next week or so. However, being a kite geek myself i will still try to win a set and those will be an extra special set to me.  I think your point is valid about undermining the sales from stores, so that decision should be based on your relationship with the owners.  After all the positive feedback from "winners" i am inclined to buy some so that point is also valid.
If they feel it undermines the sale... I'll settle for an autographed napkin with a hint of spaghetti sauce as a prize if i ever win! 8)

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Title: Re: No More FREE Flight Straps
Post by: thief on April 14, 2013, 05:15 AM
THIS IS IN REFERENCE TO TO GIVING AWAY STRAPS FOR TRICK CHALLENGES


1. I respect and appreciate the opinions of almost everybody in here.
2. I try my best to "put the shoe on the other foot" before I do something.
3. I didn't think it would be right to sell Jon & Marieanne 24 pair of 3-finger
    straps and then give straps away for "trick challenges". For every pair I
    give away, just maybe Jon & Marieanne could have sold them, which was
    the reason I sold the straps to them in the first place.
4. So, Rob (thief) had I sold you 24 pair of straps you wouldn't have minded me giving
    away straps you could have in all likely hood sold?
5.  Maybe I should ask what Jon & Marieanne think about it, after all, they are the ones
    that purchased them from me. They just might say: If you would quit giving them
    away we could sell them and then buy another batch from you, Norm.
6. I would like to hear the opinions of others. Maybe I would change my mind. I do like
    the idea of the "trick challenges" and encouraging Beginners with a free pair of straps.
    I don't have a problem making straps.
7. I guess I'm just a kite geek/weirdo and always think back asswards.  :D  ???


I would not take any offense in you giving some straps away if I had bought some to resell......how could I?
That is your call......same thing as Scott Hampton giving away a Cypod while I have them for sale...the shop has no say in that.....

I see that you are setting up these challenges to help kites push themselves to learn new things.....that is a fricken awesome.....would not like to see that go away......I think that the value of these challenges is huge!


Title: Re: No More FREE Flight Straps
Post by: white wing lover on April 14, 2013, 07:13 AM
While, perhaps not a "huge" factor, I believe straps as "trick challenge" awards are not out of line and, would help promote awareness of the fine product being produced. Knowing the straps are available to purchase and where to buy them was a mystery to me in the past. Having now had to good fortune to acquire a set of each style, I'm waiting for the back to back snow, sleet, rain storms to pass and give us some spring breezes to break 'um in and experience that " Cheesiness  ;) " first hand.  :) :) :)


Title: Re: Re: No More FREE Flight Straps
Post by: DD on April 14, 2013, 08:09 AM
Norms trick challenge sponsored by jon t where these straps can be purchased. I think that solves it.


Title: Re: No More FREE Flight Straps
Post by: thief on April 14, 2013, 09:57 AM
The challenges are huge in my opinion because no one else has done anything like them!   
You get a lot if respect from me for them!


Title: Re: Re: No More FREE Flight Straps
Post by: trigger on April 14, 2013, 05:25 PM
Did he retire after finding his $3.20(?). I wad wondering about him too....

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