GWTW Forum
August 27, 2014, 10:06 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
   Home   Help Forum Info Login Register Chat  
Welcome to the GWTW Forum.
Guests (non-registered users) can view the forum but are unable to post.  If you don't have anything to say then why would you bother to register?
One of the most popular sections of the GWTW Forum has long been the Swap Meet.  A great place to sell old, seldom flown kites or to get great deals on used (gently flown) kites.  Only registered users can see the Swap Meet section, let alone wheel and deal.  1000's (literally) of kites have changed hands thanks to the Swap Meet.
There are several more benefits to being a registered user, but you'll have to join our little community to find out all the "secrets".
Questions or concerns? Contact Steve ... just drop an email to: forum.gwtwkites@gmail.com

Pages: 1 [2]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Sometimes Old school is better  (Read 2535 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
fidelio
Trade Count: (+7)
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1089


Location: las vegas

« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2009, 12:42 AM »

different strokes for different folks. it's european supercar vs american muscle car vs import tuner car vs historic racing car vs reliable everyday driver, there's no one "best" because what's best, like fun, is subjective.

i fly new kites, i fly old kites. to me they're both equally entertaining although completely different. as such, i fly and expect different things from each.

the only bothersome thing about old kites is occasionally the crusty cantankerous old person full of stubborn ideas connected to them. it's possible for me to respect, enjoy and learn from their era, the least they could do is not trash talk mine.

fun, is of my own determination.
Logged

Fdeli
gwarren
Trade Count: (+13)
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 37

Location:

« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2009, 06:54 PM »

OK then, I'll ask....

beyond wallowing in pungent nostalgia why would anyone choose to fly an old (school) kite over something new and shiny ?[/color]

Mike, I've let go of several of the old school kites, but there are a few like the Midi Sandpiper that have a touch that transcends old school!! I love my Cosmic TC, Talon, & Deep Space but flying the Midi isn't just about remembering!  I flew the standard today. I've had this kite since '97.  Its been abused, by many a newbie pilot, sail is stretched and fade out, but oh how it will double axle!  Flat smooth rotation that none of my new stuff can match.  Plus, the Midi will J.L..  And crisp cascades.  When I pull out the Midi, its not just about nostalgia. 

glen
Logged
zippy8
Moderator
Trade Count: (+13)
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1021


Location: Vihtavuori, Finland

WWW
« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2009, 07:07 PM »

When I pull out the Midi, its not just about nostalgia.

Well possibly Wink Would you accept that it is, however, largely about nostalgia ? As nice as the Midi is and I've no problem with that assertion you're just not going to fly it with the same repertoire that your CTC, Talon and DS are going to offer you. Or if you do then you're doing those kites a disservice.

Ye Olde Flatte Spinns are both fine and dandy in my book but if I'm being offered a choice of those or something a bit more corkscrewy and multi-yo variations on all the other stuff then I'll take the latter. Or my Element and completely bugger up the whole argument. Grin

Mike.
Logged

Virtual Freestyle - ǝlʎʇsǝǝɹɟ lɐnʇɹıʌ
Pages: 1 [2]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  


items purchased through the links below help support the forum

Cal Custom

Our forum is made possible by the good folks whose ads appear below and by the members of our community (PayPal donation button at bottom)
In case you missed it each ad is linked to the sponsors web site.  So please, take a moment and visit our sponsors sites as this forum wouldn't be possible with out them.
Interested in running an ad for your business or kiting event?  Contact Steve at advertise.gwtwkites@gmail.com for a quote.

kmacFab
kmacFab

Kite Classifieds Ad
Kite Classifieds

A Wind Of Change
A Wind Of Change

Kitebookie
Kitebookie.com

Untitled Document

Untitled Document
Untitled Document

Untitled Document
Untitled Document


Untitled Document
DOLLAR SHAVE CLUB

Support the GWTW Forum

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.8 | SMF © 2006-2008, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.2.1 © 2008-2009
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!