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Author Topic: Sometimes Old school is better  (Read 6968 times)
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« 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.

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« 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. 

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« 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


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