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Author Topic: Just Curious - Why this was thread locked ???  (Read 17013 times)
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« Reply #45 on: August 10, 2010, 11:50 AM »

Maybe a more constructive response to the post on the original tread would have been more appropriate than just locking it. A suggestion to use the search function or suggestion how the question could be rephrased rather than nuking the tread with little explanation.

The forum has some enthusiastic posters. Many are newer trick kiters and they are excited about this cool new interest they have discovered. I think that is a good thing and if they seem redundant to you, don't respond or even read them.

Instead, why not start threads that you find more interesting or that relate better to your own interests? When I read responses like "not another thread about $$$ kite, or %%% trick" etc. it makes me wonder what the poster is doing to increase the quality of the forum THEMSELVES. I feel those type posts are just cluttering up threads that are interesting to others. The best way to assure better content is to create it and encourage it by adding to it when you see it. Add your experience, knowledge and opinions, they are as valid as any. Whining about it just adds more clutter and makes the poster just as tedious, or more, as seemingly redundant post about similar subjects. Trolling, dropping flame bombs and constantly posting or piling on negativity always drag forums down.

I think it's good to see many posts about a kite, a trick or whatever. It means that active users are flying and / or interested in the kite / trick / product. Isn't that what is keeping kiting going? People actually excited about kites, flying kites, tricking kites?


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« Reply #46 on: August 10, 2010, 12:36 PM »

First I would like to make an apology if I'm the one who causing this problem.

This is a sticky(You don't have to be a beginners...) from Beginners Corner by AC
First & foremost this is a friendly place for new forum members to talk about anything kite related.

Second, it's a place for new flyers to ask all the questions that come to mind. Rest assured, they've all been asked before, but that doesn't mean they should get answered with "use the Search feature". Especially since this New Forum has little to search on.

The Old Forum had an amazing amount of info and I'm going to try to capture some pertinent threads here before it goes away.

We've got some of the best kite flyers and best kite forum posters on the planet around here, so there's no topic too obscure or too obvious.

Is this statement apply to AC's Beginners Corner only or to the whole GWTW Forum ?
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« Reply #47 on: August 11, 2010, 05:41 PM »

First I would like to make an apology if I'm the one who causing this problem.

Nope, you didn't cause any problem and I believe an apology is totally unnecessary.  And I did not mean to start a 4 page thread.  Was just curious.
By the way, to your original question, as I was learning to fly I had a number of experienced enthusiast tell me the perfect line length to use to trick.  Everything from 25' to 125'.  The most specific being 63'.  Not knowing any better I tried a number of these only to find the lengths (yes plural) that I considered ideal.  I appreciated all of the strong opinions and used them to find my own way. 

25' is great fun for a small kite in light wind-really up close and personal.
63' is such a precise number that I have several line sets this length
75' - 85' doesn't suck either

try several and find your own way.  keep flying, posting, reading and of course buying new kites...

Thanks Steve for letting us all ramble!

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« Reply #48 on: August 13, 2010, 05:44 AM »

If you hadn't noticed.... I've unlocked it. I ask you all to kindly not make me regret this.


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