Are you talking about the $250 Zephyr with the case that is now $200 without the $50 case?
If not...where is this announcement?
The announcement is in the header of the Prism Forum... to the right of the header block that lookes like:
When the Zephy originally came out, some folks liked the case and some folk complained about it (and to some extent the how it added to the cost of the kite. So in 2011 when the Zephyr goes with an expandable sleeve and drops the price. So some people will grouse about the kite no longer coming with the moulded case.
It's kind of cool that Mark has been able to retain any hair.
Are we really going to ding a kite because it only comes with one lineset instead of two?
Somewhere prairie dog burrows are caving in from all the underground laughing.
The announcement might be a bit misleading as it is referring to the 2011 pricing which has been in effect for months now.
Given the economy, it's not hard to suss out why the packaging/accessories were changed to provide a more attractive price for folks who might be curtailing some of the kite purchasing practices. Not entirely surprising given how long some killer kites have languished on the Swap Meet.