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Author Topic: Just my 2 cents  (Read 11151 times)
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« Reply #30 on: April 20, 2013, 05:33 AM »

An appropiate form, kiteslinger.  Can it be made a forum resource?
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« Reply #31 on: April 20, 2013, 06:36 AM »

Good to see that some of you recognize this post for what it really is...   Roll Eyes

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« Reply #32 on: April 20, 2013, 06:40 AM »

Don’t usually post here just a reader.  As a female and an “old fart” I would ask you to re-think the use of “old fart”  I know that already and certainly don’t want to be reminded.  My career has been working with teenagers (delinquent) and I have tried to introduce kiting to them asI an outlet.  What I find unfortunately is that when I mention “kite” what comes to mind are cheap plastic kites purchased at the local convenience store.  While they come in variety from Spiderman to Dora the Explorer they don’t always fly very well and tend to be tree hunters.  Also, I am hurt by the number of kids that tell me they’ve never flown a kite - where were they.  We have a very small group where I fly but I can say we try very hard to interest people in kiting.  At the park where we fly frequently there are small kids with parents.  As you can imagine the kids all want to try a kite, I always try to get the parent to fly as well.  This has worked a couple of times.  I had the opportunity of flying at what was actually a kite surfing event and managed to generate some interest in 20 somethings with bigger single lines and fighter kites.  Probably no converts but at least some interest. In my humble opinion if more people were aware of the variety in kiting more people would be interested. This is likely sacrilege but I personally prefer single line over stunt kite and get “dogged” for it but to each his own.  I don’t want to work hard either.  No doubt we can do a better job in “marketing”.

Unfortunately. I have to agree that there are a few kiters, VERY FEW, with an attitude that discourage people from joining the community.  Remember at the end of the day it’s a toy.  I’ve been a forum member for several years and over that period of time I’ve never felt insulted by anyone making a intelligent point and have gained an enormous amount of knowledge about kites and kiting from the forum.  I can say there are people on this forum that I would like to consider “friends” and have found that to be true when have met in person at festivals.  Thanks for what seems to be serious concern for expanding kiting, now go fly something and “chill’ for a minute.
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