stoner wrote:You need to find a remote spot and stoke up on the pure essence of kiteboarding. There you will find such guys... able to appreciate kites that can be wrapped around cactus and launched without damage;
So are you 100% foil man? I am still trying to find one. Otherwise, does the above statement mean anything?
If the gee!man is a shark you must be the remora... like the cyclist said to the yuppie S2000 driver... "you suck".
Oh the faux stereotypes... cyclists, which I am one... hate Hummers crowd who forget how fat they and their vehicles are... as to S2000... my girlfriend uses it mostly now... it's Spa Yellow
I use mostly by Focus hatchback... fits a few more kites and boards.... plus a kayak for kiteyaking on those windless days.
Lovely that you use the Focus hatch, I am buying the new model next month(nice packing space for all the gear). Anyway, when looking for a new car I went and test drove a few models from different manufacturers and also spoke to alot of people who have tried a few different models in the same range... Every single person agreed that the Focus is indeed the car that offers most value for money and has a better drive and handling than all the other competing models from other manufacturers, in a league of it's own. Looking at the sales figures though shows a different story, 2nd place, VW outsells it by about 15%, and this was in the launch month when the Focus was suppose to come out strong. So this month and next VW will problably outsell it by 20-30%. On discussing with some industry insiders the general idea is that because VW has a better history here compared to Ford than in some other countries, they will continue to outsell, even though the Focus is cheaper and performs better. And is alot more car for your money.
People simply don't like change.
Over in one of these threads another kiter mentioned that if the 10m speed can do 10kts low end and 30kts top end he would go out and buy it. Armin came and confessed that the feedback from customers suggest it is possible, do you think everyone is suddenly interrested in switching? No. Everyone is going on about the big air and hangtime on the HF, the gay foil has at least the same, problably more, is everyone interrested in switching? No. Now it is all about turning speed, if the next foil comes out and turns as fast as a LEI would everyone switch... No. Don't put too much faith in your "everyone rides LEI" argument... There was a time when "everyone" smoked... that didn't make it a good thing.
I'm think they are both great kites though.