I'm rather new on the forum but what up with these cheap-ass topics by BEST? Is it their normal practice every time a new kite is released?
bill kraft on the nemi HP..... alvaro on the new Nemi HP
Who's next? Perris Hilton? Mary fucking Poppins?
(1) This is a "free" forum... no cost to you the end user. Where do you think the money comes from that pays for it? Toby's altruism? It comes from the manufacturers who advertise here. Business-wise, that should give them some right to discuss their products and product announcements on this forum.
(2) Would you rather have (a) Manufacturer representation/participation on this forum, or (b) no Manufacturer representation/participation on this forum? Right now Best, Eclipse Ocean Rodeo, Windwing, Nobile and some others do actively / regularly participate. With several of these, it is the actual owners and designers who are paying attention and contributing. Best is probably one of the most active manufacturers, and their participation ranges from the owners to the retailers to the sponsored riders. That's fantastic! Where's Pete and Robbie? Probably scared away by comments such as yours...
I believe that manufacturer participation adds a lot to this forum. Manufacturer participation gives this forum creditability as a place to voice ideas and opinions that will be heard by those who can make the changes real, the manufacturers. Comments such as yours do nothing but give the manufacturers grounds for not participating in forums like this.
If you think that forums should not allow manufacturer participation because they only contribute "cheap-ass topics" then you should consider setting up a forum yourself where you can impose your own rules. Be prepared to have to charge for memberships though because you may not get enough advertisers to cover the costs, and don't expect manufacturers to participate because, no matter what they try to communicate, you will call it marketing BS.