Thank you for pointing out my error, which I should have caught since I was trying to be conservative with my estimate. I misplaced a zero and the actual figure should have been 1,000 (but still is likely to be over 2000, especially including when the student passes the kite back or even, horror of horrors, to another STUDENT).BWD wrote:why am i not surprised,I have personally done this over 10,000 times
mr malibu strikes again
Then again, 10000 times means theoretically every day for over 27 years, or three times a day for over 9 years.
Therefore what you are saying is statistically likely to be a pile of horseshit.
Because this makes no allowance for the wind not blowing every day, or for holidays.
Or other elements of what is called "reality."
No kidding, which ones, like 9999 of them?and although some were not as safe as others and a few represented an error of judgment where the risk wasn’t justified,
It seems like all the bad instructors are outing themselves here.
Actually a good thing, might save a life.
Although your posts indicate that you're obviously an "authority" on all the subjects on which you post, it seems to have somehow missed your attention that there are conditions DIFFERENT than what you are evidently familiar with. Additionally, in this particular thread, you demonstrate your lack of knowledge regarding the benefits of using the MOST STABLE kites for teaching, which are admittedly relatively unknown, but of which I'm surprised an "expert" such as yourself has no knowledge. The above deficiencies may help explain why you apparently also are unaware that there are different teaching styles, some of which are mandated by the prevailing conditions and some of which are selected for other reasons, including economic considerations.
In fact, I doubt that you are an instructor and would be interested in seeing any web site or other media in which you advertise.
However, I'm glad to see that you apparently took some of my advice to heart as indicated by your use of the qualifier "likely" rather than stating unequivocally that my statement was "a pile of horseshit". Keep up this good practice.
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