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#1 pudsli

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 01:44 PM

Hi All.
just been watching america's got talent, from hollywood.
who was the guy trying to fly a rev, he had a hard job trying to get it in the air.
got it up for about 10 seconds.
not a good advert for your "family"as you lot say.
all the best steve.
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Posted 18 June 2010 - 06:21 PM

Are you talking about this year or last year? It could be two possible people.

Please be careful when passing judgement. It's one thing to fly when you are in you're element (ala: with other kiting folk), but it's another thing entirely when you're going in front of national (and international) tv cameras.

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 09:41 PM

And of course given that situation, if it starts to go wrong, the nerves just get worse and worse.

Would have liked to see both of them, just to see a Rev on TV.

Takes guts to stand up in fron of so many folks. no matter what you are trying to do.

And watching the one that airs over here I think a lot of the folks that seem awful are haveing a bad nerves day. However there are a few folks that go on that I wonder if thier friends ought to have told them not to bother.

Still, hats off to anyone brave enough to give it a try.

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 12:49 AM

that guy is one of the most magical kite flyers you'll ever run across!

They bumped him in line, his strings weren't ready and then the music starts. Trust me, seeing him in his own element is one of the most profound kite flying experiences you could ever witness. There's not a one of us who doesn't marvel at his musical interpretations, piloting skills and ability to influence a group of people emotionally thru his antics. The guy had a tough time there on the show admittedly, . . . but it wasn't representative of him normally.

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 05:06 AM

I heard this was going to happen. I think I know the person and he is one of the best Rev fliers around. I wish I knew when this was going to be aired so I could have seen it. I would like to be 1/10 as good as he is with the Rev.

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 07:58 AM

he's got talent. and as far as "family".....we are proud of him, he stood up there and gave it a go.
& we understand his feeling towards what happened. We don't need an explanation.

We may have our differences, but through good & bad times we are still there for each other. As far as I'm concerned that is a great advert for family.

lets move on.

Edited by RAWVEEDA, 19 June 2010 - 08:07 AM.

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 08:55 AM

Hi All.
well if had had talent , he had a good way of showing it.
if he is as good as you say he is, it should have been easy for him.
i say it as it see it , he made a fool of himself.
the crowd in the audience thought the same, so did the judges.
but what do i know.
all the best steve.
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Posted 19 June 2010 - 09:41 AM

Hi All.
well if had had talent , he had a good way of showing it.
if he is as good as you say he is, it should have been easy for him.
i say it as it see it , he made a fool of himself.
the crowd in the audience thought the same, so did the judges.
but what do i know.
all the best steve.


Obviously, Steve, you don't know too much.... about indoor flying or competition to say the least. His lines were twisted about six times as he wasn't ready to go when the music started. Ever have six wraps in your lines of maybe 80'? Yeah... it get's tight and tough to control. Try six wraps indoors on maybe 8' of line. NOW, he's thinking ... gotta get the wraps out or there's no way to fly at all.

Yes, he was embarrassed by his performance. He knows his ability; as do a vast majority of the kiting world; which he's been a big part of for almost twenty years. To bash someone for failure... that's where we're taking issue.

I don't know you, but I'd love to see you "do what you think you do well" in front of a live audience, knowing that millions will be watching. After you do that, then come back and start criticizing someone you know nothing about. It's always easy to judge and be critical of others.
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Posted 19 June 2010 - 09:51 AM

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 11:39 AM

Hi All.
everyone has there opinion, that was mine.
if you don't like it tough.
all the best steve
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Posted 19 June 2010 - 12:40 PM

Hi All.
everyone has there opinion, that was mine.
if you don't like it tough.
all the best steve


That was the first time someone had the guts (courage in case you don't understand proper american) to try this in this environment. Probably some good lessons learned. Now that you have learned a little (wee little) you might have the hutspa to give it a try. Or maybe some young kid might beat you to it; keep watching.

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 01:12 PM

Hi.
fair play , he give it a go, but he failed.
if he is as good as you lot say.
1. why did he not sort out his line
2. why did he enter into the show if he was not prepared.
3. why would i want to fly a rev on a stage.
this is the modern world we live in, aghh he give it a go, he tried his best sort of attitude.
even my 7 year old son said, that wasn't very good was it.
so next time you see this great rev flyer, give him a pat on the back and tell him how great he was on the show.
subject closed from this end.
you American folk carry it on if you so wish.
all the best steve.
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Posted 19 June 2010 - 03:54 PM

I am absolutely shocked by your attitude.

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 03:57 PM

Hi All.
everyone has there opinion, that was mine.
if you don't like it tough.
all the best steve


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We are a family here on the Rev forum. Say what you mean, mean what you say, but don't say it mean.
You are talking about my brother, mentor and a dear friend. Until you have walked in shoes ( and they are big shoes) your opinion is meaningless.

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 04:26 PM

Wow,

I'm guessing that this person has never done anything in front of an audience, I fly on short line, though not 8' short, and I know that 6 wraps can kill you in low wind. The fact that he even went on stage at that point is more then honorable mention. I feel a stick stirring going on here. I enjoy flying for 20+ people every now and again, but to be aired on TV to millions of people can be daunting. But of course to go on a forum of a few hundred at a time and complain is different i guess.

Just my 2 cents worth.
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Posted 19 June 2010 - 04:56 PM

Hey Family,
Let it go. This has been discussed (about a year ago). It's over. If Pudsli just got the memo, then he's entitled to his opinion. I'm sure he didn't intend to sound like a jerk, and remember, in real life people have facial expressions and tones of voice to help us understand. If...IF...he was trying to get a rise out of somebody, then he did and you all gave it to him. Scotty's a big boy, and his ability to wow a crowd won't be changed by one opinion of one performance.

Let's keep the forum a place where we help each other get better, where we share experiences, where we expand on ideas.

@ Pudsli: http://www.youtube.c...ott weider&aq=0 Some of these videos are probably more representative of what the folks above think of when they think of Scotty. Also, There are a couple videos of me on youtube and I'ld be happy to get some feedback from anybody anytime.
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Posted 19 June 2010 - 05:10 PM

Well Said, Scott. Let the flying do the talking. :ani_punk:

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 05:13 PM

I don't see the issue with Steve's first post. He was just calling it as he saw it. I read no malice or passing of judgement in it.

Do I agree with Steve's tone? No, but I also think you all got a bit sensitive and read more into his initial post than what was there.

Of course take my thoughts as you wish... an outsider looking in.





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Posted 20 June 2010 - 01:36 AM

Hi Hasek.
thank you sir.
all the best steve.
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Posted 20 June 2010 - 01:47 AM

Could I sort of be the Referee and sort of call a draw on this one please.

Has been pointed out many times, everyone has a right to thier opinion and point of view.

Not everyone will agree with it and some will protest it.

I hope Pudsli meant no offence with his first post, just the way he saw it, and hope all those that leapt in on the defensive meant no personal offence either.

Just comes down to the fach that you can please all the folks some of the time, and some of the folks all of the time. You all know the rest.

I think we all have a great FAMILY with this Forum, all around the World. Sometimes Families don't agree but wea re still Family and that is the important thing.




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