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.
And no camera... Just set the power blast down for a second, little mexican girl comes out of nowhere and grabs one of the lines about mid point. Didn't want anyone to get hurt, so I held it grounded. Then, I assume it was her little brother, goes running out to the kite, grabs a corner, and starts flipping it up and down trying to get it to fly. Poor mamasita comes running, doesn't know what to do or which one to grab first, I was dying laughing, but, alas, no camera. Not sure if they qualify as obliviots or not, but would have been the Kodak moment of the trip!
Hi Albroswift... That's funny stuff! Here's one then: We had the Lilberty Sport Kite Championship in Liberty State Park, NJ, this past July. There were a good number of Rev Flyers around. I go off to practice, close to the water and walkway when I see a father holding a Rev over his head, trying to toss it (to fly) and a little girl holding the handles upside down. I'm thinking that there's no way someone sold them a kite and didn't show them the basics, so I walk over and immediately realize who's kite it is. They had taken the kite that was staked down, walked a distance and decided to fly it. I told them how expensive they are, but that anyone would gladly give them a lesson; and that you just can't take someone's kite like that. The father said something about, but "it's a little girl and she likes it...." I took the kite back, got the stake it belonged with, and parked closer to the rest of us!!! Is that an OBLIVIOT or what????