Don't tell anyone, fo don't post here any more...
Frankly I think you're a little nuts too...
It's a user's forum first and last.
That means its all about the kites.
These petty intustry folk who backbite, squabble, gouge and scandal, are all about the money.
When you say its not about the kites, I'd reply, then it's all about the money.
Perhaps you're to close to this to see that finacial interest drive all the bad blood here...
I'm just a simple guy, with no finacial interest whatsoever in kiting....
Perhaps, that's why you think I'm nuts?
I've shit for brains,,therefore I kite...
If its not about kiting,,,you can bet its about money, or fear of being exposed as having primarily a finanical agenda.
((((((( More stoked about the margine, than concerned about the mayhem ))))))))
Somebody chisel that in stone,,,,
I try to cut though the crap, that makes me a target for every bozo with a keyboard...
Nobody is going to buy your integrity story.
You want this dude to burn,,,
That's it Right?
The issue was not, as Toby over-simplified it, who makes the best kite. The issue has to do with the integrity and business practices of the people that now call themselves Windwing, which could very well effect the users of this forum at some point. Posing as other people, posing as a kiteboarder when you are not, pretending you have first-hand knowledge of a product you sell but have never used -- I think is important for people to know, and I think a lot of readers here would find that important to know. Toby disagrees, obviously.
The link between Toby and Windwing runs far deeper than anyone who reads this forum should be comfortable with. I was surprised the thread was not locked, moved, or deleted sooner.
I think Toby is a great guy too, though I've never met him. I also think he needs to watch his own credibility. If he's so obviously in the pocket of his advertisers -- people will eventually lose interest, and he may have to get a real job someday. I honestly hope not. I think he's got a great gig going and I wish him the best, though I almost never read any of the forums anymore -- a friend emailed me and alerted me to the original thread.
Fo -- I think you're nuts, but that should not bother you a bit!!