Lol, K2H I think we would get on just fine if we knew each other. We both speak our minds and both enjoy the vertical dimension which a lot of kiters don't seem to want to pursue. Don't know about you but when I got into the sport 14 seasons ago, it was principally for the air time. Call me old school, don't care.
But...you mention the TRUTH. Now normally a reasoned point of view has some evidence to at least support the propositions made. Except if you move into the esoterical religious babble of bubble and squeak.
Here is some evidence that may or may not point to some semblance of the truth.
1. Been kiting for 14 seasons now, from the fixed two line foils, to the wipikas, the old crazy C kites you proposed I hadn't experienced ( again no evidence), through the bow, SLE, delta and all the other wonderful hybrids that we now get to enjoy.
2. I have never seen you kite so would not propose to judge your rider skill. You have never seen me kite either.
3. I regularly get to ride all sorts of kites, from all brands and all styles. We are lucky over here on the west coast of WA, vibrant kiting community with some excellent retailers and crew that don't mind giving you a crack. The screamer demoes were purely to see what they were all about, never had an intention to get one, then again I also flew a NRG liquid force kite, same same. But it keeps me updated on wing design, feel and performance. I get emails all the time as,ing for advice. Not that I'm any guru, far from it, but if I have flown them I give my two bobs worth. If I haven't I pass them onto someone I know who has.
4. On that note, if you actually stop and read carefully I was not denigrating the screamer, infact I agreed with most of what you had to say and its performance. It is a jumping machine, built to jump!
And yet you launch into this barrage of personal insults on my flying skills.
Sorry but how the Farq do you know? You have no evidence to support this proposition.
Yet I have no evidence you are as good as you seem to make out. Hey I'm sure you are, and you probably do have a greater skill set than me...but I wouldn't comment either way because I have no evidence to support that.
So please do us a favour mate, stop, read, think, then write.
If not one wonders what contribution you can actually make other than cause posts to end up like this one.
I really hope this appeals to your more reasoned side.
If not, that's cool to I suppose ...fire away...lol