Billy B. wrote:Copy...that's some strong words, I see lots of teams and company's spending tons of money on race kite r & d.
That's like saying it is a shame all F1 cars look the same, they must all be copys...
I think we have just gotten to were we undersatand what works and all company's are forced to use the same materials. So kites end up similar because we expect similiar features from them.
Having the choice to by a shape you like from different brands seems like a better option then each brand making different shapes. Just to be " different". When winning is the goal.
You'd have to be living in la la land to believe that manufacturers do not copy each others ideas and innovations. COPY is just the single
word to best describe that activity accurately. Copying to win is a losers mindset and action.
Yes F-1 teams do copy, and yet some, lead and innovate. They are then either copied or other brands lobby to change the rules and have the innovative idea banned, competition is awesome!
Happens across all human endeavours for commercial gain and for personal status/ego gain too.
I was just stating the obvious I guess.