As far as the name is concerned, the name was originally for the event which has more to it than just a Mega Team. And if what you say is true you'd better tell John Barresi, David Hathaway and co because they call thier massive team quad gatherings iQuad!
There seems to be a misinterpretation of what iQuad is...
To set the record straight, we don't call these gatherings by that name... OUR TEAM (8 members) is called iQuad, and when we gather in larger numbers, it's iQuad and a bunch of other fliers
If we flew with the Flying Squad, we'd be the Flying Squad and iQuad... No more, no less. We're simply the first team I've heard of who actively promotes mega flies at every event we go to, because it's fun for everyone.
Just because Baressi etc call there gatherings iQuad doesn`t mean you have to copy everything they do.
iQuad was inspired by the flying squad in the first place.
This is only partially true... We were inspired by the HUGE gathering of teams at Berck last year, including Flying Squad, Flic, Crazy Drivers and others... Who by the way, DID NOT fly under a group name... They maintained their individual identities as teams, which I am a strong supporter of.
I had a group contact me from the USA east coast last year, wanting to form another iQuad team... I told them the same thing, we're stronger as separate identities, and keeping those intact when we fly together.
And while I'm not inclined to argue the point... WiiQuad is awfully close to iQuad, and I think it'd be much like forming a team or event called WiFlying Squad... Call it Rev Party, or whatever... My team and I generally refer to our larger gatherings as a Quadapalooza
, since it's just a bunch of fliers together.
Frankly, I don't have any objection to WeQuad
, since there's no alignment at all with the branding our team has established, or the new signature series Rev which also features our logo, released by Revolution Kites this past week at the KTAI show.
See - http://www.kitelife.com/archives/ktai07 ... G_4591.jpg
IMHO, the movement to have a massive Rev team is AWESOME... Just do it in such a way that it doesn't overshadow all the teams who might participate, set it up to promote everyone, and to have a lot of fun.