...(could not see much interaction between the two areas though)....
Have you ever tried to infiltrate an SLK field with your duallie?!!
Trust me, you shouldn't!!!
No problem you just paint one line sky blue and say it is a single line glider kite and is therefore happens to be controllable.
Actually in which area would one belong with a (single line controllable) glider kite in no/low wind?
OK, I’m guilty as charged (minor detail, it happened to be with a 1.5 Rev though). This kind of open areas (as vast beaches in Denmark), with the possibilities of redundancy of margin doesn’t exist around where I live, which possibly could explain the different perspectives. Also from the time when the main kite festival was decently sized in Stockholm (~20 years ago), the single line kites were often smaller yes, but mixed with the picnics everywhere. DLKing (though being a smaller fraction) was possible wherever space allowed it.
That part that I “infiltrated” as the only one with a controllable kite was very distant (hundreds of metres) from any SLK activity and was then not used for days or perhaps not at all. I was just about a line length in from the very low fence. A large car stopped and I was quite told off (for me completely unexpected – this was the first time I was in a such a context). It gave a bizarre feeling of a desert war in the sand, like a battle over a few metres of land (that then remained having no practical use). The SLK kiters were gathered on the other side of their area, as far as possible from my “intrusion” and the DLK/QLK camp.
I don’t operate any SLKs (can’t really say pilot here as I usually do when it comes to kiting). Therefore I took a walk in the SLK area (without a kite) to learn about SLKs – mainly focusing on anchors. Every “SLK operator” I met seemed nice then though. There was also an (if I remember right) ex dual line pilot that had converted to SLK-kite making and found it more relaxing because the (SLK) kite didn’t demand constant piloting. He was very informative.
Actually what I meant by “..(could not see much interaction between the two areas though)....” wasn’t the territorial incident/behaviour, but just that there seemed to be no interest in the other groups achievements, designs, implementations and no groups visiting each other from what I could see (but I might have missed it from being occupied by my own piloting to a large extent).