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sprdbryj
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Where has everyone gone?

Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:34 am

Hi there.

In the last few years I've flown very little, largely due to work and other priorities.

Lockdown gave me the opportunity to fly a bit more and rekindled my interest.

On coming back to FA I notice that there is very little new content with some surprising omissions eg. No Supernova review.

Has the kiting worldmoved onto another platform in my absence?
 
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Lex B
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Re: Where has everyone gone?

Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:21 pm

A lot of us are still here.
Looking every day if someone else has posted something. :P
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Re: Where has everyone gone?

Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:51 am

There is quite a bit of activity on Facebook Groups like 'Benson Kites' and 'Stunt Kite Classics'.
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To know which way the wind blows." - Bob Dylan.
 
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Re: Where has everyone gone?

Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:26 am

I have never done Facebook and never will.
 
sprdbryj
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Re: Where has everyone gone?

Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:09 pm

Ditto re Facebook.
 
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Re: Where has everyone gone?

Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:02 pm

Still around and looking in here regularly.  Can't say the same about flying though!
 
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Re: Where has everyone gone?

Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:18 am

Same re FB
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Re: Where has everyone gone?

Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:21 am

I'm (relatively) new to kiting compared to most on this forum. 
Been flying since about 2012, but only started to make serious trick progress in the last 4 years or so, after making the switch to higher-end kites.  Pretty typical from what I understand.
As well as peeking in this forum, I do check the facebook groups regularly.  
I know there are mixed opinions of FB, and as a Gen Xer I do prefer more traditional forum setups like this one.  
But whatever one thinks of the platform, there are some amazing pilots posting on there across a pretty wide international spectrum.  It's a pretty good resource for flying videos.
The Drachen forum in Germany also seems to be fairly active.  I've actually been trying to brush up on my written German a little so I could post over there occasionally.  Google Translate isn't really trustworthy enough.
Anyway, just wanted to raise my hand and say Fractured Axel is appreciated, even though it's fairly quiet.  :)
 
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Re: Where has everyone gone?

Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:53 am

As someone who was born in the sixties I was very anti FB for many years, but after caving in and joining a few years ago it has been a tremendous asset to me. I have met great people, bought stuff, sold stuff, gained a bit of knowledge, shared a bit of knowledge and most of all it's been a big help in my working life. I fully understand there is good and bad in most things but I see it more like a tool and as with any tool it's how you put it to use is the inportant thing.
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