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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] FW: [Mod] Club in trouble


Thread: [Acro] FW: [Mod] Club in trouble

Message: [Acro] FW: [Mod] Club in trouble

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From: "AcroMod" <acromod at>

Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2002 13:51:41 UTC


From: Jones [mailto:darwin.jones at]
Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2002 06:54
To: acro mod
Subject: [Mod] Club in trouble

First of all TV is NOT the answer.  TV hype will only increase cost, leave
it for the airshow folks. The only why TV could help might be some
advertising like "Be a Pilot" type.  Not really sure about that.

Secondly, listen to the people who are not there, find them and ask them.  I
have done this. Some of the comments you will get are:
It's a rich person's sport, $500/contest
My clipped cub is not competitive, I fly it for fun.
Can't take my friends in an S1S (which are too cheap these days; my
Can't afford a 2place competitive acro mount.
I really like my $95,000 Decathlon but I won't compete with it, just like
having fun with it and going places.

Others see all the hype about Advanced and Unlimited teams that they think
that's what it is all about and don't want to get embarrassed in front of
all those pros (so they think).

Just my thoughts, I.m not expert
Darwin Jones

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