Freestyle is about Flow
Using the whole of the wind window, and a full repertoire of tricks that naturally feed into one another. Freestyle works with the wind.
Freestyle is about Easy
It all began with 6ft kites & short lines that didn't break the bank - even when they broke.
Freestyle is about Anywhere
The beach or the city, a park or a car park.
Freestyle is about Style
Your own style. Your own kite modified how you like it. Learn from others but never copy.
However in the mid 90's a evolutionary change came about that transformed the world of kite flying. Some time in 1993 a new breed of sport kites evolved that brought the end of the lumbering Jurassics to an end. Kites like the Stranger designed by Andy Preston and eventually made by Flexifoil, the Box-of-Tricks designed by Tim Benson and made by Fizz and later Tim himself, and later the Midi Sandpiper designed and made by Chris 'Beaker' Matheson.
"Each competitor has beforehand to fill a form (furnished during the inscription) with order and names of the tricks which will be performed during the ballet." Tricks Party
"4 from the 8 selected tricks will be chosen by judges prior to competition regarding to wind conditions. Each trick is notated once on a 10 points base; meanwhile, competitor may performed the trick a second time, but notation will be on a 8 points base. Judges will take in account highest mark. " Tricks Party
"Freestyle is not another word for "trick flying". Sure, freestyle flying will often include radical tricks and extreme moves, but the two are not synonymous. Freestyle is about Freedom and Style. Freedom to express yourself and explore the moment, and to do it with style. Freestyle flying can be any kind of flying. That's where the freedom comes from." ABW
(Freestyle is a) "much more free-form pastime - reflecting the natural line and grace of kite's flight. Flowing movement rather than trying to dominate the kite." Andy Preston in KP
Q: Is one right and one wrong?
Q: Are they both talking about the same thing.
A: Probably not.