It gets old.
People like having judges. Nobody wants to sit on the cliffs all day for free, and I guarantee if we had fellow competitors judging, people would bitch about that too. Insurance, once I paid everything was on the order of $400+, I forget the exact number. With the ACA. that was just one cost. And I'm tired of feeling like I have to defend myself.
You bitch about the costs. Consistently and repeatedly. How would you like it if I posted over and over, in public forums, bitching about the cost on one of your kayak tours? And then saying "Nothing Personal".
"it's not personal"
As far as I can tell, we have three contests in California right now. If I'm organizing one of the three, and you say contests are too expensive, in a thread where Eric said the same thing, and post ACA insurance information after I said Insurance was a significant cost, then it sure as fuck feels like you're attacking me and or the way I choose to run the contest. Everyone that SHOWED UP at Davenport seemed to have a really good time. they enjoyed the competition. They enjoyed the party. People were stoked to get prizes.
As I said, put up or shut up. When was the last contest you organized? I sure can't remember it. Must have been a while ago.
I've never maligned anything you've done. I showed up at Sand dollar. I bought your videos. I probably would have bought one of your boats if I wasn't too fat for it.