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Old 10-03-2003, 12:05 PM   #21
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I am dissapointed. I have admired Chips accomplishments but never met him. I agree aboud not being a good role model.

I had the pleasure of meeting Quique in Toledo a couple of years ago. I was amazed at how friendly and nice he was. A true champion! I would love to see Quique and CPLR fly in person some day. Watching them in video was awsome live would be simply amazing.

Scott Gray is no doubt one of the best heli pilots in the word. Both F3C and 3D. He has a contest record to prove it!
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Old 10-03-2003, 02:25 PM   #22
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Let me say first that I have never been a great fan of Mr. Hyde's. I find his style doesn't do much for me. I much prefer watching some of his competitors fly. Just my opinion, however I do admire his accomplishments and will be the first to admit he is one of the best.

That being said, whatever he was mixed up in almost a decade ago (decade!) appears to be firmly entrenched in the past (he's flying again, right?), and should perhaps remain there. The fact that he has come back from what was likely a very difficult and trying experience with the skills and drive it takes to compete (let alone win) at the level he's at, is VERY admirable in my book. I would aspire to have that kind of perseverance in life. If anything, my opinion of him has gone up a notch.

As for whatever other personality flaws he may have, having not met him personally I can't comment other than to say we all have some that occasionally get the best of us.

I'm not trying to start an argument here or get this thread any further off topic. I just don't enjoy watching anyone be judged too harshly without some perspective. We all make mistakes. It's what we learn from them that counts.

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Old 10-03-2003, 02:42 PM   #23
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Chad gave me some advice once, "if you want to compete at the world leve, you have to have thick skin". The stories about people at that level are incredible and from my own limited experience, not always to be believed (both good and bad)....
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Old 10-03-2003, 04:35 PM   #24
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When you start running in competition circles you hear tons of funny and untrue stories about people (though the Chip one was true) it just comes with the territory, the more "famous" you are the more elaborate and far fetched the stories seem to get.

I have had the chance to meet and talk to essentially all the "best" in the world for pattern, I would say 90% are very talkative and likeable, and 10% have a bit of an attitude problem, those 10% seem to have the most stories told about them

Admiring thier flying skills is easy, admiring some as quality people can sometimes be a bit harder
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Old 10-03-2003, 08:22 PM   #25
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is chip one of those 10%??
what kind of drugs did he do?
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Old 10-03-2003, 10:18 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by wingnut
is chip one of those 10%??
what kind of drugs did he do?
I dont know exactly what drugs, I have only heard rumors of what he did but those are only rumors.

As for him being one of the 10%, he can be, I have seen him be very nice at times, and other times just completely lose his temper. Sometimes the pressure of competition can get to people and they dont deal with it very well.

Anyways thats probably enough nasty gossip about Chip

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Old 10-04-2003, 02:49 AM   #27
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A person deserves to be judged on his merits not his past

We are all human and most of us make mistakes. You do have to hand it to Chip for getting whatever monkeys off his back my hats off to him. I think role models that have overcome past problems are the best ones...they know what their talking about (when giving advice to our youngsters) I have not had the chance to meet him but I think he deserves the past to stay there
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Old 10-06-2003, 07:22 PM   #28
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Let's be reasonable

Some people,,, really,, who cares what drugs he did or how much. It's in the past,, leave it there. How many of us out there have something in our past that we would like to stay there??????? Lets live today and fly tomorrow.
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