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Re: Dont' worry, polyester is plenty strong

Well, excuse me for actually having an opinion, Robert! I thought that this was a forum for airing one's views on salient topics. Do tell us exactly who made YOU the arbiter of this discussion? And what's with the uppity, smarmy attitude?

The important point of this discussion is that there are trade-offs that you make when you select a skin fabric, specifically in weight, strength, handling qualities and the ability to take a finish. All I was doing was explaining the pros and cons of the two materials based on my own experience with them. There is more to selecting a skin material than absolute strength and for my own purposes, polyester possesses the most desirable set of properties. Killiii has a different set of priorities, Nylon works best for him and his needs, and I respect that.

This is not an either/or discussion and contrary to your silly assertion, there is no right or wrong, winner or loser here. It's a discussion, not a competitive debate. Kiliii has made his points, I've made mine and others have made theirs. Readers can take this information and make informed decisions based on it, which I assume is the goal here. What they choose is up to them and it doesn't matter to me; I'm certainly not going to criticize someone for their choice of skin material. It shouldn't matter to you either, unless you fancy yourself as some kind of "kayak skin police". Seriously, chill out. I don't think Kiliii needs you to stick up for him (he presents his points very clearly) and I daresay that nobody here needs your attitude.

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