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Old 08 September 2006, 07:03   #51
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And personally i'm wondering where are the people of the ribnet forum...nobody is watching this rally of Egypt??
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I'm in Brighton. I can't see Egypt from here. There's no information on the Red Sea Rally web site. I don't read Greek, so the Topline web site is of limited use to me (why have they got a picture of the Bananashark race boat on their site though?).

I don't have any details of what happened to any of the boats yet. Presumably, others are in the same situation. What response did you expect to get?

Well done to the Topline team as it sounds like they're doing well. The Greek ribbers are obviously very pleased!

Does it mean that Greek RIBs are now better than all English/Welsh/British/other RIBs?

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Haven't they always been.
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I'm in Brighton. I can't see Egypt from here....
What ? Not even from up there?........
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Hi John.

It's been a while since we last had a chat. Unforunatelly the Red Sea Rally web site has not been updated yet.

That should have been written on the first place
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Well done to the Topline team as it sounds like they're doing well. The Greek ribbers are obviously very pleased!
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Does it mean that Greek RIBs are now better than all English/Welsh/British/other RIBs?

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As far as the superiority of this particular boat, I think everything has been prooved on the water ...
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Old 08 September 2006, 07:20   #55
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john kennett "Does it mean that Greek RIBs are now better than all English/Welsh/British/other RIBs?"
John no...at least i said nothing like this.
To us (Greeks) theese ribs (sr9,cobra,scorpion,bladerunner,phantom etc) are like a myth.....like fast and furius movie kind of thing.....
So, when listening to the news which says a Greek rib challenged those ribs and so far is winning...at least for me the myth collapsed like the towers in 11/09!!
And secontly to hear that in 6-7beaufort those ribs cracked.....aren;t you a little bit suprised? after all those years listeling that theese ribs,fight with the tough sea and when manos katsipis included says that Greek Aegean waters are like a big lake compared to your kind of sea!!!!
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I'm in Thessaloniki. I, too, cannot see Egypt from here, preety much as from Brighton. Our sources of information are either directly (e-mail, phone) from the RIB rally organisers (in English language) or from the Topline website (in Greek language) that updates daily the race data, taken too from the organisers or from Manos and other Greek friends been there right now. The respective foreign teams' websites (Scorpion, Sport Rib etc) have no info at all on their websites.

By the way, the Banana Shark photo in Topline's website is from the official brochure of the Red Sea RIB rally, you may as well see it in their site too.

Last, to which RIBs are better, Greeks, UKs, whatever, it is actually the first time where a Greek boat competes in an international race. Undoubtedly the outcome pleases the greek ribbers so far, and anyone can draw its own conclusions.
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What ? Not even from up there?........
Well, probably could if I stood on tip toes!

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And secontly to hear that in 6-7beaufort those ribs cracked.....aren;t you a little bit suprised?
Yes I am, and it will be interesting to find out more in due course.

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I'm in Thessaloniki. I, too, cannot see Egypt from here, preety much as from Brighton. Our sources of information are either directly (e-mail, phone) from the RIB rally organisers (in English language) or from the Topline website (in Greek language) that updates daily the race data, taken too from the organisers or from Manos and other Greek friends been there right now. The respective foreign teams' websites (Scorpion, Sport Rib etc) have no info at all on their websites.
Perhaps you could fill in some more details for the rest of us then!

"All the English boats have fallen apart and the Greek boat is winning" is interesting, but not especially informative.

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John...."All the English boats have fallen apart and the Greek boat is winning" is interesting, but not especially informative.
Since most of the competitors in Egypt are British and the manufacturers British, i would like to know.....
Don't they have any info to give to all of us from the rally?
where is the bladerunner,sr9,phantom company....don;t they participate in this forum?can't they give us some better than the Greeks infos?
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