Congratulations on proving me wrong, Ian! I look forward to watching the RZX.
It's very difficult - if not impossible - to prove that something is not possible. You try the manoeuvre once, you try it twice, you try it ten times. You can't complete it. You try it another fifty times, and you still can't complete it. Does it mean it's impossible? Not really. You can suspect it is, but you can never be 100% sure.
In a sense, it's about how many times you are willing to try. Declaring that something is impossible after trying to achieve it once or twice would be foolish. Declaring it after trying ten or twenty times gives your claim more credibility, but is still far from conclusive. Declaring it after trying a hundred times is even more credible, but still, you never know whether someone else will not prove you wrong.
So, in essence, I shouldn't have said:
I could only confirm that what you declared to be impossible was indeed impossible!
I could confirm that what you declared to be impossible was probably impossible.
It is always "probably", it is never 100% certain...
Edited by jetsetdanny, 31 July 2017 - 05:12 PM.