I hearby declare the PSP the unequivocal winner! (And all the peasants rejoiced!) Okay, they aren't really balloons, they're inflatables but I was concerned some of VFTD's more juvenile-minded readers might be confused since the inflatables they're used to are ... oh nevermind. The victory is both unequivocal and, er, unofficial. Because there wasn't actually any contest. I am of course referring to the latest upgrade kits from Sup'Air. The PSP gets two more giant beams or whatever they're called--less than giant beams perhaps plus two wings replacing the "technical" snake elbows. (Apparently what was a great idea two years ago is ready for the trash heap today. Two years too late.) The Millennium's kit replaces the 6 trees plus 4 elbows with 2 medusas and 2 giant medusas. As it turns out a medusa is a can with a pair of dangling tie downs hanging from the top and the giant one is just a bigger version of the regular one.
The PSP gets four bunkers replacing four bunkers while the MS gets 4 bunkers replacing 10 bunkers. The claim for the medusas is they will be blocking bunkers but as they are fewer in number it will reduce the clutter on the field and improve spectator visibility--or something. Oh, and they can used with the M expansion to create a second smaller M. The medusas remind me the basic Hyperball bunker of yesteryear which isn't all bad but I think I'd draw the line at inflatable crack pipes. (Although ... )
I also can't help but wonder if somebody made a clerical error and meant to send the PSP the medusas instead. After all for the last upgrade the PSP wanted bigger props for the older, fatter, slower crowd and Sup'Air sent the "technical" snake instead. And when they finally make some bigger bunkers they send them to Euroland? Wassup with that? I'm also curious about the name. Medusa was a mythological creature that turned men to stone. According to the MS these medusas will enhance the action, create movement and encourage the "breakthrough" though I suspect they meant run through. Anyway, the name seems slightly odd all things considered.