Man designs and makes so many machines to be either the most extreme on some measure or another – the fastest, the biggest, the sleekest, the most luxury, the most horsepower, or some other extreme.
And then man occasionally designs and builds tools, cars or equipment that has something special – a balance that appeals.
In shooting I have found this to be the case in the Jeff Cooper Steyr Scout.
Shotgunning, for me it is the Benelli Montefeltro.
For handguns I have found the Steyr GB 9mm to have the elusive balance sought.
Of the planes I’ve flown and owned one stands out as balanced exceptionally well, the uncommon Twin-Navion.
In motoring I’ve found that my vintage Panhard PL-17 Sedan, the Citroen CX2400 Pallas C-matic Sedan and the Benelli 900 Sei motorcycle have that special “something.”
Later this week I will outline what Amateur Radio gear I’ve found has that special balance – and I would love to hear what you have found has that balance for you!