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#1 Kitelife

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 08:40 PM

Well folks, the AKA Grand Nationals is coming and iQuad is scheduled to give an on-field workshop on Thursday of the convention, covering basic flight skills, tuning and most importantly, team flying for fun!

http://aka.kite.org/...tion.shtml#2007

Only registered attendees will be able to participate, but if you're signed up for the event, we'd love to have you. ;)

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 10:39 PM

200 bucks to register?? :blink:

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 10:47 PM

200 bucks to register?? :blink:


Ah, but you do get two banquets I see (now that I've bothered to read a bit further......). That's better. lol

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 10:50 PM

200 bucks to register?? :blink:


This is Why Fraser,



BASIC REGISTRATION
Includes one Friday night banquet ticket, one Saturday night banquet ticket, one patch and admission to all convention events.

ONE DAY REGISTRATION
Includes admission to all of that scheduled days events with the exception of Grand National Competitions and Banquets. Banquet tickets may be purchased separately. (Remember, only full convention registrants are allowed to compete in trophy, or Grand National Competitions).

there are allot of events, competitions, workshops, etc. going on plus a couple of great meals. AKA uses these funds to pay for allot of various expenses like trophy's, 2 banquets, hall rentals, convention hall rentals, indoor competition's areas etc.

I'm sure after all that there is little left over that actually goes back into the organization which also benefits members, this is a HUGE event probably one of the biggest, allot of costs for this to happen occur.

You should read the site to see how vast this festival will be.
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Posted 03 August 2007 - 10:52 PM

Ah, but you do get two banquets I see (now that I've bothered to read a bit further......). That's better. lol


Oh sure answer your own question as i'm typing LOL cheeky basstid. :matrix:
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Posted 04 August 2007 - 03:25 AM

Oh sure answer your own question as i'm typing LOL cheeky basstid. :matrix:


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Posted 04 August 2007 - 08:22 AM

Ya, it's steep... But...

1. It's the AKA, our North American "front" for organized kiting... A good cause, IMHO.
2. Most everyone in my part of the world gathers at this one event.
3. The best pilots in North America all show up to rumble in comps.
4. Great workshops every day.

Etc, etc. ;)

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Posted 05 August 2007 - 03:04 AM

Oh Man....
Now I really wish I could make it this year...
Hopefully you guys will come and "Fly With the Dead" at Gettysburg next year...

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Posted 05 August 2007 - 09:18 AM

Ya, it's steep... But...

1. It's the AKA, our North American "front" for organized kiting... A good cause, IMHO.
2. Most everyone in my part of the world gathers at this one event.
3. The best pilots in North America all show up to rumble in comps.
4. Great workshops every day.

Etc, etc. ;)


Yeah, yeah. But here in the UK, we have nearly six people in a rainy, becalmed field in Coventry sometimes. So there. Ha! :kid_brooding:

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Posted 05 August 2007 - 10:32 AM

ROFL

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 11:46 AM

John

This is great news. I will be there. This Rev is getting to be more and more fun every day.

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 12:15 PM

Right on John, be sure to bring a 1.5 with various frames and 120' lines... You're in! ;)

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 12:16 PM

Sounds like a lot of fun to me. I wish I could be there, but
1). I don't have any vacation days left
2). I'm Broke with a capital "B" and
3). I have school
Maybe next year it'll be on the East Coast.
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Posted 06 August 2007 - 12:21 PM

It will be on the east coast, Gettysburg. ;)

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 12:23 PM

It will be on the east coast, Gettysburg. ;)


Gettysburg???! How did they arrive with that decision?

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 12:35 PM

It will be on the east coast, Gettysburg. ;)



'08 Gettysburg huh? I think I might be able to swing that. I'll have to save my vacation days. I hope it's windy there :-)
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Posted 06 August 2007 - 01:20 PM

Are you an AKA member?

10% off at most major kite stores in the USA... Two $150 kites bought, and you've already earned your $30 membership back. ;)

The discussions surrounding Gettysburg being selected occurred on the GWTW (thread 1 and 2), as well as the AKA forums, although you must be a member of AKA in order to view their forums.

Just a heads up, some of the posts are fairly militant, and they sometimes get quite personal... Not a thread I enjoyed.

But at the end of the day (as you may end up reading), I don't much care where AKAGN is, as long as there is room to fly and people show up. ;)

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 01:54 PM

After reading 6 pages of crybaby B!%ching on that thread it makes me want to hurry up and start competing even more (NOT)

When people ask why I don't compete and my usual response is, well I'm not competitive and for me it takes the fun out Never have I been more assured of that then today. LOL WOW :wacko:

Seems Like my AKA membership is a glorified discount card after reading that :kid_smartass:
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Posted 06 August 2007 - 02:11 PM

Now bear in mind... I've been a competitor for over 16 years, dual and quad, pairs and team, etc... I've never bought into the engine that clearly drives the crying you read in those threads... I compete for fun, as a measure for myself and my own accomplishments and for the wonderful camaraderie I find with other fliers.

Point being, you don't have to be agitated and fierce to compete... It is what you make of it. ;)

As for the AKA... They are the front line for organized kiting in the USA, much of what we have today wouldn't sustain without them.

Who is the AKA anyway? It's us, loosely speaking... All volunteers, all fliers at one time or another, drawn from all over the country.

So for all the love I have for kiting and the community, AKA represents my family home... I don't care who the care taker is this year.

I hope that came across clearly. :)

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 02:25 PM

Now bear in mind... I've been a competitor for over 16 years, dual and quad, pairs and team, etc... I've never bought into the engine that clearly drives the crying you read in those threads... I compete for fun, as a measure for myself and my own accomplishments and for the wonderful camaraderie I find with other fliers.

Point being, you don't have to be agitated and fierce to compete... It is what you make of it. ;)

As for the AKA... They are the front line for organized kiting in the USA, much of what we have today wouldn't sustain without them.

Who is the AKA anyway? It's us, loosely speaking... All volunteers, all fliers at one time or another, drawn from all over the country.

So for all the love I have for kiting and the community, AKA represents my family home... I don't care who the care taker is this year.

I hope that came across clearly. :)


Just think, kinda like if Hilary gets in the White house :big_blowup:

I know what your getting at John it just seems I run across that more than not so it totally discourages an idea I wasn't convinced on to begin with. Oh well

Now I do enjoy flying with Scott Weider and Shawn Tinkham when I get the chance to get slapped around a bit :kid_smartass:
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