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2005 AKA Convention and Grand Nationals – Day 6

Up and at ’em for the final day of this year’s nationals, I tumbled out of bed around 9am and headed to Flavors of Italy for their killer breakfast buffet (second morning in a row), then on the way back I stopped to chat with Paul and Barbara LaMasters who had been kind enough to […]

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2005 AKA Convention and Grand Nationals – Day 5

With my longest competition day ahead of me, we wandered down part way towards the Kite Loft for an excellent breakfast buffet at a nearby Italian restaurant (the best I’d had all week)… On our way out I caught sight of Dodd Gross’ new kite (the French Connection) so I stopped to fly it for […]

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2005 AKA Convention and Grand Nationals – Day 4

Waking up early yet again, I stolled down the boardwalk to see scores from Experienced Pairs Ballet, Masters Individual Precision and Experienced Multiline Ballet which were all held yesterday… Shortly after, I grabbed a hot cup of coffee from the Dough Roller and worked on my notes a little more for the morning’s presentation. Sufficently […]

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2005 AKA Convention and Grand Nationals – Day 3

Having had a brief two hour doze after completing yesterday’s update, another amazing day of the convention began with 6-8 mph winds coming right off the ocean, giving hope of some wonderful flying and competition. Right off, me and my teammates from TKS Mid-Air met on the boardwalk and as we were about to head […]

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2005 AKA Convention and Grand Nationals – Day 2

Welcome back to another daily update folks, and in all directness, I’ll ask you to bear with me as it’s going on 4:30am as I even start to write this but I feel it’s important to upload what I can from Tuesday. Competitions are officially underway, as are the single line mass ascensions and workshops, […]

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2005 AKA Convention and Grand Nationals – Day 1

And full circle it comes… The last time the AKA Convention (AKAGN) came to Ocean City (OC) in 2002, Mike Gillard did the first daily web updates from this event and we’ve been proud to carry on his wonderful idea as a tradition even under new ownership. Arriving in Baltimore on Saturday afternoon, we knew […]

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