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2006 AKA Convention: Day 6

And finally, we reach Saturday, the last official day of the 2006 AKA convention in Des Moines, Iowa. Sometimes it has seemed like a very long week (particularily if you are a monkey who has tba’ed in both of his Experienced Multiline events) and a few times today I looked back and thought, whar, where […]

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2006 AKA Convention: Day 5

Wow, it’s Friday already… This convention is nearly over – and we’re all having so much fun, nobody’s noticed! And I wouldn’t either, except that all the competitions are completed, so all the pressure’s off. Yeah – they’re completed, but only the names below “medal” level (below 1st, 2nd, or 3rd) are posted now, and […]

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2006 AKA Convention: Day 4

Thursday at the 29th AKA Convention and Grand National Competitions is kind of a day off, or at least a “Slow Day!” And, believe me, that’s a GOOD thing! And, boy – were we ever ready for a break… We did absolutely ridiculous things – stuff like sleeping until 8:00 (or even later, if you […]

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2006 AKA Convention: Day 3

Well ok, I suspect its my turn. The other Dave has done much of our writing so far for these updates. The first day, I squeezed a few paragraphs out and then last night, nada, so today… I have excuses however, being that its my first AKA Nationals and my “main event” was yesterday, my […]

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2006 AKA Convention: Day 2

Okay, if yesterday was the start of the 29th AKA Convention – then today was the start of the Convention’s programs and workshops and the Grand National competitions that’re part of the convention. And believe me, that’s what the Convention is really all about – that and hanging out with other kiters, of course. Due […]

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2006 AKA Convention: Day 1

And so it begins! The 29th Annual American Kitefliers Convention, in Des Moines, Iowa. Like most of the attendees, John Barresi and Monkey (David Hathaway) and I (Dave ‘geezer” Shattuck) flew in rather than drove. John and I were at the Portland Airport at 3:30 AM Sunday morning for our flights to Des Moines, and […]

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