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  • vrwindwatcher@aol.com
    Oct 4, 2008
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      Sorry Robyne and I missed all the action.  I know a few guys, may they rest in peace, that would be very proud. 

      For the lack of postings from central Ohio, a big thanks goes to Nancy for sharing your memories.

      Vicki 




      -----Original Message-----
      From: carl anderson <gumbyoh@...>
      To: KiteFliersMidwest2@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 11:11 am
      Subject: Re: [KiteFliersMidwest2] fyi- AKA Convention tidbits

      If my cifering is right, region brought home 32 pieces of wood from the AKA competition. 

      Carl Anderson
      aka GUMBY
      Northwest Ohio
      Fighter Kites and Good Winds
      WANNA FIGHT
       AKA NFKA  MWFK OSEK 
      BANDANA GANG


      --- On Tue, 9/30/08, Ohio Society for the Elevation of Kites Cleveland <osek-cleve@...> wrote:
      From: Ohio Society for the Elevation of Kites Cleveland <osek-cleve@...>
      Subject: [KiteFliersMidwest2] fyi- AKA Convention tidbits
      To: KiteFliersMidwest2@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2008, 7:51 AM

      As one OSEK member commented at the Awards Banquet, " We Came to PLAY!"
      OHIO participants did very well in competitions. Nine of us from 3
      clubs brought home 13 of the awesome plaques from Gettysburg. Bob
      Lockhart (OSEK) got a First in the Rokkaku class for his kite, "Broken
      Peace", and also won the People's Choice Award for it. Cheryl Kear
      (OSEK) garnered a pair of 2nd place trophies. Her figure kite is a Must
      See with a teddy bear hanging on to the back of an airplane. Her soft
      kite Quilt got a 2nd Place award, too. Speaking of quilts, Deb
      VonBokern (PIGS Aloft) garnered the People's Choice Accessory award for
      a quilt full of kite event t-shirt logos. Jim Gibson (OSEK)placed
      Second in Novice Fighter Kite Comps, and Carl Anderson (BSAF/OSEK) aced
      the Experienced Fighter Kite catagory!! Nancy Lockwood (OSEK et al)
      took home a 3rd Place award in the Flat Kite comp. Dean and Vickie
      Proudfoot (BSAF/OSEK) faced awesome odds in Pairs Competition, but
      garnered three 3rd place trophies for Experienced Precision, Ballet,
      and Pairs Train.
      I'm grateful to a couple guys who rescued my little 3-stick kite and
      allowed me to finish the competition. My kite broke a spar as I was
      assembling it for flight. These guys just descended with Stuff! One even
      offered to re-spar the kite with graphite. The mended spar will stay in
      that kite! It allowed the kite to fly perfectly in a cloudy, gusty sky.
      It was a week of watching a lot of Revs dominate the open flying
      area, one day 15 of them did an impromptu performance that included
      forming a huge circle in the sky and other patterns. I meant to ask
      them why they haven't figured out how to form the letters AKA yet. My
      guess is they needed 21 kites to do it.
      Keystone Kiters sponsored a "re-enactment" of the Civil War with
      two BIG teams of Rokkaku fliers using kites and line provided by the
      club battling one heat a day over a 3 day period. "The South rose up
      again" was the way the Rok battle's results were announced. Union 1,
      Rebels 2 was the final score. The Ohio "Militia" was involved on both
      sides (You were assigned to teams).
      Nancy Lockwood




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