204Re: [KiteFliersMidwest2] fyi- AKA Convention tidbits
- Oct 4, 2008Sorry 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.
From: carl anderson <gumbyoh@...>
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 Andersonaka GUMBYNorthwest Ohio
Fighter Kites and Good Winds
WANNA FIGHTAKA NFKA MWFK OSEKBANDANA 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
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).
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