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Author Topic: The Beginning - AKA's BIG DILEMMA???  (Read 1937 times)
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« Reply #45 on: August 21, 2014, 10:42 AM »

I have found more activity on some of the Facebook pages related to kiting, than most of the forums. Prism Kite Flyers, Sky Burner Kites, Emerald coast Kite Flyers Club, Dodds Flight School, Flying Smiles Kites, Revolution Kites by Bazzer,Revolution Videos, Rev/Revo Geeks, Street /Urban Kite Flying  just to name a few that usually have more than a few posts a week , along with videos and photos, on each Facebook page.
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« Reply #46 on: August 21, 2014, 12:05 PM »

Yup. Facebook's where a lot of people go. It's rise has coincided with the reduced activity on other types of sites, but it's still a pretty small group of hardcore folks world wide. Membership in the hundreds for most pages.
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« Reply #47 on: August 22, 2014, 07:09 AM »

Just saw this on FB:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10204714168997966

Talks about the 70s kite fad started by Peter Powell.

- New Fad
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- Tapering
- Where we are today
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« Reply #48 on: August 23, 2014, 07:43 AM »

To get back to the original topic, I'm not against the AKA. I wish them success. I am a habitual volunteer, in my 40's with 4 kids still in school. I see how countless hours of volunteering to pull something together is satisfying, but you wish you could reach thousands or tens of thousands when you're usually only reaching hundreds at most.

I know they have a huge job ahead of them and most people don't see the fruits of their efforts. As far as my situation, they're a non-factor. I promote kiting to everyone I run into. Here in the midwest I occasionally get cars pulling off the road when I'm flying at the school. I fly SLK's, dualies and quads. I have to pay attention to the winds more because I'm an 1.5 hours from the nearest beach. I know it will always be a niche sport/hobby and I consider myself lucky to have more than a few fliers in the west Chicagoland area. IKE has been great to bring us together.

I accept what kiting is to me and what it may not be to others. I do it for me, not them. I'm happy to be able to participate in the forum, but I also don't always have time, being so busy. I don't think that forum activity is necessarily a harbinger of future circumstances. Several new posters have chimed in, so they're out there and lurking and probably appreciating other comments and advice. Many others just don't feel the need to post as much either, which is perfectly fine too.

I enjoy it all and hopefully it will still be a community that I can participate in, no matter the size.
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