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Author Topic: Way Back In 2002......  (Read 2010 times)
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« on: July 01, 2010, 01:06 AM »

I went to the AKA Nationals as a Novice and was able to finish in 4th place in Precision. That is as close to glory as I ever got.

But I did have my $900 used 1 MP Nikon 900s.

I met all these amazing people: Doug, Ari, Ron, Mark, JW, Ed Shenk, Lam, Kmac and several others whose names escape my mind at the moment.

After going through the pictures from the Nationals, the one photo which struck me was RonG's hand holding a SLK. It may be the only proof we have he ever flew a SLK.

So here it is for posterity, Ron Graziano's hand:

He did also loan a Shiva SUL to me for the final demo of the entire event. I believe he and Ari may have been the only people nice enough to stick around and watch a beginner attempt to keep a kite up to music in almost non-existent wind.

Thanks Ron.  Smiley
You scowl a lot, but all of us know you're a really nice guy.  Grin
« Last Edit: July 01, 2010, 01:32 AM by chilese » Logged

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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2010, 03:56 AM »

Zoinks!!!  Huh 

Damn if that doesn't have all the makings of a Hallmark commercial .  I vote for KMac doing the voiceover.   Grin

$900 for a used 1MP Nikon 900s?  Sound like the first wave of digital.... 380MB memory card was around $1000 back then... what a difference 8 years makes Cry 

Seriously though, nice story.  Smiley

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