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Author Topic: Should KTAI Be Open To The Public?  (Read 3355 times)
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« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2011, 09:11 PM »

I'm far more interested in OneManBand's hand-crafted item. That's how it is.


Sadly I don't think you get any of them at KTAI  Sad
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« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2011, 10:35 AM »

Dan Whitney used to do a report on the trade show.

Didn't John Barresi do some of this in Years past as well?

Honestly, I'm with Zippy; I don't need to see the sausage being made, but I wouldn't mind hearing about it after the fact.

2005 - http://kitelife.com/magazine/ktai05/
2006 - http://kitelife.com/magazine/ktai06/
2007 - http://kitelife.com/magazine/ktai07/
2008 - http://kitelife.com/magazine/issue58/ktai08/
2009 - http://kitelife.com/magazine/issue64/ktai09/
2010 - http://kitelife.com/magazine/issue70/ktai10/

2011 is in the mill right now, should be live in the next day or two.
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« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2011, 11:20 AM »

2011 is in the mill right now, should be live in the next day or two.
Take this how you will but when it comes to "I'd prefer to see the reaction from a fellow enthusiast about upcoming products, rather than The Biz" I think you slip more towards the latter what with the Revs, the Kymera, the website(s) with heavy industry advertising and so on.

I do appreciate the reports over the years though.  Smiley

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« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2011, 03:56 PM »

Taken as is, I know what you mean. Wink
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« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2011, 04:45 PM »

I really wish there was a way for KTAI and the AKA national convention to merge.  In the two professions I've been involved with, the annual conventions always have a market to walk through between seminars to see and test and check out new products, books, whatever.  You're able to talk to the people that manufacture the product or wrote the book, etc.  You may or may not be able to buy them there, but you at least can find what you might want to buy and get it ordered from your local kite shop.  It's a thought. 

The Fly market at the AKA convention is nice, but the first year I was expecting the fly market to have a lot more than it did.  It's hard to buy a kite without ever getting to try it.  We're lucky enough to have two kite shops that would let us try stuff here, but there's a lot of stuff that a beach weekender shop wouldn't carry that we would be looking for and wanting to see and try. 
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