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Author Topic: A Trip Down GWTW Memory Lane  (Read 8002 times)
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« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2011, 09:21 PM »

And who can forget Jan's poetry ?

No seriously, I've tried everything and nothing has worked. I'm getting desperate here. Huh


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« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2011, 12:05 AM »

ozonejim asked me to post this "fond memory"

I had forgotten how difficult putting panty hose on was. Sadly, I now remember.

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« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2011, 01:40 AM »

Thanks John, the Killer Bee was great Tongue
How about Wonder Woman Kiss

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« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2011, 11:28 PM »

Perfectly acceptable kites will someday be made in China. Even Prism will do it.
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« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2011, 08:54 AM »

Best memories of the old forum for me was the time period when people were most passionate about kiting. It wasn't just chit chat about kites, it was a lot more than that. I love when people care so deeply about what they're into.
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« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2011, 09:26 AM »

Certain big personalities are what I remember most.

Skream not only gave us but also made "you suck!" a term of endearment.

Mauler always had an opinion and made a batch of very nice kites with a big personality of their own.

Lots of other fun and/or annoying folks no longer active.

Several people who made big contributions and have since left us for the big kitefield in the sky include:

Al Hargus and his history of sport kite comps.

Marty Sasaki for all kinda information on all kinda stuff including kite history. It was fascinating reading along as he dusted off the old Katana and updated it for the new era.

Shane was a favorite little brother. Sharp wit, total kite nut and a great soul. (Oh yeah, and a viking helmet)

Lots of other folks were around in the early years but there is no one like Dan Whitney. He deserves his own thread. I'll go start one.
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« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2011, 12:02 PM »

I do miss some of the earlier personalities.  As John said, passion is good. Disagreements and differences of opinion are healthy. The flame wars, trolling and disrespect were not so good.

I'm always curious what attracts people to kiting, what keeps them here, and why they decide to move on...
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« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2011, 11:07 PM »

I had forgotten how difficult putting panty hose on was.

It takes a very secure man to say/post something like that. Grin

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« Reply #23 on: April 10, 2011, 02:11 AM »

Fondest memories??

The earliest days when the forum had a very 'local' focus.

Anybody posting "I'll be at Baylands after 4" and 6 other fliers show up to join them.

Live auctions on the forum.


Krispy Kreme

Any excuse to visit Chico.

The alleged shortage of black ripstop and the smokey Nirvanas' mystery.

The First Axel

Road Tripping with the Kirk's

"Stump the Kiwi game" and breaking the post counter.

Passing the hat for some pretty special gifts.

Mentioning off hand that I wouldn't mind a PK double box delta and having one show up all the way from Cananda (Thanks SKB flew it in Auckland 2 weeks ago).

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