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TheBigKiteGuy
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Hello

Postby TheBigKiteGuy » Mon, Dec 04 2006, 11:35 PM

Hi!

Many of you know me already, I fly giant kites, I served as the AKA region 6 director for six years, with seven years as Treasurer partially overlapping for a total of ten years on the board. I travel all over the Country to over 20 festivals each year and once or twice a year get to go out of the Country to fly kites. So far I have flown kites as an invited guest on three continents, three to go as I don't plan on trying to fly on Antarctica. I have been flying kites for the past fifteen years or so and show kites for seven or eight. For those that don't know me or have me confused with someone else that has the same background, my name is Al Sparling. I just posted a handful of pictures, let me know what you think.

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Frodos Majik
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Location: Calumet City, IL.

Re: Hello

Postby Frodos Majik » Mon, Dec 04 2006, 11:59 PM

Welcome to the forum Al. Glad to see you found us. :up:

Love the look of those wonderful giants!! :kewl:
May Ol Ma Nature never hold her
breath on you.
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Ken

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Babbman
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Re: Hello

Postby Babbman » Tue, Dec 05 2006, 12:05 AM

:ditto :kewl:

Chris (aka Babbman)

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Draftnik
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Re: Hello

Postby Draftnik » Tue, Dec 05 2006, 05:50 AM

Hi Al, welcome aboard! There's no confusing you with someone else. :-)

Good to see ya here!
TTFN,
Draftnik

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Mike
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Location: Charleston, IL

Re: Hello

Postby Mike » Tue, Dec 05 2006, 08:23 AM

Cool. Nice to have you here Al. Welcome.

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Kite Slayer
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Re: Hello

Postby Kite Slayer » Tue, Dec 05 2006, 08:49 AM

Oh, it was you in a video I saw of the Thailand festival! Cool!

(oops, I'm on my sons account here!)

TTFN,
Draftnik

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Chris
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Location: Montgomery, Illinois

Re: Hello

Postby Chris » Tue, Dec 05 2006, 02:29 PM

Good to see you here Al, look forward to see some more of the big kites :-D
It's a great satisfaction knowing that for a brief point in time you made a difference.

-unknown

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Knoted4ever
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Location: Martinton, Illinois

Re: Hello

Postby Knoted4ever » Wed, Dec 06 2006, 01:52 PM

Welcome Al! i've talked to you at a couple of the Kite Festivals.

Maybe bigger is better! :wink:
Tom P.
Illinois_______ (excerpt from E. E. Cummings: "How many winds make wonderful... and is luck The skeleton of life")


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