BKSA Blackpool Round 4

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Bob Monkhouse
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Sun Aug 30, 2009 11:27 pm

Top work fellas as always. See ye next weekend !!! 8) 8) 8)
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Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:10 pm

would like to see some pictures from the junior section :)
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Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:11 pm

would like to see some pictures from the junior section :)
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Mon Aug 31, 2009 4:32 pm

It was my first BKSA that I attended as a spectator and photographer. I and my friends thought that it was well organized and a hope that it will return again. Well done to Tony and the BKSA.

My photos from the two days can be found here:

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Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:08 pm

Just in the process of doing the BKSA press release photo's and selecting images for the gallery on the Kiteival gallery

Pulled this one out from Friday, I like the back ground and the old skool stylee 8)

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Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:05 pm

i was reading on flexifoil a few first timers commenting on the event and said that they were surprised that there was no stalls selling kitesurf related items and after thinking about it i cant understand why there isnt

there must be a decent trade to be had for anyone selling gear at the comps and usually any other type of event you go to there will be traders with stalls why dont we have them?
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Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:56 am

Not a bad idea, a comp with over 100 kiters plus another 100 spectators that kite plus Joe Public must warrant a trade presence, I know North were there showing the 2010 gear and James from naish plus some chap from Wainman :wink: but that was it, over to you richard, maybe something for 2010 for the larger events.


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Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:34 am

Could work well that, raise a bit more $$ for the event in the process, dunno, but maybe there are some street trading laws that could get in the way? But if it is in an enclosed compound such as at Blackpool it may not be the case?

A similar thing was done at Brighton last year!

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Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:56 am

brand rep turns up puts a stall together sells the arse out of what he wants to all weekend pockets the cash then go's home.

any dealer for that brand will have a fit straight away as we would be selling on their patch so to speak, the only way for it to work is for the dealer to staff the booth or a profit share scheme so that the dealer sees the return on the brand rep doing the work and having paid for the stand.

it does get complicated and is the kind of theing that may work at the kiteival events in the future but there is quite a bit that would need to be sorted to make it happen.

Brighton with the trade tent was great for people to come and look at but as a serious thing for buyers i think the only thing thyat went were a couple of t shirts, no one did any big ticket items on the day, kites were sold 'after the event ' to people that had seen them and that was through the local shops not through the rep with the stand space.
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Tue Sep 01, 2009 1:57 pm

I think trade only show is the way to go, no sales just exibition should work well as long as the £££££ for the space is kept low. Brighton was expensive if I remember for trade and in this climate the £££££ has to be practical or no one will take the bksa up on the idea

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Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:59 pm

great weekend - BIG thanks to everyone involved :-D

going on the Big One first thing sun morning was maybe not the brightest idea :roll: :P
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Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:08 pm

The big one on sunday morning, how did you manage that John, I was wrecked!

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Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:25 am

About this event.....

I was concerned going into this, because of the logistics of parking, evening entertainment etc, but it looked like everything went well, lots of positive comments!

I had a great time, doing my regular job as photographer, was a pleasure as usual, just something about Blackpool that coats your lens within minutes, I was cleaning every few minutes, had to do some juggling with levels to pull some shots from being dark and murky, friday shots should be uploaded today, with the remainder started tomorrow, not sure how far I will get before I leave for Bridlington.

Saturdays competition was amazing, seeing the juniors pull tricks that would give them a good placing in the ams is always good to see!

Saturday night was, as always, a good party at the BLCC, really odd playing in my band in front of a lot of poeple I know, I play live a lot and didn't see that coming! I enjoyed it though, made a few mistakes, but we don't play the covers we did that often and only learnt a few of them the week before. Thanks for all the positive comments, made me feel all warm!!

Next stop Bridlington, forcast is not the best, but I checked magic seaweed yesterday and the surf forcast ma provide alternative fun futher round the coast, so bring a board if you have one!

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Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:46 am

Excellent event indeed. Top marks to the BKSA team and Tony and no doubt many others who helped.

I also managed not to drink too much on Saturday and so got to Rhossy for a fantastic session on Sunday (only 9 kites up on Bank Holiday Sunday) and then Hell's Mouth on Monday (I was the only kite out!).

So many good spots in the NW/North Wales.

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Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:55 am

I need to mention my good friend Phil clarkson, who worked his nads off down at the BLCC, as did the rest of the crew of volunteers from the local kitesurf crew and of the course the regular bar staff from the BLCC.

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