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Posted 19 February 2014 - 05:23 PM

If it's not too much of a cooker later in the year I'll still look at making a trip out though.
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Posted 03 March 2014 - 12:18 PM

A finished all-steel 1/4 scale Inch replica DB for trophy. 6 are done, 3 more to paint.

 

1/4 Scale Inch replica DB for 2014 AZ Cactus Grip Trophies

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 02:21 PM

You really outdid yourself, Aaron. That's a great looking trophy!

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 05:27 PM

Aaron has asked me to partner in the organization of and host the AZCG 2014.  As such, the venue has moved 90 min North to Gilbert, AZ.  The address will be published with the sign-up form, as I don't care to blast out my address on the open interwebs.  The date will remain the same.  All other contest details will remain the same (times, events, trophies etc.).  Aaron will still be the primary judge of the events, and as available, his equipment will be used.  The main reason we are changing the location is to ease some of the load on Aaron.  

 

We'd like to get a sense of expected attendance in spite of this, so please comment below.  I will also be sending out an email blast to the local folks who may not frequent the gripboard as often.



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Posted 04 March 2014 - 08:09 AM

It will really appreciate the shorter drive!!  Thanks for hosting Martin.



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Posted 07 March 2014 - 01:41 PM

I will be competing. And thanks for taking this on and helping out Aaron, Martin!

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 02:32 PM

That makes 3 of us so far.  I'm getting to work on the trophy bases this weekend.



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Posted 07 March 2014 - 04:51 PM

This makes four.
Tell the Euro that I'm going to dent its discs, I've been missing pizza too much in preparation for this.
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Posted 07 March 2014 - 04:55 PM

I was telling Eric, that when you guys stay over at the house, you can watch my copies of Bending Steel, and Kinney's Get a Grip if you are so inclined.  Also have some other stuff from Adam T Glass, and stuff on KBs, but that may not be as entertaining.


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 06:35 PM

I have the entry form created as PDF.  PM me, and I can email it out to you.  



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Posted 21 March 2014 - 09:55 PM

Completed a wooden 18" platform for the sledge lift tonight.

Bases are cut and routed for the trophies.  Have to do some drillin', and put the top coat on tomorrow.

Placards have been ordered for the trophies as well.  


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Posted 22 March 2014 - 12:00 AM

Completed a wooden 18" platform for the sledge lift tonight.

Bases are cut and routed for the trophies.  Have to do some drillin', and put the top coat on tomorrow.

Placards have been ordered for the trophies as well.  

Very nice, Martin.  Can't wait to see them in person!



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Posted 22 March 2014 - 07:35 PM

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Good news:  Trophies are coming along.  Just have some light sanding & a top coat or two to do.  Then stick the placards on Tuesday.

Bad news:  Grandfather got admitted to hospice yesterday, and is not doing so well.  I will keep people posted on contingency plans if he dies and I fly back for the funeral.


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Posted 22 March 2014 - 07:53 PM

Trophies look great guys.

Sorry to hear about your grandfather Martin. Take care.

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 07:56 PM

I'm sorry to hear that. My grandfather passed away just a month ago.
Keep us posted, and I wish your family strength.

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 08:38 PM

Thanks guys.  I appreciate the support.  He is 96 and lived a great life.  The challenge is, we don't know when he will pass.  Could be tonight, could be 2 weeks from now.  So I am going to continue preparations as if we are still on for Saturday.  

 

There are still a couple options if I do fly out 1.) we move the date again, or 2.) my wife is happy to have you guys over, and you can still do the comp here.  I can get everything setup beforehand.  You've invested a lot in travel, rearranging exams, etc. and I want to do everything I can to minimize any impact to you guys.  



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Posted 22 March 2014 - 09:23 PM

Martin, first off, I'm saddened to hear of your great impending loss. Its nothing for me to cancel things at my end. Perhaps Cactus just isn't meant to happen this year. How about we save the trophies for next year. I wouldn't feel right about going forward with the event now.

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 09:31 PM

Martin, I'm sorry to hear about your grandfather.  I am glad he has a lot of family support around him now, and when he passes. 



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Posted 22 March 2014 - 09:36 PM

Besides me and Eric, you and Aaron, who was planning on being at the comp?
Nobody knows what will be happening, but act on your own discretion and don't feel bad if you have to cancel.
I will still be making preparations according to plan until things are more clear.

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 10:04 PM

There are a few more people stopping by to spectate - David D. and Brandon A.  They have competed in the past, but haven't been training lately.  




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