Thank you! It's good to be back and see some familiar faces. Yes, partner acrobatics has been pretty awesome (before CV-19). And much like grip sport, it's a niche community. I have gotten a lot of compliments on my grip and wrist stability, so the signs were there for me to make a comeback here.
Incredibly, I still have the box you mailed the kit in. December 2006 (yikes!). I'll just let the picture below speak for itself regarding just how much you put into it to lay out a training path for me to bend a red nail.
As for my absence, I had chronic shoulder issues and had to give up on bending and then powerlifting. However, it all seems to have stemmed from underdeveloped scapular strength (relative to the rest of me). I just wasn't doing the correct exercises to address it, in addition to my failure to properly identify the underlying cause. I'm good now, and ready to resume.
Glad you're back on the Gripboard! Partner acrobatics is extremely impressive stuff! How long ago did I send you a bending kit? I haven't put those together in a long, long time. I was just telling another GB member about those kits the other day. I don't put them together anymore, but there are great companies - some sponsors of this board - that have excellent bending stock.