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Old 08-22-2009, 10:15 AM
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Ill let you know there reply but KNOW that i sent him TIM's proposal. so They cant say i didnt let them know first! Hope to GOD that they get back to me with some awesome news!!!!!!
THANKS! Everlast has the connections and star power to make this dream a reality. Particularly with the Vegas location.
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Old 08-22-2009, 01:53 PM
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Tim! Brilliant idea! I would be there with bells on! It would be fun as hell being we all know each other already either in person, phone or online
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yeah, can't say that doesn't sound like an awesome idea.
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OHHHH yeahhhh thats what im talking about. Doesnt matter where its at!! IM there!!! Along with probly 3 or 4 of my best students will be coming with me! Im going to send this to EVERLAST and see what they say. Hopefully we can get the ball moving so that by next summer we will be ready to BAG!!!!
Glad to hear that you guys think it's a good idea. This is beyond exciting!!! I've been tormented by this idea for many months now, but it seems like it's now possible.

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Tim, Maybe you considered this location, maybe not. But what about the Orlando area? I know you live nearby, and maybe you didn't suggest it because of that.
Bingo, that would have seemed a bit selfish Plus Orlando is quite mundane for me (been here 5 years). Mostly though I'd like to spread some love to the west coast.

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Airfare is traditionally cheaper to Orlando, there are a gazillion places to stay and many things to do. Maybe some folks can schedule their family vacation around this event and they can bag and vacation at the same time.
All good points. By all means my proposal was just that, to get real concrete conversations going.

We should consider the merits of various locations. Orlando is on the short list.

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Hey! I dig it... I've written many times about this exact thing...
I will have my band Speed Bag Dragon together then and we'll drive and play ..maybe get some special guests.....
Vegas is cool...
Definitely...
And I do not say this cuz I live there.... but in LA we can try to really get a Sylvester Stallone type and present him with a lifetime achievement Speed Bag award .... He and Alan Kahn can be the Guests of Honor. Getting a big name a town car to the event is cheaper than a first class flight!
I hear you... star power, west coast, proximity to a few of our key figures... I think LA should be on the "Short List"

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I've been dreaming about a bagger reunion for a LONG time.
Time to make it real. We've got to do this, not in 2013, 2012, or 2011. We've got to get this done in 2010. I don't care if it ends up being 5 of us or 50 of us in one location, it's a start.

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It would take at least two or three major sponsors to cover the costs of room and meals ala banquet style down to.
We may have to consider several options. A "minimum" cost option is each person pays their own way, lodging, and meals (many places to eat where ever we end up). No catered food, no coffee & bagels (bring our own), etc. I hear those catered meals are a killer - $1,000 for coffee and bagels, etc. So I think that's out. Then we'd simply have to cover conference room rental and transport of the equipment there.

I really think it would be nice if we were all at the same hotel, but that may not be a necessity. Maybe we just rent a gym for those 2 days, and have them let us setup our speed bag cages. It could be that simple. But, I'd rather we dictate the hours, activities, etc. which I think we could do better in our own conference room.

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Several equipent sponsors might throw in a few freestanding frames. I would not suggest too many because of the noise factor.
On the contrary, I think we make it priority to find a place that will accept the noise... I say the more bags the better! We tell them it's a fitness/equipment/musical expo of sorts and there will loud music and drumming, from 9am - 9pm. If that's not ok, their facility is out of the running... we can't risk being thrown out the day of if things are too loud, and believe me, they will be loud!

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Maybe a few local boxing gyms or local exercise centers would want to participate, along wth a big name like a stallone or someone who is famous and hits the bag. For my part, Books and DVD's are no problem. Shirts hats etc. can be easily desinged as I had done one in Orlando.
There are many big name gyms in Vegas (Xtreme couture, etc.). It's the mecca of MMA. If we can't find a hotel that will take the noise, we can try to rent a gym (or portion thereof).

We definitely have to get to some rough cost estimates. I will be calling around to the CVBs (Convention & Visitors Bureaus) and various facilities of each respective Short Listed city.. trying to get an idea of how much we would need, then we can figure out how to cover it.

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Vegas is a great location with things to do and lots of gyms etc. But so is Orlando Dallas or Kansas City, which is he home of both Ringside and titleboxing.Nothning like being jn their back yard
You bring up excellent points. I hadn't considered Kansas but that does make some sense. The only drawback I see is that it's not (generally) considered an exotic travel location, which might make it a harder sell for families.

I will add Dallas and Kansas City to the short list.

I do think it be a requirement that the city have a major airport, to simplify travel.

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Several of us could do teaching seminars of interest, :Punchdrumming, freestyling, teaching etc. we could anygthing we wanted. sponsor some training session for handicapped kids. you'd be surprised who might want to take part. So count me in.
There will be no shortage of activities, I am sure of that

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Be aware that a casino, convention center or hotel location want numbers. 25 is a key number and they may need at least that many for the first discount price break.
Yes, I will start investigating that immediately.

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Old 08-22-2009, 03:32 PM
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Man, I don't care where it is........this is an awesome opportunity and I'm gonna start saving up!!!
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Old 08-23-2009, 10:43 AM
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Talking Repeat on correct Thread. "Biff" ;)

Now hold up for just a second. Before we get to far ahead of ourselves. We need to think.. I mean come on 8 bags at one time with 8 speedbaggers is going to sound like "Thunder or an Earth Quake" So attaching to any structure is WAY out of the question in my eyes. I have 8 platforms That are attached to a steal building and OMG it makes a awesome sound. BUT to anyone else they might be calling the fire department. So the question i have is HOW MANY BAGS do we need. 8 baggers at a time seems like a easy number but like Tim is saying making a speedbag cage that continues for 8 on each side would be Fin awesone. I think we need to find the place and then find out WHO is going to help us: EVERLAST, RingSide, Title, ect. If we make the budget too high lots of people wont be able to make it. Lets face it most of us just normal hard working people that LOVE to speedbag. I know im no Baller$$$ I dont mind helping with money by no means at all im just saying it will start to be a pretty penny if we get 16 speedbag platforms, all the wood we need to build, Stars, Airfare, Hotel, Food and Expences as well as a few other things. Thats why im thinking we need HELP!!!! So all of us need to shout out to sponsarships that will help us put this together. Im going to bust my ass to try and get everlast to help us with this. I talked to My guy at everlast when i came back from FOREINGER show and told him LOOK this speedbag thing is getting bigger and bigger day after day. I know rock stars that hit the bag, Superstars that hit the bag, Playmates that hit the bag and many others that tear it up. Theres gotta be some way we can put a RING in there bell to make them OPEN there eyes to see how big and succesful this could be.

Yall know my home town is SMALL!!! Lake City florida a speck on the map bout 1 hr from the jacksonville airport. I wouldnt charge nothing to use my facility. Even if we did a small event first to get the baggers there would be fine with me BUT i do believe in a BIGGEr CITY we would get much more exposure plus i dont know many stars that would come to lake shitty i mean city.

I do believe we all need to start making phone calls, sending e mails and reaching out to anyone and everyone we can to help put this AWESOME event together.
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Old 09-01-2009, 06:02 AM
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Man i would so be up for this!! unfortunately the trip across the pond would seriously dent my wallet!! it would be great to meet you guys and learn, hope it goes well, best wishes from one of the UK contingent.
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Old 09-02-2009, 07:09 AM
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Man i would so be up for this!! unfortunately the trip across the pond would seriously dent my wallet!! it would be great to meet you guys and learn, hope it goes well, best wishes from one of the UK contingent.
I'd love to make this an int'l event We'll be more than happy to have you if there is any way you can attend !!!! i understand the costs would be really big. I know at one point the UK to US exchange rate was very favorable, but I don't know if that is still the case (not that it makes that much of a difference).
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Has a location or region been solidified yet?

I am sure I can secure plenty of room for such an event in the CA. Bay Area and have several locations available in the Central Valley.

We have multiple Martial Arts schools with many conections to youth centers etc. In the San Jose area I have the use of 2 schools that both have boxing rings also.

If an area is predetermined, I can make some calls. Only problem would be to have the number of speed bags set up that we need.

For those of you that dont mind sleeping on the floor (mats) we can also have a place to crash if needed.

You guys have earned my admiration and respect.

If I can help, count me in.

WOOF!

I may also be able to hook up a spot in Long Beach area.

KD
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I think the thread title needs to be fixed. It says, "convention". Should we change it to "Kahnvention" or
"Speed Baggers 1st Annual International Kahnference
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I think the thread title needs to be fixed. It says, "convention". Should we change it to "Kahnvention" or
"Speed Baggers 1st Annual International Kahnference
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And it Kahntinues lol
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Old 09-04-2009, 11:23 AM
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This is getting Kahntagious. BTW, there are 1947 words that begin with 'con.' Let the "pun-ning" kahntinue.
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