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Old 07-16-2017, 09:15 AM
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I'd like to thank everyone I met there for being so nice and friendly, and especially Speedbag and G-Town for their tips and tutorials. The one-on-one advice I got is invaluable, and I'm so glad I attended. Count me in for next year. Crap, only 364 days to practice.

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Old 07-16-2017, 03:01 PM
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Thanks for a great time at the gathering!
It was great to meet all of you guys face to face.
For any forum members thinking about going, just go! Everyone is super friendly, it is a very relaxed atmosphere and all skill levels are welcome! The one on one lessons I got from people were great! For some moves I needed to see them performed up close to be able to try to learn them, and since so many people have their own little styles to the same move, it's great to be able to see which style suits me best.

Another great reason to attend is you can check out the different boards and swivels and especially bags! Everyone brought some bags and it's a great time to see how they hit in person so you don't have to waste any money getting a bag you don't like.

If we can get next year's going early we can get a larger attendance and maybe even get some Tshirts and contests going along with getting the hotel prebooked to get the good rates.

I am definitely going and hope to see all of you guys again next year.
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Old 07-18-2017, 10:03 PM
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Thanks for a great time at the gathering!

It was great to meet all of you guys face to face.

For any forum members thinking about going, just go! Everyone is super friendly, it is a very relaxed atmosphere and all skill levels are welcome! The one on one lessons I got from people were great! For some moves I needed to see them performed up close to be able to try to learn them, and since so many people have their own little styles to the same move, it's great to be able to see which style suits me best.

Another great reason to attend is you can check out the different boards and swivels and especially bags! Everyone brought some bags and it's a great time to see how they hit in person so you don't have to waste any money getting a bag you don't like.

If we can get next year's going early we can get a larger attendance and maybe even get some T-shirts and contests going along with getting the hotel pre-booked to get the good rates.

I am definitely going and hope to see all of you guys again next year.
Hey JaJa6009. It was a pleasure to meet you and spend some great time under the board with you. I hope you learned a few things. It is always fun to meet folks and help them learn. I never cease to be amazed at some of the new variations and combinations that are developed since our last gathering.

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If we can get next year's going early we can get a larger attendance and maybe even get some T-shirts and contests going along with getting the hotel pre-booked to get the good rates
About this, actually you are describing Gathering I-(2010), II-(2011) III-(2012) and IV-(2014)...and perhaps some organization in
V-(2015). Gathering VI, VII and VIII have been pretty much made up as people show up. Maybe more people will volunteer to help organize and promote next year!

"Back then" there was core group of folks that worked individually to structure the event, complete with silent auctions of speed bag equipment, door prizes, T-Shirts, and fund raising for charity. (Over $1,000 one year to a charity), and contests. Somebody contacted the equipment companies. Some one designed, ordered and paid for the T-shirts..... We also charged $20.00 per day or $50.00 for all three days - which helped pay for such things as well a kick in a little for taking over Real Gym. Those were high times and misadventures! Punching till 2am with 30 or 40 people in the room at times......

But it does take (1) people (2) money and (3) organization to put all that together. Back then much went on behind the scenes. Hotels were contacted for group rates, equipment companies were contacted for equipment (for use and silent auction) and people were designated to keep track of attendees, collect and manage the money. When core people (for organization) and money disappear,...... the only thing left is "people" to attend, hang out together, hit the speed bag and go eat together - which is pretty much what the Gathering VIII was. Of course it was fun! I had a great time.... But for every forum member that attended this year, there used to be 5 or 6. In the past, 20 or more real gym or community members would also show up.... not this year. Maybe 2 or 3 gym members, all who had been there before. I did not see any new Real Gym members attending. The speed bag rack in the past had 9 speed bag stations, This year only 5 could be found. All of the gorgeous I-Box units have disappeared.

If you have any ideas to increase attendance, We need to hear them.

Some pics from 2017....
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Old 07-20-2017, 11:09 AM
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Those pics are awesome, AK, thank you for posting them!

Does anyone have vids of the even more awesome baggers doing their thing? Next year I will NOT forget my camera, but for this past year please post your vids!

-Rusty
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Old 07-20-2017, 04:30 PM
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Will do. I'm still away in class. When I get home I will send post them up.
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Those pics are awesome, AK, thank you for posting them!

Does anyone have vids of the even more awesome baggers doing their thing? Next year I will NOT forget my camera, but for this past year please post your vids!

-Rusty
More pictures of SB-VIII from EAGLEPIXPRO.com

http://www.eaglepixpro.com/speed-bag-viii.html

Thanks for posting these!
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Old 07-22-2017, 02:19 PM
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Wow, thank you!

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More pictures of SB-VIII from EAGLEPIXPRO.com

http://www.eaglepixpro.com/speed-bag-viii.html

Thanks for posting these!
Thanks for these!
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