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[*] posted on 4-11-2012 at 10:06 AM
Remembering AJ


"Remember AJ" was the theme of NABX 2012.

On Thursday night we showed collection of AJ photographs that may choke you up a little.

http://vimeo.com/39384028

These pictures were taken over a 10 year span by my wife Katy and I during some of the good times and adventures we had with Charles.

The photos are from Galveston, Texas; Niagara Falls, NY; Hatteras Island, NC; Ivannpah Dry Lake, CA.

I recall AJ really enjoying his visits to Lake Mohave for kiteboarding whenever he would attend NABX. I was fortunate to visit 6 Mile Beach for the first time and kite Sunday after NABX this year. I could not stop thinking about him.

Rest in peace my brother.





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[*] posted on 4-11-2012 at 10:21 AM


Nice one Chris. :thumbup:



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[*] posted on 4-11-2012 at 10:25 AM


AJ will always be missed by those that knew him. You did an awesome job talking about your experiences with AJ over the years on Thursday night. I have a huge regret that I never got to ride with him at Ivanpah and Nabx.



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[*] posted on 4-11-2012 at 10:37 AM


I think it was Friday when I was able to fly my npw5 o.8 meter nasa wing. The last time I flew it was out at the pre event at Superior with AJ and Brad a few years ago.

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[*] posted on 4-11-2012 at 10:48 AM


hey chris
thanks for the pictures. aj will always hold a warm place in my heart.
ya you wore right it did bring my eyes to water looking at these pictures.
i have 2 framed pictures of aj at my desk. i miss him alot and still have e mails from him
in my e mail folder. he was taken from us way to soon. aj` you are very dearly missed in this world.
rest in peace my friend. we will be together again soon enough.
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[*] posted on 4-11-2012 at 11:10 AM


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Originally posted by bugymangp
hey chris
thanks for the pictures. aj will always hold a warm place in my heart.
ya you wore right it did bring my eyes to water looking at these pictures.
i have 2 framed pictures of aj at my desk. i miss him alot and still have e mails from him
in my e mail folder. he was taken from us way to soon. aj` you are very dearly missed in this world.
rest in peace my friend. we will be together again soon enough.


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[*] posted on 4-11-2012 at 01:35 PM


Good stuff Chris and gang!





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[*] posted on 4-11-2012 at 01:40 PM


Very nice...




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[*] posted on 4-11-2012 at 04:45 PM


Thank you Chris.
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[*] posted on 4-11-2012 at 04:50 PM


Sad but very nice Chris.

For some reason the shots of him flying the OR kites hurt the most ?

Good to see you again.

I managed to Flap a Rag for AJ but unfortunately my NPW was too small to even get out to the race course.




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[*] posted on 4-11-2012 at 04:57 PM


Only ever knew him online, but his zest for flying always encouraged me to go out rather than stay in.

He'll be missed for a very long time. Like the artist Banksy said, "you really die twice. Once when your life ends, and again when someone says your name for the last time." AJ will be with us for a very long time.




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[*] posted on 4-11-2012 at 06:06 PM


Gone but not forgotten... only knew him online, but I felt like I knew him!



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