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Part 5

1996 AKA "Grand Nationals" Convention 
- Santa Monica, California -

Basir and Johnny had fun imitating the graphics on their kites. These two fighters, along with many other wonderful kites were on display during the convention in the "Kite Gallery".
Photo taken by Karen Gustavson, Gallery Curator. 
The Before Photo (Pose 1) - AKA Fighter Competition participants. Backrow, L-R: Anthony Howell, Randy Shannon (with Ramsey), Stafford Wallace, Basir Beria, Randy McKiernan, Rich Koons, Bruce Jarvie, Jack Irwin, Walter Thompson. Front row, L-R: Peter Lee, Nelson Borelli, Johnny Hsiung, Rick Miller, Richard Gareau.
The Before Photo (Pose 2) - Mostly the same guys as the above photo, with some minor changes. L-R: In background, Tom Joe getting his kites ready, Brian Johnsen to the left of Peter Lee.

Winners of the Fighter Competition.
1st - Johnny Hsiung, 2nd - Brian Johnsen, 3rd - Richard Gareau.
Each flyer is holding the kite he flew in the competition. The gold and silver mylar kites were made by Johnny. Richard is holding his new creation. 
Awards Dinner - Saturday Night
Joe Vaughan, Grandmaster Kite's Owner Joe Vaughan - Grandmaster Kites
Basir, Joe Vaughan, Mel Govig, Johnny

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Special Thanks to Brian Johnsen for the use of his kite gifs designed specifically for the web.
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