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Thursday, April 17, 2008

The Goods at AWC Swap Meet

Back on March 22, the club had its first swap meet of 2008. This time, the meet was held at the boat ramp at Windy Point Park. If you haven't attended a swap meet, you're missing out on great gear at even better prices. In the past, I've bought both beginner and intermediate gear at amazingly low prices. But don't be fooled; some of the best gear is in the advanced category.

I talked with Chris D about the goods and the gab.

Q: Would you say it was a good turnout, both equipment and people?
A: At least a dozen or so people where there while I was at the park. It was a nice sunny day without enough wind to interfere with the bargaining. Some of the folks out there were Brian (the pres), Karl T, Ron H, Andre, Aaron, J.B., among others.

Q: What kind of gear did you see?
A: All kinds... Low volume boards, boards on the shorter side, a couple of formula boards, a bunch of sails, miscellaneous gear, and even complete rigs.

Q: And the popular items?
A: I'd say boards. Sails, to a lesser degree.

Q: What did you come home with?
A: An impact vest.

Our Pres intends for more swap meets throughout the year, so look for announcements on the email list.


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