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The old days in agility
« on: June 20, 2013, 01:43:24 PM »
Here is a pic of my 1st agility saint Zacharia back in 1990.
They had sliding boards then.
How many remember these?
Does this make  me an old timer.
RAY
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Sharon Nelson

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Re: The old days in agility
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2013, 03:12:56 PM »
Here is a pic of my 1st agility saint Zacharia back in 1990.
They had sliding boards then.
How many remember these?
Does this make  me an old timer.
RAY

Ray, you qualify as an old timer...........

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Re: The old days in agility
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2013, 03:21:52 PM »
If you did "Bud Kramer" agility, you are an old-timer.  Now, those were the old days, not necessarily the good-old-days, but the old days none the less.
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Sharon Nelson

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Re: The old days in agility
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2013, 05:00:22 PM »
If you did "Bud Kramer" agility, you are an old-timer.  Now, those were the old days, not necessarily the good-old-days, but the old days none the less.
GregB

Yep, my first judging assignment was for NCDA, Bud Kramer group (National Commitee for Dog Agility), the first ever agility organization in the US!  They were there before USDAA and it was quite interesting and fun!

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Re: The old days in agility
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2013, 05:32:45 PM »
I did NCDA agility twice, thought it was dangerous and a bit silly since you could repeat stuff like a missed contact 3 times.  For those of us used to the regular sized contacts, the little contact obstacles they had were dangerous because the dogs didn't know how to do such a small teeter or A-frame.  Those were the "good ole days" for sure.
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Re: The old days in agility
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2013, 12:17:19 PM »
Only chronologically, Ray . . . NOT in any way that matters!!!

We and ours participated a few NDAC "fun matches" and demos . . . and our kids at the time LOVED the sliding board!!!  We were all young and full of enthusiasm for this new sport called agility . . . and we didn't give much, if any, thought to whether it was "safe" or not . . . it was FUN!!! . . . and none of our furkids EVER sustained an injury . . .

Those REALLY WERE "good old days" . . . well, at least where the sliding board was concerned!  We still take our current kids to the local school yard where our youngest, Pellinore, has learned to climb the sliding board's steps and enjoy the ride to the bottom!!!

BTW, anyone remember using "plumber's helpers" for weave poles??? <LOL>

Al Ceranko & Pellinore in OH

Here is a pic of my 1st agility saint Zacharia back in 1990.
They had sliding boards then.
How many remember these?
Does this make  me an old timer.
RAY
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