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Old 03-03-2002, 02:16 PM #1
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tech certification and whatnot.

Paulis and I were wondering how aka does the whole 'become a certified tech' dealie. Also, we are wondering if there is an available class at MMG this coming year?

Pualis- Yes, and also, if there were any prerequisites, prior knowledge, age limits, and what the costs are..
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Old 03-03-2002, 07:27 PM #2
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well, i dont know about the other things, but a couple teammates of mine just drove down to AKA and now they're both certified excalibur techs from just one day there...
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Old 03-03-2002, 08:07 PM #3
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Are there two seperate certifications for Vikings and Excaliburs? Also, I'd really like to know if we can get certified at MMG. Thanks.
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Old 03-03-2002, 09:08 PM #4
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Yes, that was asked in the original post. If the class was offered at MMG, I would almost positively go.
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Old 03-04-2002, 03:24 PM #5
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I bet if you called AKA they could tell you!
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Old 03-04-2002, 03:26 PM #6
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Found out from AKA that
1) Tech classes are free.
2) A tech class will be held at MMG unless there is another tournament they are attending that weekend.
3) They will know for sure when MMG is coming close.
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Old 03-04-2002, 03:28 PM #7
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mhm, *** Castle shall be built at mmg.
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Old 03-04-2002, 03:49 PM #8
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FREE TECH CLASSES

that is a very smart move by AKA.

I think the only downside to more popularity for the Excalibur is due to its relative obscurity, and for those who do know about it, the lack of local service/airsmithing/knowledgeable techs is the real limiting factor.

I know the Excal is pretty easy to service, but there will always be those people who don't want to do it, or aren't able to do it.

So that's great to hear AKA is encouraging techs to become knowledgeable about their markers.
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Old 03-04-2002, 03:51 PM #9
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I agree, great move by AKA. I'm really looking forward to become an official tech and deal with my marker problems by myself for once.
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Old 03-04-2002, 05:02 PM #10
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Any age limits?
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Old 03-04-2002, 06:44 PM #11
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I hope not. I love my gun, and would love to know the insides of it, and also be able to help anyone who has problems with it..

Also, free tech classes are great. I should be attending MMG this year..
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Old 03-05-2002, 07:41 PM #12
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Where does MMG take place? I am very intrested.
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Old 03-06-2002, 07:21 PM #14
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Age for tech class

Don't know if they have a specified age minimum, but when we bought our Excaliburs, Hyperactive went through the class as a complete team. My son is only 13 and they had no problem with him going through it. The really great thing is there was no reason for any concern about it... the markers are really quite simplistic in design. They weren't kidding when they said their intent was to "KISS" (Keep It Simple Stupid). They are very sound, and easy to work on, as long as you pay attention to the few places where you need to observe certain precautions with assembly/dissassembly.
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Old 03-06-2002, 09:33 PM #15
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So, this course would allow you to work on the Excal without voiding the warranty or anything?

This is nice...
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