*cough* anyway, I forget what I last mentioned, so heres a recap: The new frame has all but the gunwales, gunwale straps, wood seal, and tailored skin finished; The new frame is currently in the shop (Aker Shorter Upholstery) getting it's new skin; and finally I have started and finished a new banner for the National trip in June, its pictured bellow so take a look and tell me what you think.
For the National competition we will be taking the new banner, yet to be printed, both PakYak sets, and possibly equipment for a powerpoint or keynote presentation.
I do plan on getting the straps, new skin, and gunwales for the new frame all ready before nationals, we'll just have to see about the wood sealing. *crosses fingers*
Overall I'm very pleased with how this frame has turned out, there are a few rough spots, but nothing that can't be taken care of with a little TLC.
I've also uploaded a few new pics detailing a concept backpack design for the new frames, so be sure and check that out as well.