ACF Festival 2021
To end the year 2021 in style, the ACF held its crocheting and printing festival on December 18, 2021!
With for this third opus, 2 different competitions, the first and unavoidable crocheting contest that we no longer present, and the second contest on printing technique!
The morning began with discovery workshops, we could get our hands on the use of keystrokes and pick guns, the use of the umbrella to open high-end security or discover a technique to decode the Dény. All supervised by volunteers of the association, Stéphane, Yann and Catherine whom we warmly thank in passing.
So of course, these techniques are not revolutionary, but it is necessary for all levels and this time of exchange allows you to try tools like umbrellas with insiders to show the maneuver and gain efficiency.
For those who were already fond of beautiful mechanics and the challenge that goes with it was possible to try the hooking of a DOM Diamond cylinder, a DOM IX-Twinstar and a Medeco (mounted in the direction of American pose), the winner won a magnificent copy with his keys and his property card.
It was still necessary to succeed in opening them!
The ACF warmly thanks the brands that played the game by participating in the event, we needed good cylinders to enhance the challenges and it is thanks to these high-end cylinders that the experts of the opening express their talents.
At the end of the morning, when the time is not yet for competition, enthusiasts feast and other competitors join them; Soon it will be the beginning of the competitions that will last a good part of the afternoon.
Some had been preparing for several months, but what is certain is that this day had been expected for two years and had not been able to be held the previous two years due to government restrictions.
It is now the beginning of the competitions and it is with their best crocheting tools that the candidates will compete.
The contest starts on a simple model, but the demarcations are made to the times, so the challenge is much tougher than the “level” of the toys, and it is sometimes in just a few seconds that the most experienced hookers manage to overcome their cylinders.
This first round, in three rounds, allows to record openings and to increase in difficulty for the second round, also in three rounds but on a cylinder already more full-bodied.
For the last lap the finalists face DOM RS Sigma, always at the best time according to the stopwatch, with Walter followed by Cinok and Nitiflor on the podium!
With these three new champions, the day continues and continues with the printing contest, a first in France by the way, which has almost as many participants. This makes us happy because the organization has bet on success on this day and it is mission accomplished.
The printing contest is also organized in three rounds with three rounds each on different targets each time. The most knowledgeable opened in times similar to the average opening times per hooking of the previous competition. Some opened their first cylinders by printing on this occasion, as you have to get started, and leave at the right time because every second counts.
It is also a few seconds that will make the difference during these three events, and an error of announcement.
The finalists’ podium:
The busy program allowed those who could stay until the end to enjoy this day, but let’s hope that next year we will be able to offer such a nice and varied schedule with such good sponsors and enthusiasts at the rendezvous!
Photo credits: Alexis, Fab, Fredo, Coink