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#1 beach

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 09:36 PM

Hello Family it's kind of late but sleep is just not there for me just yet, and I was thinking of all thats happened in just the last
two years and how thankful I am to so many of you for just being there. Sure I've been around the world with this Revolution
that we've all started, and to be honest it has come at a cost to me on many levels but I would not trade any of it for all the
money in the world. I've batteled injurey, auto wreaks, and long hours on the road, only to find that no matter what I'm feeling
or how beat up I am someone out there has helped me pick up the pieces and get right. So I guess what this really is is a way
of just thanking so many of you out there and to reassure some of you that I'm not done yet, because we are far from done
in going coast to coast and around the world with this thing we have together.......One group who I really wish to thank are all
of the men of iQuad, and to tell all of them that I know we may not always agree but what we do as a group has made a huge
difference in kiting for sure, and to remind them that the skies the limit, plus to thank them for letting me play in there sand
box...... :blue-cool: Then I'd like to thank all the retailers in all they do for not just me but for all of the Family, because without them none of this would have been possible...... :blue-love: I want to thank people such as Kelly and Scotty W.,
Brad, Ant and the Jersey gang,the Fosters, Mousie and her son, John M., all my English friends, the Kuwait guys, the folks in Japan,
all the folks at Drachen, and thousands of others who are really the unsung heros of all of this, then I want to really thank
the most unsung hero of Revolution, who paid her dues in the sand and belivied in Revolution when many others were falling
by the way side and thats Lolly because if it were'nt for her none of this would be here today......... :blue-love: So Family we
have Masterpieces, B-series, race rods, iQuad, Rev games, we have thongs, :blushing:, t shirts, and the best forum and the best men and women of kiting and the big question I hear is Ben "where does it go from here" and the goal for me and us at
Revolution is to teach others what this is all about, so what I'm asking is for all of you when your out there and you see that person watching bring them over and pass those handles over and teach them how to fly because what we have is the greatest gift in the world and the greatest Family on earth and that stranger is your brother or sister in the wind.....So share
the joy and teach others for together we shall make this" one world, one sky, joined by kite lines", we as a Family can change
this world one kite at a time.......Ben :blue-cool: :blue-cool:

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 11:13 PM

Well said mate.

But, where would we be without Ben on the Rev team?

I'll let the other folks sing your praise, you know how I feel. ;)

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 11:50 PM

You are the man!
And I swear, you must have ESP!

(check your voice message :) )

Hugs,
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Posted 03 June 2008 - 01:48 AM

Education for the nation, I am with you on that Ben.

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 03:06 AM

:blue-love: You know something, Ben? For an Engineer you are incredibly eloquent ! B)

Whatever you have to say, I second!

Love you, Ben, Lolly and all the Family :wub:

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 04:13 AM

Beyond the fact that they are extremely well crafted and fun kites to fly, there is a ton of heart that goes into Revs and Rev Fliers. I really think it's the people behind them more than anything else that fuel their success. I've been involved in many different special interest groups over the years and I've never witnessed such a great community spirit before.

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 05:39 AM

Ben,
Those words were amazing. We all thank you too because without you, many of us wouldn't have kites to fly with. Thank YOU so much for everything you do and for all the help that you always offer.

Heck.....we need to get together to have a big ol' love fest now. A celebration of Revolution. Now THAT would be a festival to end all festivals :-)
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Happy flying to everybody. Now get off the computer and get a kite out! hehe

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 05:51 AM

A celebration of Revolution. Now THAT would be a festival to end all festivals :-)

yeah its called Portsmouth/Bristol kite festival,UK, 20th anniversary.

Europe the spiritual home of "team" ;)
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Posted 03 June 2008 - 06:08 AM

yeah its called Bristol kite festival,UK, 20th anniversary.

Europe the spiritual home of "team" ;)


Wait, did this already happen? Shucks.
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Happy flying to everybody. Now get off the computer and get a kite out! hehe

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 06:30 AM

Wait, did this already happen? Shucks.

relax.... it is at the end of August this year. ;)
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Posted 03 June 2008 - 06:34 AM

relax.... it is at the end of August this year. ;)


Hmmm,...I might have to make some travel plans :-)
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Posted 03 June 2008 - 06:41 AM

Hmmm,...I might have to make some travel plans :-)

You'll realise you will be freezing if you want to unveil your new 'anniversary party' bikini though.
Bristol is usually blowing a gale/zero wind and overcast. :lol:
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Posted 03 June 2008 - 06:47 AM

Hey Ben, Well said sir.Myself and my flying buds over in the uk cant wait to see ya and Lolly to thanks ya all inperson.Ive only flown revs a short while and i certainly have noticed a change in many areas.

KEEP UP THE,,,CAN DO ATTITUDE,,,
KEEP UP THE,,,HANDS ON APPROACH
KEEP UP THE,,,TEAM THEME.
KEEP UP THE,,, R & D
A winner for sure mate.

BRIAN...

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 07:20 AM

Ah! you big grumpy puppy.
The years a long one already. Lots of travel as usual. Lets keep spreading the word. It's what we do.
See you in the next sand box( wherever it be)
love ya Bro

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 07:35 AM

It has been a fun experience watching all the smiles,as the Rev seeds are planted around the world. :blink:

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 08:07 AM

You'll realise you will be freezing if you want to unveil your new 'anniversary party' bikini though.
Bristol is usually blowing a gale/zero wind and overcast. :lol:


Hmmm! Occasionally it has been cold and occasionally it has been windless and I have only missed a few over the last 20 years.

I am looking forward to the celebration of Rev Kites and especially the mass collaboration with all those people flying together. (54 on the list currently - confirmed)

I do not think that there could be a better way to celebrate.

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 08:23 AM

Ben

It's not been, but continuing to be a great ride for Rev, and kite flyers around the world.

We remember the day we met you Ben, August 21, 2003 at WSIKF.
Bob Serack is the guy who first put Rev handles in our hands, but since that day, you and others like Lolly, John B and the iQuad gang, Mark and Jeanette Lummas, Ron Despojado, Penny Lingenfelter and so many others have taken us in and given us your patience and knowledge, so that we feel we are a part of this great family. When you are on Medicare, you may not have time to start at the bottom, read the book, and spend years competing. You must find the people who do what you want to do and ask them "How...." As I have said many times before, flying Revs has changed our lives more than anything except having children.
What a family!!!

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Thank you Ben, Lynn and Jim Foster

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 10:10 AM

hey Ben, you passed those handles over to me after a quick lesson, thanx brother!

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 02:58 PM

Hugs to you Benny.
Great chatting with you the other day and I hope you are feeling better.
Thanks for all the encouragement... I couldn't find a better straight man for Charlie if I tried lol..

big Mouse hugs

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 03:34 PM

God Bless you my Friend and All the Folks at Revolution...
Cant wait to share a field again with you soon...

Love you Bro..

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