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#1 Bazzer


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Posted 08 February 2011 - 06:30 PM

While enjoying the SPI banquet in South Padre Island (TX) this weekend, past KTAI board members John Barresi (Kitelife.com), Chris Shultz (HQ Kites) and Rob Cembalest (New Tech Kites) stood up on stage to give a brief report on the KTAI trade show which was held the week prior in Las Vegas, and to announce the SPI Kite Festival as having been recognized as the Best Kite Festival of 2010.

I also knew John had received an award for Best Kite Promotional Effort of 2010 with Kitelife Magazine, but all of a sudden John steps up to the microphone and starts talking about the KTAI Best Kite of 2010 award and calling me up to the stage.


The KTAI award for best kite of 2010 was awarded to Revolution Kites for the B-Series Pro, particularly notable since the original factory B-Series won the same award in 2008.

First time around, it was for the design and John's efforts, this time, for everything I'd put in which made it a Pro kite, taking it to the next level.

Ben, Lolly and John had received the award for Revolution, and collectively decided that this one was mine.

I was completely off guard I collected the award, and while standing there it was fantastic to see my teammates and fellow flyers applauding. Big grin time!

This is for all of you, the award will sit with pride in the Glued To The Blue trophy room.

Your comments and thoughts helped me hone the great flying B-Series into a new generation, The B-Series Pro.

This would not have been possible without the input of you the Rev flyers, Ben Dantonio, Lindsey Johnson and especially my team mates, past and present, on iQuad.

PS we are not done tweaking yet!

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 06:39 PM

congrats mate well deserved
All the best


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Posted 08 February 2011 - 10:20 PM

Congrats Bazzer for a job well done. I just ordered my B-series Pro so when you build it for me put some extra loving into that one!!!!!
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 10:49 PM

PS we are not done tweaking yet!

How torturously vague ...
Lucky I'm still on my B-series, so you have time to tweak away until I'm ready to get a Pro set Posted Image


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Posted 08 February 2011 - 11:08 PM

That's gotta feel great after all those hours spent sewing, mate!!!:clap; :ani_notworthy: Well deserved!!!:)

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 01:20 AM

You are the Man Bazzer. (afraid I can not get quite the correct accent there, I am sure you will be able to understand though)

Well done you, and Revolution / JB of course.

Edited by Baloo, 09 February 2011 - 01:27 AM.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 03:17 AM

ONE word....................AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congrats Bazzer!!!!!!

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 04:13 AM

All of us that own one of these special products are eternally grateful you stood-up and proclaimed forcefully
" I could do the whole thing better, . . . all by myself. Just let me show you! "

Very well deserved recognition for a master craftsman, you do make one damn fine kite sir!

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 04:57 AM

Couldn't of happened to a better man ... good one mate!


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Posted 09 February 2011 - 05:02 AM

Congratulations Bazzer! We all rock in the sky because of your hard work! (Revflyer said it best!)

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 08:03 AM

Congrats Bazzer! Well deserved! Excellent!


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Posted 09 February 2011 - 09:12 AM

Congrats Bazzer! Well deserved! Excellent!


Dear Bazz,
Absolutely Right!!! You deserve this award. I am thrilled that your workmanship, and love of kites has been recognized all over the world. I only wish I was there to see your handsome face all surprised.

Thank you for your endless work and dedication. You make my life wonderful.
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Posted 09 February 2011 - 09:56 AM

Good job Bazzer!!...Well deserved I'm surePosted Image

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 10:13 AM

You know brother I'd say well done but that would just not fit the bill, you and your work has changed the way we see Rev flying and the tools we use,
as for the rest well you knowPosted Image, thanks bro.....BenPosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 10:57 AM

Congrats to you Baz! It is well deserved and you are appreciated so much for what you do and contribute to the kiting world. I couldn't think of a better place for the award than in your hands!

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 01:20 PM

Hi Bazzer...


As Rev pilots, we already know how great the Pro is . It's awesome to know that the entire kiting community; your peers, have realized this, too!

Well done, my friend, you deserve this!
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Posted 09 February 2011 - 02:43 PM

Way to go Baz!

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 06:20 PM

I think that the KTAI got it wrong!!! These are the best B-series Pro that Bazzer ever made !!!! :kid_smartass:

Cheers and thank you so much Baz!!!

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 08:59 AM

Dear Bazz,
Absolutely Right!!! You deserve this award. I am thrilled that your workmanship, and love of kites has been recognized all over the world. I only wish I was there to see your handsome face all surprised.

Thank you for your endless work and dedication. You make my life wonderful.
XOXO, Lolly

Congrats Bazz - you should have seen Lolly jump out of her chair when they announced it - didn't think she'd be able to stop dancing to actually hold the award :kid_smartass: ;)


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Posted 11 February 2011 - 01:38 AM

Just seen this. Well done Bazzer mate. Well deserved. Your work is brilliant.
All the best. tommy.
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