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Best Kite of 2010: B-Series Pro

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.

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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!

New XTRA Vent

21 October 2010 - 08:36 AM

I have never been a fan of dropping 2 leading edges into a vented B Pro, but what choice did we have?
Although comical to see your smallest member on your team bounce down the flying field, it was never ideal.
There have been many very good Super/Mega vent quad line kites before but none of them have handled like a B Pro.
Yep you have guessed it!
Here it is.
The XTRA Vent.

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More vents, less resistance and reinforced where it can stretch and blow out.
3 wrap frame, 4 is too stiff!
Wind speed 18mph and up. Tested in 35mph gusts with no problem. Felt like a mid vent in 12mph.
When the wind gets too much for the vented stick one of these on.
These are the standard colours.
Customs negotiable as always.
Merry Christmas

Ben is working on the $. So be patient. First batch of 10 will be leaving my door for the factory in 3 weeks.

For those lucky few who have tested this on the beach please let the Family know what we are talking about.
I'm a bit biased....I love it!
So that's the low end, mid range and high end sorted...what do you want next?