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#95815 Ben's Farewell

Posted by beach on 17 December 2014 - 05:43 AM

Ben is a real kite friend, and friend who will always remain a friend.
If I recall correctly Ben took on his post at Revolution around 2004 which gives him about 10 years on the job. His accomplishments there were superb.
I am starting a list here of some of the accomplishments which I hope you all will add to:
- He brought out the race rod, green race rod, silver bullet rod and the new diamond rod.
- He brought out the Rev 1.5 B series, which was followed by the B-Pro from Bazzer
- He brought out the Rev 1.5 New York Minute that he designed.
- He brought out the B2 (new REV II).
- He brought out the ZEN made by Bazzer.
- He recovered the Masterpiece series adding a long list of kite makers.
- He brought about the printed Revolution 1.5s.
- He traveled continuously to Kite festivals promoting the Revolution kite despite a continuous health issue.
- He listened to other REV fliers about what they wanted and how he could help them.
So, come on everyone please add to our great friends accomplishments while at Revolution.
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I guess I need to say something and first let me say thank you one and all and God bless you all, John thank you for saying such nice things about me but in truth all these things were and will always be a team thing......gathering.gif  Thanks to Joe first and foremost for helping me to make my visions real and work..... Thanks to Dave for putting the hours of research on these projects and dreams and making them a real product, then to Lolly for putting up with my madness ani_whistling.gif and then putting these visions / products out there for the public and making sure people other than us could enjoy them too.......ani_victory.gif  So there is no question on whats next for Ben well it's nothing really but get healthy and pay my bills and enjoy life onani_victory.gif ani_victory.gif lifes terms..... As most of you know I've battled my own demons and health issues and I'm just not going to be in the office but I will always be a part of Revolution, nothing has changed there, I will still do events and give lessons on invites, I will continue to develop new kite designs and ideas, I just cant sit in the office day after day and I cant continue to travel over 300 days a year so I felt it was best for me to step back and enjoy some of my other hobbies......ani_yahoo.gif  I talk to Joe often and am always working on projects with him so dont think things are going to be lost, hell I got to much of my heart and soul in this Rev thing to just let it go...... I helped create a legacy and you cant just turn this off paycheck or not, like I said I will get healthy again and I may make the road my home again if I do this Ill see how that goes but for now Ill work on other tasks and projects, attend a few events as time and invites allow and follow the general direction of Rev kites as company and always add my two cents ( your not rid of me yet Lollyani_wallbash.gif ), but really Family I'm here for you if you have questions or problems and as always I'll help you if I can......Benani_victory.gif




#95603 New York Minute Is Alive

Posted by beach on 24 October 2014 - 08:11 PM

We would do what ever you like no problem at all just contact Lolly and as always she will take care of it no problem....... Bengathering.gif gathering.gif ani_whistling.gif




#95193 Flying a B Series at a Greek Beach

Posted by beach on 15 July 2014 - 06:54 AM

I so have to come out and play with you guys....... Benani_yahoo.gif ani_yahoo.gif ani_yahoo.gif 




#95073 Cause This Is What We Do

Posted by beach on 12 June 2014 - 08:40 AM

Had a little time yesterday and put this 5 min. video together, enjoy and fair winds to you

all....... Benani_yahoo.gif ani_yahoo.gif ani_yahoo.gif 

 

http://youtu.be/pY-bOIvlwjc




#95054 A new Masterpiece artist and a brother....... (Alden Miller)

Posted by beach on 10 June 2014 - 08:23 AM

Here's some great photos from Wildwood...... Ben ani_whistling.gif ani_whistling.gif ani_whistling.gif

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#95005 "A Day With Ben"

Posted by beach on 05 June 2014 - 09:02 AM

This is the N.Y.M. in my hands and some sweet wind....... Benani_whistling.gif ani_whistling.gif ani_whistling.gif

 

 




#94980 Wildwood Here I Come

Posted by beach on 29 May 2014 - 11:28 AM

Well Wildwood was good and I'm spent ani_wallbash.gif , wow what a great time I had and also a huge

thank you to all the "Rev Family" for all there help and laughs......ani_yahoo.gif ani_victory.gif What made it all stellar

for me was all the new faces and new folks to fly with, "Ben is happy"ani_victory.gif ....... Anyway thanks

again to all who came out and played........  Ben ani_smoke.gif ani_smoke.gif ani_smoke.gif

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#94950 Wildwood Here I Come

Posted by beach on 20 May 2014 - 07:42 AM

Well my bags are packed and I'm ready to go........ani_smoke.gif Wow I cant wait to get over to the

East coast to play and hang out with some friends and meet new ones ani_wallbash.gif , photos to

follow I promise.......Ben ani_victory.gif ani_victory.gif ani_victory.gif  THE ROAD IS MY HOME




#94933 Ocean Beach Ca. in the morning.....

Posted by beach on 12 May 2014 - 08:24 AM

Well here's a bit of the Saturday event at home and as always it was good to spend

time with friends a fly a few kites...... Ben ani_victory.gif ani_victory.gif ani_victory.gif 

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#94921 Ocean Beach Ca. in the morning.....

Posted by beach on 09 May 2014 - 08:45 AM

Kind of excited to be going out and flying with some friends, so everyone blow real hard

cause I'd really like some wind....... Bencat_lol.gif ani_idea.gif ani_yahoo.gif




#94920 Bazzer you hid the kites again

Posted by beach on 08 May 2014 - 12:56 PM

Some how I missed seeing a few of the "American Flag" kites and as always

blame Bazzer cause he caused this problem but with that said I can always

make a deal to seal the deal so give me a call....... Sorry Baz you know I'm

forgetful....... Benani_victory.gif ani_victory.gif ani_victory.gif 

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#94919 A new Masterpiece artist and a brother....... (Alden Miller)

Posted by beach on 08 May 2014 - 09:33 AM

Alden look at these bro......Benani_smoke.gif ani_smoke.gif ani_smoke.gif

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#94910 Wildwoods International Kite Festival 2014

Posted by beach on 07 May 2014 - 12:52 PM

Okay its official I will be in Wildwoodani_victory.gif ,this is a good day..... So with that said I will run a special

lets say $20.00 of Rev Bucks on anything in house and say $50.00 of Rev Bucks for any stock kite that we have here and i will take all to Wildwood to give to you......ani_whistling.gif Also from you I want one hour of your time on the Rev field doing lessons and as an added bonus the best helper I get I will leave

with $100.00 Rev Bucks for a later deal. So get your order in before the 20th and lets get busy

cause "Ben's in the Wood"......... Benani_smoke.gif ani_smoke.gif ani_smoke.gif

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#94858 A new Masterpiece artist and a brother....... (Alden Miller)

Posted by beach on 29 April 2014 - 09:49 AM

It's funny cause me and Alden started this project a year ago but cause of life and all it

brings these are the first of many of his kites in the Masterpiece collection that we just

got.... It's weird cause Alden is a great artist, a great sewer, but what gets by is how much

he really brings when he's at a events, he flies all day, he shows his wonderful Jimmy stack,

he helps others all the time, and he gives his all...... His talents are many but the man inside

is golden, it's an honor to call him Family and it's even a greater honor to call him brother.....

Your work speaks for itself but it's what inside that really matters........ Benani_whistling.gif ani_whistling.gif ani_whistling.gif 

 

 


Alden dabbled in kites as a child and into his early 20’s.  Paper Eddy kites made from the comics and Gayla bat kites are what he got started with.  About ten years ago after starting a new job the work stress carried over to vacation at the beach.  His wife suggested that he used to like to fly kites, why didn’t he try that again.  The next day after a trip to the Kite Loft he was flying again.  After flying for a couple hours he realized he did not think about work or anything else during that time.  The next day he bought another kite and it was downhill from there.

 

Soon after he found the Revolution kites on the Internet, bought one and became fascinated with learning to fly them.  After searching for a local flier to learn from he met Paul LaMasters at the Smithsonian Indoor.  Paul commented that Alden would own a bag full of kites, be building his own kites, and become President of Wings Over Washington all within the next year.  Alden went home and told his wife what Paul said and then said, “That guys nuts”.  A year later two out of the three things came true but he still thinks Paul is nuts.

  

 

P.S. There are only two kites left out of four.......

 

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#94835 Printed REV designs (some are still available - some are new)

Posted by beach on 23 April 2014 - 09:05 AM

The "Falcon" Indoor may be my favorite Rev ever!

That was done as a indoor....... Ben ani_smoke.gif ani_smoke.gif ani_smoke.gif