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#93796 Just Cool

Posted by beach on 14 October 2013 - 10:42 AM

Thanks Chris...... Benani_weightlift.gif ani_weightlift.gif ani_weightlift.gif 

#93772 Ben's Having A Sale

Posted by beach on 11 October 2013 - 10:18 AM

One Randy Tom down, two kites left..... Ben ani_victory.gif ani_victory.gif ani_victory.gif 

#93770 Just Cool

Posted by beach on 11 October 2013 - 09:08 AM

Lets see if this works..... Ben ani_smoke.gif ani_smoke.gif ani_smoke.gif Attached File  Revs on TV.mp4   4.58MB   235 downloadsAttached File  Revs on TV.mp4   4.58MB   235 downloads

#93769 Ben's Having A Sale

Posted by beach on 11 October 2013 - 07:07 AM

We're it not for the spector of a furlough hanging over my head like the sword of Damacles, I'd be all over that Ron Bohart. Such a beautiful kite.

I understand and really have no words other than it is a beautiful kite........ Ben cat_luv.gif cat_luv.gif ani_whistling.gif 

#93762 Ben's Having A Sale

Posted by beach on 10 October 2013 - 01:59 PM

For some reason I forgot about having these three kites big_bangin.gif , so with that said I'm have a

"Ben Sale" I'm will to sell any of the three for $100.00 off and free shipping if your in the

USA and as always I'll frame them how ever you want......prop.gif  So I have two Randy Tom's

which are normally $600.00 and I'll let either go for $500.00 and I have one of my buddies 

Ron Bohart's which are normally $700.00 going for $600.00, I figure with Christmas right

around the corner I'd just go crazy.....crazy.gif  Being this is a "Ben Sale" I'll wrap a t shirt around

it all as my gift to you.....g.gif  So if you were on the fence come on down and make that kite

statement to the world..... Bens gone crazy again......doh.gif cup_3rd.gif cup_3rd.gif  Ben 

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#93717 180Go Now an Official Revolution Team

Posted by beach on 08 October 2013 - 10:42 AM

People have been asking now that iQuad is not traveling as a team what will happen well

"Family" heres what we are doing......ani_victory.gif

News, news, news!


As most of you know, iQuad has stepped off the circuit for a rest after many years of pleasing crowds the world over, and after putting up with me for more years than they want to admit. With that said, my personal email has been burning up with questions on who will “Revolution” work with now as far as events and what not. Well for me that was a no brainer—the team that we will be recommending is 180Go!


There are many reasons I say this. 180Go! is not so much a new team (2007) or the best in the world (yet), but what they do is what we here like to see, and that is sharing their love of kiting with others in the form of teaching others and sharing info and skills with no strings attached. Also Mike Kory has been a member of iQuad himself and has always been a huge supporter of “Revolution Kites.” 



What has always struck me with this group is the fact that they are both friends and family. What I also like is that the team’s ages are so well ranged—20s, 30s, 40s, 50s.  This lets them speak to just about anyone in the crowd. 


I’ve worked with this team in many places in the USA and Canada, so I have had the privilege to view the dynamics of this team, and the dynamics they bring to the table are amazing. So it’s with total trust and my knowledge of what helps an event work that I’d like to announce that team “180Go!” is “Revolution Kites” go-to team for events and outside shows.




Mike Kory (captain)—his point of contact is kitemike@gmail.com

Rose Kory

Mike Stephenson

Nick Stephenson

Mikey Devereaux

Jeff Faje

David Kovacs

Steve Anderson


Their web site is 180go.com




I've worked with 180Go since there beginning and have always respected them as a team

and even more importantly as my friends now with iQuad resting I needed a work horse and

a group that gave me what I needed.....cat_lol.gif  So guys I know you thought you'd get all the glamor of being "The Revolution Team" what you really get is me cat_sick.gif , see along with all the 

flying you are now in charge of ME......... Just ask iQuad how that works gathering.gif , anyway

guys welcome to the inside and thanks now and always for all you do and have done glad 

to have you on the team....... Benani_smoke.gif ani_smoke.gif ani_smoke.gif 

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#93687 New York Minute Is Alive

Posted by beach on 07 October 2013 - 08:55 AM

Well after a lot of testing and some final tweaks the "New York Minute" and all it's brothers are being sewn.......ani_yahoo.gif  This will be 4 kite quiver which means you will have a,

1. standard sail

2. 20% vent / perfect for bumpy light winds *3 to 6 mph*

3. 42% vent (9% over a midvent) / *6 to 10 mph* 

3. 70% vent (between a full vent and extra vent) HIGH WIND

Each of these kites will come standard with "Green Race Rods" which is what I have been

using in my kites for ages.....ani_victory.gif  


This is a "Ben" design so its from a flier to fliers and to me one of the best set of kites we here

have done....ani_smoke.gif As the kites come in I will add photos but with that said lets get this party

started with a one week deal of $50.00 off your first order of two of any of the above designs and if your willing to get all four I will throw in some other sweet goodies......

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#93656 My thoughts on the new Diamond rods

Posted by beach on 02 October 2013 - 07:35 AM

There can be a few grams difference in the make up of the carbon fiber weights at times but never that bad because in everything manufacturing theres is a plus and minus and I have to say personally a gram or two does not effect me very much...... What does effect me is reflex which is the speed of that rod bent to a certain angles and how fast it

comes back to straight...... Also the amount of stiffness that the rod generates over the entire sail, if all your looking for is a weight thing these may not be the rods for you, now if you are looking for a fast snap, rugged, and still stiff rod then these "Diamond Rods" are great, also on a side note "Race Rods" are heavier here RIGHT now I just compared 10 of each and all the "Diamond Rods" were a bit heavier than all the "Race Rods"....... Do me a favor fly them for awhile and come back to me on a private PM or call me direct at 619-750-8770 and lets talk cause I think your missing the boat on these amazing rods and what they can do, as always I want you happy...... Benani_victory.gif ani_victory.gif ani_victory.gif 

#93556 Diamonds, diamonds, diamonds, are a Rev fliers best friend......

Posted by beach on 16 September 2013 - 10:02 AM


This Saturday I had a chance to do some flying in 1mph wind and 50 ft. lines and what a dream come true, I wasn't 

doing the normal float motion as much and was able to mostly stay in one spot...... ani_victory.gif So for me and in those conditions it was a dream come true..... So the score is "Diamond Rods" by a million cause it really worked out

well, I love it when a plan comes together...... Ben  cat_goofy.gif kid_dozey.gif ani_punk.gif

#93529 Diamonds, diamonds, diamonds, are a Rev fliers best friend......

Posted by beach on 12 September 2013 - 10:10 AM

Well it's official the "Diamond Shafts" are in production here at Revolution, all the stickers are

here, the graphite is bought, and the first major batch is coming out the oven, so it's a GO......

 ani_yahoo.gif With all that said they are not going to be cheap but they are one of the best rods we have ever made, they are light, stiff, and the reflex is out of this world..... akuma.gif {my original post

on these can see seen at "The Diamond Shaft" on the forum} What Im going to do is get my

butt handed to me but "oh well"cat_sick.gif, for the introductory price of $99.00 you to can have a set of the newest addition to the "Revolution" product line, this is a savings of over $40.00 and as always this is a direst sell item from me, which means you have to say (Bens sale oh boy) I love this job...... cat_shocked.gif Ya this is a sale price and can only be had by saying (Bens sale oh boy),

I do have issues..... ani_smoke.gifBen keeper of the madness


animal_rooster.gif Sale price is only good till the end of Oct. animal_rooster.gif






#93516 Bridles 101

Posted by beach on 10 September 2013 - 01:36 PM

Attached File  Connecting bridle legs (Revolution quad kite).mp4   10.54MB   200 downloads





Thanks JB and Watty.......

#93501 Antelope Island here I come, where the buffalo roam and Kevin Bayless

Posted by beach on 05 September 2013 - 11:16 AM

gathering.gifWow i've been laggin on this cause all I can say is "Antelope Island" I will always remember and Kevin Happy  Birthday I love you brother....... Benani_victory.gif ani_victory.gif ani_victory.gif 

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#93499 The Journey

Posted by beach on 05 September 2013 - 10:29 AM

Sometimes it not about the journey but more about the people you meet along the way, this
video is just that not so much the journey but the people.... 

 You know there's so many of you that I need to thank but what I'll do rather than running thru all of you I'll just say "thank

God for putting each of you in my life"......cat_luv.gif  Each of you have been there for me, believed in me when I did'nt believe in myself, and mostly just held my hand thru it all..... Ya the journey has been unreal but more importantly it's been about all of you......blue_smile.gif  I really do love you guys and I'm so thankful for having you my "Family" in my life so remember where ever this journey takes you remember you take a part of me and I will always have a part of you...... Ben:blue_wink: blue_wink.gif blue_wink.gif 

#93439 Antelope Island here I come, where the buffalo roam and Kevin Bayless

Posted by beach on 26 August 2013 - 01:53 PM

So as I get ready to come home from WSIKF I'm thinking of leaving for Antelope Island Utah

to do it all over again.......cat_wub.gif  For me this is a festival that you just cant say enough about

cause of the man who puts in untold hours to make this a kite friendly event and that man

is Mr. Kevin Bayless a master kite builder in his own right and just one of the best people 

you will ever want to meet.....cat_shocked.gif  So Kevin iQuad will be there soon and so will I so lets get

this party started, see ya on the 29th....... Bengathering.gif gathering.gif gathering.gif 

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#93438 Headed To WSKIF To Be 100 Strong

Posted by beach on 26 August 2013 - 01:21 PM

First let me say "Thank You" to all the Family that came out to play and play we did.....cat_wub.gif  What a sight 81 Revolution

kites and what a great feat, which brings me to my biggest thank you, J.B. you are a star and more in my book and

thanks so much for the greatest memory ever.......ani_yahoo.gif  If you weren't there all I will say is that you missed the time

of your life and the kites were just a bonus cause as always it was more about Family than anything else, thanks to

all once again and even more important thanks for just being who you are, a part of the Rev Family...... Benani_yahoo.gif ani_yahoo.gif ani_yahoo.gif 

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