NEWS

Nov '13

New kite!! SuperFly UL

Chris Goff brings ultralight goodness to the SuperFly. Full details over on the SuperFly UL page...

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May '13

SuperFly Spring

Fantastic new video from SuperFly creator Chris Goff.

Dec '12

SuperFly!!

Chris Goff's mighty SuperFly joins the Benson range, full details on the SuperFly page...

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Nov '12

New kite! Deep Space Vented

Available now!! Full spec over on the Deep Space V page...

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Nov- '11

New Straps and Shop update

Benson straps are now available. Made from top quality tubular webbing and marine grade cord. They come in three varieties: Finger, Wrist and Knuckle Duster.

We've also updated the Shop. You can now add items to a Cart, then email the contents to us by filling out a form on the checkout page.

Straps can be found in the Accessories section.

Jan- '11

DS Assembly Video

Just a little video showing how to assemble your newly purchased Deep Space.

New Instruction page also added.

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Oct- '10

New Videos: Mike Fogg : DS UL & Phantom

Two new edits from Mike. First up, some Taz, Slot and Cynique loveliness with the DS UL:

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Mikes second vid features the Phantom, flat 'n' floaty...old school style.
Check it out in the Mike Fogg section in the Videos page.

Apr- '10

New Video: Se25

Deep Space magic from UK trick overlords Piero Serra and The Stig:

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To watch more videos from Piero go to the Piero Serra section in the Videos page.

Apr- '10

New Video: One Day In March

More freestyle greatness from Dave Hearn:

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To watch more videos from Dave go to the Dave Hearn section in the Videos page.

Dec- '09

Trick Clip: Crazy Copter

Newcomer Richard Ward came up with this little combo, it's a cool (maybe new?) way to setup a Crazy Copter, it works directly from a take off too.
Have a go... it's harder than it looks!

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You can also watch this video in the Videos section.

Dec- '09

New Videos: Benjai Re-Edits

Newcomer Ben Leigh has re-edited two of his best clips specially for our videos section.

Here we have Deep Space UL : First Flight

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Also added; Crantock 09 : Benjai's Best Bits. To watch go to the Ben leigh section in the Videos page.

Nov- '09

New Video: The Red One

Super tight freestyle action from top UK pilot Dave Hearn.

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To watch more videos from Dave go to the Dave Hearn section in the Videos page.

Nov- '09

New Video: Benson Twins - Phantom UL

A lovely edit by Lars Fakkeldij featuring himself and Paul Breddels- AKA The Benson Twins.
Great to see these guys in action...

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To watch more videos from Lars go to the Lars Fakkeldij section in the Videos page.

Oct- '09

New Video: Mike Fogg - Deep Space UL

Great control from Mike in very light winds, check out the G-whizs!

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To watch more videos from Mike go to the Mike Fogg section in the Videos page.

Oct- '09

New Video: Piero Serra - Deep Space UL

Supreme light wind flying technique by Piero on a very calm September evening...

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To watch more videos from Piero go to the Piero Serra section in the Videos page.

Sep '09

New kite! Deep Space Ultralight

Available now!! Full spec over on the Deep Space UL page...

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Sep- '09

New Video: Mike Fogg : DS custom

Some truly excellent flying from one of our favourite pilots Mike Fogg, this is cool!

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From Mike;

"Some footage of my custom DS. Tried something different so the idea was to do one or two tricks then fly off as oppose to flying combos. Filmed over 2 seperate days, one sunny,the other slightly overcast. Wind wasn't too bad either;-)"

To watch more videos from Mike go to the Mike Fogg section in the Videos page.

Sep '09

Colourizer!

Colourizers for the whole range... get colourizing!

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Aug- '09

New Video: Sleight of Hand- Part 3

The long awaited third instalment of Adrian Bickerstaffe's Sleight of Hand series is finally here, and it's a cracker!

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From Adrian;

"The video shows a bit of the suburb where I fly and also features one of the new generation Skyshark Geminis. The general idea of this session was to focus on the rolly-spinny types of moves that the Gem is best at, toy around with the humble lewis, and punctuate things with two-point landings. Wind was overland and bumpy, varying in direction by about 40 degrees, but I did what I could."

To watch more videos from Adrian go to the Adrian Bickerstaffe section in the Videos page.

Jul '09

'Recent Makes' gallery added

We're getting into the habit of taking photos of some of our newly born kites. Snapped right outside the workshop, if the sun is shining!

We'll keep this gallery updated regularly.

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Dec '08

Updates Round-up...

Just a quick round-up of recent updates to the site;

In the Videos section there are brand new movies from top UK flyer Piero Serra flying the Inner Space, and top Ausi flyer Adrian Bickerstaff flying the Deep Space, also added are more of our favourite clips from Andy Wardley, Lars Fakeldij and Piero Serra.
In the Photos section we've added the Pilots Gallery, featuring various Benson Kites and the people who fly them. And a gallery of excellent photos taken by kite photographer John Chilese.
We've also added a page for the Trick or Treat DVD, the successful freestyle kite flying movie produced by Souldeep Media, you can see a trailer, clips and stills from the DVD.

In the Shop section we now have a Spares page, and an Accessories page.

Finally, in the Tech section you can find new measurements for the Minigem Tristar bridle.

July '08

Clothing store open for business!!

Lots of splendid items to choose from, if you can't find a logo/garment/colour combo you like send us an email and we'll create a new option.

The Clothing Store is over in the Shop section.

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June '08

Gemini, Gem UL, Minigem... new specs

The Gemini series has had a make-over!
The sail shape and graphic remain the same but everything else has changed, the frame is now mainly Skyshark, there's a new Andy Wardley Tristar Active bridle, the frame has a narrowed centre section, and the sail now includes features we've previously used only on the Deep Space, like roll bars, yo-yo glides and snag free reinforcements around the tail, nose, tips and stand-offs.

Check them out: Gemini : Gem UL : Minigem.

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June '08

Benson Kites available direct

We've finally decided to bite the bullet and make available our range of kites for sale direct.
We don't have an online ordering system at the moment, so for now it will be a matter of sending us an email request and we'll take it from there.

Prices can be found in the shop section.

June '08

New site!

Welcome to the new Benson Kites website!

As you can see the site has been totally redesigned, and we have some new features such as a Tech section with detailed info on bridles and frames, also a Media section where you can find photos and various video clips featuring your favourite Benson Kites (check out the previously unseen edit by Soul Deep of the Deep Space test kite, the C-Class).

We still have plenty more content yet to come, we'll use this section to keep you informed of site updates and news on new products.