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Title: Long-lost Benson brothers?
Post by: Smeagol on August 14, 2012, 04:20 PM
So I did a couple trades recently (thanks Ray & Harvey) and ended up with a DS UL and my old Gem UL which originally came from Martijn...

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8427/7784170042_1e101e2127_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/peritrochoid/7784170042/)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7251/7784175098_4bca0aab58_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/peritrochoid/7784175098/)

same colors!  ??? Almost looks like they were bought as a set originally.  I swear I didn't plan this, just worked out this way.. weird!  One came from the Netherlands, one from the UK.

This is the 2nd time something like this has happened to me.  Thought it was worth sharing.

-Mike


Title: Re: Long-lost Benson brothers?
Post by: harveystubbs on August 14, 2012, 04:24 PM
Very nice !  8)


Title: Re: Long-lost Benson brothers?
Post by: chilese on August 14, 2012, 04:28 PM
Perhaps you should stack them.  :)


Title: Re: Long-lost Benson brothers?
Post by: madhabitz on August 14, 2012, 04:35 PM
Ha! That is so cool!


Title: Re: Long-lost Benson brothers?
Post by: ray3619 on August 14, 2012, 05:08 PM
i really enjoy trading with you mike , its more like test driveing um with sending them back and forth  :D , the boy loves the zepher , thanks mike


Title: Re: Long-lost Benson brothers?
Post by: Allen Carter on August 14, 2012, 06:51 PM
Cool!

I love the way kites come and go and come back again sometimes.



Title: Re: Long-lost Benson brothers?
Post by: Krijn on August 15, 2012, 04:23 AM
Funny story  :)


Title: Re: Long-lost Benson brothers?
Post by: kepople on August 16, 2012, 07:59 AM
Well they look cool...
What do they call that lighter blue?

Is it light blue or that Caribbean color they used to make?

Kirby


Title: Re: Long-lost Benson brothers?
Post by: madhabitz on August 16, 2012, 08:40 AM
I am dying to know how the DS UL flies.  Have you had it out yet?  Mine is supposed to be here any day now & I can hardly stand the waiting.


Title: Re: Long-lost Benson brothers?
Post by: Smeagol on August 16, 2012, 11:57 AM
Only have a few minutes on the DS UL so far, but it flies great!

Not exactly sure on the lighter blue Kirby.  I think it's just "light blue" on the colorizer.  Gem UL is the blue/grey fade listed on the Benson site, but the DS UL was a custom.

thanks,
  Mike


Title: Re: Long-lost Benson brothers?
Post by: Krijn on August 16, 2012, 12:03 PM
sky blue is the lightest blue

i think the other is the royal blue


also: midnight blue (the darkest) and caribbean indeed


Title: Re: Long-lost Benson brothers?
Post by: madhabitz on August 16, 2012, 12:05 PM
Only have a few minutes on the DS UL so far, but it flies great!

Can't wait until mine shows up-- am on pins'n needles. Now you need to get a DS standard, Mike. You'll love it!



Title: Re: Long-lost Benson brothers?
Post by: Wayner on August 16, 2012, 12:54 PM
Only have a few minutes on the DS UL so far, but it flies great!

Can't wait until mine shows up-- am on pins'n needles.

Nancy,
I picture you sitting on the front porch, wait for your package from Mr Benson.  ;)



Title: Re: Long-lost Benson brothers?
Post by: madhabitz on August 16, 2012, 01:06 PM
um..... how did you know?  ::)

Heh.... I really am, under the guise of having yet another cup of coffee before I head out to the field. Oh man, delivery is late today.


Title: Re: Long-lost Benson brothers?
Post by: Wayner on August 16, 2012, 03:47 PM
um..... how did you know?  ::)


Hey I know UPS, Fed and Post office delivery schedule by heart.  8)
 
Been know to wait for hours for not only kites but kite parts.  :P

I'm sure your new DS UL will be a gem. Take pictures or come to Vegas and Chilses can take some pictures for you.  :D  :D  :D


 



Title: Re: Re: Long-lost Benson brothers?
Post by: madhabitz on August 16, 2012, 07:20 PM
So you want to know the kicker? I got up to do the potty-thing. Five minutes. Missed the delivery. So now I get to scramble over to the post office tomorrow.


Title: Re: Re: Long-lost Benson brothers?
Post by: red sweater on August 17, 2012, 06:38 AM
So you want to know the kicker? I got up to do the potty-thing. Five minutes. Missed the delivery. So now I get to scramble over to the post office tomorrow.

You're kidding! :o :(






It really takes you five minutes to take a potty break?


Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: Long-lost Benson brothers?
Post by: madhabitz on August 17, 2012, 07:23 AM


It really takes you five minutes to take a potty break?

lol.... Yup. Didn't want to miss out.


Title: Re: Long-lost Benson brothers?
Post by: Smeagol on August 17, 2012, 11:37 AM
You should have been prepared:

(http://dcd96xmek71bc.cloudfront.net/CampingWorld/images/products/libertymountain/325x325/luggableloo_341086_341087.jpg)

muahah!  Oh.  Never miss a delivery again?  :D

So, yeah.. did you pick them up yet?

-Mike