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article imageVideo: iQuad displays the art of kite flying to Bohemian Rhapsody

By Elizabeth Batt     Aug 9, 2012 in Entertainment
Lincoln City - When you think of one of Queen's greatest hit songs, you probably imagine the head-banging antics featured in the movie Wayne's World, and not this incredible synchronized kite flying by iQuad.
But the skill needed to fly six individual kites in sync for this routine, is absolutely phenomenal.
The kite display took place at the 2012 Lincoln City Summer Kite Festival in Oregon and was performed by iQuad using kites called Revolutions (Revs). These specialized quad (four) line kites, were originally designed by Joe Hadzicki in 1987, and have since been updated to the B-Series, a newer version of Hadzicki’s original design.
According to the Team iQuad website, the company was formed in May of 2006 and is composed of pilots from Oregon, Washington, California and Canada. Founded by John Barresi and David Hathaway, iQuad says they've been pushing the art and sport of quad line kite flying ever since.
The specialized Revolution kites offer multi-direction capabilities in the sky said the website. Meaning that they can fly forward, backward, sideways and can even adjust speed, "stopping on a dime to hover nearly motionless in mid-air."
So far, the team has performed in Japan, England, Colombia, all over the United States and Canada and has been voted the "Best Wholesale Promotional Effort" by Kite Trade Association members in 2007, 2009 and 2011.
iQuad will be performing Aug. 15-19 at the Dieppe Kite International,
Dieppe, New Brunswick and then at the WA State Intl Kite Festival (WSIKF) in Long Beach, WA between Aug. 21-26. Fianlly, from Sep. 1- 2, the team will appear at the Antelope Island Stampede, Antelope Island, UT.
Here's another video of iQuad's incredible kite performance taken last month at the Southern Oregon Kite Festival, Port of Brookings Harbor. It was uploaded by Debbie Miller, and offers a unique spectators' view and reaction.
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