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#94392 New REV Indoor for Scott Weider

Posted by RevWizard on 03 February 2014 - 04:33 PM

Scott recently asked me if I would do the graphics layout for a new REV indoor he needed for demonstration this week.

Being a good friend whom I have known for over 15 years I said yes.

I was provided a photo of a falcons breast with the wings spread.

Scott also provided me a sketch of how he wanted the falcon on the REV Indoor. So this creation is Scott's. I just brought it to life.

I converted the photo from pixel (.jpeg) to Vector graphics.

The interest was to show the breast and wings of the falcon on the REV Indoor.

First I had to create  the layout and proper dimensions for a REV Indoor, which I had never done before.

The graphics were placed on the REV Indoor layout.

Then the graphics where sent to the Gonzalez brother in Gandia, Spain where they were printed on Icarex Polyester.

The printed material was sent to Revolution In San Diego where the REV Indoor was completed.

This is the finished REV Indoor in photo as sent to me by Scott.

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#92946 B2 vented and my GoPro

Posted by kwmf on 06 June 2013 - 11:58 AM

For all those that feel the B2 is too fast or twitchy....

 

Wind was way past Xtra vent or Polo full vent, so I pulled out the B2 vented on 50' LPG 90# line with a 4-wrap frame ... strapped the GoPro to my head and went for it.

 

 




#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




#94287 Treasure Island Florida 2014

Posted by Murph on 20 January 2014 - 03:48 PM

 

Spotted this cool vid of a few familiar Rev heads having fun in the sun down Florida way @ the weekends Treasure Island 2014.

 

Chris




#93435 Tear in leading edge mesh

Posted by REVflyer on 26 August 2013 - 03:24 AM

Look,, there's no way around it, if you fly a kite often enough it will eventually wear out too.  It's made light weight, so durability is always a secondary factor.  Enough hours of UV radiation, sand, your own abuse plus giving occasional lessons,.... These items assure you that everything will fail eventually.  

 

For me, I get about 2-1/2 seasons from a full sail Pro kite (and a Zen too) before it needs to replaced.  Mid-vents last probably 4 and full vent will last me for at least 6 years.  These kites are very seldom used locally, where most of my hours will be spent.

 

You can blow smoke thru the sail material, stress fractures parallel with the down spars, nicks and holes in the leading edge (but NOT where it folds or at the center, 'cause I pay extra to have 'em built custom with these high wear spots in mind!)  I break sticks too, usually into a seawall diagonally, not for years in flight though, HA!  Thin spars are splinted due to abrasion between the caps and tubes.  There's dust, dirt, pollen, sweat, bug-spray, Dugard's bubble solution, kids' hand and foot prints on the fabric.  I have never washed a kite, but I have assembled 'em until dry, if used in tough weather conditions.  I don't care that the leading edge rips away, everything else is going to fail right around the same time.

 

Dantonio and my bride commented once, that the kite i was flying was an embarrassment to my family!  I have since replaced a Zen, a full sail, mid-vent, and full vent pro, all were hot fade, black center custom constructions.  The latest Zen had "more stuff tacked-on" than I have ever done before, and quite naturally, it was priced accordingly!

 

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Awhile back, I laughingly ordered this vented eyes in jest and surprise surprise, a few months later Ben shows up holding it out for me, then handing Barbara an equally surprising invoice.

 

The only way a kite stays pristine is if you aren't using it enough!  Do you think the people in line for your inheritance care about your great rev kite collection?  You don't honestly believe a sport kite is a sound investment for future re-sale, do you? They're your thing, use it accordingly now.  I can recognize friends on a full flying field just by the kites they own up in the air.  That speaks volumes, use and enjoy, you don't know what the future holds.

 

I spank 'em like step-children behind the woodshed.  Try it yourself, it will take thousands of hours but you too can wear out a revolution and make wrinkles in your face permanent (from all the smiling)

 

What a great time I have wasting money on all things kite related, decades of pleasure on revs alone.

 




#93190 Rev Meeting/Clinic Ede, The Netherlands

Posted by Madquad on 03 July 2013 - 11:07 AM

 

 

A fantastic weekend together with pilots from Germany, Belgium, Switserland and the Netherlands.

 

Experienced teampilots together with pilots with no previous experience joined together.

Tips & Tricks...a lot of practice...a lot of talking about Rev Kites...

 

And it turned out all very well....we had fun !!! BIG fun.




#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

 

 




#94791 About the Pulling power of a Rev kite, and some background story

Posted by Percy on 14 April 2014 - 01:16 AM

Woohoo, yesterday i joined my second meetup already! Flew alot, learned alot. Replaced my vector lines with the laser pro lines (thank you Dutchrev), and borrowed a full vented to fly on the beach (my full sail was no option). My girlfriend and a great friend of mine joined me that day. They both loved it to! 

 

The day was organised by Team JST-4-FN, really nice people. Lots of wind, sea, sun and rev kites. Its funny.. three pages ago on this forum i am considering to buy a rev, and now i already joined two meetups. The rev community online and offline is so helpful, friendly, just amazing biggrin.png.

 

Some pictures of yesterday:

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#94454 EXP vs SLE vs B-series

Posted by HedgeWarden on 13 February 2014 - 06:21 PM

For beginner, check the merchants and compare these choices:

 

1. EXP with handles and lines (lines should be Laser Pro), used to be a common starter package.

2. SLE standard PLUS handles PLUS lines. (Or may be packaged as RTF - Ready To Fly)

3. B standard PLUS handles PLUS lines (Or may be packaged as RTF - Ready To Fly), which should come with TWO sets of frames to handle a wider range of winds.

 

If in doubt, contact any or several of the excellent merchants that advertise on this forum or the KiteLife forum. Select option 1, 2, or 3 in that order depending on where your wallet  might start crying. They are all excellent for a beginner. But if you have not had prior experience, it might be better to start cheap. Many people do not have the opportunity or the drive to master the quad kite - and unfortunately drop out.

 

If it helps you decide, I am a non-athletic senior citizen (i.e. elderly couch potato), and have managed to reach a fairly comfortable advanced stage - certainly NOT a master. But that has taken several very enjoyable years to do so.




#94140 Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night

Posted by beach on 24 December 2013 - 03:46 PM

Merry Christmas to all my friends and Family world wide......ani_victory.gif May we share some sky

somewhere in the future........ Benani_victory.gif ani_victory.gif ani_smoke.gif 

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#93945 Keeping the Ghouls at bay!

Posted by jimfielder on 31 October 2013 - 07:02 PM

Thank you Ben and Ron Gibian for protecting our home this fright night!

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#93453 Inverted hover?

Posted by SparkieRob on 31 August 2013 - 09:04 PM

My 2 cents, (bearing in mind our weak Aussie dollar!)

It might be psychological but I always found it easier to practice my inverted hover with a couple of twists in my lines. That is, launch and do a couple of rotations then try.

The other thing that helped me was using a Mid or Vtd kite as they are a little less twitchy.

The practice exercises in the Kitelife tutorial are worth a look too.


#93414 Revolution 25th Anniversary - 100 strong at WSIKF! (Aug 19-24, 2013)

Posted by RevWizard on 23 August 2013 - 10:29 PM

Today we broke the World Record at 81 Revolutions flown in a 9x9 matrix. We flew for about 20 to 30 minutes flying Vertical threads, Horizontal Threads. 4 concentric rings and one huge ball. The Director was John Barresi who himself stood at a distance behind us in a place where he could easily observe every REV and getting us out of jams. In addition there were several REV fliers on the ground assisting us. Congratulations to everyone.

With the Concentric Rings we performed both slow and fast burst. The bursts were performed in two fashion, one being all at once the other being sequential by rings. With the big ball we also performed a burst, however the ring was so huge that I being one near the bottom could only move a few feet before I was touching the ground. If you you look at the wiggly REV on Column 3 Row 7, that is mine being a yellow/black B Series. Almost all maneuvers were performed at least twice.




#93195 The Force Is Strong..

Posted by Wezly on 06 July 2013 - 12:29 PM

Hey, Great news! I found a quiet field near the beach and flew my rev!

After a few crashes and getting some muscle memory for the turning I tried out some basic hovers and then tried my luck at the 'plumet to the ground and stop a few feet off crashing' trick - with some success! smile.png

I got to fly on 3-4 occasions during the week and found it hard to put the thing down! So thanks for your advice, help and encouragement!

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#93040 Street line length

Posted by Watty on 12 June 2013 - 03:32 PM

Street/Urban kiting would be flying in urban locations. This usually means that you would be in areas where both the surrounding is obstructed (surrounded by buildings) and the flying area is obstructed (benches, posts, fountains, etc..). I would say that street kiting is most characterized by putting a kite where a kite probably ought not to be.




#92869 Finally jumped in with both Feet !

Posted by RobB on 01 June 2013 - 10:51 AM

I've been flying my full vent 1.5b for a couple years when the wind was too much for anything else in my bag. This last fall & winter's wind have dictated that I only fly the full vent. So, now that I have learned to control (somewhat) my Rev, I got a full sail 1.5 Berkeley & after much thought, bought a 1.5b mid-vent as well.

I had a great time watching all of you fly at Wildwood, even got my hat knocked off by a joker messing around with us by-standers ! The knot of lines was pretty impressive during the mega-fly, and the in-flight untie was even cooler.

 

So, just wanted to extend greetings from Long Island... if any of you are out this way, I'd be happy to show you where the good wind is !

 

~Rob.




#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




#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




#94878 A new Masterpiece artist and a brother....... (Alden Miller)

Posted by AldenMiler on 30 April 2014 - 03:49 AM

Thanks guys!

 

I am thrilled to be working with Rev and in awe to be in a group of amazing artists that create these masterpiece kites.

 

-Alden




#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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