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#21 RevWizard

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 09:00 AM

David Brittain (probably the father of indoor Rev flying) started with a Rev II, that's what he set the first duration world record with. ;)

Remember, as the kite gets smaller, the sail to weight ratio usually decreases, so there's a little more energy or focus required to keep the smaller kites going.

Definitely NOT for the brand new indoor flier.

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 11:01 AM

Definitely NOT for the brand new indoor flier.


That's all relative, isn't it? I taught myself to fly indoor on a II back in '94, when your choices were that or a Rev I. While I never got to the level of someone like Dave Brittain, I was certainly a competitive indoor flyer...

(and I have to admit, I still can't stand the official indoor rev!)

#23 Kitelife

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 11:24 AM

You know, I absolutely HATED the Indoor Rev, until I added 8" leaders to the top lines and spent a couple hours getting used to it.

Now, you'll be hard-pressed to see me flying anything else indoors. ;)

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 12:03 PM

8 inch leaders.. ill have to try that
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Posted 01 April 2008 - 12:48 PM

It's a big difference, you'll end up holding your hands much higher on the handles, like we teach for the outdoor kites.

The idea is equal tension on all lines, creates more sail pressure, so less input is required. ;)

Also, reverse flight becomes much more accessible.

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 12:52 PM

OK ANY NEW INDOOR FLYERS READ THIS POST !!!

I mised mentioning this, the second line a real nugget, for so many reasons, but when you do it you will understand. And it make the quick change in direction to line 3 easier too.

Very good point JB.


It's a big difference, you'll end up holding your hands much higher on the handles, like we teach for the outdoor kites.

The idea is equal tension on all lines, creates more sail pressure, so less input is required. ;)

Also, reverse flight becomes much more accessible.


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Posted 01 April 2008 - 04:48 PM

I normally fly with my b-series handles with the lines on the last knots on the top, and second from last on the bottom.

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