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#61 awindofchange

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 11:15 AM

Supply is no problem. Shanti and Laser Pro are both hollow core. I have used this method for my flying lines as well but I went back to using the sleeving as it is a lot easier and faster to adjust if needed. On my stack lines I try to use the spliced lines because they are so much cleaner looking and I can make the stack line set up while I am watching some useless show on TV waiting for the wind to blow.

The surprising thing about the splice is that it is super strong and doesn't slip. When you invert the line back onto itself the braid is also inverted so the direction of the braid is opposite that of the braid in the center of the line (like two Chinese finger traps - one inside the other - working in opposite directions). Both of these end up working against each other to lock down onto the line so it can't move. Then when you tuck the pigtail back into the line it adds another lock that is also opposite of the inverted line lock. To get the loop back out of the line you have to bunch the line up in two opposing directions for it to come undone.

Let me know how it goes for you.

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 02:43 PM

well i have finally obtained another power blast 2-4 and i was looking at it getting ready to stack it and i cant figure out how to attach the line on the center of the kite. can someone help me out?

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 02:57 PM

i just did a blast 3 pack and man its a hard pulling one and real fun to fly

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 03:00 PM

well my problem is attaching the line to the center, im just not that sure how to attach it

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 08:37 AM

My two new Bs arrived this afternoon, so I took them and my other two for a test stacking. I think it was Baloo who suggested that I shorten the bottom lines slightly - great suggestion, it made the whole thing way more solid. The four went up beautifully in about 10 knots of wind, and turns and dive stops were just perfect. The combination of a red and yellow vented to start then a red and yellow standard worked a treat, and looked a treat into the bargain. It gives you a great work out too - its amazing how much they pull, but they still never seemed uncontrollable.

BTW monoxide, I just saw your question. I had the same problem. Eventually it stuck me - you simply larks head the stacking line to the knot on the loop that holds the bridle.
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Posted 04 April 2008 - 09:28 AM

Pictures please Sir,

Or maybe tomorrow when you sober up from your rare trip the the local Hostelry.

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 11:10 AM

OK. I didn't take any today, because if you take a picture as the flyer well you see, well, a kite! I will see what can be organised.
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Posted 01 May 2008 - 01:58 AM

Pictures please Sir,

Hello Baloo,
Some stack piccies are in the gallery under sailor and my "Jolly Ups".
Ok so it is with a shortened version - without all the standards (as wind was a little strong) but you get the idea. ;)

I've suggested groz try stacking Bluey and Purple together sometime....
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Posted 01 May 2008 - 02:08 AM

It did have one standard - two vents at the front than a standard at the back. Normally there would be two standards, but I couldn't be bothered, oh, and the wind was a bit much.
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Posted 01 May 2008 - 02:14 AM

Gosh how clever that the rev team matched the sky colour perfectly with the 'vent' panel (that it fooled me into believing it were a vented kite) :blush:

http://www.revkites....u...=si&img=596

That vent material is quite transparent isn't it... you can see the spar showing through it. (hence my initial confusion) :)

(mesg edited above)

Wind was a bit much, nah, you'd just not eaten enough pies to handle it :lol:
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Posted 01 May 2008 - 10:55 AM

Looks good Sailor.

Nice pic Choccy.

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 11:42 AM

Nice pic Choccy.

ThanX Baloo.
It does look good IRL and a little funny when it oscillates.

I have a short movie file of it flying... ;)

I wonder if the next colour to be released will be orange ?
Now that would go lovely with the gold and red.
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Posted 02 December 2008 - 07:42 PM

It was a beautiful day today: sunny and warm enough to wear just a hoodie over a T-shirt. Winds were perfectly smooth and steady, so I thought I'd try stacking some of my B-Series.
One the front, a Vent with 3 Wrap Equipped, followed by a Mid Vent with Race Rods and Standard with 2 Wraps. If the winds were stronger or gusty, I would've used beefier framing, but it was just about laboratory grade. B)

I flew the 3 stack on 90# x 120' lines, but if the wind had been a bit stronger, I would've gone to the 150# line. The lines were singing, but not screaming. The stack got lots of compliments from the people in the park. I still need to do some tuning, but unfortunately, there was no one else around that could fly a Rev, so I couldn't get a good look at the stack from the side.

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 08:03 PM

Only thing I can see is that you should put lines on the outer endcaps as well, the inflight pictures all the lines look taught so your good there.

Looks nice B)
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Posted 02 December 2008 - 08:07 PM

Only thing I can see is that you should put lines on the outer endcaps as well, the inflight pictures all the lines look taught so your good there.

Looks nice B)

I was going to use 7 link lines, but I ran out of pigtails. :blushing:
This wasn't very well planned, I just tried it on the spur of the moment to see how the stack would work with the 3 different sail types. I just thought that I'd take advantage of a very rare perfect December day.

It is very hard to get a good pic when you're flying by yourself. It's a fair amount of pull to fly one-handed and even then, you mostly see the lead kite. A couple were taken by a dog walker for me and the tip stand one was done by staking my handles with them in a 45 landing and walking down to the kites. The wind was that smooth and steady- the kites stayed posed like that the whole while. :D

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 08:39 PM

It was a beautiful day today: sunny and warm enough to wear just a hoodie over a T-shirt. Winds were perfectly smooth and steady, so I thought I'd try stacking some of my B-Series.
One the front, a Vent with 3 Wrap Equipped, followed by a Mid Vent with Race Rods and Standard with 2 Wraps. If the winds were stronger or gusty, I would've used beefier framing, but it was just about laboratory grade. B)

I flew the 3 stack on 90# x 120' lines, but if the wind had been a bit stronger, I would've gone to the 150# line. The lines were singing, but not screaming. The stack got lots of compliments from the people in the park. I still need to do some tuning, but unfortunately, there was no one else around that could fly a Rev, so I couldn't get a good look at the stack from the side.

3stackBs1.jpg
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3stackBs_pyro.jpg

Great pictures Steve!
I was just thinking about stacking my B-series std, mid, vent and wondering on the sequence. You stack confirms my configuration idea.
I was considering the following frame set config: Vent 4 wrap, Midvent 3 wrap, std race.
Thanks for sharing your experience.

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 08:44 PM

^normally I would have 4 Wrap/Vented, 3 Wrap/Mid-Vent, Race Rods/Standard too. I could get away with the light framing and lines due to the 'laboratory grade' winds. Any gusts and it would have been pushing my chances with the set-up I used.

Since I was by myself, I didn't swap the frames too. I had my hands full hooking up the link lines. B)

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 08:45 PM

I was going to use 7 link lines, but I ran out of pigtails. :blushing:
This wasn't very well planned, I just tried it on the spur of the moment to see how the stack would work with the 3 different sail types. I just thought that I'd take advantage of a very rare perfect December day.

It is very hard to get a good pic when you're flying by yourself. It's a fair amount of pull to fly one-handed and even then, you mostly see the lead kite. A couple were taken by a dog walker for me and the tip stand one was done by staking my handles with them in a 45 landing and walking down to the kites. The wind was that smooth and steady- the kites stayed posed like that the whole while. :D


How many pigtails and linklines do you need.
Will make some now. What poundage.

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 06:31 AM

close up of a stack with a good idea of line set up



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Posted 03 December 2008 - 04:42 PM

How many pigtails and linklines do you need.
Will make some now. What poundage.

Thanks Jim, but no need.
I'm not a serious stacker and doubt I'll fly a stack, except on rare occasions.




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