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For performance/response, which Rev do you like flying the most?

  1. Rev II (5 votes [4.35%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.35%

  2. Rev I (5 votes [4.35%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.35%

  3. Rev I Sedgwick (4 votes [3.48%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.48%

  4. 1.5 EXP (1 votes [0.87%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.87%

  5. 1.5 SLE (20 votes [17.39%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.39%

  6. 1.5 B-Series (72 votes [62.61%])

    Percentage of vote: 62.61%

  7. Supersonic (2 votes [1.74%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.74%

  8. Shockwave (1 votes [0.87%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.87%

  9. Blast (5 votes [4.35%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.35%

Now, which MODEL do you generally prefer given ideal winds?

  1. Standard (46 votes [44.23%])

    Percentage of vote: 44.23%

  2. Vented (58 votes [55.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 55.77%

Which SPARS do you prefer, in their ideal wind range?

  1. 2 wrap (1/4" spars) (12 votes [10.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.53%

  2. 3 wrap (1/4" spars) (40 votes [35.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 35.09%

  3. 4 wrap (1/4" spars) (6 votes [5.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.26%

  4. Race Spars (1/4" spars) (48 votes [42.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 42.11%

  5. SLE (8 votes [7.02%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.02%

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#21 Bazzer

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 06:12 AM

B Series vented with Race rods...

I'm with Possum #2
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Posted 04 April 2008 - 06:24 AM

right now its my red dragon w/ race rods ....thanks rev and bazzer
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Posted 04 April 2008 - 12:28 PM

As soon as I can sell a few of my now dusty dual liners, I'm going to order some more B-Series kites.
I'd like one of them to be a mid-vent, with only 2 mesh panels and the other 2 vertical panels with the regular grey cloth.
I have a feeling that a mid-vent & Race Rods would make an ideal kite for those gusty days with lots of lulls in the wind.

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 09:33 AM

Looks like a vented B-Series with Race Spars is the big favorite. ;)

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#25 Highflyer

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 03:43 PM

Hi guys,

I don't have Race Rods for my vented but love it! I actually don't think I have flown a Baressi with them yet. Can you explain the differences they make and the wind ranges you would use them in?

Thanks for your advice in advance!

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 07:37 PM

The race rods are just under the weight of a 2 wrap and the strength of a 3, it is said. I use them in the wind range of bothe 2 and 3 wrap that is shown on the B page of the main rev site. I have been caught out by slightly more wind, but it was not a problem for the frame.

IMHO they save the bother of having to change frames and have a greater wind range which helps with variable winds. I also use them on light days as they are a couple of grammes lighter than T wrap.
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Posted 22 April 2008 - 08:39 PM

My order of 2 sets of Race rods and a Shockwave arrived yesterday, yahoooooooo !!!!
I have yet to try the race rods by this weekend and see it myself compare to the B-series 2 & 3 wrap rods.
Is it worth it to wrap extra strength on the joint of the LE and the centre race rod, something like those wrapping in fishing rods ?? Advise needed, many thanks.
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Posted 22 April 2008 - 08:44 PM

Hi guys,

I don't have Race Rods for my vented but love it! I actually don't think I have flown a Baressi with them yet. Can you explain the differences they make and the wind ranges you would use them in?

Thanks for your advice in advance!

Sue
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Sue if your around this weekend i'll throw a set in your vented B-series so you can try them if you want, just let me know whats going on I have this weekend off :kid_smartass:

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 11:58 PM

The race rods are just under the weight of a 2 wrap and the strength of a 3, it is said. I use them in the wind range of bothe 2 and 3 wrap that is shown on the B page of the main rev site. I have been caught out by slightly more wind, but it was not a problem for the frame.

IMHO they save the bother of having to change frames and have a greater wind range which helps with variable winds. I also use them on light days as they are a couple of grammes lighter than T wrap.



So what about changing the standard B series package to include race spars rather then 2 & 3 wrap?? that's how I would prefer the next 'B' I order (later today!) but expect I will have to buy a separate race frame...

and Sailor .. did you really post this at 4:37am!! not having a long night over your sewing machine were you??

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 12:24 AM

I normally get up about 0400 or so.

Personally I prefer the b-series with the 2/3 or 3/4 wraps. If it only had the RRs I would be forever worried about breaking one (they cost more). As it is I can keep my RRs for Sunday best.
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Posted 23 April 2008 - 01:12 AM

For me it's a B-series vented with whatever wrap will take the wind (3 wrap in light wind, 4 wrap in stronger wind, or both together in a gale.) We just got a pair of non-vented B's with 2 and 3 wraps, so looking forward to trying the 2's in the vented at some point.

All I need now is a set of race-rods and I'll have a complete set.

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 01:16 AM

You'll just love the vented with 2 wraps. You are welcome to have a go with my RRs at the weekend to get a feel for what they are like if you want.
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Posted 23 April 2008 - 01:29 AM

You'll just love the vented with 2 wraps. You are welcome to have a go with my RRs at the weekend to get a feel for what they are like if you want.


Thanks - that would be great! I'll bring a roll of gaffer tape with me just in case - it looks like it could be quite windy!

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 03:40 AM

G8 - an outing for Major Trumper then!
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Posted 23 April 2008 - 05:35 AM

Thanks for the input everyone!
We usually have a fair amount of wind year round (steady 12 mph onshore- yeah we're lucky!) so how do they handle the higher range winds?



Thanks Jim, I'll email you on Friday night and let you know where we are headed. Everyone else is going to Maryland but me Steve and Dave will be around and right now they are predicting East wind. We'll go to the Fort if that holds, otherwise I think Newport.

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 06:51 AM

from a PM that I sent to Choccy, after she asked what my current #1 kite is:

My current favourite is the B-Series Mid-Vent. I think that it's the best of both worlds.

It has a lot of the Vented's smooth and forgiving character, but without the "mushiness" the full Vent can have. It has a very respectable wind range with a set of Race Rods and 4 Wrap Equipped.

The Full Sail can be a bit twitchy and is sometimes overly sensitive to poor wind quality. The Mid-Vent filters out a lot of that skitishness while retaining good low wind performance.

I've deliberately flown Goldilocks in places with a gusty, uncertain breeze with lots of turbulence from trees to see how it handles poor winds and have found that it handles adversity better than the full sail.

It's not an Indoor kite though (at least not in my hands) and a Full Sail has a real advantage if given a smooth light wind.

If I had to pick only one Rev, it would be the Mid-Vent with Race Rods and 4 Wrap Equipped. I could confidently fly that combination in a very wide range of wind conditions.

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 11:19 AM

"goldilocks" - Great name - wish I had got there first with that one
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Posted 21 June 2008 - 05:09 PM

^"Goldilocks, because it's "just right". :wub:

#39 Jim Dingsdale

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 08:51 PM

Enjoy flying the B-series full vent with Race rods. Awesome!
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Posted 22 June 2008 - 02:23 AM

Waited to respond to this poll until after i flew the latest addition to my bag.
I'm happy to report and it seems i'm part of the majority in that the 1.5B vented w/ race spars is the kite of choice.
Caveat.......have never flown a II or one of the speed series Revs. I'm sure they are great but for out and out enjoyment that new vent is SWEET!!!!!!!!!

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