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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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#41 Ricko

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 05:08 PM

Well I don't know yet but I hope it's a custom 1.5 with 3- wrap because that's what I just ordered. :D
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Posted 21 July 2008 - 10:13 PM

Been thinking about my favourite Rev.

I have come to the conclusion that it is whichever one, with whichever rods I am flying at the time.

All my Revs put a big smile on my face.

Must admit I was a bit worried on Sunday though, flying my 20th in gusty winds, the LE turned into a S shape for a few seconds. Thought I was going to have to get some new Race rods. All was well though.

I am thinking my next purchase will be a Mid vent B with a set or Race rods in it.

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 10:24 PM

The Mid-Vent with Race Rods is my favourite, but any of them are more fun when I'm flying with other Rev fliers! :D

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 05:51 AM

i would have to agree with steve b as to which rev is fast becoming my favorite for all around preformance
my mid -vent is the one i gravitate to most of the time now it can be flown in quite light winds all be it with some work and strong technique .... ballisticn winds 15 to 17 mph like yesterday i was flying with a 2 wrap and a 3 wrap double leading edge . ....... all my kites have been the b series except for the exp i started on
all 3....... full sail ....mid vent and full sail with a full compliment of different rodsand line lengths make flying in any condtion possible and sooooo much fun
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#45 Yippiee

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 12:31 AM

Although I am new to Rev's - I really like the stabilty of the vented B-Series w/race rods given the proper wind. I would like to try the mid-vent for a comparision.
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#46 Sailor99

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 12:35 AM

Although I am new to Rev's - I really like the stabilty of the vented B-Series w/race rods given the proper wind.

You obviously have taste and distinction! And in the right winds the mid-vent is even better!
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#47 Choccy

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 12:40 AM

And in the right winds the mid-vent is even better!

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 01:35 AM

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Choccy it's OK I don't have one either :kid_brooding:
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#49 Sailor99

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 02:08 AM

Have you guys not got one then? I wouldn't be without my mid-vent you know. Nor indeed my various sets of race rods. Have you got any of those Choc? :devil: :devil:
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#50 Choccy

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 02:38 AM

Have you got any of those Choc? :devil: :devil:

Maybe, but now where is my redundant SLE! :kid_devlish:
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Posted 02 September 2008 - 03:29 AM

Maybe, but now where is my redundant SLE! :kid_devlish:


Jeremy is definitely right ... Mid-vent with race frame is the sweet spot....

Oh and Choccy, I was thinking of using a few of my spare race frames for my runner beans what do you think? `Is that what you do?

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 04:07 AM

Oh and Choccy, I was thinking of using a few of my spare race frames for my runner beans what do you think? `
Is that what you do?

No I use mine for sweet peas :kid_content:
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#53 Yippiee

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 09:49 PM

You obviously have taste and distinction! And in the right winds the mid-vent is even better!


Yeah - I would love to try a mid vent - unfortunately they don't come in my color combo - yet. I talked to Lolly and she said she would let me know. I bet that is the perfect setup for me - given the right wind. I don't really care for a lot of pull on the handles and I bet the mid vent would really be sweet. As my skill progresses - I'm sure that will be the next kite to make my bag truely complete.

Any thoughts out there on how a mid-vent "Eyes" Rev flyes ????? Do they even make a mid vent in the "Eyes" style ????? :confused!:
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#54 antman

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 06:02 PM

well now that i have the b solid and b midvent i have a new favorate.. but keep in mind that the 1.5 is my old skool grow up kite and i still fly them alot
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Posted 13 September 2008 - 08:06 PM

Hi All...
I love my B mid vent with RR... but, in lighter winds, I absolutely go for my 1.5 SUL with RR. That baby has probably more hours on it than all my other Revs combined. Even when the wind picks up, it's perfect! I haven't flown my Standard B much to compare it to the SUL...I'll give my feedback maybe tomorrow night if the winds are right during the day :kid_devlish: .
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#56 Jonesey

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 11:11 PM

Yeah - I would love to try a mid vent - unfortunately they don't come in my color combo - yet. I talked to Lolly and she said she would let me know. I bet that is the perfect setup for me - given the right wind. I don't really care for a lot of pull on the handles and I bet the mid vent would really be sweet. As my skill progresses - I'm sure that will be the next kite to make my bag truely complete.

Any thoughts out there on how a mid-vent "Eyes" Rev flyes ????? Do they even make a mid vent in the "Eyes" style ????? :confused!:



I have a vented eyes which pretty much equates to a mid-vent in terms of the amount of venting... but I also have a Mid-vent B... they are definitely not the same animal and I tend to treat the B as my work horse ..... as with the other B's its the kite of choice if I'm flying with other rev flyers, doing a bit of 'beginners' team etc I'm fairly new to this kite (as most of us are I guess) but I would suspect it will become a must have its so precise and smooth ..... pretty much does what you would expect and fills the gap between the standard and vented... takes out all that twitchiness of a standard up range but still has the area to cope in the lulls.

IMHO the eyes is slightly heavier and the venting marginally less efficient, however any slight 'deficiency' is more then compensated by the smile it puts on your face and the satisfaction you get from flying a seriously awesome example of Bazzers skills... I treat this as my special occasion kite .. or at least that was the plan but its hard to leave in the bag!

Easy answer ......buy one of each ;)

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 12:02 AM

It's a toss up between my b std and b mid vent, tho the mid vent is super smooth.

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 01:22 AM

I have two midvents now. 'Scrappy' my home made style mid with a trangular vent towards the top outside of each sail is simply fantastic. I would say he pretty much has all the power of a full sail but much smoother. And he keeps that smooth no-twitch characteristic right up to 18mph or so with 4wraps in (even in about 20mph with 2x3wrap he is pretty cool as I was forced to find out the other day). My b midvent is even smoother but it is at the expense of a little power. But with RR it is sweet down to about 5 mph.

Which reminds me that I haven't named him. Any good suggestions for a green mid given to you by iQuad?
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Posted 14 September 2008 - 02:17 AM

Envy

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 02:28 AM

Envy



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