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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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#61 Baloo

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 02:32 AM

I have a Land rover called Kermit. No prizes for guessing the colour.

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 06:27 AM

I reallllly love my custom 1.5 "Aerovent". She really passed alot of tests at the shore this summer. *bliss*

A Midvent is next on my horizon I think, given the type of winds I have to fly in generally. On a windy day and anything consistently above 7mph however... the Aerovent can't be beat.

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 07:17 AM

the Aerovent can't be beat.


That just has infomercial all over it :kid_smartass:

My favorite Rev is whatever I'm flying at that given time, I know not really informative but I do love them all :blushing:
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Posted 14 September 2008 - 03:42 PM

That just has infomercial all over it :kid_smartass:


Hehe... so didn't mean for it to come out that way. :blue-confused:

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 04:45 PM

... the Aerovent can't be beat.

I've been waiting for that :kid_smartass: .

I am in agreement with FortFlyer. I flew this morning with my SUL and that was my favorite kite. If I had the time I would have played with the Rev I as well and it surly would have taken over the favorite spot while I was flying it.
This evening I flew again and it was blowing. I flew the Rev II for a little while then took out the vented. BOTH were my favorite when I was flying them.
Who knows what tomorrow brings? :confused!:

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 05:32 PM

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 ;)

Thanks Jonesey for the review - Your advise is well taken - and besides I do have lotsa empty spaces in my bag - lol

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 10:36 PM

Today, (now yesterday) I flew the B Standard with RR and then the 1.5 SUL with RR and I have to say, the SUL with the RR rocked! I think it's easier; it jumps off the ground in the light winds.
I have to agree with Mr. Denny and FortFlyer. I do love whatever I'm flying; with a little extra something toward the B Mid Vent... it is soooooo smooth.
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Posted 14 September 2008 - 11:00 PM

well Mr J, he is green and very easy to flic. Bogey it is.
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Posted 15 September 2008 - 12:28 AM

well Mr J, he is green and very easy to flic. Bogey it is.



Bogey ... perfect.... 'of all the gin joints' ...'play it again sailor' etc etc ;)

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 04:30 AM

My favorite Rev is whatever I'm flying at that given time ...



With all due respect, how can you folks all stand to tell such boldface fibs? What hog wash! Gushing so eloquently over the kite you're flying. How hipocrtical! You're all the same! What you really mean to say is that your favorite Rev is the next one you're planning on buying. Sure, you put in time with the regulars in your kite bag, but the hormones really seem to flow when you talk about the "next one."

And, if that isn't bad enough, you try to pass the infection on to others. Soon, "just one kite" gets transformed into "just one more kite." It's simply pathetic how gullible folks are ... now where did I put that damn Rev catalog?

Cheers from a very wet mid-west,
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Posted 15 September 2008 - 04:57 AM

Soon, "just one kite" gets transformed into "just one more kite."


That's Soooooo True! :?

I can't speak for the fickleness tho. It seems to me like every Rev has it's own unique job to do. I equate them to golf clubs.

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 05:52 AM

bogey (sorry that was my daughters suggestion)

She's smart Jonesey: Slang for an unidentified flying object/aircraft. :lol:
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Posted 15 September 2008 - 01:17 PM

With all due respect, how can you folks all stand to tell such boldface fibs? What hog wash! Gushing so eloquently over the kite you're flying. How hipocrtical! You're all the same! What you really mean to say is that your favorite Rev is the next one you're planning on buying. Sure, you put in time with the regulars in your kite bag, but the hormones really seem to flow when you talk about the "next one."

And, if that isn't bad enough, you try to pass the infection on to others. Soon, "just one kite" gets transformed into "just one more kite." It's simply pathetic how gullible folks are ... now where did I put that damn Rev catalog?

Cheers from a very wet mid-west,
Tom


Well the way that works is it is also applied to future kites as they come home to me and get flown they at that point will be my favorite :kid_smartass:

It's all in perception my friend :sign_kitelife:

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 04:13 PM

It's just occured to me that I have never tried flying 2 wrap in the vented B.

What wind speed can that frame survive up until in the vented or even a mid-vent ??

[ponders.....] :blue_wink:
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Posted 22 September 2008 - 04:52 PM

i have a new favorate comeing in a few weeks.. ill let you all guess what it is
GOD PUT ME HERE. TO ENJOY THE WINDS

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 09:51 PM

It's just occured to me that I have never tried flying 2 wrap in the vented B.

What wind speed can that frame survive up until in the vented or even a mid-vent ??

[ponders.....] :blue_wink:

Hiyer, in my experience a 2 wrap frame will survive in any wind. Right up to the moment it snaps.

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 09:53 PM

i have a new favorate comeing in a few weeks.. ill let you all guess what it is

Hang on a sec, let me tune in to your wave length.

I bet your new Rev will be,



A REV.

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 09:53 PM

Sorry all, I obviously have my stupid head on today.

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 07:59 PM

You had to ask? Like you didn't know?

Had the chance to get some sky-time today. It finally warmed to 50+ degrees, and the winds were guuusssty! Took the signed "B" up and had a great time, but wished I had received the mid-vent (on order) before leaving. Sure as Sh-it, when I got home, what was waiting for me between the doors? It's B-U-tea-full!

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 04:51 AM

wished I had received the mid-vent (on order) before leaving....

Hi JynX :)

nice mid-v

I've not had a chance to try mine out yet......

and I still haven't had conducive conditions to try out the RR in the Vented B (nervous - crazy winds here for that)

Baloo> you are a funny bear, is it 'cos your head is full of fluff and dreams of Revs....?
FYI it's all *your* fault my friend, I've been having 'Hot' thoughts ;) (he knows)

[edited: the hot sedgwick became a gift]
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