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#1 macbuzz

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Posted 07 September 2006 - 12:20 PM

Hi,

Having flown my new Rev 1.5 for the first time in a good wind, I took out my old Rev II (made in 1996 - thick bridle lines!).

Having taken advice from this forum re shortening the bottom lines to get better control, I had a great time with the "little brother".  I also took a few more risks with it than with the new kite (€€€ - I'm sure you'll understand).

Anyway - my very simple question is - what is the maximum windspeed for flying a Rev II (taking into account this kite is from 10 years ago...).

Thanks - I'm still grinning from this afternoon's fun!
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#2 antman

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Posted 08 September 2006 - 05:13 PM

buzz i would fly it in a wind range of 8 to 15 mph that seem to be the best for a kite that size
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#3 Sherman Myers

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Posted 08 September 2006 - 07:09 PM

The Rev 2 is my high wind kite.  I will fly it in any wind (that I'm brave enough to go out in).
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Posted 10 September 2006 - 10:07 AM

I agree with Sherman,  if you can still stand up then the wind is good!

We have been know to fly stacks of Rev II's in 20mph  the kites were fine but my knuckles now drag on the floor when I am walking.

If you really want it to get exciting, use 15 feet lines, now that's quick!

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#5 antman

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Posted 10 September 2006 - 11:43 AM

i have my vented kites for  the heavy winds there is nothing better
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#6 macbuzz

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 03:16 AM

I did once fly the Rev II in a really strong wind.  A real test of reaction times!

Afterwards, I had to tighten the bungees on the sails, as I felt like the sails had stretched.  Although that hardly seems possible!

Thanks for your advice!
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Posted 13 September 2006 - 03:18 AM

I did once fly the Rev II in a really strong wind.  A real test of reaction times!

Afterwards, I had to tighten the bungees on the sails, as I felt like the sails had stretched.  Although that hardly seems possible!

Thanks for your advice!


I think that the topic "sail tension" answers my question above...
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MacBuzz

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Posted 15 September 2006 - 04:15 AM

To early.

#9 macbuzz

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Posted 15 September 2006 - 08:26 AM

Too early.


It might have been early am in the USA but it was late morning in Europe...

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