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#21 Sailor99

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Posted 16 April 2008 - 07:05 AM

Who will do it for you and how much?

I was going to ask you John. ;)
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Posted 16 April 2008 - 07:56 AM

I was going to ask you John. ;)

I have been think of taking a piece to a machinist in Mexico and see what they would quote me for doing them. I still have not got past thinking about it.

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Posted 19 April 2008 - 11:59 PM

Has anyone tried to re-orientate the triangle clip to the vertical position instead of horizontal? Or use a half round clip?

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Posted 21 April 2008 - 05:01 PM

Has anyone tried to re-orientate the triangle clip to the vertical position instead of horizontal? Or use a half round clip?

I have thought about what you have mentioned. I was wondering how you would attach the clip because it needs two opposite sides to attach to. A flat surface would not quite work, with that clip.

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Posted 21 April 2008 - 05:02 PM

I have been think of taking a piece to a machinist in Mexico and see what they would quote me for doing them. I still have not got past thinking about it.

Attached are some photos of the insert.
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Posted 05 June 2008 - 05:21 PM

I did a modification on a few sets of 10" handles where I added carbon extension tubes, using Sky Shark P100s and Avia .2400s inside the P100s.

I epoxied cotter pins inside the .2400s and larksheaded the pigtails to the eye of the cotter pin and covered it with an end cap:
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It seems to work well.

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 07:40 PM

I did a modification on a few sets of 10" handles where I added carbon extension tubes, using Sky Shark P100s and Avia .2400s inside the P100s.

I epoxied cotter pins inside the .2400s and larksheaded the pigtails to the eye of the cotter pin and covered it with an end cap:
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It seems to work well.


thats similar to mine except I just used a broken spar with a ferrule inside and epoxy'd a end cap on the end, dressed it with shrink tube and done.

Yours do look sweet though I like that idea
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Posted 06 June 2008 - 01:50 AM

Last night during a brief fly we had to stop suddenly so that groz could perform some emergency maintainence to his handle.
The top line nearly came out as the pin came loose from the handle!

Luckily a very persuasive sturdy fence post nearby was obliging and the 'pin' was soon knocked back into place.

It was a close thing to loosing the top line altogether and the kite spinning out of control.
These handles are only a few months old and the wind was not that strong.

Has that happened to anyone else's handle set that was supplied with B-series?
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Posted 06 June 2008 - 04:19 AM

I have handles with Jeff Burka's configuration, as well as the stock-styled handles, I use both depending on what line lengths are being selected.
Short lines means throwing the kite around aggressively. The no-triangle longer handles are vastly superior.

In competition though, I can get away with stockers just 10" across the gap. The lengths of line are much longer and the flying style is more slow and graceful.

Jeff's configuration is easy to do too, simple to change back to stock (save those triangle pieces!), completely snag-free and can be replaced as component wear happens.

If you slipped in a plastic molly and then heated the cut-down nail before passing it thru the molly it would form a protective cover over the edge of the metal tubing. Heck you could cut the molly down to size so it rests on the nail, fitting inside the tube. It would still serve the same purpose! No tooling or fabricating of special parts is necessary.

You can cut the nail down to size with a Dremel or a fine metal working/jewelry file. Polish the inside edges of the tube or "round" it slightly where the leader line passes over, slip the end cap or soft vinyl back and you're all set. Clean looking and easy to do.

As with all modifications, are they truly necessary for enjoyment of flying? Certainly NOT! Might you like it? The only way to find out is by giving it a go! What will it cost,... other than some time at the hardware store (picking out a few choice nail sizes)? Next to nothing.

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 09:54 AM

Could i just ask,is this correct.I think it is.

LONG Handles for Lower winds
Short Handles for Higher winds

Ive been trying allsorts of diffrent handles.Just got some long Carbon handles and put the B Series pig tails on.THEY FLY NICE.Dont know what it is though,but i still think the JB stock handles are the best ive flown a kite with.Perhaps its because ive used them the most and need to give the Longer handlesmore of a chance or the correct WINDS.
HENCE THE QUESTION.

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 10:08 AM

Could i just ask,is this correct.I think it is.

LONG Handles for Lower winds
Short Handles for Higher winds



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Yes mate spot on :lol: ......................................anybody got any Rev 2 handles they dont want/need ??
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Posted 16 June 2008 - 10:31 AM

IVE GOT TWO,But ther odd :huh: .Send me yr address Gary.You may be able to use them with a little alteration.

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 12:57 PM

IVE GOT TWO,But ther odd :huh: .Send me yr address Gary.You may be able to use them with a little alteration.

BRIAN... :)

Rev did make 3D handles a while back, I was using them with a special SUL Rev 2 @ Black heath, these have kevlar lines inot he handles and white plastic fittings inside.

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 10:08 PM

Yes mate spot on :lol: ......................................anybody got any Rev 2 handles they dont want/need ??

I got 3 sets of Rev 2 handles so can spare a set if Bob's dont match.

Drop me a pm with your address if you want me to send them to you Gary.

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 10:35 PM

I got 3 sets of Rev 2 handles so can spare a set if Bob's dont match.

strange, I was asking after a set only last week, now everyone seems to need them *giggle*
I received some 'funsized' handles yesterday.
The are sooooo cute :D

There were a lot of rev II's at Blackheath.
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Posted 17 June 2008 - 11:01 AM

Thers a set on Evil Bay atm.B Series ones


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Posted 17 June 2008 - 04:12 PM

Last night during a brief fly we had to stop suddenly so that groz could perform some emergency maintainence to his handle.
The top line nearly came out as the pin came loose from the handle!

Luckily a very persuasive sturdy fence post nearby was obliging and the 'pin' was soon knocked back into place.

It was a close thing to loosing the top line altogether and the kite spinning out of control.
These handles are only a few months old and the wind was not that strong.

Has that happened to anyone else's handle set that was supplied with B-series?


As it turns out, I was out flying today and had this exact same experience. minus the sturdy fence post.
Was going to get a vice grip and press the ends together to tighten it up but before doing so wanted to get opinions on doing so. Anyone???????

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 07:53 PM

As it turns out, I was out flying today and had this exact same experience. minus the sturdy fence post.
Was going to get a vice grip and press the ends together to tighten it up but before doing so wanted to get opinions on doing so. Anyone???????



I had the same problem on my B'v handles. I didn't notice this until Wildwood, acutally, Scott noticed it, thank you Scott ;) I am wondering if they came from the factory not quite snug. I squeezed them together with plyers a few weeks ago and haven't had a problem since. I will keep an eye on them to see if they loosen in extreme conditions.
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Posted 18 June 2008 - 12:39 PM

I had the same problem on my B'v handles. I didn't notice this until Wildwood, acutally, Scott noticed it, thank you Scott ;) I am wondering if they came from the factory not quite snug. I squeezed them together with plyers a few weeks ago and haven't had a problem since. I will keep an eye on them to see if they loosen in extreme conditions.

Occasionally I will notice this happening to me.
I think it comes from the pig tail slipping to the side and then the line pulls the clip apart.

The clips are really just, if I remember correctly, upholstery clips which you can buy at practically any hardware store in the USA. I have seen them in a copper color and silvery color like the REV clips. There is even a special pliers for them for around 10 to 20 US dollars.

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 11:55 AM

Me to Jm.Usually i get a very annoying little SQUEAK first.Usually when ive been on course sand.Drives ya mad when your flying.A quick wash and dry sorts it from squeaking


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