In looking through some of the older posts I thought this one would be a good one to get going again. Should be a good one for those learning to fly in light wind and/or increase control in certain areas as sail pressure and footwork directly relate to light wind flying and to a smaller degree, how the kite fly's overall.
Sail pressure starts in your set up of the kite. It's common to increase the angle of attack of the sail in light wind. (pulling the LE toward you) The gain is more lift. The down side is that the greater the AoA the less control you'll have. Turning takes bigger inputs as will the brakes. The sail won't load properly as the wind sheets off the sail at too great a rate. Commonly refered to as too much forward. See below.
A set of 13" B Series handles and the stock leaders IMO lessen the learning curve. Great investment if you don't have the 13" handles already. With the stock leaders it's hard to end up with too much forward when your first learning light wind technique.
For maximum forward and brake, how your hands are positioned play a major role. Using both hands make hang loose signs. Now turn your palms down flat. You should be looking at the back of your hands. That hand position allows you to give maximum forward and brake inputs. Your wrists will allow you to give bigger thumbs back or forward than strait up and down or the prefered 45 degree angle of the handles. If you can do this you'll find that you normally fly with too much forward. You can let the top lines out. (more Brake)
Your closer to flying with a loaded sail and getting the most out of your Rev.
At any rate.....
With the stock 13" handles and leaders, set your top lines at the end knot (farthest from your hands) and the bottom lines on the knot closest to your hands. Don't worry, with the handles horizontal or your palms down it'll fly.
Before you launch remember this. YOU have to help the kite fly. So to start work on this. (this was shown to all of us at the Team Clinic put on by iQuad at the Hinge.)
Palms down, arms all the way out leaning slightly forward on your front foot, give your takeoff input as you stand up strait. Thumbs all the way back walk backwards (no pumping if you can help it) till your kite gets to the top of the window. 180 strait down, full thumbs forward and walk forward with the kite. Adjust your walking speed as you see fit. At the bottom just before you would land, 180, give a light pump and walk backwards as your kite climbs to the top and repeat a couple of times.
If this post has been helpful to you get back to the post with what your experiencing and we'll help. There will be further posts about light wind flying and technique.