Which LE rods are best for 1.5?
Posted 28 September 2006 - 06:23 AM
I currently have a 1.5SLE and was thinking of getting the EXP rods as well to get me a little more flex.
what is your thoughts on this?
Thanking you in advance.
Posted 28 September 2006 - 08:26 AM
Like most of these things, each has its advantages and it is just down to personal taste.
Personally I have both but tend to fly with the 2, 3 or 4 wrap standard frames, rather than the SLE, as I prefer the feel
Posted 28 September 2006 - 08:35 AM
I'm definitely going to get the standard rods as well.
Posted 08 October 2006 - 05:07 AM
Yesterday I got to take my new custom vented out. Wow, what a great kite. It seems like it just smooths out any gusts. I started with 4-wrap non-SLE in about 10ish mph, and by sunset was running 3-wrap in about 6ish. I probably should have gone to non-vented, but I was impressed with how well the vented was flying in those diminishing winds. 2-wrap would have been my next step if I wasn't losing sun.
The possibilities are virtually endless with vented and non-vented sails and frames of SLE/4, 4/4, 4/3, 3/3, 3/2, and 2/2 (leading edge/verticals). I've got weights for all these frames if anyone is interested. (Sorry, I'm an engineer--can't help it.)
PS: The EXP sticks are 3-wrap, so if you want a full 3-wrap standard frame, just order an EXP leading edge to go with your SLE's verticals.
Posted 08 October 2006 - 01:54 PM
I have just ordered another REV, this time the vented 1.5 custom with a standard 3 wrap frame.
I should receive my new "ay" in 3 to 4 weeks. :-)
In the meantime I will keep practicing on my new 1.5 SLE custom
Posted 13 October 2006 - 05:10 PM
Posted 14 October 2006 - 04:54 AM
Posted 14 October 2006 - 05:23 AM
3-wrap SLE/4-wrap 5.7oz
3-wrap SLE/3-wrap 5.3oz (stock 1.5 SLE)
The IIIp is some old (~1993) SkyShark IIIp with silver stickers I had lying around. I believe my IIIp weigh about the same as the current P90. I wish I had more of it.
Posted 14 October 2006 - 08:27 AM
I wonder if the lack of stiffness takes away from any weight savings??
Posted 14 October 2006 - 03:51 PM
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