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#1 Hal

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 11:29 AM

How does everyone store their stack(s)? I have a three stack of 1.5's and undo the stack lines (hooked on pig-tails) and store each kite in the original Rev sleeve. It would be a lot easier to just take out the uprights and roll all three together wiathout unding the stack lines. Would need to make a longer/bigger sleeve, and there is the issue of getting the full length leading edges to fit inside the car.

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 12:23 PM

How does everyone store their stack(s)? I have a three stack of 1.5's and undo the stack lines (hooked on pig-tails) and store each kite in the original Rev sleeve. It would be a lot easier to just take out the uprights and roll all three together wiathout unding the stack lines. Would need to make a longer/bigger sleeve, and there is the issue of getting the full length leading edges to fit inside the car.



I always take the leading edges out of my kites and roll them along the leading edge to avoid stress or fatigue creases ... so for a stack I would prefer to leave the stack lines on and roll all three together ... waiting for a progressive stack to arrive so have only done this with a temporary stack of 'B's so far....

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 12:27 PM

Hi,i basically store my 3 and 5 stack just like a single kite.As you say.A larger sleeve is needed for the rolled up kites,but i remove the down spars and then break the leading edges down with the kites laying on top of each other.I remove one stack line from one side [tip]or end so the leading edge will fold in on each kite.Fold the top kite in,then the next over that one,then the next,,,,and so on.Roll up carefully and i usually use a few elasticated bands to hold snug.

Better if you dont break the Leading edge down,but you will need a longer bag as youve said.
Best of luck. :)

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 02:53 PM

I have a 3 stack of Rev 2's, I just split the leading edge (easier as there are only 2 spars) and then roll them together. They then slide just nice into my Rev bag.

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 10:00 PM

I have a 3 stack of Rev 2's.

cute, how does that stack pull, Baloo ?
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Posted 27 May 2008 - 10:37 AM

Not too bad. Depends on the wind of course. I have had to dump the air a couple of times to stop my arms stretching a bit. The good thing about Revs is the "switch" from power on to power off is almost instant. It wobbles a bit still as the sails have different tensions in them due to flying time etc.

Well worth the effort of setting it up though.

Good thing about the stack also is it slows the little beggars down a bit.

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 10:56 AM

Good thing about the stack also is it slows the little beggars down a bit.

Sounds like a bear calling for some tails :) :kid_content:
A happy bear with a happy tail, with a happy stack with tails... ;)
that'll slow you down a bit.
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Posted 27 May 2008 - 11:20 AM

Now then. Hal asked about storing a rev stack. And in what way does that relate to tails? Its a disgrace going off topic like that ;) Come in Bri........

I just break apart the leading edges and roll them up together with the stacking lines still attached.
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Posted 27 May 2008 - 11:53 AM

Its a disgrace going off topic like that ;) Come in Bri........

my humble apologies Sir :)
I was enthusing after a tiny glass of something chilled *hic*
and don't have a stack of my own.... so...... sorry :ani_whistling:

I just break apart the leading edges and roll them up together with the stacking lines still attached.

that's how I'd do it, were I to own a stack :kid_smartass:
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Posted 27 May 2008 - 11:58 AM

You and Groz could stack your kites together. Then one of you could hold the left handle and one the right.

It's good to share :wub:

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 12:07 PM

Ah yes good point Baloo I got side tracked on the rev II stack idea.
Really mean to get around to stacking the B's :)

Is that like spooning ? ;)

I'll stay off the grape juice for a bit.
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Posted 27 May 2008 - 12:18 PM

Ah yes good point Baloo I got side tracked on the rev II stack idea.
Really mean to get around to stacking the B's :)

Is that like spooning ? ;)

I'll stay off the grape juice for a bit.


'You and Groz could stack your kites together' ... I always wondered where those mini-revs came from :wub:

But I have to agree with Sailor...

'Its a disgrace going off topic like that Come in Bri........'

Where are you Bri? I thought you were the OT police? or is just my OT comments you dont like :devil:

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 12:20 PM

Is that like spooning ? ;)


!!!!!!!!

I'll stay off the grape juice for a bit.


Going for one of your five a day?

I meant to add, I have only rolled 3 up together, and that was a tight fit into one of the pockets of my bag.
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Posted 27 May 2008 - 12:28 PM

I meant to add, I have only rolled 3 up together, and that was a tight fit into one of the pockets of my bag.


Which bag... Mr 2 bags?

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 12:46 PM

Going for one of your five a day?

something like that :lol:
haven't you heard, it's now 10 a day.... pass the dessert grape juice :kid_content:

Jonesy - :blushing:

Sailor has 2 bags ???!!!
He's the one having the little uns/ mini-revs :kid_devlish:
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Posted 27 May 2008 - 12:48 PM

He's the one having the little uns :kid_devlish:



Well that would be because I have two bags.

Ahum!

Storing stacks......This is no way to welcome Hal.
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Posted 27 May 2008 - 01:20 PM

:lol: :lol: :lol: ,YE,Like i give a flying,,,, what you drunks talk about between Coronation st and the 10 O clock news..
Me the police,dont think so.

I think Hal has his answer,thats what matters,the rest is mildly amuseing if your sober.I actually looked and spotted 15 post in the,How to store a stack topic and thought someone had invented a new type of rev stack that folded itself ther was so much traffic since my post :lol: :lol: :lol:

BRIAN... ;)

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 10:31 PM

:lol: :lol: :lol: ,YE,Like i give a flying,,,, what you drunks talk about between Coronation st and the 10 O clock news..
Me the police,dont think so.

I think Hal has his answer,thats what matters,the rest is mildly amuseing if your sober.I actually looked and spotted 15 post in the,How to store a stack topic and thought someone had invented a new type of rev stack that folded itself ther was so much traffic since my post :lol: :lol: :lol:

BRIAN... ;)

What's this 'Coronation Street' you speak of? and thanks but personally I have been sober for 10 years but that's really off topic ;)

Anyway.... Haven't received my progressive stack yet but was thinking I would store it as per the suggestions above .... but didnt know the Rev 11 leading edge was only 2 parts? are they same or longer then 1.5 spars and does this have any ramifications in bag space?

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 12:51 AM

Anyway.... Haven't received my progressive stack yet but was thinking I would store it as per the suggestions above ....

Jonesey, is that the prog. stack, that you didn't have any choice in the colour ?

FYI, I wasn't drunk, just high as a kite on life :P
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Posted 28 May 2008 - 07:52 AM

The Rev II has a 2 part leading edge; approximately 39" long, including ferrule. It would take the same amount of room as the Rev I.




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