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#1 BAZ

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 02:41 AM

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If i bought a b series non vented with 2 wrap and 3 wrap rods (3-10mph & 4-16mph & 6-20mph both rods)
AND a b series vented sail only
what wind ranges would i be able to use the vented sail with the 2 & 3 wrap rods individually and also together
AND
I also have an EXP with 3 wrap rods in although LE is 1 inch longer (not sure about uprights - are these the same as b series in length) would this be of any use as a double up on the LE and if so what gains are there

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 02:53 AM

Most of the information you need about the wind ranges is here:
http://www.revkites..../Barresi_Series
Along with the sub-page for the vented. If you put a 2+3 wrap in a V it would increase the wind range to higher than that of a S with the same frame, probably to around 25-30MPH. But it is not an exact science.

The rods in the EXP should be usable in a B. With 3+3 in the LE of a V you should be able to do say 35MPH.

At some of these wind speeds you would benefit from a set of 150#
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Posted 28 May 2008 - 03:01 AM

...........and a teabag
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Posted 28 May 2008 - 03:07 AM

...........and a teabag

How frightfully fitting for our english weather systems.

Bazzeb, you would really benefit for having a vented sail, if you don't mind switching it over.

Is that hard to put the bridle on ?

Wind can be fickle and by the time you've walked down the field to switch the S with the V, you need to switch it over again (sometimes) :doh:
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Posted 28 May 2008 - 03:50 AM

Is that hard to put the bridle on ?

The sail option also doesn't come with end caps. So to change over, having bought sail only, you would need to change end caps, bridle and the frame. All-in-all about 40 minutes work I should think. However one could buy a bridle and caps as well as the sail. 3 pack of caps + Bridle would be about 22. Or raid them from your EXP
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Posted 28 May 2008 - 05:30 AM

Thanks people
just placed an order for
B Series vented with 3 & 4 wrap rods
and
B Series standard sail only (comes with end caps and bridle he thinks- if not he will put them in FOC)
cant be fairer than that
next purchase will be race rods i think for the lower wind days (they will have to wait till Portsmouth or Bristol festivals though)
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Posted 28 May 2008 - 07:46 AM

That's an excellent start, bazzeb! You'll be covered for quite a wide wind range.
The Race Rods are a wonderful option to have- they turn your full sail into an ultralight and the Vented into a kite perfect for those days when it's a gusty breeze, going from light to medium.

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 09:56 AM

The sail option also doesn't come with end caps. So to change over, having bought sail only, you would need to change end caps, bridle and the frame. All-in-all about 40 minutes work I should think. However one could buy a bridle and caps as well as the sail. 3 pack of caps + Bridle would be about 22. Or raid them from your EXP



Sail only does come with every thing except spars and a bag :D
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Posted 28 May 2008 - 12:24 PM

I stand corrected. I must admit I assumed they were aimed at replacement sails, and as such you would have the bridle and end caps already.

[Pedantic mode On]So the sails come with handles and a DVD as well![pedantic mode off]
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Posted 28 May 2008 - 12:53 PM

[Pedantic mode On]So the sails come with handles and a DVD as well![pedantic mode off]

For the B-series sails, you forgot to mention they come with the collectors card series / stickers :lol: :P
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Posted 28 May 2008 - 12:56 PM

Just to clear things up.
When you buy a "sail only".
You get the sail, all the end caps and the bridle.
At least thats what i got.
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