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#1 Jeremy

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 05:58 AM

Now that I am hooked on a rev. I need some help on what rev to buy. I have never flown a quad line, but have had kites for ever. I live in on the west side of Florida and get lots of wind. Mostly in the over 15mph range. Now I know I want a vented for the bigger wind range. But do I want to get a Rev 1.5 or a B-series. What one would be better for a new flier. And what spars should I be looking for. Thanks for any help you guys send my way.

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 06:55 AM

Now that I am hooked on a rev. I need some help on what rev to buy. I have never flown a quad line, but have had kites for ever. I live in on the west side of Florida and get lots of wind. Mostly in the over 15mph range. Now I know I want a vented for the bigger wind range. But do I want to get a Rev 1.5 or a B-series. What one would be better for a new flier. And what spars should I be looking for. Thanks for any help you guys send my way.

My suggestion:
If you are tight on money choose the REV 1.5 EXP. It is a good all-a-rounder and tough.
If you got the money go for the REV 1.5 JB. It has two rod sets thus expanding your wind range.

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 07:13 AM

I would definitely suggest the vented B-Series. Then I would suggest getting some race rods to go along with it. This should allow you to fly in most wind conditions in your area.

A little info:
The B-Series comes with 3wrap and 4wrap rods. These can be switched and mixed to give you th best performance for the current wind condition.
The Race Rods are lighter than the 3wrap, and almost as strong. These will allow you to fly the B-Series in lighter winds.
The B-Series also comes with handles and a training DVD.
I'm pretty sure that the B-Series does not come with lines though. I would suggest an 80' - 120' line set of Laser Pro Gold 90lb. You can get this at most kite shops, but I would definitely recommend The Kite Shoppe ( www.thekiteshoppe.com ). I go there for all of my line sets. They are stationed in Vancouver, WA.

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 07:23 AM

*cough*

B-Series package does come with handles, but typically no lines unless it's set up that way by your local retailer. ;)

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 08:35 AM

The B-Series also comes with handles and a training DVD.
I'm pretty sure that the B-Series does not come with handles though.

Huh?

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#6 Sailor99

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 09:07 AM

When I was in your position about 10 months ago, I decided to go for the B series. Of course it is a bit more money, but I decided it was still better value for money because of the two frames, and that if I bought an EXP I would only replace it pretty quickly with a B. With hindsight I would still make the same decision.

Hope this helps

(BTW - If you shop around one of the shops may throw in the line set - ask ;))
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Posted 07 June 2008 - 12:35 PM

*cough*

B-Series package does come with handles, but typically no lines unless it's set up that way by your local retailer. ;)


OOPS! I meant to say lines. Sorry... all edited now.

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 05:58 PM

*cough*

B-Series package does come with handles, but typically no lines unless it's set up that way by your local retailer. ;)


After buying a Reg and Vented B-series lately I was very dissapointed that they didnt come with a lineset especially after it seems quite a few have been plugging it as the ultimate starter package, for someone that doesnt know any better (including myself) not having lines could have them sitting wondering wtf now i have to wait longer till I get lines :censored:
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#9 Jeremy

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 03:40 PM

Well it took some time but I have a vented B on the way. Can not wait for it to get here. Happy times

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 05:53 PM

Rock on Jeremy, welcome to the family! :)

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 06:18 PM

Jeremy come fly with us!!! We're in Treasure Island....

The more Rev fliers the better!!
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Posted 18 July 2008 - 02:15 PM

:kid_smartass: I got it!!!! I got it!!! Now all I need to do is get out and fly.....

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 02:19 PM

Congrats! Trust me, it won't be your last rev!

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