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#1 Kitelife

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 12:23 PM

Hey folks, just letting you all know Rev has upped the ante once again! ;)

The new Rev II's are now available, more info here...

http://www.revkites.com/main/Rev_II

Some great improvements, and cool new graphics to boot!

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 01:23 PM

Neat funsized kite just got cuter for all.

My very old 3rd hand Rev II has been modified with 3 part LE.
It makes it pack down really small, great for travelling. :)

It's lightweight anyway, but do wonder what it would be like with the race frame.
Interested to hear your stories on this.
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Posted 20 June 2008 - 02:29 PM

Neat funsized kite just got cuter for all.

My very old 3rd hand Rev II has been modified with 3 part LE.
It makes it pack down really small, great for travelling. :)

It's lightweight anyway, but do wonder what it would be like with the race frame.
Interested to hear your stories on this.



Hi Funsized one,

Did you see #1 son with a couple of Rev II's @Blackheath? One standard teal & Purple, the other Red White & Blue on VERRRY short lines, thats a one off special SUL with thin Rev II spars, so would guess like Race spars (nice and lite) its great for indoors flying. Set up with 50Lbs lines just turn up at a hotel and fly the dining room :-)

Like the idea of shorter spars for travel, should be a real winner for Rev & great for stacks... Now who flys stacks of Rev II's..

Expect a post from Mr Hoath soon...

Next time I'll show and tell...

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 04:09 PM

well i did cut down an extra 2 wrap for my rev 2 and love it better then the 4 wrap it came with..none of them are faster then my mini. :kid_devlish:
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Posted 20 June 2008 - 07:17 PM

Dang it, I still have to get a friggin vented kite, and you guys do this to me. My wallet is still upset from the last purchase.

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 07:32 PM

well i did cut down an extra 2 wrap for my rev 2 and love it better then the 4 wrap it came with..none of them are faster then my mini. :kid_devlish:

Agree - I framed up my mini ("Choccy") in P200 - it zips around nicely!
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Posted 20 June 2008 - 07:43 PM

Is the sail material Nylon or Polyester?

Carringtons poly. Mucho chrispy!
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Posted 20 June 2008 - 07:55 PM

Carringtons poly. Mucho chrispy!

Nice to hear that Carrington is finally making Poly. They really had some of the best nylon ripstop.

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 08:03 PM

Let's keep this on topic, por favor.

Plenty of other sections for kite making, framing, etc. ;)

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 09:55 PM

Sorry, I was not clear. My comment about material was indicative of a desire rather than an actuality. Do not know the material of the new II but would imagine it is the same as the 1.5SLE.

I think the framing relevance is that many flyers have been making 3-piece light weight frames given their absence from Rev, have liked the performance and compactness of them, and therefore the RR 3-piece option is welcomed and should provide a performance improvement over the previous 2-piece 4W frame.
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Posted 21 June 2008 - 03:53 AM

my question is can you but the race frame by itself without the kite??
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Posted 21 June 2008 - 06:38 AM

So.. how about B-Series Rev IIs?
That could be a h00t when the winds pick up! :devil:

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 06:53 AM

great idea steve ..also a b series blast !!!!how bout that??
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Posted 21 June 2008 - 10:17 AM

I would LOVE to see a B-Series Rev II... Send your suggestions to Rev! ;)

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 10:34 AM

I would LOVE to see a B-Series Rev II... Send your suggestions to Rev! ;)

Why not a B-series REV I? Followed by a B-series progressive train.

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 11:10 AM

Why not a B-series REV I? Followed by a B-series progressive train.

Were we not talking about the new rev II's?

(Sorry couldn't resist ;) )
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Posted 22 June 2008 - 11:49 AM

Why not a B-series REV I? Followed by a B-series progressive train.



Sounds good to me JM.

Be nice to compare to the Lee Sedgewick.

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 12:08 PM

It appears that KW have a non-mylar, non-sedgwick I in at the moment. Having flown Skunky's mylar I vented today, they have an email order from me! Now were they to have a B I then I would have a tough monetary month.

Is that sail pattern on the II not the same as the II in the progressive stack? In which case would it be reasonable to say that the only new bit is the extra cut in the leading edge and the RR?
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Posted 22 June 2008 - 12:12 PM

AH,Very intresting development Sailor.I dont like mylar on revs


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Posted 22 June 2008 - 12:19 PM

I dont like mylar on revs


Agree wholeheartedly. It makes no common sense to mix ripstop and mylar. Bruce, Rob, jonesey and I were having this exact conversation today and I have to say I view on this point was unanamous. It makes no sense on a yacht sail, and it makes no sense on a rev.

Mind you, what do I know. 25 years of experience of composite technology and sail making counts for nothing over the pond.
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