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#81 Madquad

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 11:47 AM

At Scheveningen kitefestival a Dutch pilot flew his vented with 3-wrap LE and Race-verticals during 35 Mph gusty wind.
That was just a little too much....One of his verticals snapped into 2 pieces.
No sail-damage.



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Posted 09 November 2010 - 03:05 PM

At Scheveningen kitefestival a Dutch pilot flew his vented with 3-wrap LE and Race-verticals during 35 Mph gusty wind.
That was just a little too much....One of his verticals snapped into 2 pieces.
No sail-damage.

I wasn't you. It couldn't have been you. Or was it?

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 07:21 PM

For you who have tested out the new "greenie" Race rods... how do they compare in high wind situations?

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 08:40 PM

I have not had any high winds to test them in to this date.
However, I tested them for ruggedness. One way was by hitting the ground hard at angles. That will pop rods. I didn't pop a rod and still have and use the "original" five rods.
So, I think they will hold up quite well in strong winds.
What I am doubtful about is how comfortable they might be to use in strong winds. What I mean is that I predict they will bow much more then the 4 wrap rod thus I predict the sail will cup more causing the REV to pull more.
Now if you have a full vented REV those strong winds would not be of any problem. So for worst case flying in Hurricane Force I or higher, that could be a different situation.

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 08:54 PM

John ~

Thanks for the input!
Was wondering if they'd be the rods of choice for the Extra-vent? Posted Image

Guess I'll just have to get one along with the greenies and try 'er out! ...Christmas in November? Posted Image

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 09:36 PM

Second the opinion on Race Rods in a Rev 1 SV. I just LOOOVVVVVE them. In an adult and responsible way of course. :kid_devlish:

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 11:00 PM

I wasn't you. It couldn't have been you. Or was it?

No, it wasn't me John.
The victim was another Dutch pilot.
It went well for 15 minutes but the wind was too gusty.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 09:27 PM

Hi all,

Reviving this thread before i create another one.
Can someone help on an info i am looking for.
Is the 7/16" SLE of the Supersonic and the Rev 1.5SLE same?
Seeing the same LE length and dimensions, i would like to know if i can take the SLE from a supersonic and get it in a Rev 1.5SLE.

Thanks for any input.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 07:03 AM

Hi all,

Reviving this thread before i create another one.
Can someone help on an info i am looking for.
Is the 7/16" SLE of the Supersonic and the Rev 1.5SLE same?
Seeing the same LE length and dimensions, i would like to know if i can take the SLE from a supersonic and get it in a Rev 1.5SLE.

Thanks for any input.

B

It seems to me the rods have a slight difference in length. Otherwise they are the same.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 02:34 PM

It seems to me the rods have a slight difference in length. Otherwise they are the same.


Yes, the Supersonic and Rev 1.5 rods are different lengths. I'm not sure how much of a difference it is, but I think the Supersonic rods are a bit shorter, so if you really wanted to, you could cut down the Rev 1.5 SLE rod to match the other Supersonic rods.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 01:03 AM

John and Watty, i thank you for the response. However i don't want to cut the 1.5 rods but may extend the bungee on the supersonic to match the 1.5 LE rods.
As from info i received form others, it is just about 1" longer on the 1.5 so 1/2" both side on the Supersonic which is not a big deal. And from what i learned, it is the center one that is longer on the 1.5 so the end shafts are same on both models.




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