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#1 Jim Dingsdale

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 09:26 AM

Use kite below as first in stack.
Then have each additional Rev in a solid color to match the colors in the Rainbow one.
Anybody else have some ideas for a stack?

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 11:44 AM

i stacked 3 blasts and to this day i love flying them
GOD PUT ME HERE. TO ENJOY THE WINDS

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 03:41 PM

Use kite below as first in stack.
Then have each additional Rev in a solid color to match the colors in the Rainbow one.
Anybody else have some ideas for a stack?

This is what they would look like with an original REV II on the front.

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#4 Jim Dingsdale

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 05:37 PM

This is what they would look like with an original REV II on the front.


Wwwwwoooowwwww.

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 05:39 PM

Wwwwwoooowwwww.

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 12:48 AM

This is what they would look like with an original REV II on the front.

I adore these stacks,

The Flying Squad were flying these at my local festival (my first time) which totally turned my head in the direction of revs :blush:

Where can I get a purple/violet one from ?
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Posted 14 July 2008 - 01:36 PM

Use kite below as first in stack.
Then have each additional Rev in a solid color to match the colors in the Rainbow one.
Anybody else have some ideas for a stack?

Great idea for a stack and it works really well. We only get to see the front ones when we are flying ours but we are told they look ok from the side.

I would love to see a white through grey to black stack, now that would be cool.

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 03:15 AM

Wwwwwoooowwwww.

Hey Jim....

I see you like the rainbow stack too ;) ;) ;) ;)

Only problem I find is reversing it up the window.... :confused!:
Is it supposed to be nearly impossible to do ?

it flies everything else sweet, low spins to the ground, inverted slides a treat :D

And yes it pulls like a train.....

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 03:56 AM

Rev stacks don't back up,
they will hover or move slightly in a wiggle during stops

if you can inverted back-up a stack smoothly from the ground to the top of the window you are some kind of jedi master!

Most folks tune a stack so lots of the "down" is removed, otherwise they'll pull your arms longer and become uncomfortable during long sessions.

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 04:14 AM

if you can inverted back-up a stack smoothly from the ground to the top of the window you are some kind of jedi master!

phew, thanks (fun to try though) :lol:

yeah they hover a charm too... fun to calm the wiggle, and colourful against a blue sky

Plenty of breeze here today, really tempted to add another one to the stack :w00t:
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Posted 16 March 2009 - 08:32 AM

I can hold a real nice inverted side slide with a stack of baby-Ryvs, but backing up is quite another thang! I can walk a slow 360 holding them inverted the whole way.

On longer stacks like 4 or more kites, you'll shorten the attachment lines to the bottoms of the last kite
(ever so slightly, it's an art-form, the tuning of a stack that is. After you get 'em right just leave everything tied together forever!)
You want the last kite to snug-up the stack in flight and you'll consciously WATCH the back kite when flying a stack.
(it has farther to travel!)

Some folks pull the down spars and roll the whole stack mess around the leading edges and train lines.
They'll carry their stack in a plastic sewer tube lashed to the roof of their vehicle.

Harold (KiteSquid) runs a "closure line" around all the connecting train strings at the end of the day. . . ...., to collapse the train lines in towards the middle of the sails. You pull all the connecting lines in, one kite at a time, by wrapping around the outside of the train lines, moving from the front to the last kite. This makes for a nice clean set-up the next time someone opens the package. You tie on your flying line and handles then just walk backwards and the kites magically position themselves without a care in the world about tangles!

We recommend the TC Ultra handles too,
as the milled/formed holes in the plastic allow for a specific set-up angle, and the winder card is built in for your lines.

Stacks are tons of fun to fly with a group of capable pilots present, eventually they will form a tangled mess as folks push their envelopes. Two folks can work through it much faster. In competition instruct your crew to wack-off any tangled kites IF things go terribly wrong. Provide them a decent blade of suitable length, time is of the essence. Then re-launch and get back to the show!

I have two pack of Rev 2s trained together, those I can back-up, but nothing like a single Revolution. You've gotta think "gentle, small and slow movements",... I'm more of a flailer most of the time.

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 05:56 AM

Rev stacks don't back up,

if you can inverted back-up a stack smoothly from the ground to the top of the window you are some kind of jedi master!

I do believe Mr J. is some kind of Jedi master...

not only did he back up our stack of 2s, he was flying backwards circles with it too :w00t:
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Posted 07 September 2009 - 08:23 AM

I do believe Mr J. is some kind of Jedi master...

not only did he back up our stack of 2s, he was flying backwards circles with it too :w00t:


Ahh flatter me you do young padawan :big_starwars:


All I can say is that your stack is really well set up and a giggle to fly ... stack of 2's or mini's is definately now on my list...

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 09:15 AM

Ahh flatter me you do young padawan :big_starwars:


All I can say is that your stack is really well set up and a giggle to fly ... stack of 2's or mini's is definately now on my list...


Come to Margate kite festival and I will put you on the end of an 8 stack if the wind is right. We might even get you flying a little team ballet. Of course you will have to lower yourself and fly with tails though.

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 01:39 PM

Of course you will have to lower yourself and fly with tails though.



who's 'Tails' ?? she sounds nice ;)


Actually I have tails and rods ...just need something to fill in the gaps now :lol:

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 01:44 PM

hey john mitchell .. love your avatar
GOD PUT ME HERE. TO ENJOY THE WINDS

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 07:19 PM

hey john mitchell .. love your avatar

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 11:00 AM

Come to Margate kite festival and I will put you on the end of an 8 stack if the wind is right. We might even get you flying a little team ballet. Of course you will have to lower yourself and fly with tails though.



Good luck I just hope you don't get the stack they gave me last week lol :wacko:
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Posted 30 September 2009 - 12:34 AM

Good luck I just hope you don't get the stack they gave me last week lol :wacko:


A bit late, but I've gotta ask: "Why, what did you do to it?" :P
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