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#1 Ricko

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 12:10 PM

Got my new Rev 1.5 Limited edition, now just need a chance to fly it.
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Posted 27 July 2008 - 12:14 PM

Looks nice.

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 01:31 PM

yea man fly the s**t out of that thing
GOD PUT ME HERE. TO ENJOY THE WINDS

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 03:17 PM

Buy yourself an EXP leading edge and you will have some much more fun with this great kite.

It's not the size of your Rev.. its how you use it.
Seven days without flying a Rev makes one weak.


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Posted 27 July 2008 - 05:03 PM

depending on your local wind range rev offers a few frames .. race, 2,3,and 4 wraps.. race being the lighest and most flexible for extra sail inn the light stuff and the 4 wrap being the stiffest for the stronger winds.. the exp usually comes with a 3 wrap witch is good for moderate winds..all of the rods are 1/4 size witch is better then the big flag pole SLE that comes with the kite
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Posted 27 July 2008 - 06:22 PM

Thanks for the encouragement ,glad you like it Watty.
It is a standard pattern with custom colors,the frame is a 3 wrap.
Hey, I was thinking about something, but then I forgot...no just kidding ,but here's the thought (don't laff) if
by changing the rods you can adapt to about any wind range , about the only other
Rev you would need is a vented model,right?
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Posted 27 July 2008 - 07:04 PM

yea man fly the s**t out of that thing

It's a Rev,it's a quality item, there's no s**t in a Rev. ;)
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Posted 27 July 2008 - 10:18 PM

here's the thought (don't laff) if
by changing the rods you can adapt to about any wind range , about the only other
Rev you would need is a vented model,right?
Rick


There are different types of Rev's just like different types of rods (spars)
Rev's come in a Speed Series, Masterpiece Series, Signature Series, American Series, Power Series,
20th Anniversary - Limited Edition, and Custom http://gluedtotheblue.com/rev.html

http://www.revkites.com/main/products ENJOY

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 10:48 PM

I have a stack of those Ricko.


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Posted 28 July 2008 - 04:48 AM

Right now it feels like I have a lot to learn ,fun,that's the main thing for me.

" :) BRIAN..." :rev_clockwork: ...X3 COOL Brian, Pictures?
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Posted 28 July 2008 - 10:15 AM

I've been playing with my new 1.5 (first quad line kite) quite a lot lately, as the winds at the field nearest my house have been excellent all week. Starting to get somewhat decent at it, but I still have a loooooooong way to go. And I like my SLE rod just fine for now, thankyouverymuch; I find that it's been lightweight enough to let me fly in the gentlest of breezes, but it has also held up beautifully in the face of 30mph gusts and repeated ground-smackings (the latter happening a tiny bit less often now, thank goodness). But I'm sure I'll eventually get some race rods and all that other fancy stuff just so I can see what everyone keeps talking about.

One thing to watch out for that has plagued me: the thing can be hard on your thumbs, of all things, especially if the winds are high. Wear gloves, or be prepared for some pain as callouses develop. :)
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Posted 28 July 2008 - 12:26 PM

One thing to watch out for that has plagued me: the thing can be hard on your thumbs, of all things, especially if the winds are high. Wear gloves, or be prepared for some pain as callouses develop. :)


Have you tried applying a bit more break, tie a few knots about 1" apart in the leaders on the bottoms of your handles (obviously keeping both handles equal) then attach the break lines a few knots back it will make the kite a little more twitchy and it will take a little bit of getting used too but it will ease the strain on the thumbs and the wrists.
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Posted 28 July 2008 - 12:50 PM

Right now it feels like I have a lot to learn ,fun,that's the main thing for me.

" :) BRIAN..." :rev_clockwork: ...X3 COOL Brian, Pictures?
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Ther great in a big sky.Nice choice Ricko.I wiill sort a few picks soon

Have fun...

BRIAN...

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 01:35 PM

Have you tried applying a bit more break, tie a few knots about 1" apart in the leaders on the bottoms of your handles (obviously keeping both handles equal) then attach the break lines a few knots back it will make the kite a little more twitchy and it will take a little bit of getting used too but it will ease the strain on the thumbs and the wrists.


Ya, I've gone ahead and added extra length to the top leaders and a series of knots to the bottom ones, and much prefer to fly with tons of brake setting except in the very lightest winds. But my thumbs still got quite a thrashing nonetheless on high wind days. I think it's not so much the brake settings as my having been in cushy deskbound jobs for so many years.
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Posted 28 July 2008 - 01:59 PM

Ther great in a big sky.Nice choice Ricko.I wiill sort a few picks soon

Have fun...

BRIAN...



I'm going to Missoula Montana in a few days, will be there for a week or 2, plenty of BIG SKY there
If I can get the Rev in a suitdcase I plan to take it. Oh Yea.
Rick




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