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#1 invisiblekid

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 02:49 PM

OK, so bare with me here because I have yet to take the plunge to get a Rev having only just found out about them today. Having watched many, many clips, of quite frankly, bind blowing control ( iQuad's 2008 Stairway to Heaven at the Berkeley Kite Festival )

I found this one here.

Now this one seems to be the first where it appears he moves very close to the kite (and still control it) then in a split second, it's backed right off again at round the 1:30sec mark

It might and probably is just me missing something very obvious or even an illiusion, but anyone know seen this before?

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 03:09 PM

Unfortunately I can't see the second video you're linking to, but I'm wondering if you saw a vid of John Baressi flying with a "dog stake"*. That's a whole different ballgame when it comes to Rev flyin'.



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Posted 13 August 2008 - 03:35 PM

Unfortunately I can't see the second video you're linking to, but I'm wondering if you saw a vid of John Baressi flying with a "dog stake"*. That's a whole different ballgame when it comes to Rev flyin'.



Just occured that I'll have limited links as I've only just registered

It wasn't that video you linked to, but it was what was talking about, and a much better view of said "dog Stake".

Holy crap how on earth do they do that :ani_notworthy:

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 07:33 PM

Hello and welcome to the dark side. Although, to me it's always bright and sunny around here :kid_smartass: .
Dog staking is basically putting the lines through a pully system which bends or reverses the lines back at you so that you are now facing the wind, rather than having your back to it. So, when you fly with the dogstake, you are looking at the back of the Rev, as opposed to when you see the front in normal flight. I understand the concept but haven't had the opportunity to try it, yet. There's still tons for me to learn to be able to totally control the Rev completely, but when the opportunity arrises, I'll jump on it.
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Posted 13 August 2008 - 09:41 PM

Revolution Kites are addictive, fun and feed the inner control freak of us all.
Learn to fly a Rev before you try dog staking. I still haven't gotten an answer yet, but I'm sure the answer is that "yes, the controls are reversed." Learning to fly a Rev will take a few minutes, hours, days, weeks or maybe longer depending on your flying style and expectation. I've been flying for 12 years and don't think I fly well at all.
Learning to fly a Rev bass akwords means you have a good dental insurance plan. :kid_devlish:
Flying directly under the kite while keeping the kite in the air to begin with doesn't sound like a good plan.
The Revolution, (B-Series if you can afford it) is a kite that you can NEVER really master. It's one kite you can buy and truely grow with. Of course you'll come to learn theres different kites for different wind ranges and that is based on your own flying style and desire.

There are lots of things you can do with a Rev that make you think WOW if you don't express it out loud. But as with just about everything in life you should start at the begining and work your way up. Who knows, maybe your the next prodigy that we all sit back and watch with jaws dropped. Could happen, but thats based on what your flying style is and how addicted you become.

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 06:01 AM

Hello, welcome to the forum.

Here are just a few things a Revolution can do.

http://www.revkites....main/Techniques


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http://www.reeddesign.co.uk/iskcb/#MI

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 09:15 AM

So, when you fly with the dogstake, you are looking at the back of the Rev, as opposed to when you see the front in normal flight.


you've got all this delight to come, as you realise one of the funniest moments
is the rev ends up *behind* you so you can no longer see it at all :lol:

ROTFL at the memory of us trying dog-staking :D
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Posted 14 August 2008 - 09:45 AM

Classic examples of the rev landing behind the flyer during dogstaking:

here
and
here too

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 09:55 AM

Can't wait to try the pulley rig when we come over. :)

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 12:44 PM

Can't wait to try the pulley rig when we come over. :)



If you think I'm going to let you humiliate me with my own rig..... ;)

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 01:10 PM

Can't wait to try the pulley rig when we come over. :)



It is on my kitchentable now John, waiting another 2 weeks before it can be abused by you :kid_smartass:

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 01:16 PM

Outstanding, thank you! :)

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