Kite killers on Revs
Posted 18 August 2008 - 01:19 PM
I fly various Revs as well as buggy useing Flexifoil Rages, Bullets, Blurrs etc. I crash quite a lot when flying the Fexi's and my kitekillers have been invaluable on more than one occasion. I want to try buggying with a Rev Blast and PowerBlasts 2-4 and 4-8. Has anybody attached kitekillers to these revs and if so do they work, what make of killer has been used and how and where do you attach them? Any help would be appreciated as I don't want to lose any kites.
regards - Mike
Posted 18 August 2008 - 01:28 PM
Ft. Taber Park & Brenton Point
Rev's are like a carbon framed out-of-body experience
Posted 18 August 2008 - 05:00 PM
Posted 19 August 2008 - 12:47 AM
not sure I'd see it that way being a featherweight
the killers are in the brakes
More brake how ??
Posted 19 August 2008 - 02:06 AM
I am pretty new to Rev's (a few months), but do a lot of power kiting (landboarding and buggying and general scudding) using a PKD Buster II with kite killers.
With foils , while they are quad line, the brake lines don't get used as much as the top lines, therefore I tend to run them more on full power.
With my Rev Blast and (soon to be received 2-4) I fly them with tension on all lines all the time - so there is more immediate control and precision.
I find that I can "tip" the power out of my Blast pretty quickly and haven't thus felt the need for killers (mind you the Blast doesn't have as much power as my 3 m Buster).
I'll see how I feel with my 2-4 - but I am guessing that similarly because of the control I wont be needing killers on that either...........it's big, but still very precise......
A 4-8 - that may be another story!!!!!!!!!!!!
Killers are essential on foils though - for the safety of yourself and others around you !
Thinking about it - with foils if you let go of the handles, the killers pull the brake lines and the kite deflates falling to the ground.
But with a Rev, if you let go of the handles and the killers pulled the brake line it may well scream down to earth at top speed and both destroy the kite and injure someone - you would be better off controlling the kite to a safe steady landing.....
cheers and good luck
Posted 21 August 2008 - 10:37 AM
I'd recommend giving this approach a try before hassling with kite killers.
Posted 21 August 2008 - 12:21 PM
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