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#1 steve_hobart

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 01:56 AM

So for I have been flying my 2007 model 1.5 SLE with the SLE frame and at times the SUL frame.

Yesterday, I finally received the EXP leading edge I ordered and replaced the SLE leading edge with the EXP (leaving the 3 wrap spars in place).

I must say it made a huge difference both in bottom end wind range and controllability. Thanks to everyone who reccomended it.

I guess that with hindsight I should have gone directly to the B-series purchase, rather than the second hand 1.5 SLE, + SUL frame + EXP leading edge purchase.......

But, now I have got what I have got - I am actually very happy with this sail and my various frame options.......

Now, mid vent would be good as I have noticed that in higher winds (even with the SLE leading edge) the kite has a lot of pull and is more difficult to do precise moves with (eg: stop start rotations)....

Hey, maybe when I get a few more dollars!!

I have been flying my revs now exclusively for around 2 months now......I have this fear that my dual line skills are dropping off.....too many kites, not enough time....!!

Having great fun with Revs though - now all I need is another person down here who flys them.......

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#2 Sailor99

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 02:48 AM

The 1/4" leading edge is the best thing you could do with an SLE. As you have found, you will not be disappointed.

Not sure of your kite bag, but I would tend to put the vented ahead of the semi-vented in priority terms. Don't get me wrong, I love my new semi and it will be invaluable in mid wind conditions. But I love my vented even more! Of course I have only had the semi for 18 hours or so, so my opinion may well change as I get to know it more.....
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#3 Stone in Shoe Bob

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 06:41 AM

Now, mid vent would be good as I have noticed that in higher winds (even with the SLE leading edge) the kite has a lot of pull and is more difficult to do precise moves with (eg: stop start rotations)....

Personally I would think about going for the full vent first to get maximum wind range coverage, and leave the mid vent until you have the extremes covered.
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