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#1 Clin

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 10:17 AM

Hi,
Maybe I've missed it. Is the race rod framing officially out for the Rev 1?

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#2 Watty

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 10:57 AM

I think so... I heard something about it not too long ago.

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 11:01 AM

I though it was a no no.. :huh:

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 11:25 AM

So did I, but I had heard something about them being made

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 11:38 AM

Ho Goodie.Save me butchering some i have and spoiling them.

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 12:36 PM

Theresa says Rev I race rods are available. She may have some in stock at her shop in Vancouver, Wa. Give her a call.

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 02:18 PM

Yes, the Race Rods are now available for the Rev 1 and the new Rev II (3 piece).

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 02:21 PM

Yes, the Race Rods are now available for the Rev 1 and the new Rev II (3 piece).


Yep, they are available. Steveb and I have our order in.

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 04:59 PM

i would the race rods would be to flexable for the 1 .. i dont know just a guess.. i would like another race for my rev 2 however.. it is really a setup for that kite
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Posted 06 September 2008 - 05:08 PM

i would the race rods would be to flexable for the 1 .. i dont know just a guess.. i would like another race for my rev 2 however.. it is really a setup for that kite

I would bet it has a third wrap for the REV I.

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 05:13 PM

Race Rods are stiffer then a 2 wrap and they use 2 wraps in the Rev 1 so why not, The Race probably keeps that noodle feeling out for better control especially with the snap back responce it's famous for.
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Posted 06 September 2008 - 05:15 PM

The Race Frame works in the Rev I

I have it for my 20th Anniversary and it is quite the different kite

as the wind picks up the leading end will flex into a geometric shape, but the kite seems to become more snappy

I wouldn't fly it in too much wind as the flex can be a little unnerving
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Posted 06 September 2008 - 08:29 PM

I was surprised when I saw Race frame sets on sale for the Rev 1 and 2. So it's true then. Could anyone give some feedback on a race'ed Rev 1?

Thanks in advanced!
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Posted 06 September 2008 - 08:32 PM

I was surprised when I saw Race frame sets on sale for the Rev 1 and 2. So it's true then. Could anyone give some feedback on a race'ed Rev 1?

Thanks in advanced!
Cheers
Clin

As soon as I pick my Race Rods frame up, I'll give it a test and my impressions.
I'm looking forward to trying it out. :D

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 11:39 PM

Hey Clin,

I recently ordered a custom Rev 1 from Ben with the race rods as a special offer. The LE takes on a considerable bend since it has a larger sail to support. Flew it in almost next to nothing winds and I'm surprised at the amount of lift it generates. Its light wind ability is fantastic.

How the rods feel I can't say. I've been flying 1.5's for the longest time and the Rev 1 feels like a totally different animal for me and its something I'll need to learn again. I'm planning to get some 4 wraps for higher wind so as not to chance braking the race rods.

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 07:32 AM

Could anyone give some feedback on a race'ed Rev 1?

Thanks in advanced!
Cheers
Clin


I already Did :P

Did I forget to mention that my 20th Anniversary is a Rev I?? :D

I wanted a a True 20th Anniversary Rev, and since it was the 20th Anniversary of the Rev I (not the 1.5) I have a special one signed by the three, Joe, David, and Lolly. and it is framed in Race rods, Awesome Kite.

A lot snappier than the regular I, or the Sedgewick, but as I stated before as the wind picks up a little the leading edge gets a geometric shape to it that is a little unnerving.

flys great
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Posted 07 September 2008 - 07:50 AM

I already Did :P

Did I forget to mention that my 20th Anniversary is a Rev I?? :D

I wanted a a True 20th Anniversary Rev, and since it was the 20th Anniversary of the Rev I (not the 1.5) I have a special one signed by the three, Joe, David, and Lolly. and it is framed in Race rods, Awesome Kite.

A lot snappier than the regular I, or the Sedgewick, but as I stated before as the wind picks up a little the leading edge gets a geometric shape to it that is a little unnerving.

flys great


Jim,
I'm sorry! I thought you were referring to the 1.5 20th anni version! :kid_loved: So you had a same sail design made for a Rev 1? Must be cool! :w00t:

I've got a Sedgewick with 4 and 2 wraps. I'm guessin with the Race, it'd be close to a 3wrap but more snappy and lighter. Something that I've been missing with the 1. Having seen John's SS Great Britain video, I guess a Race'ed Rev 1 would be suitable for that type of street kiting too?


Hey Clin,

I recently ordered a custom Rev 1 from Ben with the race rods as a special offer. The LE takes on a considerable bend since it has a larger sail to support. Flew it in almost next to nothing winds and I'm surprised at the amount of lift it generates. Its light wind ability is fantastic.

How the rods feel I can't say. I've been flying 1.5's for the longest time and the Rev 1 feels like a totally different animal for me and its something I'll need to learn again. I'm planning to get some 4 wraps for higher wind so as not to chance braking the race rods.

-Darryl


Darryl,
Nice! Have you got a pic to share of your custom? Hoho...when the wind picks up, the Rev 1 gonna pull like a truck :blink: . Yup, the 1's a different animal. I much prefer mine in light winds with the 2wraps in.

Cheers to all
Clin

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 08:57 AM

Darryl,
Nice! Have you got a pic to share of your custom? Hoho...when the wind picks up, the Rev 1 gonna pull like a truck :blink: . Yup, the 1's a different animal. I much prefer mine in light winds with the 2wraps in.

Cheers to all
Clin


Lee Sedgewick panel layout with custom colours..I've recently been in a black/grey/white phase for kite colours..Looks prety simple but love the way it contrasts in the sky, especially if the sun's behind the kite B)

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 07:28 PM

Lee Sedgewick panel layout with custom colours..I've recently been in a black/grey/white phase for kite colours..Looks prety simple but love the way it contrasts in the sky, especially if the sun's behind the kite B)

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-Darryl



Looks good! A Grey fade!

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 12:54 PM

Cool looking kite Darryl.




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