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#1 Watty

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 10:03 AM

I have been playing with the weights a bit. I used them in Wen's B-Series at WSIKF, and they were amazing. They didn't really affect the precision of the kite, and they made axels, pancakes, and flic-flaks look very nice.

The other day, I thought, I wonder how well they would work indoors. So i tried it. The end result... Eh. Pancakes were a little nicer, but the weights did make a noticeable difference in the way the kite flew indoors. But it is possible.

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 02:17 PM

i gotta find a way to make a set .. i just gotta know the grams that they weigh
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Posted 12 September 2008 - 04:04 PM

i gotta find a way to make a set .. i just gotta know the grams that they weigh

Do you have a 22?

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 04:54 PM

dont know if i should answer that online ... you never know who is watching :rolleyes:
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Posted 12 September 2008 - 05:25 PM

On this page......

http://www.revkites..../Barresi_Series

you will find... for your reference...

"the B-Series also comes with a weight kit... Two 2 gram lead weights fit neatly into the end of your spars, and are secured with a short tail."

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 06:18 PM

dont know if i should answer that online ... you never know who is watching :rolleyes:

Well, the inner diameter of the standard rod is .25".

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 10:06 PM

Well, the inner diameter of the standard rod is .25".

So what you mean is, if you lined it up right you could fire a .22 through a rod without it touching the sides.

Sorry, stupid me again. It just popped into my mind. Anyway I thought it was a funny idea.

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 10:39 PM

So what you mean is, if you lined it up right you could fire a .22 through a rod without it touching the sides.

Sorry, stupid me again. It just popped into my mind. Anyway I thought it was a funny idea.



That's one Rev Game I will opt out of if its ok ;) .... Sailor put his weights in when we were last flying together and it made me realise I have never tried mine ... interestingly his normally faultless axels went to poo initially so there is definitely a noticeable effect .... looks like it might actually be a sunny light breeze day today (yes I'm still in England!!) so might go have a play ... As they are part of the B package I wonder how many people actually have tried them or continue to use them?? could make an interesting survey..

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 11:22 PM

Sailor put his weights in when we were last flying together and it made me realise I have never tried mine ... interestingly his normally faultless axels went to poo initially so there is definitely a noticeable effect .....

Realised after it was the way I had messily retied my bungy knots - Catching on the line.

I can however confirm that Force 3 never use the weights ;)
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