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#1 Heino

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 02:05 PM

Hope to help any new flyers include my self, have sadly been sick for about 3 mouth with my bag. Finaly able to fly again

i thouth what it will bee nice to see what we all have in the bag then we go flying.

I have

2 x 80 ft -90lb
1 x 80 ft - 150lb
2 x b-series handles
1 x Sle handles
1 x ground stake

Kites:
B-Series Standart
B-Series Vented
SLE 1.5
ShockWave
Sedgewick REV I
Rev II
20th Anniversary

All packed in the my Revolutions Kitebag.

Heino Poulsen
Aarre, Denmark

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#2 antman

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 02:10 PM

to many kitesto type all at once...
23 revs 18 dualies 31 SLKkites ..

pretty simple
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Posted 15 September 2008 - 02:22 PM

Would have to go look to get it all right, however I think there is

120 x 150lb
120 x 90lb
80 x 150
80 x 90
75 x 150
75 x 90
50 x 90
30 x 50
And a load of sets I dont have in the bag.
120 x 150 dual
120 x 90
75 x 90

Rev 2 handles
2 sets B series
2 sets Blast

2 x Blast
B series Standard, vented, mid vent, ltd edition iQuad vented with 20th ani patch. all personaly signed by JB himself.
20th
Old Rev 1
Hot rainbow Rev 1
Standard Sedgwick Hot
Vented Sedgwick Hot
2 old solid colour Rev 2's

At least 4 ground stakes (2 of which are Stone in Shoe Bob Ducks)

Various spares and bits

Sea Devil
Prism Rainbow Fanatic.

All wrapped up in a VERY fAt special Rev Bag, signed by all the teams and some of the individuals at Portsmouth and Bristol Festivals.

Think that is about it. Bit of a struggle to get it all in but it works.

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 02:33 PM

I haven`t got much but:

Selfmade rev Handles 3 sizes

profiline 35 meter don`t know the lb\

Rev 1.5sle
Rev 1.5sle vented signed by JB
Rev 20th Anniversary
Rev 1.5 standard JB

And a lot of spars race exp skyshark
…to be free to fly kites whenever the
wind blows. And it blows OFTEN here!

#5 FortFlyer

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 06:37 PM

I have Kites Line and Handles, thats all you need to know :shifty:
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#6 Heino

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 10:07 PM

I just thought that you prof, have some special things that are nice to have with you. But you dont think about it.

Heino Poulsen
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#7 Sailor99

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 10:37 PM

3 sizes of handles but use the standard B size the most. 30, 60, 80, 120 lines plus some new 160 dogstake lines with a SLK centre section for redduced wear. Wind meter (nice to have but not vital). Various different ventings of revs. Ground stakes. Weights, pen knife, practice stick, spare frames in all wraps incl an SLE, and most important a set of compulsories pictures. Also for festivals table, chair, picnic set with plates/glasses/cutlery/etc, lunch, a bottle of wine, table cloth and napkins.

The bottle of wine is the most important item of equipment - no way can you do a blender unless you have had a couple of snorts of merlot!
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Posted 15 September 2008 - 10:40 PM

Boy,how long ya got.

Other than kites.Thers also kit like,Binoculars,camera,sunnies,meter,ipod,phone,a few spares,wet suit,swiss army knife,chair,umbrella,the list is endless mate

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 11:21 PM

Reminds me of a old Looney Tunes Cartoon, "And a Baby Zebra" (aero might get that)

Anyhow I have way to many kites to list and if I did that would make me come to terms with the fact I'm a rip stop junkie and at this time I'm not prepared to face my addiction, :kid_smartass:

But just for a grasp in my everyday bag includes.

B-series Standard & Vented
3 1.5 Vented
2 Standard 1.5
Super sonic, Standard & Vented
Shockwave
Rev 1
Power Blast 2-4
Blast
Rev II Standard and Custom Vented
American Series, Masterpiece
EXP for passers bye
SUL

3x120' 90#
3x85' 90#
3x85' 150"
1x75' 90#
1x85' 200#
1x60' 200#
3x50' 90#
1x60' 90#
1x30' 90#
1x20' 90"

2x B handles
1x PB handles
1x extended 18" handles (default)

small bag of parts, shock cord end caps washers & bridles
2 stakes
1 sleeve 2,3,4 wraps & race rod spares

2 turtle doves & a duckie that I got from over seas :kid_devlish:

The rest are hidden away from the world in a closet ( gotta have spares ) :kid_content:

I won't even get into the SLK's, line laundry, foils or dualies. :innocent:

OK fine Hi, my name is Jim and i'm addicted to ripstop. :wub:

Happy now LOL :sign_kitelife:
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Posted 16 September 2008 - 12:28 AM

I find it kind of interesting that most of you guys carry more then just Rev's .... having never owned a dual or any other sort of kite for that matter maybe I should be checking some of these things out ...what am I saying :confused!:

Anyway this thread is becoming a bit if a confessional so ...... "forgive me Ben its been 2 weeks since my last bag audit" ....

Eyes (vented)
SUL
B series Standard
B series Mid-Vent
B series Vented x 2
Supersonic
Supersonic Vented
Shockwave
Blast
Powerblast 2~4
Progressive stack (on pigtails so I can fly the 1 and 2 separately)

Standard handles x 2
Powerblast handles
Short handles

2x120' 90#
3x85' 90#
1x100' 150#
1x100' 200#
1x40' 90#
1x20' 90"

Spare rods including SLE and Rev 1 frame
Spares bag of endcaps, shock cord and bridles
Assorted stakes
Dog stake rig
Stacking lines for progressive power stack (22 !!)

Spare headphones
Waterproof trousers
Shooting stick

All in ('ish') a standard rev bag


I am assuming this thread will self destruct in 24hrs or in the event of family members happening across it??

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 01:24 AM

No-one has mentioned the essentials yet, so just time to get in first with:

  • Chocolate (for cooler weather of course - not so nice when it's all runny);
  • Water;
  • Sun screen - high factor for me.
As for kites - I'm just in awe of some of you guys. :ani_notworthy:

I'll settle for kites, string and nails - oh, and gloves for the SLK work.
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Posted 16 September 2008 - 01:34 AM

Wow, I only have a couple of Rev's in my bag, and some of my collection would Have JB preaching against my taste in dualies, but hey, it's not like i can get blue moon to just give me a nice kite to demo or anything man. Either use my small prism speedbag, or my monster speed bag to carry goodies. And keep the foils hidden in the backpack, unless i'm in the mood. still have two dualies that I have to send out to get fixed.

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 04:28 AM

At all times, I carry 2 pairs of 17 inch handles, (one titanium & one wrapped carbon customs) a pair of 15 blast handles, two 13-1/2" B-Series sets, a pair of aluminum and indoor handles each 14", a mini set of indoor handles 9", a pair of 10" wrapped carbon handles, a pair of TC Ultra handles, as well as several dozen sets of flying lines separately on winders.

All the handles have line-sets already on them also,
basically set-up for different conditions, street-kiting, team flying, demos, lessons, practice sets and competition sets

I carry a leatherman tool and wind-proof torch (lighter), 100# bridle line, sharpie pens, extra spars in all different configurations and a couple of dice stakes. A couple of replacement bridles and a set of spare "training wheels", assorted fittings, adhesive, vinyl tape, shock cord, end-caps, forceps and a tin box full of curiously strong Altoids Liquorice.

Kites in the main #1 bag:
2 Rev2's trained together
1 Rev1 thirteen colonies patriotic
1 Rev Supersonic Stealth (all black sail)
3 masterpiece 1.5s (Gibian, Sainz, Bazzer)
1 Rev 1.5 Custom mid-vent
2 B-Series, vented and standard
1 B-Series SUL
1 Rev indoor

1 home-built Ryvolution 1point6
1 Dunton/Taylor, SLK that flies from 30 mph to indoor equally well)
1 Lam Hoac VIP
1 Dave Ashworth Ryv 1point6 orcon indoor
1 Tirips

I'm still looking to add a Elliott Shook Mesh Revolution 1.5 in patriotic colors too!

There's a plastic tarp and lawn chair, as well as a great lunch and plenty of liquids, even the adult beverage kind probably! Naturally there's a fanny pack with some Macanudo cigars, 2 ipods, extra headphones, name tags, lighter, more sharpie pens and my competition music on a CD-Rom. A few WOW kite club promotional flyers are in there too, in case I remember to pass them out.

I roll this mess around on a golf cart with a bucket strapped into place for misc accessories that don't fit into the Rev bag. Why throw-out my back, just getting to the flying site?

I also carry 2 small orange safety cones to practice Rev Games with the club-mates and I'd feel completely naked without a Starbucks coffee mug outside of arm's reach.

A few bungie cords and tie-downs to hold everything together neatly.

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 04:32 AM

Shooting stick


Stone in Shoe Bob got tired of translating British for me and was kind enough to send me a link to the Urban Dictionary and Bob's your uncle most problems disappeared. But, shooting stick isn't in the dictionary. So ... if you please.

Cheers,
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Posted 16 September 2008 - 04:50 AM

But, shooting stick isn't in the dictionary. So ... if you please.

Cheers,
Tom

for chasing away strays :kid_devlish:
or it's neat seating device :)

SO, does no one have less than 20 foot lines in their bags (other than Mike who *just* posted) ?
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Posted 16 September 2008 - 04:50 AM

Well, there's the A bag, B bag and C bag...
In the A bag:
A selection of 1.5s in various vented and unvented styles. Including an anniversery kite and a progressive stack (2, 1.5, 1).
The new style Rev II.
Extra spars, extra handles, extra sets of 120' lines to loan out (I like to get newbies to join in a group fly).
75' lines and a a few misc lengths cut from broken line sets (12', 25', 50?)
All kites are available to loan out to anyone interested in flying them.
A few extra parts like bungies and washers.

The B and C bags carry things like a Supersonic, Blast, stack of II's, more line, some wierd handles and kites (like the quad-line pig).
More extra parts like ferrules, bridles, tape, glue, and forceps to help untie knots.

I gotta say I've almost never used the extra parts though.
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Posted 16 September 2008 - 05:18 AM

for chasing away strays :kid_devlish:
or it's neat seating device :)

SO, does no one have less than 20 foot lines in their bags (other than Mike who *just* posted) ?


Thanks Choccy ...

I started with 80 foot lines ... had to build a 120 foot set so Mike wouldn't have to keep loaning me one of his sets ... then I was talked into building a 50 foot set of lines. The 50 foot set gives a very different feel to the kite ... each kite reacts slightly differently with the 120, 80 and 50 foot line sets. Since I had some line left on the spool, I decided to build a 30 foot set ... probably should have been 25 feet ... and it also yielded a different feel to the kite. When the wind almost disappears, the short lines come out. And, since I still had a little line left over, I built a 15 foot set of lines ... unfortunately hurricane IKE has prevented me from trying them out yet. But, if past history continues, they'll yield a complimentary, but different experience.

Line sets are easy to build, the components are relatively inexpensive and the opportunity to experiment is priceless!

Cheers,
Tom

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 06:20 AM

Stone in Shoe Bob got tired of translating British for me and was kind enough to send me a link to the Urban Dictionary and Bob's your uncle most problems disappeared. But, shooting stick isn't in the dictionary. So ... if you please.

Cheers,
Tom



Sorry tom....

When I went to stay with my folks for Bristol my old man gave me an old shooting stick he had.... great bit of kit.... rolls up in my rev bag and gives you some where to 'sit' if the grass is wet etc.....

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 06:23 AM

Sorry tom....

When I went to stay with my folks for Bristol my old man gave me an old shooting stick he had.... great bit of kit.... rolls up in my rev bag and gives you some where to 'sit' if the grass is wet etc.....


Kwel ... and it looks much more comfortable than what I imagined after reading Choccy's post ...

Cheers,
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Posted 16 September 2008 - 08:35 AM

Hope to help any new flyers include my self, have sadly been sick for about 3 mouth with my bag. Finaly able to fly again

i thouth what it will bee nice to see what we all have in the bag then we go flying.

I have

2 x 80 ft -90lb
1 x 80 ft - 150lb
2 x b-series handles
1 x Sle handles
1 x ground stake

Kites:
B-Series Standart
B-Series Vented
SLE 1.5
ShockWave
Sedgewick REV I
Rev II
20th Anniversary

All packed in the my Revolutions Kitebag.


Here's what I have:
Lines
120' x 90# quad LPG
30' x 90# quad LPG
20' x 50# quad Shanti Speed
8' x 50# quad Shanti Speed
5' x 50# quad Shanti Speed

Handles
Stock B-Series handles
Stock rev 1.5 handles

Kites
Red/White/Blue std. Rev 1.5
Red/Black Vtd B-Series
Red/Black Rev Indoor
Spray painted Rev Indoor

Rods (Including what is in my kites)
1 Race Rod 1.5 set
2 4 Wrap 1.5 sets
2 3 Wrap 1.5 sets
2 3 Wrap down spars
1 Rev Indoor set
2 skinny rev Indoor rods

Other
Extra Bungee
Extra ferrule
2 sets of B-Series weights
Some extra bridal line
Old Rev Indoor end cap parts
Kite Stake (Tennis ball glued to a tent pole)

All in my Revolution bag

IT seems I have more other stuff than I do kites!

Spence "Watty" Watson

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