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#21 MrDenny

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Posted 12 March 2007 - 03:14 PM

thats sul mr denny :lol:

MMmm no wonder I go left when I want to go right

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 04:16 AM

chuckle :P

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 02:32 PM

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 03:01 PM

I think 1.5s: SLU a SLE and a vented would be a perfect bag. Yep, that would do me for this year anyway.


I look on the "perfect size" bag as :

1 Standard sail, 1 Vented
1 2/3/4 wrap framesets

and thats pretty muhc all you'd need for any wind.

of course, I tend to haul a few more around than that.

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 03:52 PM

hey quad kit bring all those to wildwood
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Posted 13 March 2007 - 04:40 PM

I look on the "perfect size" bag as :

1 Standard sail, 1 Vented
1 2/3/4 wrap framesets

and thats pretty muhc all you'd need for any wind.

of course, I tend to haul a few more around than that.

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Don't forget an SUL sail for those very light winds.

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#27 MrDenny

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 06:36 PM

QuadKit,
I am totaly impressed! That is quite a bag! I don't think I can go quite that far just yet.
I tend to agree wigh Monkey and johnmitchell for a reasonable sized bag and that way all I need to ad is the SUL.
Looks like it's time to go shopping. :rolleyes: Thanks for the help and reassurance.

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 07:06 PM

I am just obsessed with REVs, thats all. Sometimes precision can get boring after 5 hours of continuous flying. That's why I have the trusty speed series available for low to high winds. Anything below 2mph I just get out the 1.5SUL or the UFO.

When I want the speed with more control I go with the REV II.. again available in all wind ranges. When I want the power, pull out the blast or powerblast, which btw the Powerblast will fly in little or no wind. Get it above 8mph and the divestops begin to sound like thunder!

I carry all of that in 1 REV bag and 1 prism style roll up bag. It really is a lighter load than you would think!


There is a REV for every wind condition and every mood that I am in. Ask me how many dualies I have... 1 :) Hence the name Quad KiT ;)

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 10:26 AM

I agree totally with you Quad Kit, the same goes for me. I fly out of my bag depending on the mood I am in....oh yea...the wind helps with that decision as well. On the way to my flying field I will watch the wind and start to get psyched on the kite I will be pulling out of the bag. Will it be the speed series, power series, 1.5, Rev 1, Rev II??? Maybe a couple of each. LOL

The amazing thing is how different each model Rev is from the other. Each one has their own personality which makes them unique.

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 11:43 AM

While I talk a good game with respect to travelling light, I rarely do. My "A" bag currently contains about 5 1.5s and a pair oof 1s, and a pair of IIs tied together. My B bag contains a bunch more. And then there is my C "stand" in my hall. :blink:

Pictures this weekend of the whole collection if the weather stays nice.
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#31 MrDenny

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 01:47 PM

If you pros ever get down to Florida, I guess I will just have to get better at flying. I'll never impress with my bag with you guys around. This form is costing me money! I just emailed my kite shop to see what they can get a 1.5 SUL for. It's not llisted on their web pages but I am sure they can order in the colors I wan. Is there anything I need to make sure of asking for when order? I assume I can just hook up to one of my linesets. I keep normal and blast (longer) handles sets ready to go.

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 03:24 PM

well im sad to say i only have a few revs but as always i have the masterpiece so that is the king of my bag but rest assure i will have more trust me ;)
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Posted 14 March 2007 - 06:28 PM

I definitely don't judge a man or woman by how many kites they have in their bag, thats for sure. I judge them on how willing they are to teach me something new and fly with me, because I am always looking to learn something new and fly some REVs.

Kent, I get all giddy myself on the way to the field. Which kite will I fly today? What kind of a challenge am I up for? What type of routine will I try to fly to with the iPod? All these questions come up at once. Hence the reason my wife has to drive into festivals, I have almost wrecked 3 times!

#34 antman

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 02:38 AM

quad kit i hear ya i get a spark that runs therugh me as well and lately the short line board walk flying has been it for me as long as i get a good southeast wind at 8 mph like ive been getting if we get that wind the weekend of wildwood youll have to try it with me
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Posted 15 March 2007 - 07:35 PM

Did I mention "I LOVE my new rainbow SUL?" ;)

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 05:40 AM

Mr. Denny,
I would insure you replace the SUL bride (with their standard model), as the light weight one will slip & slide out of adjustment in a very short time.

Dump the sleeving on your linesets and try out longer throw handle lengths with the SUL

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 11:49 AM

Mr. Denny,
I would insure you replace the SUL bride (with their standard model), as the light weight one will slip & slide out of adjustment in a very short time.

No need to waste your money on a new bridle. I have used successfully two methods to hold those knots in place.
1. dip the knot in hot bees wax.
2. use a tiny drop of super glue on the knot. You might think it would make the bridle brittle and it would break, but it does not.
Your choice.

Dump the sleeving on your linesets and try out longer throw handle lengths with the SUL

No need to remove the sleeving. The weight and wind resistance is not noticeable. 80/90lb lines work great, but I can not recommend super thin 50 lb lines as they definitely knot too easy by themselves thus you would be spending too much flying time undoing the knots. All you need is someone stumbling over your lines and you got a knots.
Long throw handles, go for it. I use them all the time.

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 03:33 PM

Whilst the SUL light weight bridles can slip it's not always a problem. I flew my team kite like it for months without noticing. Then some clown in my team equalised my flying lines and it was never the same again. B)

As John advises. Superglue is king. Another technique one of the guys in the team used was to tie extra overhand knots either side of the tow point knots. This also did the trick.

Better still, just take it off and then we can all fly like Lam :rolleyes: (I wish I could!)

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Posted 17 March 2007 - 06:31 AM

It's funny that the SUL bridle slips gradually and you adjust to it with your flying and don't even notice for a while. Then one day you look at the bridle and slap your forehead. :blink:
I've used knots, but I like the superglue idea and will try that next time.

I think REVflyer dumps the sleeving because he likes doing slack line tricks and 3D moves in extremely light winds. Those sleeving knots can get hung up on the kite when flying in that style. The sleeving doesn't bother me for "normal" rev flying.

I'm also in agreement with John on the 50# lines. Some folks use them, but I get too many tangles. :angry:
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Posted 17 March 2007 - 04:34 PM

well i will say that removeing the sleeveing would not be to bad for that purpose but for harder pulling lines knots are no good for the fact that they can break eazy
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