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#41 big bri

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Posted 17 October 2008 - 11:24 AM

I like that revolution has come out with a high-end pro series kite. However, does anyone else feel that they have done a poor job of giving information on it? The web site says nothing about what makes it better than a standard B series. Is it designed for faster/sharper flying? How are the manufacturing methods different than standard kites? How does any of it translate in the real world to a better kite for the flyer?

Also, shouldn't these limited-production kites come with rev's limited-production race rods?

Don't get me wrong, these criticisms are meant to be more constructive than critical. I like my rev kite, and I think they could sell more of these pros if people had specific reasons to upgrade, other than their current sales pitch of: these were made by top people, so you know they have to be good.

Then again, maybe it's just me. Sorry for the rant.


Unfortunetly,i have to agree.The info is sketchy at best.Perhaps its the old marketing machine in full swing.Restricted supply.Create the demand.

My Dad always told me in the 1970s in the uk.We had a sugar shortage.It was mental.The things people did to get a bag of sugar,you just wouldnt beleive.The best part was.My Dads bestmate,[Paul].Was head of security at a very large chain of wharehouses

FULL OF SUGAR

Needless to say.The price went up and up
Supply and demand.

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Posted 17 October 2008 - 11:39 AM

Personally Ive just had my hands over my ears going LA LA LA LA ever since I knew about these.... full denial its my only hope

Have a good weekend everyone (especially Monkey and Meaghan :wub: )

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Posted 17 October 2008 - 11:48 AM

Personally Ive just had my hands over my ears going LA LA LA LA PRO PRO PRO PRO ever since I knew about these.... full denial its my only hope

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Posted 17 October 2008 - 12:37 PM

Man they're nice........and look at the Australian dollar now !@#$


The $340US becomes $494 plus freight in Australia. Quite expensive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :angry: :angry: :angry:

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Posted 17 October 2008 - 01:35 PM

The $340US becomes $494 plus freight in Australia. Quite expensive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :angry: :angry: :angry:

Hey Alex, crazy price eh!!!!!

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 01:18 AM

Does anyone know whether the white centre panel will be Icarex too? I'd want all the white panels on a "pro" spec kite to look the same in the sky.

The centre panel on the 1.5's/ B's I've had always have a different and and darker looking "white" centre panel material which detracts from their quality and aesthetic. The photo on the Products page suggests that it's the same old centre panel. But if Bazzer is spraying the logo as well on these then hopefully he's going to use white Icarex.

More info' pretty please :)

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 11:21 AM

I can't say for sure, but Willow's Pro I think looked like the same material in every panel. I wish I would have asked her to fly it. I was told there was actually a difference in how the new Pro handles compared to the B-Series. Just wish I would have been able to give it a whirl.

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 09:04 AM

Yup, white center panel fabric should match the rest of the sail. :)

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 12:03 PM

Yup, white center panel fabric should match the rest of the sail. :)


Thanks John. But looking at Steve's in his photo earlier in this thread, the centre panel is clearly darker

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 12:12 PM

Correct David, but that was one of the first ones made, with the original center panels (pre-printed)...

Speaking with Bazzer over the weekend, it's my understanding that the center panels will be standardized with the rest of the sail.

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#51 david ellison

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 11:30 PM

thanks Mr B....I may well have reached the point where further resistance to the inevitable is futile -_-

now which colour?

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 05:46 AM

Speaking with Bazzer over the weekend, it's my understanding that the center panels will be standardized with the rest of the sail.


Any further word on vented/midvented on these?

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 08:42 AM

I love this I go out to an MCSE,MCSA,Security+, and CCNA boot camp, and you guys blow this on me....

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 12:31 PM

To our Rev Family,

OK, Ok hot off the presses, some more info on the B Series Pro.
Yes to Vented, Yes to Mid-Vented, and Yes to SUL.
Unless Baz has some tricks up his sleeve, the SUL sail will have a light weight (1.5 oz Ripstop) Leading Edge, and can come with a Spectra Bridle, your choice on the bridle.
The sail itself should be the same material.

I need to have a set of B Pro's in my hot little hands to weigh them and post the differences between each model. Then of course, the weight will depend on which frame you put in it. See how this info stuff goes :kid_frustrated:

You do get a choice of Frames in this Pro Series. Race included in the choices.
A straight off savings !!! Gee- this kite is almost free, except in Australia.

The sail is made of individual panels. The lay-up and sewing with the use of Icarex exclusively makes the life span on this sail extended. This is no easy task. Keeping the sail flat and tensioned correctly is the work of an Expert.
Thank you Baz for making this possible.

My only other bit of info is-
These kites are selling. You better get in line. Get your name on the list. !!!
I need some to take to the Kite Trade Show in Destin Florida this January.
I'm already in line.

Have a great weekend in Wildwood guys and gals.

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#55 big bri

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 12:41 PM

WHAT A GAL... :wub: .....Man,i hope the bloke that has that Lady on his arm knows we all Love her so,so much.


Thanks very much Lolly,all my questions are now answered.

now to ring Antmans wife for coulor choice..lol

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 01:25 PM

now to ring Antmans wife for coulor choice..lol

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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA......LMAO

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 01:29 PM

Still can't afford them, $340 US now converts to nearly $505 Australian, plus freight. :sq-exclamation: :sq-exclamation: :sq-exclamation:

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 01:33 PM

Still can't afford them, $340 US now converts to nearly $505 Australian, plus freight. :sq-exclamation: :sq-exclamation: :sq-exclamation:



Hey Alex move to Canada, we can do it for $100 less still :kid_smartass:

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 11:14 PM

Thanks Lolly, seeing I've been totally infatuated with the Midvent and I can tell already that it will probably take over as my most used I think I'm going to go with a pro series version for the durability and the panel layout is really cool.

The fact they are made by Bazzer tells me that while Revolution puts out a quality product fact is mass production is just that, these will be crafted on a personal basis by from what I've seen to be a very thorough craftsman.

I'm looking fwd to ordering mine soon and even more so to finally having a vented kite I can fly in as low as 2-3 mph without much effort :kid_smartass:
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Posted 23 October 2008 - 12:17 AM

$340 = 210 + 42 shipping, VAT and Duty = 250 v 190 for a B. Not quite free! But I do take your point that the pro-series has a level of quality and longevity that is not in the B, so justifies a premium.

What about lead times? Is there a sail only option given many people will be thinking about replacing their B's with them, so will already have frames, endcaps and bridles

Also interested in this life thing. I know it is difficult to quantify but why exactly would a pro have a longer life than a B-series (which I understand is a top-drawer kite)?
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