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#1 deebs1596

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 10:35 PM

i've been browsing around for some new handles just for kicks so i have an idea as to what to expect when i get new handles. I came across a pair of quad handles that are 14" acrylic handles.

they apparently are TC handles and i wasnt sure if anyone out there has used them or know any information about them.

i saw the handles on [into the wind] if anyone needs the link i can add it for your convenience
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Posted 03 November 2008 - 10:40 PM

15" handles rock

http://www.thekitesh...aps/cat_37.html

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 01:24 AM

I believe these are made my HQ. I have two sets, one came with my TC ultra quad and the other with my Parastunter quad (great little soft quad kite by the way). I have tried them on my rev's and they work just fine, they don't have the line snagging triangle rings like the rev handles and you can figure 8 wrap your lines on the u shaped ends of the handles. I don't use them in high winds because I can feel them flex a little. they also have nice long pigtails.

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 05:08 AM

A nice handle w/the flying line winders built-in,
but you'll need to replace the leaders with something more appropriate. They come with leader lines that pull a semi truck!

I'd say a doubled length of 100# high test is more than sufficient.

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 08:33 AM

A nice handle w/the flying line winders built-in,
but you'll need to replace the leaders with something more appropriate. They come with leader lines that pull a semi truck!

I'd say a doubled length of 100# high test is more than sufficient.


i was thinking about just tying my personal leaders onto the existing ones, tie a knot in the existing leaders on the handles then larking the personal leaders onto the tc ones and cut the extra off and burn the ends.

im not sure if it will work or not. I started looking at these handles because of price and visual, they arent that much so i might buy them and see if they work...if not i can always modify the leaders to work for dualie handles
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Posted 04 November 2008 - 09:18 AM

I've got some alternate handles:
from Steve LaPorte's Spirit Quad:
spirit_quad_handles.jpg

A pair that I made for flying 2 dual line kites:
kite_sticks_1.jpg

I made these out of a backpack I got at a yard sale for a buck:
quadhandles.jpg
^they're about 15" across the gap

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 09:55 AM

I've got some alternate handles:
from Steve LaPorte's Spirit Quad:
spirit_quad_handles.jpg

A pair that I made for flying 2 dual line kites:
kite_sticks_1.jpg

I made these out of a backpack I got at a yard sale for a buck:
quadhandles.jpg
^they're about 15" across the gap


those spirit quad handles are both intriguing and weird at the same time. they look like they would work for a quad, but i would find them awkward to use. Im not sure if i could use them or not lol.

i remember trying to fly 2 DLK's at once on a pair of 13's and well...it didnt work out too well.
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Posted 04 November 2008 - 10:15 AM

those spirit quad handles are both intriguing and weird at the same time. they look like they would work for a quad, but i would find them awkward to use. Im not sure if i could use them or not lol.

i remember trying to fly 2 DLK's at once on a pair of 13's and well...it didnt work out too well.

The Spirit Quad handles are a bit weird. They're molded in hard plastic and the combination of sunscreen & summer heat on a non-absorbent surface gets pretty slippery. The angle feels 'off' for Revs, but they work fine for the Spirit.

I've flown dual liners with my 13" handles, but I had to off-set the leaders quite a bit:
skb_midi_zenith2.jpg

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 03:45 PM

when i tried the 2 kite flying it was one of those quick set and fly days so i didnt take the time to set it all up the way i should have... broke a spar-still need to replace it. stinger is still grounded and wounded
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Posted 04 November 2008 - 06:31 PM

I've got some alternate handles:
from Steve LaPorte's Spirit Quad:
spirit_quad_handles.jpg

A pair that I made for flying 2 dual line kites:
kite_sticks_1.jpg

I made these out of a backpack I got at a yard sale for a buck:
quadhandles.jpg
^they're about 15" across the gap

whats good about those handles ia that they dont have those stupid clips that the rev handles have witch are the biggest flaw because of the snagging they do if you are a flailing type of flier like i am.. revflier has the handle method down the best ive seen for the type of flying we do
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Posted 04 November 2008 - 06:59 PM

whats good about those handles ia that they dont have those stupid clips that the rev handles have witch are the biggest flaw because of the snagging they do if you are a flailing type of flier like i am.. revflier has the handle method down the best ive seen for the type of flying we do


i flail around once in a while, usually with me its alot of "controlled recklessness" where i do alot of snap-turns and dive-stops and the such. just started learning to do axels so was looking for something clipless and no triangle thingys on the handles...wow 'thingys' sounded real technical lol.
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Posted 04 November 2008 - 07:22 PM

i flail around once in a while, usually with me its alot of "controlled recklessness" where i do alot of snap-turns and dive-stops and the such. just started learning to do axels so was looking for something clipless and no triangle thingys on the handles...wow 'thingys' sounded real technical lol.

I've removed the triangle clips from some of my handles.
1. smooth out the inside of the tube with a round file, as there are usually sharp burrs
2. glue a length of Sky Shark P-100 with a .2400" ferrule glued inside for reinforcement
3. glue a cotter pin into the hole in the .2400
4. larks head pigtail to cotter pin
5. finish with an endcap with a hole drilled in end for pigtail
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Posted 04 November 2008 - 08:06 PM

I've removed the triangle clips from some of my handles.
1. smooth out the inside of the tube with a round file, as there are usually sharp burrs
2. glue a length of Sky Shark P-100 with a .2400" ferrule glued inside for reinforcement
3. glue a cotter pin into the hole in the .2400
4. larks head pigtail to cotter pin
5. finish with an endcap with a hole drilled in end for pigtail
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wow that looks like an advanced fix. unfortunately i dont really have the knowhow or the time between school, homework, work and family matters. I'll probably end up trying something like that and half-a**ing it and wrecking a good set of handles so i might have to take the time to sit down and do it right
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Posted 04 November 2008 - 08:46 PM

wow that looks like an advanced fix. unfortunately i dont really have the knowhow or the time between school, homework, work and family matters. I'll probably end up trying something like that and half-a**ing it and wrecking a good set of handles so i might have to take the time to sit down and do it right

I was doing 2 things at once with the mod in those pics- lengthening some old pairs of 10" handles and eliminating the clips.

If you already have 13" handles and just want to get rid of the clips, you can find a wall anchor of the size to fit inside the handle's tube. Apply a bit of glue for added security and tighten the screw down and larkshead the pigtail to the screw, finish with endcap.

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 08:59 PM

ohh ok that explains the added length- i thought u were extending a pair of 13's. i was kind of looking for a low tech way to go clipless...

what if i cut the triangle clips at the outermost point where lines usually sit and heat/bent them around the handles, then smooth the ends of the handles under the endcaps and larkshead my lines to the clip inside... any idea if that would work?
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Posted 04 November 2008 - 09:19 PM

I have tried all kinds of quad handles over the years. I still keep coming back to the originals.
I guess it is the feel of the grips.

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 09:24 PM

so i guess its a process of trial and error?
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Posted 05 November 2008 - 05:44 AM

Handle selection certainly is to me!
I have a whole bunch of handles, some are long and some short, some steel, some aluminum, some wrapped graphite, some are plexiglass even a titanium pair. They serve different purposes, but I have a "favorite pair" for fun flying and another pair for competition.

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 08:08 PM

i would suspect some flex because of the acrylic so i would use them for light to moderate winds...anything over 20 i'd probably change over to 13's.

just curious as to everyone's thoughts about them...was looking for something clipless and also that i could wind a lineset right onto them
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Posted 07 November 2008 - 04:14 AM

the TC Handles have a different feel to them, the grip portion is pretty thick,
but my hands aren't the size of Sam Ritter's either!




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