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Posted 21 November 2006 - 04:04 AM

At 50 years old I've rekindled a passion for kites I had when I was a boy and the bug has certainly bitten hard.  In looking for which type of kite I'll eventually end up favouring I've purchased and regularly fly a few dual line kites - R-Sky Frenezy (Freestyle dual line), Prism Mirage.  Foil kites I have are an Ozone IMP 2M and a couple of Flexifoil Super 10's.  A large, slow flying precision kite is coming.

I only have experience with dual line kites, none with a 4 line.  Having seen a few videos of the Revolution kites I'm keen to purchase one.  The kites I already have may be having an extended break.

After reading opinions in this forum about which Revolution would be the most suitable to start off on it seems that the 1.5 SLE is the way to go.

I live near Perth, Western Australia where from late morning onwards the winds from the Indian Ocean are usually quite fresh.

I think the SLE will give me more of a usable wind range, but I intend purchasing a spar from an EXP to give me a bit more flexibilty in the lower wind range.

Are there any down sides to starting on an SLE compared to the EXP?

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Posted 21 November 2006 - 04:13 AM

The only downside I'm aware of is the fact that the SLE rod is heavier and requires a little more wind... However, you can order an additional 3 wrap leading edge (LE) for those lighter wind days.

If the Rev bug bites hard, then you'll want to get a vented and SUL as well... But start with the SLE, and again, I'd recommend an additional 3 wrap LE. ;)

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Posted 21 November 2006 - 05:17 AM

Thanks for the advice.  A 1.5 SLE it is.  

Specialist (quality) kite retailers are a bit of a rarity here on the west coast.  The kite shop that I usually do business with is in Brisbane, Queensland, on the opposite side of the country.  They don't appear to have any replacement spars in stock, but I'll get them onto it.  Hopefully they'll have one in by next week.

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Posted 21 November 2006 - 12:16 PM

Great news, let us know how it goes eh?

We're here to help. ;)

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 01:24 AM

Turns out they do have an EXP spar, so that an a new 1.5 SLE will be heading my way next week.  Just in time for my five week break from work.  Will keep you posted on the progress.

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 08:45 AM

You could ask the shop if they have any down rods(spars) for the SLE. They are as far as I know the same as the EXP rods. You would need three of them plus two inner ferrules to connect them together.

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 11:40 AM

the r sky you have is a great kite
GOD PUT ME HERE. TO ENJOY THE WINDS

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Posted 04 December 2006 - 03:33 PM

There's been a delay in the arrival of my 1.5 SLE - lack of money - but it's finally on the way and should be here any day now.  Not a lot of these in Australia - settled on the red, orange, mustard and yellow.  I've ordered a set of EXP spars as well.

Seeing as I'm a novice at these things would it be prudent for me to learn the basics with the EXP spars fitted first, or go with the the standard SLE spar and change them around to suit different wind conditions??

You're right Antman, the Frenezy Evolution is a good kite and is obviously capable of performing better than it operator.

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 12:51 PM

Just change the spars for different wind conditions.




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