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#1 dave b

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Posted 25 November 2006 - 02:39 PM

Hi All,

First post on the forum, just got to say what a great site with loads of great info.
Sorry if this question has been asked before but a few of us are getting together to do some team flying, the question is what is the preferred kite for team flying, rev 1 or rev 1.5

Thanks for any advice
Dave.

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Posted 25 November 2006 - 05:32 PM

Sorry if this question has been asked before but a few of us are getting together to do some team flying, the question is what is the preferred kite for team flying, rev 1 or rev 1.5

Thanks for any advice
Dave.


Hi Dave,

I would recommend the 1.5 (full sail, vented, whatever the wind dictates) on 120' lines... it's a great kite for team flying and with 120' lines you have a lot more window to play with. Let us know how it goes... I'm just getting into team flying here too.

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Posted 25 November 2006 - 09:28 PM

I'm with Orion... The 1.5 is far more versatile, and faster in a pinch (but controllable).

The other factor, the Rev 1 has so much sail, it can get to be a bit much for team flying in bigger winds... Especially in the hands of "non-pro" fliers.

All in all, a vented 1.5 in it's right wind is the best, hands down.

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Posted 26 November 2006 - 10:35 AM

i like the rev 1 vented or the 1.5 std those 2 are my most used out of my bag
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Posted 26 November 2006 - 12:58 PM

Hi Dave,

where in the UK do you fly?

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Posted 27 November 2006 - 01:43 PM

Hi Woody,

I'm in the northwest, my two main flying sites are Beacon country park near parbold or ainsdale beach southport.

Where about are yourself ?

Dave

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Posted 27 November 2006 - 01:59 PM

Hi Dave,
Bedfordshire - Dunstable Downs

Bit too far too meet up :(

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Posted 01 December 2006 - 01:50 PM

Hi Dave, the Rev 1.5 is the only choice for team flying.

Probably.....

Seriously though, go with whatever you have.  Each kite has it's own forte.  I have yet to see a team in the UK use the speed series kites though.  That would be something to see.

If you need any tips on how to get started, let me know.  Woody is also a very good team flier but far too modest to mention it.  There is a strong rev team scene in Europe so get in there and have a go.

p.s. don't tell everyone how much fun it is, we're trying to make it look difficult!

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Posted 01 December 2006 - 02:53 PM

Cheers guys thanks for all the advice, Rev 1.5's it is then. We are only just starting the team flying, there are 4 of us at the moment & we hope to have a routine ready for the festival season next year.

Once again thanks for all the advice,
Dave.

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Posted 02 March 2007 - 09:29 PM

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QUOTE(dave b @ Nov 25 2006, 10:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi All,

First post on the forum, just got to say what a great site with loads of great info.
Sorry if this question has been asked before but a few of us are getting together to do some team flying, the question is what is the preferred kite for team flying, rev 1 or rev 1.5

Thanks for any advice
Dave.[/quote]


I have never done a team fly thing... but I have flown the 1.5 and 1... and I think the 1.5 would be best for this because it is just easier to control so there would be a smaller chance of collisions.

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