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#21 steveb

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 06:39 AM

Looks like a non-rev revolution, ie a home-built, without the 'revolution' logo.

I've seen this often, people replace the sail with their own designs.
but it does look sweet! (with the applique sail, backlight).

It's a real one. It may not have been 'official', but it was made by Revolution at the Revolution shop and bought from their office. I'll see if I can get some detail pics of it.

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 07:31 AM

It's a real one. It may not have been 'official', but it was made by Revolution at the Revolution shop and bought from their office. I'll see if I can get some detail pics of it.



No worries, I'll take your word for it.

I have several Rev 2's and have seen TONS of home-made and official Rev 2's.

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 07:58 AM

I thought it was a home-made when I first saw it too, but then I got the rest of the story.
It's been taken apart, as it needs a rip in the mesh repaired, but here are a couple of close-ups:

custom_RevII_1.jpg custom_RevII_2.jpg

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 10:09 PM

I thought it was a home-made when I first saw it too, but then I got the rest of the story.
It's been taken apart, as it needs a rip in the mesh repaired, but here are a couple of close-ups:

custom_RevII_1.jpg custom_RevII_2.jpg



Who repaired the Mesh? Revolution or a skilled sewer?

I know someone with a torn Mesh near the leading edge on and 1.5 sle, and he just LOVES the colors and doesn't want to give it up, ie replace it with a new sail.

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 08:35 AM

^the mesh hasn't been repaired yet. The tear is a few inches on the other side.
That photo was just to show the sewing method and materials being the same as a factory Rev.

#26 Stephen Hoath

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 07:54 AM

Who repaired the Mesh? Revolution or a skilled sewer?



Are you suggesting that Rev are not skilled sewers? :kid_devlish: :kid_devlish: :kid_devlish:

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#27 antman

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 04:46 PM

john m i would like to know if you have heard anything else on this proto type you were talking about a year ago.. a little insight ??
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Posted 16 June 2008 - 05:07 PM

john m i would like to know if you have heard anything else on this proto type you were talking about a year ago.. a little insight ??

The only thing that ever came out of it that I assume is possibly the rods. It had special rods which I think are now the Race Rods.
The JB was such a big success that I suspect the rest is on ice for the time being. Not being a REV employee, I can only assume all of this.

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 02:42 AM

well we will have to keep our fingers crossed.. at least you got to see what it was anyway
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