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#1 BAZ

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 12:10 PM

Hi All
I saw this modification to Rev handles somewhere a good while back on the forum.
anyway I thought "I LIKE THOSE A LOT !!!!!!!!"
so after much chasing about I got a fella I know to make me a prototype set up in stainless steel (handles with the black leaders on them are the stainless ones) very nice but a little heavy so had to have them drilled down the centre to lighten them up - also altered the handles in the process from 12" to 13"
The other two sets (yellow leaders) I had him make them in TITANIUM (very expensive stuff and not what you would call cost effective timewise either to make - but I'm worth it)
Titanium is very light and about 20% stronger than steel - so I am led to believe
Anyway I had him make me a standard set at 12" and the other set at 13"
I polished them at home and made the leaders up in fluorescent yellow (dyneema cored)
I think they look the PUPS NUTS and am chuffed to bits with them
VERY time consuming and expensive in material to make so not something you would do on a large scale
what do you think !
Happy New year to you all
Baz

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 12:57 PM

hi bazzeb.
nice job, they look the dogs.
all the best steve.
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Posted 28 December 2008 - 12:59 PM

Wow. looks very nice. Maybe it's just me but it looks like you attached Sterio headphone jacks on the ends! It looks very nice and very clean!

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 01:32 PM

You might be talking about THESE?
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Posted 28 December 2008 - 01:38 PM

You might be talking about THESE?


Sorry RS67Man they are not the ones that prompted me
I found the link and it was Big Bri's thread
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http://www.revkites....h...&hl=kewlest

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by the way RS67 Man those kite stakes you make are mighty fine

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 02:45 PM

Those are every nice indeed!!!!!

If you ever decide you want to part with a set because you've gone on to furhter modify them, I'd be happy to give them a new home. B)

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 03:39 PM

I fly modded Rev handles.(line comes out of the end) After all that time and trouble,,, today I got the line snagged on my watch ban :wacko: . Oh well anything can and did happen.

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 03:54 PM

its just a matter of time before everybody does clipless handles ..those clips are the only downside to the handle setup
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Posted 28 December 2008 - 06:30 PM

I fly modded Rev handles.(line comes out of the end) After all that time and trouble,,, today I got the line snagged on my watch ban :wacko: . Oh well anything can and did happen.


Lol, yea that happens to me a lot indoorsw, so I usually take my watch off and shove it in my pocket when I'm flying.

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 11:48 AM

Hi All
I saw this modification to Rev handles somewhere a good while back on the forum.
anyway I thought "I LIKE THOSE A LOT !!!!!!!!"
so after much chasing about I got a fella I know to make me a prototype set up in stainless steel (handles with the black leaders on them are the stainless ones) very nice but a little heavy so had to have them drilled down the centre to lighten them up - also altered the handles in the process from 12" to 13"
The other two sets (yellow leaders) I had him make them in TITANIUM (very expensive stuff and not what you would call cost effective timewise either to make - but I'm worth it)
Titanium is very light and about 20% stronger than steel - so I am led to believe
Anyway I had him make me a standard set at 12" and the other set at 13"
I polished them at home and made the leaders up in fluorescent yellow (dyneema cored)
I think they look the PUPS NUTS and am chuffed to bits with them
VERY time consuming and expensive in material to make so not something you would do on a large scale
what do you think !
Happy New year to you all
Baz




Very nice where did you get the foam from ?
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Posted 29 December 2008 - 12:00 PM

Very nice where did you get the foam from ?


The handles are genuine revolution handles
its just the ends where the triangles were that is cut off and inserts made
out of titanium (or stainless)

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 12:16 PM

The handles are genuine revolution handles
its just the ends where the triangles were that is cut off and inserts made
out of titanium (or stainless)



Ah yes so they are just me being dense lol :wacko:
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Posted 29 December 2008 - 12:20 PM

Very nice where did you get the foam from ?

I used EVA Foam grips from a fishing supply store on my Ti handles.
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I've tidied them up since and made better pigtails.

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 12:29 PM

hi gary.
if you are after foam for handles, go to guides n blanks.com
they are based in warwickshire.
all the best steve (pudsli)
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Posted 29 December 2008 - 12:31 PM

I used EVA Foam grips from a fishing supply store on my Ti handles.
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I've tidied them up since and made better pigtails.



I did get some Hyperlon once from e bay but it's all gone now and cant find any more. The main prob is the imp to metric conversion
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Posted 30 December 2008 - 07:12 AM

Thanks for all your comments
I like them VERY much
all the best
Baz

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 11:26 AM

Bicycle shops also have this foam.
Used them for other homemade handles.

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 03:39 PM

what would work better homade handles or handles that the kite comes with ?

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 04:52 AM

what would work better homade handles or handles that the kite comes with ?


I would say and I'm sure others would agree that the standard rev handles are very good
and many people only use these.
then there are others that make their own for whatever reason ie cosmetic,no snag versions,extended etc
and these too work very well
It all seems to boil down to the fact that you use whatever works for you !
hope this helps
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Posted 31 December 2008 - 04:59 AM

what would work better homade handles or handles that the kite comes with ?


I think the reason so many people mess around with the handles is because they can. You can do quite a lot of modifying and not effect the flight of the Rev. You can change the angle of the dangle and the length but I have noticed that the better looking and well made ones are very close the Rev originals.
Some of the handles out there are works of art. :wub:

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