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#1 steveb

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 10:07 PM

It was a beautiful day today, but the winds were fairly strong and even a full Vent B-Series with 4 Wrap Equipped frame was a handful.

I decided to take some strain off my wrists and lines and dust off my Vented Rev II. It was a lot of fun: zippy and lightning quick turns. Terry and Gordie got their Rev IIs out too and we flew all three on our 120' x 90# lines. It was pretty cool, as they matched in colour: red/black/white, even though they were of three different generations.

It was quite a challenge trying to do our usual moves with such responsive kites. Every over-control and correction was easy to see as these kites move in that sort of wind. After a while, our brains got up to speed (most of the time) and we were able to do a lot of our routine, though a bit faster than usual.

I took a quite a few pics and got lucky a couple of times when we were able to hold them in position long enough to get the shot.

Anyhow, it was a total blast, I can't remember having so much fun or saying whoa and d'oh! so many times in one afternoon. If you haven't tried team flying with Rev IIs, give it a try, it was a really refreshing change of pace. ^_^

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 10:20 PM

A few months ago, I was able to put up a Rev II with Race rods, 50# lines and heavy brake settings...

WOW! I was really surprised at the amount of precision and control it offered. :D

Would love to have a B-II, I imagine it'd be sweet. <grin>

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#3 steveb

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 10:38 PM

Would love to have a B-II, I imagine it'd be sweet


Me too! ^_^

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 12:09 AM

Need a Ninja Rev 2 and a Ninja Rev 1 for a progressive stack. :lol:

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 12:38 AM

...and we were able to do a lot of our routine, though a bit faster than usual.

It *is* a lot of fun flying the rev IIs.... but in team it is extreme zanyness (tried it in pairs) :dizzy: :)
<more brake Choc, more brakes.> :rolleyes:

It's incredible to think you managed to fly a routine with rev 2s and take piccies! :crazy:

Well done all.
Wish I'd been there to see it. Thanks for sharing.

The more 'funsized' the kite, the greater the laughs :D

Jim> maybe if you keep wishing hard enough you'll get your progressive Ninja eyes one day ;)
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Posted 26 January 2009 - 03:44 PM

Doing a REV II with race rods indoors. It is fun kite indoors. I think it is the right size for indoors. This is a homemade light weight version 1/2 RSN and light pockets and reinforcements.

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 09:33 PM

Hi Steve-
Very cool pics!!! What a gorgeous spot to fly! Are you documenting your flights like last year?

I had to post this....

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#8 steveb

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 11:22 AM

Are you documenting your flights like last year?

Yes, I make a little note of the days I flew and the location on the calendar.
13 flying days this year, so far. ^_^




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