Rev II team flying?
Posted 25 January 2009 - 10:07 PM
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.
Posted 25 January 2009 - 10:20 PM
WOW! I was really surprised at the amount of precision and control it offered.
Would love to have a B-II, I imagine it'd be sweet. <grin>
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Posted 25 January 2009 - 10:38 PM
Would love to have a B-II, I imagine it'd be sweet
Posted 26 January 2009 - 12:09 AM
Posted 26 January 2009 - 12:38 AM
It *is* a lot of fun flying the rev IIs.... but in team it is extreme zanyness (tried it in pairs)
...and we were able to do a lot of our routine, though a bit faster than usual.
<more brake Choc, more brakes.>
It's incredible to think you managed to fly a routine with rev 2s and take piccies!
Well done all.
Wish I'd been there to see it. Thanks for sharing.
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Posted 26 January 2009 - 03:44 PM
Posted 26 January 2009 - 09:33 PM
Very cool pics!!! What a gorgeous spot to fly! Are you documenting your flights like last year?
I had to post this....
*** Any day flying is a good day; have a great one!
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Posted 27 January 2009 - 11:22 AM
Yes, I make a little note of the days I flew and the location on the calendar.
Are you documenting your flights like last year?
13 flying days this year, so far.
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