Thanks for your informative suggestions John, I will take your advice and make a 50 ft. line set first.
As for asking to try other peoples linesets, ....well I have been flying since July and have yet to meet another kiter, let alone Rev flier lol.
I pretty much fly and learn by myself unfortunately.
Toronto with a population of around 5 million, doesn't even have a kite store. I do all my purchases online and import from the US
Sucks!, but I have to make do.
That is is a shame. Lam Hoac was living there up until recently. I am sure he had various lines sets. If you are in contact with Lam, he might be able to place you in contact with some other local REV fliers, if they exist.
BTW Antman, I measured my rev handles and they do measure from tip to tip straight down = 12"
Measuring along the outside of the handle from tip to tip measures 13.5" So are these extended handles?
That is one good question!
I would would suggest that we measure the distance between the two lines as the come off the handles at the D-rings.
In that case the short handles that I have my hands on at the moment measure 11.5" from tip to tip and has a distance of 10" between the D-Rings.
Your handles that measures 13.5" from tip to tip, has a distance of 12" between the D-Rings.
The REV indoor carbon wrapped aluminum handles which I have, has the strings coming out the end measures 14" from tip to tip and has a distance between lines of 13.7" as a result the handle bend which is about half of the bend of all the other handles.
I don't have any original REV handles with me that are longer or shorter.
I have my self built REV handles that look like originals that measure 15.50" from tip to tip has a distance of 14" between the D-Rings. I also have a smaller bend in my handles being about half of the original. I adopted this bend from David Brittain back around 1996.
I recently made a set of very long handles measuring 20.5" from tip to tip. The lines come out the tips and measure 19.75" between lines as a result of the bend.
Unfortunately that experiment did not turn out that well. They are simply a bit tooooo long. I will cut off 2" or 3" sometime soon and test again and get my impression.