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#1 Kitelife

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 06:38 PM

Just to get the fires burning in your wallets... I'm coming out with a new branded product in conjunction with Rev at the KTAI show in Albuqurque, January 24-28!

I'll be there, doing daily updates to the site as we do every year... Stop by the site for news, as it's released!

If you were shopping for a new Rev, that will be the time to order it from your local shop. ;)

With luck, we'll have a review on it in the February 1st issue of Kitelife as well.

That's all the information that's available until after the KTAI show, so don't ask... But it'll be worth the wait.

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#2 antman

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 05:26 PM

im ready for it bring it on  :D
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Posted 07 January 2007 - 01:22 PM

cant wait to see it!
If only there was some wind...

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 04:46 PM

AW MAN.......

OK, the 25th it is.....

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 12:10 PM

You got my attention!   :wink:
I have put my SS order on hold  :)

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 04:02 PM

well striker i hope you get it soon
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Posted 14 January 2007 - 04:42 PM

I Intend to.
I should get my new SUL sometime mid Feb, by that time I will have seen what new kites Rev has to offer, then make a decision to get the New or SS for March (I buy 1 kite a month  :) )
Whatever the decission, I will still get the SS anyway (probably vented)
Untill then, I am excited to see the new kites.

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 06:58 PM

put a 2 wrap le in your 1.5 sle and learn to hover it youll be amazed how light of a wind you can fly in also use 30 foot lines and 13 inch handles
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Posted 14 January 2007 - 07:47 PM

I will certaily swap my frames between my kites and experiment for sure!
I have and old lineset, which I am going to divide to make a short line set.  I made a post ealier to find out what line length was suitable for short.  The consensus was between 25 and 30 feet.

Beleive it or not, I only have one set of handles that a bought with my 1st. Rev 1.5 back in July and they are 12".
I think I might just get a set of extended handles.

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 06:52 AM

i dont know if you ever flew with short lines before but if you didnt the kite will fly much faster in a breeze in the light winds 2 to 5 mph its so much eazier to keep the kite flying 30 foot lines work the best
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Posted 15 January 2007 - 07:20 AM

No, I have not flown with short lines. I have only flown on 85 ft. lines thus far.
I am looking forward to making a short line set, in fact I am going to make 2.  One at 30 feet and one at 20 feet.

Now all I need are extended handles.  I have the 12" handles that came with my 1.5

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 08:11 AM

i dont know if you ever flew with short lines before but if you didnt the kite will fly much faster in a breeze in the light winds 2 to 5 mph its so much eazier to keep the kite flying 30 foot lines work the best

I would disagree with this Ant... On short lines, I feel like I've always got to keep the kite moving... On long lines, I can "row" the kite through the sky, and soar on the light breezes with more ease. ;)

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 11:10 AM

Going to, too short of lines 20ft(6mtr) or 30ft(9mtr) almost eliminates the possibility of floating on light breezes as John B says.
I would suggest instead of creating a 20 and 30 foot set, to create a 50 foot set first and try that out.
Line weight is also a factor to consider. In general I fly with 90 or 100lb (40Kg) lines in most winds with a single REV. With a Blast series or trains of REVs in stronger winds I user heavier lines. In very light winds, I tend to use either shorter 90lb lines, rarely less then 50ft in length or lighter lines at longer lengths.
However, everyone has their own preference. You will need to find what yours is. You might try borrowing different lines from friends if they have different line sets.

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 11:21 AM

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.

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?

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 12:41 PM

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.

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 01:20 PM

Thanks I will try and get hold of Lam Hoac, much appreciated.
Thanks to you, I have identified my handles as extended ones  :)
In the meantime I continue to practice and fly as often as possible  :)

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 03:38 PM

john i to have noticed this but ive also learned to hover the kite with shorter lines better then longer sounds strange but for some reason i have done it that way for a long time i can hover wih all lengths now but back when i was learning that was the best way i got it down but i guess everybody is diffrent :D
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Posted 16 January 2007 - 07:24 AM

FYI, you can reach Lam through his web site...

http://www.skysportdesign.com

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 08:16 AM

Thanks John, much appreciated  :)

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 11:56 AM

So I saw a little teaser at Kitelife do we get to hear more about the B-Series today?
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