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#21 clrizz

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Posted 18 January 2007 - 07:04 PM

Has anyone mentioned maybe including some of the more difficult STACK figures?

And maybe some tips on flying in these choppy midwest winds! :wink:

I like the idea of slack line tricks with a rev, I was just excited to do flic flacs, I am now struggling through axels. Can do them once in a while, but not consistently...yet!
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Posted 18 January 2007 - 07:25 PM

Good idea, I hadn't thought of it... I can include a half dozen or so of the compulsories, from easy to difficult.

As for slack line... I've been able to do the axel, a 720, flic flac, falling leaf and a lazy susan. ;)

I'll be sure to include all of these.

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 05:12 AM

John, it just occured to me that very little is ever said about care of the kite.  Whilst we all have our own little ways :oops:   there are deffinately ways of prolonging the life of your kite.  
Not leaving in the sun all day.
washing off salt water after use.
check the bungees for wear every now and then.
Rotate the spar positions every now and then.
Keeping a few spares in the bag
dry the kite before putting it away for any extended period
etc and so forth

Does anyone else do anything extra

Maybe rev should market a "spares kit"
A branded hand towel etc.  think of the marketing opportunities!

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 06:09 PM

dont forgrt keeping an eve on the top screen wear i let mine go to long and now im down a kite :(
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Posted 19 January 2007 - 06:40 PM

Has anyone mentioned maybe including some of the more difficult STACK figures?

Actually, they aren't the STACK figures.
They are the IRBC figures or more correctly the ISK Compulsories. AJSKA, AKA and STACK worked together to create these compulsories through their combined committee, the IRBC.

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 08:35 PM

IRBC? I'm still learning all these acronyms :oops:
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Posted 19 January 2007 - 11:13 PM

IRBC? I'm still learning all these acronyms :oops:

IRBC stands for International Rules Book Committee
ISK stands for International Sport Kite
For more information and the publications, please look at:
http://www.worldsportkite.com/irbc.htm

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 08:36 PM

Additional suggestions noted. ;)

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 04:49 AM

A great idea, I hope with impatience, that video.

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 01:51 PM

Hey John, I think that Paolo's video has a superb visual combination of kite and flyier at the same time!!

http://digilander.li...aolo_ceresa.htm

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 02:05 PM

another good idea should be a good close up on hand movements to show when to make the moves needed to do a trick a slow motion would also help. anyone here who has seen dodd gross flight school will know what im talking about
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Posted 13 February 2007 - 10:30 AM

How about this:

1. Inverted sideslide with rocking pendulum motion.
2. tip stand to tip stand with 360 spin in between.
3. Reverse flight full circle
4. Bicylcling
5. Tips on Line legths and adjustments.

My 2 cents worth ;)

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 07:44 PM

Thanks Stryker. ;)

1, no... If a fliers learns the fundamentals we'll be teaching, they'll figure that out on their own.
2, no... Same reason.
3, yes... Already planned.
4, yes... Already planned.
5, yes... Line lengths (pros & cons), plus handle adjustments.

We already have an immense flow chart for the content... It's the most thorough thing ever produced for Rev flying, should stand the test of time for 15-20 years, not counting new tricks... Actual flight ability will be well covered.

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#34 Ian Rev Addict

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Posted 14 February 2007 - 03:09 PM

Hey John,

By the time you've added all these suggestions you'll be needing a bigger dvd to put it on. :lol:

My suggestion: Use a dual layer 8.5GB dvd, loads of space for detailed videos etc. ;)
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Posted 15 February 2007 - 12:08 AM

Yes, you should see the spreadsheet I'm working from! :lol:

It will be a big one, when all is said and done.

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 12:44 AM

Hey family its only something like 12:30 at night. I don't have the words to explain what has been unfolding the last couple of days.

For all the family that would like the inside scoop on the video work of the new B- series, I personally guarantee we got some video work that will leave you with your jaw on the ground.

Shortly after playing around oh working for almost another 11 hours straight in the field . John and I got some dinner and decided to celebrate the big V-day iQuad style. We took the B- series out for a night on the town for some street kiting. As it sits right now I'm in a sensory overload from it. Definitely everything we could have dreamed for and I gotta say we got a whole lot more footage for you. The buildings in some night sky, water, OH wait I guess you'll just have to see the video of the B series your self in the streets of San Diego. :rolleyes:

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 12:59 AM

Todd hit it right on the head...

Our night of street kiting on the downtown/wharf streets of San Diego was awe inspiring, to say the least... Fountains, illuminated stairs, palm trees and spotlights... Kites, flying and fun, oh my. My lord, what a great Valentine's Day. :wub:

As Todd mentioned, we have a whole mess of excellent footage which will likely appear on Rev's web site, the iQuad web site and the B-Series DVD.

The DVD stuff we got today wasn't professional on my end per se, since I'm just plain uncomfortable giving a speech of any kind. I much prefer standing next to someone, talking about the kite with them, and exchanging a more personal kind of instruction... However, I'd like to think fliers will find a thing or two of use, and that they are simple, key skills which can help give anyone the ability to fully control a Rev.

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 02:23 PM

well it will help me get a little better at at my flying mabil hopefull ill learn something new from the dvd that i can share with other fliers in my area too
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Posted 18 February 2007 - 07:40 PM

For 2 cents (a buck?) worth, please don't forget the absolute basic intro stuff from the original footage that Joe did. To name some:

Launching
Landing
Practicing the "clock" - i.e. 6 to 12, 12 to 6, up to 1, down to 6, up to 2, down to 6, etc. etc.
Rolling an inverted kite on the ground
Inverted take off
Whatever else I've forgotten from the brochure that comes with the kite.

Reason for inclusion? Introducing people to quads who need the absolute beginning ability to control the kite. From the kite retailer standpoint, it is essential to demystify the quad lines, initially, enough that they can keep the kite in the air. Then stand back and watch your newbie flyer grin from ear to ear. Their next question will be "what else can I do?" That's where the rest of your abilities come into play, John. Gives the newbie a reference to return to when they don't fly often.

Help me get them flying first, DVD loop running continuously during store hours, then all of the more advanced info - which I need to see, Rookie that I am :):)

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Posted 18 February 2007 - 08:40 PM

We'll be including the original DVD with the kite, along with supplemental B-Series footage.

So, fliers will have access to the original instructions, plus some more advanced follow up lessons.

I'm doing most of the editing tonight... Here's some of what you can expect:
  • Introduction to the B-Series by Joe Hadzicki.
  • Introduction to the kite and it's unique features, by yours truly.
  • Kite assembly, and how to properly manage your lines during set up.
  • Handles & tuning with the adjustable knots.
  • Hover in all orientations.
  • Bicycle rotations (no loss in altitude).
  • 1/4 turn clockwork principles.
  • Rev axel.
  • Proper tear down of kite and lines.
Along with this, some hot footage of in-water flying, multiple axels, the falling leaf, dogstaking and some of my general free flying.

Bear in mind, this DVD isn't the "end all" in tutorials... It's just meant to give fliers the next tools they need after Joe's original.

Over the next year, we'll be working on the full meal deal, a full "boot camp" in advanced Rev flying.

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