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#1 grd750

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Posted 18 January 2007 - 02:54 PM

I thinking of buying a used all fabric 1.5 SLE from about 1998.  Has there been any significant changes to the kite other then the use of mylar in the sail?
Is there any site that show the colors for the various years?  This kite is blue, pink and black top to bottom.

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Posted 18 January 2007 - 07:46 PM

Any chance of a photo? ;)

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#3 grd750

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Posted 18 January 2007 - 09:19 PM

http://www.kite-clas...bric_model.html

Probablly will buy it unless I hear something really negative.

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 03:43 PM

I like my all cloth 1.5  :D

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 06:12 PM

thats a nice color fo the kite why dont they make the all cloth version anymore????
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Posted 19 January 2007 - 06:42 PM

thats a nice color fo the kite why dont they make the all cloth version anymore????

I heard a rumor that mylar is on the way out, at least for the REV 1.5.

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 07:11 PM

thats a nice color fo the kite why dont they make the all cloth version anymore????

I heard a rumor that mylar is on the way out, at least for the REV 1.5.

So everyone knows for sure the mylar is out on the new 1.5s, and I did this because I try to listen to the people that matter, you the fliers. I will continue to listen and do my best by you.......Ben

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 08:37 PM

Yeah, great news Ben... Never liked the mylar, glad to see Rev going back to all fabric. ;)

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 10:26 AM

On a practicle front, the all cloth kites are much more forgiving in bumpy winds (are there any other types!)

As a competition flyer that makes a real difference.  We prefer to not to have icarex in our vented kites for this reason.  Most of the time if it is strong enough for vents, the wind is also a bit choppy.  The ripstop acts as a sought of shock absorber.  When it comes to flying straight lines, I need all the help I can get.

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 10:30 AM

Oh yes Stephen, I remember Berck...

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Hehehehe, nudge, nudge, wink.

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 10:39 AM

"it is too "up", its the Canadian spelling"

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 12:01 PM

ben the all cloth rev 1.5 should be the way to go im not a big fan of the mylar the all clothe flies so much better
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