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#1 martijnleemans

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 01:12 AM

I hav buy rev race rods, now I wonder when I fly the rev1.5 with race rods
till which wind speed can I fly the rev.

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 01:57 AM

Hello and Welcome to the forum,,,ENJOY

Im sure The Official wind speed Rateing is 0-15mph.

Hope that helps

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 08:26 AM

I hav buy rev race rods, now I wonder when I fly the rev1.5 with race rods
till which wind speed can I fly the rev.



The way I usually judge the stress of the rods, is if the kite is pulling quite a bit or the Leading Edge is flexing more than normal, I move up to a stronger rod. If the wind is heavy enough to cause these things, then it is heavy enough to support a heavier rod set.

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 09:31 AM

I hav buy rev race rods, now I wonder when I fly the rev1.5 with race rods
till which wind speed can I fly the rev.

  • Max. 4 BFT on a Standard Rev 1.5
  • Max. 5 BFT on a Vented Rev 1.5
For best performance, swap to a stronger rod set a little before you hit these maximums.
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Posted 20 March 2009 - 09:55 AM

You will learn the limits of the race rods as you get more experienced flying the REV.
I would start by limiting the race rods to about 10 MPH(16Km/h). When the wind gets stronger, then shift to your tough SLE rods or the 4 wrap(gold labeled Revolution Equipped or silver labeled Strong) rods.
In time you can increase your personal wind range of the race rods.

Beware of wind gusts! They can pop rods earlier then expected, however you biggest danger is whacking the ground in stronger winds.

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 02:53 PM

thank you
In europe you can not buy them ( i am from holland), now i can fly when there is less wind,

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 09:43 PM

thank you
In europe you can not buy them ( i am from holland), now i can fly when there is less wind,

Martijn,
If you have not done so, ask at Vflieger Op in Den Haag.

Also in Germany contact Elliot Drachenshop at:
https://shop.elliot....rt.php?cond.php
They carry a full line of Revolution products. They are in Wesel near Duisburg in the state Nordrhein-Westfallen which borders Holland.

There is a shop in England that sells them. I think it is Kite World.

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 11:26 PM

I have bought a set for myself from Kiteworld.

http://kiteworld.co.uk/

They are very helpfull and quick, they stock a lot of revolution kit.

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 12:13 AM

I have bought a set for myself from Kiteworld.

http://kiteworld.co.uk/

They are very helpfull and quick, they stock a lot of revolution kit.

yes but you can only buy with an credit card.

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 07:12 AM

yes but you can only buy with an credit card.


Give your money to a friend or relative who has a credit card, and have your friend or relative charge it on their card. :)

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 08:32 AM

Sorry, but i think i am about to put the cat among the pigeons here.


I am sure, when Ben anounced the race rods were here, thay were not for everybody.
Now, i take that to mean, if you are a "relitively" good flyer, you will find the race rods to your advantage,if you are not, stick with regular rods, otherwise you will be bracking rods left right and centre.
I am a "relitively" good flyer, but i would buy and use EXP rods, over rece rods.

Surely we must be encouraging new flyers to buy regular rods first, and then buy race rods when thay get to be a bit better at controlling a rev.
And i have to ask; what use are race rods to a beginner.
To my mind, a beginner needs rods a bit stronger than race rods to start with; i know i did :blushing: :) .

These are My thoughts, and i may be wrong.

Derek.

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 02:51 PM

Sorry, but i think i am about to put the cat among the pigeons here.


:) I am sure, when Ben anounced the race rods were here, thay were not for everybody.
Now, i take that to mean, if you are a "relitively" good flyer, you will find the race rods to your advantage,if you are not, stick with regular rods, otherwise you will be bracking rods left right and centre.
I am a "relitively" good flyer, but i would buy and use EXP rods, over rece rods.

Surely we must be encouraging new flyers to buy regular rods first, and then buy race rods when thay get to be a bit better at controlling a rev.
And i have to ask; what use are race rods to a beginner.
To my mind, a beginner needs rods a bit stronger than race rods to start with; i know i did :blushing: :) .

These are My thoughts, and i may be wrong.

Derek.



Ya have a point mate,its also exspensive learning curve if ya snap um.Think the word APPRECIATE plays a big role here.JM makes the point very well earlier.

BRIAN...Hi Derek :) and John :)




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