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#1 flyinken

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 09:16 AM

How does everyone do set up?
I'm used to dual lines where I put in a stake.
Place the line straps around the spike. Let the line out, asemble kite, attach kite........
I don't see spike loops on Rev handles.
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Posted 11 April 2009 - 09:42 AM

Line management...
http://kitelife.com/...55/revisions55/

Hope that helps. ;)

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 10:54 AM

How does everyone do set up?
I'm used to dual lines where I put in a stake.
Place the line straps around the spike. Let the line out, asemble kite, attach kite........
I don't see spike loops on Rev handles.
Thanks

Ken

There's several ways. I don't even do things the same order every time.

You can do essentially the same thing you do with duals...just attach the lines to the handles and then stake the handles. Let the hanles themselves be your stake loops. Unwind down to the kite end and assemble the kite and attach the lines.

Sometimes I attach to the kite first, and unwind to the handle end and attach the handles.

When I'm done, I'll usually disconnect the kite ends, tie the lefts and rights together, pack up the kite, then walk to the handles, disconnect and wind up from there.
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Posted 11 April 2009 - 11:32 AM

Line management...
http://kitelife.com/...55/revisions55/

Hope that helps. ;)


Thanks, T had printed this out for me.( with Davids permission)
I guess I should have read it more throughly. ( while not driving home) :blushing:

Thanks Jeff

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 01:00 PM

Key items, set the kite upside down (flying into the ground) with the handles staked at the top (so the kite wants to fly forward - or again, into the ground). ;)

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 01:56 PM

Hi Ken-
Welcome to the Dark Side.
Here's a photo of exactly what John was saying.
Good luck and have fun.


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Posted 11 April 2009 - 02:01 PM

Awesome example Laura, that photo even shows the two ways to set your handles...

Both together (two on the left), or split (set on the right). ;)

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 03:20 PM

Yep, that is a stunning example of how to stake a Rev, those stakes sure are purdy...... :kewlpics: ;)
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Posted 11 April 2009 - 03:25 PM

Yep, that is a stunning example of how to stake a Rev, those stakes sure are purdy...... :kewlpics: ;)


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Posted 11 April 2009 - 04:12 PM

Awesome example Laura, that photo even shows the two ways to set your handles...

Both together (two on the left), or split (set on the right). ;)


Love that shot. Seems like so long ago.......

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 10:00 PM

LOOK AT THAT SKYLINE! I just sooooo have to fly with that as the backdrop!

(Wanders off thinking about how he can wangle a business trip to NYC before may 10)
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Posted 12 April 2009 - 03:57 AM

LOOK AT THAT SKYLINE! I just sooooo have to fly with that as the backdrop!

(Wanders off thinking about how he can wangle a business trip to NYC before may 10)


Bring it on Jeremy!!!!!!
Bri & Deb did it, albeit it was absolutely freezing!!!!!
We would love to have you for some spring/summer/fall flying by Lady Liberty and NYC.

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 06:36 AM

Bring it on Jeremy!!!!!!
Bri & Deb did it, albeit it was absolutely freezing!!!!!
We would love to have you for some spring/summer/fall flying by Lady Liberty and NYC.



Absolutely Jeremy. Bring it on, and we'll turn out for you too!!!!

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 10:53 AM

Thanks for the picture Laura. Pictures make it a lot easier.
Thanks John for the advice, having the kite pointing down had not occured to me, :doh:
Laura's picture brings up an idea. Photo contest?

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 01:53 PM

Here's another shot of staked out handles.
This may not be the recommended way though.

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 02:40 PM

ROFL

SO much fun Mike, brings back great memories. :D

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 12:08 AM

Seeing that picture reminds me, I am fairly sure the Dec's use one stake between them. Noticed it at Portsmouth.

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 02:59 AM

Seeing that picture reminds me, I am fairly sure the Dec's use one stake between them. Noticed it at Portsmouth.


The dog stake with multiple clips attached? It is not very convenient to carry about on the flying field but we have used it for years!

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 10:04 AM

The temptation to pull that ground stake is on a par with the temptation I get when I walk past a slab of freshly layed cement. :)

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 10:28 AM

Thanks for the picture Laura. Pictures make it a lot easier.
Thanks John for the advice, having the kite pointing down had not occured to me, :doh:
Laura's picture brings up an idea. Photo contest?

Ken


Glad I could help, Ken.


Hi Mike-
How's everything going? Thank god it's finally starting to thaw!!!
Great shot. That looked like a lot of fun!!!!
See you in a couple weeks.
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