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#21 awindofchange

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 10:39 AM

Crunchie,
The sail material and your most frequently used locations should be considered,
as well as the skills of the pilot.

All the masterpiece kites to date have been created out of nylon. A vented masterpiece model is highly unusual as well.


Actually, not all of the Masterpiece kites were made out of nylon, there were a couple that were made out of Poly and even Icarex. The Martin Lester is one of those that is made out Icarex. There were a couple others but I will have to look to see which ones. I believe the Elliot Shook revs are poly. the 20th Anniversary Rev Masterpieces are a mix of Poly and Icarex.

Most masterpiece are nylon and only a few of those were available as vented.

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 10:42 AM

Well, if nothing else regarding the Bazzer Eyes........
Of all my kites, my vented eyes always elicits the most comments form onlookers.


That kite is a freak of nature, I'm thinking it's a 1 of a kind but i'll find out the day I get one ;)
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Posted 07 May 2009 - 11:14 AM

Crunchie.....where are you located???
How far is that from Elmer, NJ??????????
Melanie in Tennessee

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 11:44 AM

I'm getting off topic... but... is sand a problem when crashing? I mean, its pretty abrasive. Does anyone have any experience with crashing rev's in the sand? Does it considerable increase the risk of a tear along the crash surface?


Hi Crunchie-
Welcome to the family.
I fly probably 75% of the time at the beach. Honestly, I haven't found the sand to be an issue regarding damage to the sail. I do have problems (with one kite, mostly) of sand getting in the endcaps and then having a difficult time removing it at the end of the day. Flying on pavement, concrete or rocky areas would probably cause the most problems, especially for a new pilot. If you can start out in the sand or grass, you will limit the "injury" to your sail, until you gain the control and then this won't be an issue.
Good luck and have fun.
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Posted 07 May 2009 - 11:57 AM

Melanie :

I'm pretty far out, Montreal Canada that is. I don't know what you had in mind but unless its to sell a used/new rev I don't think I'll be in NJ anytime soon.

Crunchie

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 12:08 PM

I think Dominic from this forum is in Montreal, super nice guy.

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 03:42 PM

Hi Crunchie-
Welcome to the family.
I fly probably 75% of the time at the beach. Honestly, I haven't found the sand to be an issue regarding damage to the sail. I do have problems (with one kite, mostly) of sand getting in the endcaps and then having a difficult time removing it at the end of the day. Flying on pavement, concrete or rocky areas would probably cause the most problems, especially for a new pilot. If you can start out in the sand or grass, you will limit the "injury" to your sail, until you gain the control and then this won't be an issue.
Good luck and have fun.


Laura,I'll pass along a tip I got from two other Rev flyers as to stuck end caps , use either a finishing nail or a small screw driver that is smaller diameter than the opening in the end cap(careful not to snag the bungie with these) to provide some leverage to gently rotate and remove the stuck cap(s). I've used this myself on several kites at Ocean City with good results. I've started carrying a samll screwdriver in my rev bag for just this use.
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Posted 07 May 2009 - 04:44 PM

Using a "peanut butter jar" grip on both spar and cap, I've not yet run into a cap I couldn't remove by hand...

And I fly in the WORST places for sand, rocks and dirt.

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 05:04 PM

Using a "peanut butter jar" grip on both spar and cap, I've not yet run into a cap I couldn't remove by hand...

And I fly in the WORST places for sand, rocks and dirt.



Hi John-
Now why didn't I think of that!!! I swear by that thing... in the house!!!
Oddly, seems like my vented B gives me the biggest headaches .... until now ;) . Looks like the sand has met it's match!
Thanks.

Dave...
Thanks for the suggestion.... I'm going with the grip thing...
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Posted 07 May 2009 - 09:03 PM

Actually, I was being figurative... Referring to the grip I use, my hand position.

No addons, just skin on kite, the way I like it. *wink-wink*

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 10:15 PM

No addons, just skin on kite, the way I like it. *wink-wink*

please try and remember the time differences john. Some if us are trying to eat breakfast. Yuch!
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Posted 07 May 2009 - 10:27 PM

Hello, and welcome to the forum Crunchie

Looking for a Revolution B that looks good I would recomend a Revolution B "Night"
found here http://www.awindofch...tegory_Code=rev

Also some will say crashing in grass is softer than in sand, and when flying on the beach you must rember to take your spars out of the leading edge, and shake out all the sand to prevent damage to the fabric.

When flying your first Revolution it's a good idea to find others who fly in your area to give you some pointers.

Have fun, and welcome to the darkside. :big_starwars:
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Posted 08 May 2009 - 12:23 AM

sand has a habit of making it difficult to pull apart the LE in my experience.
Not sure why it is going all the way inside :confused!:
Personally I wouldn't fly a masterpiece with sand around. [IMHO]
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Posted 08 May 2009 - 01:21 AM

sand has a habit of making it difficult to pull apart the LE in my experience.
Not sure why it is going all the way inside :confused!:
Personally I wouldn't fly a masterpiece with sand around. [IMHO]


Respectfully.........All Revs are masterpieces..(wink wink) but with respect to the "masterpiece series" some people are ONLY able to fly on the beach (wish I lived at the beach) regardless of what they own so it's their only option. I've always opined that masterpiece or not, these kites are made to be flown, not framed on a wall. Granted there are times I won't fly one cos the i may not trust all the various flyers nearby but ya gotta fly those babys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They weren't made to sit arouns and collect dust.

"Cya in the Sand!....."

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 01:27 AM

I've always opined that masterpiece or not, these kites are made to be flown, not framed on a wall. Granted there are times I won't fly one cos the i may not trust all the various flyers nearby but ya gotta fly those babys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They weren't made to sit arouns and collect dust.

Definitely. No point keeping them hidden in a dark bag. I only have the one, but it only shows off its true colours when its set against the sky on a sunny beach.
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Posted 08 May 2009 - 09:10 AM

Definitely. No point keeping them hidden in a dark bag. I only have the one, but it only shows off its true colours when its set against the sky on a sunny beach.

Once again, as I have said B4, watch out for the worm poo, specially while flying a masterpiece ;-)

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 09:26 AM

Once again, as I have said B4, watch out for the....

....cages...

but I can't figure out if this is to keep the public safe from the flyers or
to keep those milliodes of fans from crushing you flyers on the worm infested sands ;) :innocent:

[sorry Crunchie, I'm just having that "Friday Crunchie feeling" ;) ]
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Posted 08 May 2009 - 11:08 AM

Once again, as I have said B4, watch out for the worm poo, specially while flying a masterpiece ;-)

Indeed. Sticky stuff that sea-worm poo.
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