However, I somehow remembered Revs again, and after some pondering, I just have to get one.
Not totally sure, but after reading here, I think I'll most likely be getting the 1.5 SLE. Thing is, I live in North Idaho, USA, and there are just literally no kite shops within 250 miles, so I'm forced to getting one online.
Is there any particular site you guys really respect/would recommend?
Justin, I've only been into Rev's since last November. After seeing what they could do at several Kite festivals I knew I had to have one. The input on this forum helped me decide on a Rev B as it had two frame sets to fly in a broader wind range. The next choice was where to buy as Coos Bay has no kite shops.
I bought my standard Rev B from Con Engels at Windstar Kites & have been very pleased with his fast shipping & after sale support. His price is very reasonable & he included a line set & free T-shirt for new customers.
Web page http://windstarkites...ionB_Series.htm
A few months ago when my beach winds stayed at 10-20 MPH I decided I had to have a vented B & I went back to Con & have been very pleased. The price is close to what you have stated you're willing to spend.
Good luck with your decision & welcome to the addiction.