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#21 Windbag

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 07:02 PM

Hey all.

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?

Thanks much.


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. B)
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Posted 03 June 2009 - 02:40 AM

Wow guys. Lots of text, and I don't have time to reply to it all individually... :D
Still, basically, what I'm gathering is for now I should go with a 1.5 3 wrap, Laser Pro lines. I don't feel the need to spring for a B right now, as I don't REALLY see myself getting another sail/whatever in the next time at all. It would be at least 1.5 or 2 years, so...
So for now, is this what I want, assuming I choose the "Standard" rod insted of the SLE?

http://www.awindofch...tegory_Code=rev
Also, is it a yes or no on the vented? I'll say that when have wind, it's usually pretty consistent and over about 5 mph or so.


Thanks again guys. Again, no time to respond individually, but I read it all, and took it into consideration. I agree about the EXP, seems a little too low end for me, when the performance/cost change is so dramatic in the next step up, apparently.

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 03:28 AM

Still, basically, what I'm gathering is for now I should go with a 1.5 3 wrap, Laser Pro lines. I don't feel the need to spring for a B right now, as I don't REALLY see myself getting another sail/whatever in the next time at all. It would be at least 1.5 or 2 years, so...



You need to bookmark this particular post for yourself and revisit it a year from now. You'll laugh. Seriously! I can recall saying nearly the exact same thing myself 2 years ago. Revs are like doritos, you can't have just one.

On the Vented: If you fly inland, usually that means winds are light... so go with a full sail or midvent. If you live in a windy place with 10-15mph being the lower end of your winds...I'd go with a vented. Looks like you found the right place to purchase from. :)

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 05:44 AM

You need to bookmark this particular post for yourself and revisit it a year from now. You'll laugh. Seriously! I can recall saying nearly the exact same thing myself 2 years ago. Revs are like doritos, you can't have just one.

On the Vented: If you fly inland, usually that means winds are light... so go with a full sail or midvent. If you live in a windy place with 10-15mph being the lower end of your winds...I'd go with a vented. Looks like you found the right place to purchase from. :)

Giggle. Just 9 short months and 4 revs ago.....
And saving for yet another...

Word of warning (or is it encouragement? :-). Don't team fly with others. Then it *really* gets addicting.

#25 Jeepster

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 07:01 AM

First touched quad handles one ago year last Saturday. That's seven Revs ago. And, I only wanted one!!!

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 07:25 AM

Yup, it is a addiction. I have been flying for just under a year, and I have four. The only thing that has kept me from acquiring more is lack of funds. It is so bad, I have even played with the idea of selling the old Camaro......

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 10:05 AM

Just one? But what would I put in all those empty sleeves in the Rev bag I wasn't gonna buy :blink:

Edited by kitecowboy, 03 June 2009 - 10:06 AM.

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#28 Justin Horne

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 10:50 AM

Haha, fine, fine. Well, for now, I'm sticking with my claim of only one. I guess we'll see, right? :)

Bearing in mind that I don't really, at this time, see myself getting another, is a non vented 1.5 SLE, with the 3wrap rods, like on Awindofchange, a solid choice for me then, specifically?

Thanks again. Man, I knew they were different from each other, but had no idea that the different sails and rods were that dramatically different, glad I asked. I even read the "What's the difference" thread, and didn't know it mattered so much.

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 11:53 AM

Haha, fine, fine. Well, for now, I'm sticking with my claim of only one. I guess we'll see, right? :)

Bearing in mind that I don't really, at this time, see myself getting another, is a non vented 1.5 SLE, with the 3wrap rods, like on Awindofchange, a solid choice for me then, specifically?

Thanks again. Man, I knew they were different from each other, but had no idea that the different sails and rods were that dramatically different, glad I asked. I even read the "What's the difference" thread, and didn't know it mattered so much.


That's a very good choice for a single kite with a single frame set. Hope you enjoy it!!!

Cheers,
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Posted 03 June 2009 - 12:40 PM

excellent choice. next time I go thru Post falls we'll have to fly a bit. B)
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Posted 03 June 2009 - 01:05 PM

Bearing in mind that I don't really, at this time, see myself getting another, is a non vented 1.5 SLE, with the 3wrap rods, like on Awindofchange, a solid choice for me then, specifically?


I started with a Revolution 1.5 SLE, and I would say it is a good kite to "learn" with its more forgiveing, and is a good kite to start with to see if you want to upgrade later.

I have been flying Revolution for two years, and I own two revs 1.5 SLE, and a Revolution B "night"

I have been flying DLK for 14 years, and I'm always looking for something different, and got into
Parafoils, and Revolution Kites.

I enjoy the Revolution kites I'm always learning something new everytime I fly.
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Posted 03 June 2009 - 03:41 PM

Haha, fine, fine. Well, for now, I'm sticking with my claim of only one. I guess we'll see, right? :)

Bearing in mind that I don't really, at this time, see myself getting another, is a non vented 1.5 SLE, with the 3wrap rods, like on Awindofchange, a solid choice for me then, specifically?

Thanks again. Man, I knew they were different from each other, but had no idea that the different sails and rods were that dramatically different, glad I asked. I even read the "What's the difference" thread, and didn't know it mattered so much.


Wow, nice, looks like they now offer regular 3-wrap as an option! Wish it were that way a year ago.

Spending the extra $30 for a Race Frame upgrade might be worth it too, but then, there's always the pleasure of having not spent more than $235 on a kite......
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Posted 03 June 2009 - 09:43 PM

Hey Walt, sell the Camero, it is old after all. Just think of all the shiny new Revs you could buy.

Justin, good choie, that full sail with the 3 wraps will do you well for a while.

I started with an EXP, that is only 16 Revs ago. See how we all count time even in Revs.

Anyone going to open a book on how many Justin has in 12 Months time?

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 10:35 AM

Haha, fine, fine. Well, for now, I'm sticking with my claim of only one. I guess we'll see, right? :)

Bearing in mind that I don't really, at this time, see myself getting another, is a non vented 1.5 SLE, with the 3wrap rods...


That seems like a good choice to me too. If you find the winds are a little too light to get the kite off the ground, you can add a set of 2 wrap or Race rods later on.

If you really get in to it, later on you'll want a vented kite too. But that's all you really need to handle all wind conditions: 1 vented and 1 non-vented, a couple spar sets, 1 pair of handles and one set of lines.

Be sure to post back to the forum with your progress and questions. Welcome to the fun.
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Posted 05 June 2009 - 10:34 AM

excellent choice. next time I go thru Post falls we'll have to fly a bit. B)


Sounds good, I know a few good places.


I'm placing my order tonight, thanks guys!

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 03:14 AM

Sounds good, I know a few good places.


I'm placing my order tonight, thanks guys!


Well, the order's placed! :)

3 wrap, non vented:
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Looks great to me. It looks like it'll get here by next weekend, hopefully. I'll post back when it is. Thanks guys!

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 08:28 AM

Well, the order's placed! :)

3 wrap, non vented:
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Looks great to me. It looks like it'll get here by next weekend, hopefully. I'll post back when it is. Thanks guys!


Nice choice, may it be the first of many. ;)
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Posted 06 June 2009 - 08:31 AM

Now we can truly say, "Welcome to the Darkside." :big_starwars:
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Posted 06 June 2009 - 10:44 AM

Hi everyone,

Some good new we have a new brother for the family,

The Flying Squad were at Basingstoke Festival today and flying the NEW Blast (more on that later :wub: )

Luckily we had a few Rev flyers (the paper type) and after a few test flys.

We have a new brother with a Red Mid vented Baressi.

Sorry didn't warn him its addictive !

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 04:24 PM

Well, the order's placed! :)

3 wrap, non vented:
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Justin,

Saw the sister/brother to your kite with the same color pattern in the air this morning ... great looking kite ... you're going to love it!!!

Cheers,

Tom




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