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#1 The Pontificator

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Posted 20 March 2007 - 03:20 PM

"Hey, can I fly your kite?"

If I had a dime for every time I heard that from some kidlet, I'd have enough money to buy another Rev. :rolleyes:

Instead, I go to places like Dollar General, Big! Lots, etc. and grab a handful of $.99 kites. I've seen them at Dollar Tree as a 2-pack for a buck.

I stash them in the trunk of my car or in my kite bag.

Everybody wins.

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#2 Quad KiT

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Posted 20 March 2007 - 04:42 PM

I carry about 20 kites for kids. Some for bigger kids, some for smaller. All nylon and all include a lesson on safety and a business card from my fav kite store and a little intro to what a REV is!

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Posted 20 March 2007 - 05:33 PM

yea you need a few spares to get people involved i have a 1.5 i always will let someone try out to get them into our family
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Posted 20 March 2007 - 06:08 PM

antman, A spare rev is an oxymoron. I have a nice little duel line parasail I tuck away in my kite backpack. I will let just about anyone fly it because itís indestructible. If I can see they are not complete boneheads I may let them have a turn at a Rev. . Especially if they are a nice looking her. :P

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#5 Quad KiT

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Posted 20 March 2007 - 07:36 PM

Nope, never said I would turn over a REV. I explain how it works and if you hang out long enough I might give you a shot at it, but I am selfish with my REVs.. all 22 :angry:

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 10:08 AM

I am selfish with my REVs.. all 22 :angry:



That is far to many; communal law decrees that you need to distribute the wealth to those of us that only have one, like me!
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#7 Quad KiT

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 12:11 PM

I need a few more!

1 REV? That is like only having 1 tire on your car, it just doesn't make sense!

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 12:32 PM

Interesting. Most of the REV fliers in the Washington, DC area are pretty quick to get newbies on our kites and show them the basics. Granted, we don't just turn the handles over to them and let them go bangin' around on our REVs but we will work with anyone who wants to come out to fly and learn. It's the best way to get people excited about flying! Plus, we try hard not to perpetuate a myth that the quad-line REV is twice as hard to fly as a dual-line kite.

Most of us also carry little cheap kites as free handouts to kids too.

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 01:34 PM

Jim (mcruzzer),
I'll be in your area (Alexandria near Little River TP and I-395) Sun. night through Mon. afternoon. Anywhere close for night flying or flying on Mon afternoon?
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Posted 21 March 2007 - 01:42 PM

yea but keep in mind i dont let just anybody fly mine either on the serious inquieress pepole who i know are really intrested in the kites and not looking to just butter me up to fly one im very careful who i let fly them trust me on that one <_<
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Posted 21 March 2007 - 02:33 PM

1 REV? That is like only having 1 tire on your car, it just doesn't make sense!


nope, its like being a poor student

but if you were by chance interested in donating some more "tires" to my car I wouldn’t stop you ;)
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Posted 21 March 2007 - 03:07 PM

I have no problems handing my Rev straight over to a newbie, along with a little instruction. ;)

But, I also have about 8 New Tech Cherry Bombs left in my kit for give aways on the field in case I run into any sad looking kids who don't have a kite.

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#13 Quad KiT

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 03:33 PM

yeah don't interpret my comment with not willing to show someone how to fly the REV.

Just requires a little direction up front. I let a 7 year old try my REV last week. But not until he showed me that he respected the single line!


dutchPWR, been there dude. I owned $100 worth of kites while I was in college for 4 years. Once I got out and got a job I started building my collection!

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Posted 22 March 2007 - 05:22 AM

dutchPWR, been there dude. I owned $100 worth of kites while I was in college for 4 years. Once I got out and got a job I started building my collection!


then I’m sure you know how many times the thought "I could get that new 1.5 SUL... or eat lunch of the rest of the month"

scary thing is that sometimes I seriously have a problem deciding...
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#15 Sidsol

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Posted 22 March 2007 - 07:54 AM

22 revs huh....


I guess the question is how many revs is enough....my answer is ....One more

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Posted 22 March 2007 - 08:11 AM

I will also hand my Rev over to anyone, with a little instruction. I'll also let them go off and play on their own with it for as long as they want too. Revs are fairly indestructible and it helps to play with it for a while to get the hang of it. I've had 1 spar break in all the years I've been handing them over to newbies, and I've brought countless people into the Rev family :)
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Posted 22 March 2007 - 11:41 AM

Suff happens. I broke the end leading edge of my 1.5 sle today! Can't blame any anyone but me and the trunk lid of the car. I guess I am lucky it wasn't in the kite at the time. Gee I wonder if it will fly with an inch lopped off. :angry: I guess this doesn't have anything to do with this topic but I needed to vent! :wacko:

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#18 Quad KiT

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Posted 22 March 2007 - 08:26 PM

Can't wait until I get 23, then I will want 24. :)

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 06:38 AM

I also hand-off my quads off to strangers. We get a few minutes flying together and some basic instructions, then turn 'em loose.
I've loaned my Gibian and Sainz revs, .... you should see their facial expressions when somebody offers to buy 'em or asks me about the price of kite like that.

WOW routinely teaches anyone who watches for even a few minutes at the Mall Grounds.
It's not a tough as I make it look, trust me! <HA!>

I like teaching the children the best, they pick it up so darn fast.
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Posted 23 March 2007 - 09:24 AM

I like teaching the children the best, they pick it up so darn fast.

Ain't that the truth. I think older folks think too much and the kids go more by feel.
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