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#1 RevWizard

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 04:37 PM

The Revolution crew were at the San Diego Kite Club meeting today with their latest creation.

Revolution said I could talk about!

Ben says they will be accept orders for ZEN somewhere around the end of this month.

What is ZEN?
ZEN is the latest in the REV series. As I understand it, it is designed for the low 1 to 3 MPH wind range and I believe it after flying it.
It appears to be a cross between a REV I and REV 1.5 JB Pro. I would say it is a REV 1.5 JB Pro scaled up to a REV I size. It has the same panel layout as the REV 1.5 JB Pro. The rods used are still a secret, however I could imagine that they are in are in the area of the Race and Silver Bullet rods.
It is not designed for higher winds or tricks as I was informed by Ben when I started to give it a workout.

How does it fly?
The sail loads constantly in all parts of the wind window just like a REV 1.5 JB Pro, with less wind. As expected due to it's size, it is slower then the 1.5.
In comparison to a REV I, it is much quicker responding. Precise? You thought the REV I was precise. This beats the socks off the REV I.

Do I have a picture? No, not today. Maybe next time.
Maybe one of the other guys has a picture for you.

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 05:08 PM

A prototype we had out in Texas in February, while at the SPI festival ;-)

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 05:10 PM

Hehehehehehe. :D

JM hit it right on the head, this kite is SUPERIOR for light wind and precision.

Also, for those with limited mobility, the B-Zen will be a blessing in low wind.

iQuad has flown the B-Zen exclusively in 3mph or less since Bazzer finished our full set. ;)

Come try one at WSIKF, we'll have 'em.

I have killer pics from Brookings a couple weeks back, but can't post now because I'm on the iPhone in Colombia, but I emailed a good one to Monkey, perhaps he can post it?

Monks: the one with all four of our Zens and B's side by side. :)

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 05:46 PM

man that looks like a b series version of my ghost witch is also a sweet light flier .. i have had it out in thes wind speeds .from 0 to 6 mph it is a blast.. look in my pic album if you want to see it in the kitelife forum
GOD PUT ME HERE. TO ENJOY THE WINDS

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 06:09 PM

Will other frames be offered for this kite that will bring the range up to say SUL standards, I like the idea of a rev 1 with more meat in the middle area and the panel layout I'm sure helps a lot.
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Posted 08 August 2009 - 06:12 PM

Will other frames be offered for this kite that will bring the range up to say SUL standards, I like the idea of a rev 1 with more meat in the middle area and the panel layout I'm sure helps a lot.

I don't have a clue! I think at this time only Ben knows what rods are possible.
The improvement to the center is something I wanted for quite a while.

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 06:23 PM

Come try one at WSIKF, we'll have 'em.


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Posted 08 August 2009 - 06:24 PM

I have killer pics from Brookings a couple weeks back, but can't post now because I'm on the iPhone in Colombia, but I emailed a good one to

What kind of lame excuse is that? I'll also be unveiling the latest is traveling attire, the wifi detector hat. This will help on future trips. :lol:

Monks: the one with all four of our Zens and B's side by side. :)


Oh this one!

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 06:36 PM

I think a midvent Zen by the sounds of it would be my ultimate kite, Seeing as i'm totally in love with a standard midvent with silver bullets already :wub:
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Posted 08 August 2009 - 06:46 PM

OH i am loving alot!
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Posted 08 August 2009 - 06:52 PM

I have flown the prototype, and did my first ever bicycle turn with it. I am glad to see the cover finally get blown off this one, I can now take the zipper off of my lips.......:D

In the photo with JB and Bazzer, (the one that looks like John is lost holding the handles upside down) Bazzer is flying the Zen prototype with 15 inch pro handles I made special for him.
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Posted 08 August 2009 - 07:26 PM

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Hi guys-

Suweeeeeeeet photo!!!!Posted Image

.... and as for trying it out..... well......
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See you all in 7 short days!!!
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Posted 08 August 2009 - 07:31 PM

Howbout I just forward my paychecks to Rev and live in an alley with my kitebag ;)
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Posted 08 August 2009 - 07:54 PM

Howbout I just forward my paychecks to Rev and live in an alley with my kitebag ;)



Hmm Being a rev bum isn't such a bad thing huh.. hehee I will be living right down the block

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 08:10 PM

Howbout I just forward my paychecks to Rev and live in an alley with my kitebag ;)



I imagine the filled bag could make a nice pillow!!! Oh, and you could take the rods out of one and make a nice "blanky" too!!! :P
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Posted 08 August 2009 - 08:55 PM

Howbout I just forward my paychecks to Rev and live in an alley with my kitebag ;)


Lately this would be nice here since the wind has gone and left during the time I'm off work.

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 09:26 PM

Here is iquad with the new Zen.
These were taken in June at the Brookings Festival.

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 10:02 PM

Let me ask the dumb question then.

What can they "do" in light wind besides up/down/left and right? As in, is this another case of having to do a lot of moving around the field to get even a little bit out of it? I can do that now with the B in some light winds, but it isn't exactly much fun.

Convince me there is something here that makes very low wind flying less running around and/or more enjoyable than just doing the basics. All from a standpoint of amateur skill.

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 10:29 PM

OH my! I had a chance to fly the prototype at the Long Beach Rev Clinic. Flies VERY nice with lots of pressure in the lightest of wind. How much will it cost me for a custom matching my B-Series? :D

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 11:07 PM

I think that light coloured sail in the first picture looks fantastic.

I am always being shown what a tight family Rev is. There must have been SO many folks wanting to talk about this new Rev, not a whisper on here till Ben gave it the go ahead.

I am sort of wondering if 2 Rev bags with a bit of waterproofing, held up by SLE's would make a suitable replacement for my house.

Talk about a Rev addiction.

Just had to edit on this one, a picture of Ben in a blacked out car with thumping stereo and bouncing suspension. "Supplying" Revs to all the addicts. iQuad all blinged up as his body guards. The thing is of course, I think we would ALL be in the Q.

Edited by Baloo, 08 August 2009 - 11:10 PM.





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