Posted 17 February 2010 - 11:03 AM
Now as for the comments from Beach and Kitelife, I surely wouldn't argue with either of them, as I myself, learned to fly on a 1.5 SLE, but I'm still going to have to get myself, one of those Rev II's, just for the coast..........because once I get the hang of a kite, I really do enjoy zipping around, quickly, especially in good clean air (and I'm not referring to pollution)
Hey JB, maybe you could put one of yours up for the next drawing, over on the Kitelife site.......... Well, it was just a suggestion !!
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Posted 17 February 2010 - 07:28 PM
I have one from a friend here in town that is an original 2 piece LE. About the only time I've ever seriously tried to fly it was in my yard on 25' lines and about 10mph in the dark. That was after having learned on 1.5's, predominately a SUL and as I was getting into shortlines. Much like flying on an icy pond thats in a bowl, I've added that to my list of things not to do.
For teaching people... we've only really helped one so far get started. He used to fly dual-line foils and was very much interested in my lounge-chair style of flying this past summer. He ended up getting an SUL to start just because even medium wind here tends to be the exception rather than the rule.
Now zipping around and making you think quick, I think the Shockwave/Supersonic is moreso in that regard. But I'm curious to see others comparison from the speed series vs II's.
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He's into the B series, choreography and coloring.
She's into a bridleless SUL and skiing with a Blast.
Posted 17 February 2010 - 08:23 PM
The original REV II did have swivels on the bridle. The lines were kevlar and they had clips for attaching to the bridle.
Did Rev II's originally come with swivels on the bridle?
This changed later around 92/93 to a bridle without swivels and lines made of spectra which at the time was Shanti.
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