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#1 Kitezen

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 04:25 AM

I am wondering how much the 1.5B weighs, and what is the wind range? Is it comparable to an indoor Rev? I like that it seems it can be used in a wider range. Maybe someone will let me try theirs at Wildwood.

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 07:22 AM

You can definitely try mine at Wildwood. ;)

FYI, nothing is comparable to the Indoor Rev with regard to the weight/sail ratio.

The Indoor has LOTS of sail, and uses lighter spars than any other Rev made.

Of course, what you gain in lift on the Indoor is very much lost in maneuverability.

1.5B info page, with approximate wind ranges...

http://www.revkites..../Barresi_Series

With some technique, I routinely fly mine as low as 2mph.

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 07:45 AM

With some technique, I routinely fly mine as low as 2mph.




which means he runs alot..lol...sorry i had to do it John

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 08:10 AM

While Sid is joking, I should make sure it's clear to others... I can easily fly a 2-wrap 1.5B in 2mph, standing in one place using the light wind techniques.

50# lines help a lot too.

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 12:29 PM

While Sid is joking,



yes I was joking ..sorry...I flown it myself in shifting light winds with a tree line and it was still great! I still used the regular line ...i should go ahead and get a set of 50# lines..thanx.

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 06:52 PM

I am wondering how much the 1.5B weighs, and what is the wind range? Is it comparable to an indoor Rev? I like that it seems it can be used in a wider range.



Well, today, the wind was wierd. It was really hard on the Indoor, but extremely light on the 1.5. I switched the Indoor spars with the 1.5's spars. Perfect.

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 08:35 PM

Did you have to cut 'em?

We use indoor rods in SUL conditions too, but had them cut to length.

FYI to readers, the Indoor spars are quite fragile outdoors... These really should have gotten the "professional use only" stickers.

Really nice for ultra-light winds (0-2mph) though.

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 04:44 AM

quite fradgile indeed i broke 2 since i got mine all because of a gust that was to much for the kite that blew by the winds will suprize you sometimes here
GOD PUT ME HERE. TO ENJOY THE WINDS

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 06:56 AM

Did you have to cut 'em?

We use indoor rods in SUL conditions too, but had them cut to length.



Actually, I didn't have to cut them. They were close enough to perfect. I think my bungees my have been a little long or something.

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 04:45 PM

12.734 grams.... <pause>... NOT

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 05:46 PM

You can definitely try mine at Wildwood. ;)

FYI, nothing is comparable to the Indoor Rev with regard to the weight/sail ratio.

The Indoor has LOTS of sail, and uses lighter spars than any other Rev made.

Of course, what you gain in lift on the Indoor is very much lost in maneuverability.

1.5B info page, with approximate wind ranges...

http://www.revkites..../Barresi_Series

With some technique, I routinely fly mine as low as 2mph.


That makes sense, thanks. So the SUL spars that come with this are or are not the fragile ones mentioned? I'll be glad to check out the different kites at Wildwood. Wish my Wife would let me buy a B but I just upgraded from my exp to a 1.5 and a II, plus the rev bag, I really like it holds a lot, so I'll have to wait a few months.

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 11:33 PM

Dont try one Kitezen, I can see an expensive meal and a bunch of flowers, or a divorce in your near future.

DONT TRY ONE!!!! They are as sharp as a fish hook, and more difficult to get from under your skin once you are hooked.

Word of caution to anyone lending a Rev B, make sure you have a quick release near the handles, then when the flyer wont give the B back all you loose is the handles. :D :D :D

I challenge ANYONE who likes Revs to try one and not want, no NEED one. I have 2 and allready NEED more. Have both Blues, now I like the look of the Red, and the Yellow, AND the Gold, AANNDD any other colour I can think of. :wub:

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 09:36 AM

They're so perty.

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 04:35 PM

Dont try one Kitezen, I can see an expensive meal and a bunch of flowers, or a divorce in your near future.

DONT TRY ONE!!!! They are as sharp as a fish hook, and more difficult to get from under your skin once you are hooked.

Word of caution to anyone lending a Rev B, make sure you have a quick release near the handles, then when the flyer wont give the B back all you loose is the handles. :D :D :D

I challenge ANYONE who likes Revs to try one and not want, no NEED one. I have 2 and allready NEED more. Have both Blues, now I like the look of the Red, and the Yellow, AND the Gold, AANNDD any other colour I can think of. :wub:


OK, I figured out how to do it, I'm working today and tomorrow, Sunday is double time, so I orderd the yellow and black B. Also ordered some 50# berry blue to make a 20' set. I'll keep the dinner and roses in mind in a month or two for the vented one.

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 02:50 AM

Good choice KZ. You will LOVE the B's, and you will LOVE your partner more for letting you have them.

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 07:15 AM

Good choice KZ. You will LOVE the B's, and you will LOVE your partner more for letting you have them.


I'm sending this from work, I am really looking forward to trying my new B out, hope we have some nice weather this week. My wife is taking all this pretty well, she knows the family that plays together stays together, I love her more than my kites. That's saying a lot. :D

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 10:14 AM

no worries kite zen she looked like she was loveing the kites just as much as we were that day :lol:
GOD PUT ME HERE. TO ENJOY THE WINDS




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