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Adding LE without screen... anybody tried it?


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#1 JMZ

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 10:04 AM

I've been digging around and haven't seen a single Rev without screen installed between the leading edge and the sail. Even photographs of the Neos Omega show screening; seems like this was a very early early design decision that has never changed.

Has anybody ever tried mounting their leading edge to their sail without using that 1 inch wide ventilated panel? What differences did it make in the kite?

#2 steveb

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 10:17 AM

The Indoor Rev has no screening on the LE; neither do the Speed Series.

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 10:39 AM

The Indoor Rev has no screening on the LE; neither do the Speed Series.



Our dear friend, Rick Rondinone, who has since passed away, made gorgeous "art" Rev's and never used screening or a bridle and they flew great.


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#4 awindofchange

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 10:51 AM

The Blast, Power Blast 2-4 and Power Blast 4-8 don't use screening either.

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 12:06 PM

This topic comes up from time to time around here. This thread has lots of details about the reasons behind the leading edge vent mesh: http://www.revkites....h...295&hl=mesh
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#6 JMZ

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 03:26 PM

This is all great information... thank you everybody.




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