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#1 Steven Lim

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Posted 24 October 2009 - 03:22 PM

Pardon my ignorant question... With 3 Revs in my bag... I'm curious where Rev kites are made? There are rumors that they are made in China... But I thought I remember reading it somewhere that they are made in the US. Can someone help to clarify?

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#2 Jeepster

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Posted 24 October 2009 - 04:00 PM

Pardon my ignorant question... With 3 Revs in my bag... I'm curious where Rev kites are made? There are rumors that they are made in China... But I thought I remember reading it somewhere that they are made in the US. Can someone help to clarify?

:confused!:

Thanks!


Oh Steve, please don't mention Rev kites and that Asian country in the same sentence ... you'll give Ben a heart attack. Rev kites are mainly made in California ... the Pros are made by Bazzer in Washington ... the masterpiece kites are made by various kite makers, some of who are in Europe. But, none are made in far off Asia.

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Posted 24 October 2009 - 04:24 PM

backtraker i think was made in china!
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Posted 24 October 2009 - 04:26 PM

Oh Steve, please don't mention Rev kites and that Asian country in the same sentence ... you'll give Ben a heart attack. Rev kites are mainly made in California ... the Pros are made by Bazzer in Washington ... the masterpiece kites are made by various kite makers, some of who are in Europe. But, none are made in far off Asia.

Regards,
Tom

To be more precise, the standard production REVs are made in San Diego County, California. Some stages in Poway the other in stages in San Diego.
In information on Pros and masterpieces is correct.

In 1997 the BackTracker was made in China. That was the one and only Rev kite outsourced to Asia.

If you see a China made REV, it is a knock-off being no more worth then scrap. Always tell Ben when and where you see any Chinese knock-off REV.

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Posted 24 October 2009 - 04:44 PM

... In 1997 the BackTracker was made in China. ...

John,

Did not know that the BackTracker was made in China ... hmmm. However, I'll stand on the verb tense I used ... today's kites are not made in China.

I had an opportunity to see and fly one of the Chinese rev-like copies. The quality is simply not there. Flying it made me feel like what I imagine it feels like cheating on your spouse with a cheap tramp. So, not only is the quality lacking, but so is the family behind it.

Thanks for the history lesson.

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Edited by Jeepster, 24 October 2009 - 04:45 PM.


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Posted 24 October 2009 - 04:59 PM

Don't EVEN get me started on Asian copies, or any copies for that matter. <_<

Suffice it to say, all American-made (if you don't count Bazzer's birthplace), and there really is nothing like the real thing.

Edit: Correction to my own post, I neglected to mention the brothers from Spain who are also licensed for their dye-sub Revs.

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#7 Baloo

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 12:53 AM

Nothing wrong with Bazzers birthplace :devil:

Sorry mate, just joshing again.

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 12:57 AM

"Don't EVEN get me started on Asian copies, or any copies for that matter."

Oooops. Keep your head down wufer lad, keep your head down :P



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Posted 25 October 2009 - 02:43 AM

My new Pros have the Made in usa badge back on them.I do like the corner patch back on the kites.Gives the kite some breeding or Authentisity.Along with the IQuad Logos and Bazzers double signiture.

Copys,,,argh.Not on a Sunday

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#10 Steven Lim

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 09:19 PM

Hi all,

Thanks for the explanations and now I am confident that my memory has served me well that the Revolution kites are Made in US!! Sorry to have stirred some emotions in this discussion... But I can understand why and I'll share this information with those I fly with in Singapore.

rgds, Steven




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