Jump to content


Photo

Reverserev


  • Please log in to reply
11 replies to this topic

#1 Madquad

Madquad

    Regular Poster

  • Forum Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 592 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Wijchen, Netherlands

Posted 06 November 2009 - 06:59 AM

Found this video on the German forum.

I have seen better dogstaking perfomances but good video quality

Edited by Madquad, 06 November 2009 - 07:11 AM.

It's not the size of your Rev.. its how you use it.
Seven days without flying a Rev makes one weak.


http://www.air-4-ce.nl


batch-air4ce.jpg?w=230&h=230


#2 Jeepster

Jeepster

    Curmudgeon

  • Forum Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 938 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Washington, IL

Posted 06 November 2009 - 08:42 AM

Okay, I noticed the switching of handles at about 57 seconds into the video. When I think about it that seems to make sense ... when the kite is dog staked and in front of you, the kite is reversed, so why not reverse the handles? Is this common, or am I reading too much into it? I've not tried dog staking yet, so am just wondered.

You're right, the video quality is great.

Cheers,
Tom

#3 Madquad

Madquad

    Regular Poster

  • Forum Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 592 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Wijchen, Netherlands

Posted 06 November 2009 - 09:12 AM

Switching handles is the easiest way to do it.

You can fly the kite as usual, the only difference is you watch the kite from the back.

Still hard to do............but fun !

It's not the size of your Rev.. its how you use it.
Seven days without flying a Rev makes one weak.


http://www.air-4-ce.nl


batch-air4ce.jpg?w=230&h=230


#4 Mike

Mike

    Regular Poster

  • Forum Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 523 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Charleston, IL, USA

Posted 06 November 2009 - 09:25 AM

That really was well filmed and edited.
Most folks I've asked said they reverse the handles.
Mike Kory:
Posted Image and Posted Image

#5 Baloo

Baloo

    Frequent Flyer

  • Forum Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,831 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Midlands UK

Posted 06 November 2009 - 11:03 PM

That is well sick innit!!

Like the way he sets them up. Presume there might be some line damage over a period of time, unless the dogstake is SUPER smoooooth.

Also although I have not tried dogstak, the handle swap seems sensible.

Well found.

#6 Chook

Chook
  • Forum Member
  • 27 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Esperance West Australia

Posted 07 November 2009 - 06:12 AM

Just a thought. That would be a great way to fly when the sun is in the wrong spot for the current wind conditions. You would then have your back to it. Geez now my head hurts. :blink:
Keep smilin'
Esperance "The Bay of Isles"
Western Australia

#7 Dominic_G

Dominic_G
  • Forum Member
  • 13 posts
  • Location:Quebec, Canada

Posted 12 November 2009 - 02:55 PM

thanks for the good responce. My friend who filmed me as a really great video camera as you all saw. I know the flying is not really great, i put my line in the metal triangle of the dog stake, its really really sticky and my line will break for sure. I only flew with a dog stake maybe 2-3 time, 15min each session. I will rig something smoother for the next time.
I tried without switching the handle... too much new information for my brain to process!
Its actually fun to get hit by your own kite your flying!!

#8 Baloo

Baloo

    Frequent Flyer

  • Forum Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,831 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Midlands UK

Posted 12 November 2009 - 11:00 PM

Dont sell yourself short. Your flying looks OK to me.

Let us know if you try a "better" dogstake device as to if it is easier to fly with.

As I think I said B4 with the sick bit. It was a good bit of flying.

#9 REVflyer

REVflyer

    Rev Guru

  • Forum Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,337 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Germantown Maryland

Posted 13 November 2009 - 03:45 AM

here's the device I fabricated to make the lines slide more easily. It built on a u-bolt and fishing tackle end-caps for a salt water rod. Inside the metal circle is a ceramic ring. 2 part epoxy and held in position with electrical tape until it was dry using a vice-grip as the base. The epoxy coats the bolt's threads and the darn thing could be used to pull a truck out of ditch. I took it to a welder and he said for my purposes his craft was complete overkill. "Just use epoxy and don't have any leftovers, . . . slather it on the threads real well!"

The device is way less important than getting comfortable with the kite in the same plane as the flyer. There's still lots of resistance on the lines even with the ceramic rings, everything is backwards and the wind window is greatly reduced in size. You need a little help from the wind and practice! I never did get comfortable and have since stopped carrying the darn device entirely. Baressi makes this look way too easy anyway, it AIN'T folks!
Enjoyed the video and I can appreciate your accomplishment as well.
Thanks
-paul

Attached Thumbnails

  • dog_stake.jpg


#10 Kitelife

Kitelife

    Forum Guru

  • Forum Host
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,936 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Portland, OR USA

Posted 17 November 2009 - 02:53 PM

Aye, Paul's design is based on the one I use... It's not ideal for me though, I really want the L/R pairs to be independent of each other in the stake itself.

Dom, if you come up with anything really good for a dogstake mechanism, please be sure to clue me in, eh? :)

Nice flying BTW, as I said on Facebook. :D

John Barresi

johnbarresi.com | kitelife.com | learnkites.com | teamiquad.comkitemap.org
youtube.com/kitelife | facebook.com/kitelifemagazine | KiteLife on Google+

 

"We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails."
(found in a fortune cookie - possibly an Einstein quote)

My full list of kite articles - kitelife.com/author/john-barresi
 

Please reward posts that are helpful, give positive reputation by clicking on "Like This" button on the right side of each post.


#11 JMZ

JMZ

    Occasional Poster

  • Forum Member
  • PipPip
  • 58 posts

Posted 18 November 2009 - 02:51 AM

Bonne show!

#12 AdventureAng

AdventureAng

    Regular Poster

  • Forum Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 473 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:New Jersey

Posted 19 November 2009 - 07:52 AM

Very nice video; Great job!
~AdventureAng
Happy flying to everybody. Now get off the computer and get a kite out! hehe




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users