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#1 beach

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 09:16 AM

Well Family they are a go as of right now I am also showing the standard panel/color placement for the first run. I know many of you have a ton of questions and I will answer what I can right now.

1. Are there custom colors? Yes just remember this is only to a point....

2. What's the turn around time? Average turn around from order is 2 and a half weeks depending on what Barry's work load is, but being that this is a custom and are all made one at a time it could take a bit longer.

3. What type of rods are in the kite? These are custom rods which I will not tell anyone how they are made as I make each one for this kite only, also I am just trying to make it all that much harder for knock off makers to make there trash so at this time I can not give any rod information.

4. What is the cost and what comes with it? The cost is $440.00 and that is kite only, rods, bridle, and carry bag.

5. What is the wind range? This kite was designed for low wind conditions which are 1 mph up to 4 mph but will still fly up to about 8 mph but thats not what it was made for, but remember low wind takes practice and this is only a tool to help make it easier.

I really hope this helps and the biggest thing to remember that low or no wind flying requires you to practice and be patient cause it will not come over night...... Ben :blue-cool: :blue-cool:

Pre-release discussion - http://www.revkites....?showtopic=3065

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 09:50 AM

Ben,

So excited that you guys have now got these on the market. I know it has been quite a journey and people have been hounding you for info, but from all the chatter I hear, I think this will be a fantastic addition to the Revolution product line and really shows what you guys are capable of. Congrats.

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 10:19 AM

Congrats to REV on the official launch! Been a long time coming in development and testing. Very nice that Rev also put it out to its customer base for valuable input into the final product.
So excited to see the look on those peoples faces who hadn't yet had a chance to demo it.

As Ben said and has been echoed by many, numerous times before, the Zen will help you fly on those no/low wind days but technique for that type of flying is definitely something that must be acquired, learned and practiced.

Congrats again to everyone at Rev, JB, Bazzer and all who had a hand in the development of this new addition to the family!!!!!!!

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 11:05 AM

WOW !!!!! :o :o


Cant wait to fly it !!!!!! :mf_party:

I guess a real MUST HAVE for every serious Rev-Pilot

After 21 prototypes the Zen must be GREAT

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 11:24 AM

It's safe to say that few kites have been as "beta tested" as the Zen has been and you'll see very soon that it was worth every single one of those 21 test kites. Great looking sail patterns too!
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Posted 24 November 2009 - 11:29 AM

Oh excellent! Glad to hear they are finally available.

Yes quite a bit of testing and R&D went into these.



and that solid white sail looks amazing when it's flying.

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 11:29 AM

OH Yah... so excited !

I hope all the new Zen owners out there will enjoy these very much....

Thanks to all that made it possible....

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 11:33 AM

It's safe to say that few kites have been as "beta tested" as the Zen has been and you'll see very soon that it was worth every single one of those 21 test kites. Great looking sail patterns too!


Looking forward to getting 'hands on' with the real thing <grins>

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 01:14 PM

OK now that this one is done get going on the Mega Vent ;)
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Posted 24 November 2009 - 01:38 PM

Update:::::: Per Bazzer we are going to only charge more when on custom colors if we have too or it is way beyond the norm, myself
and Bazzer will look at each one and decide...... B) So being that we are the type of people who just make it happen I'd say it's a
fairly safe bet that there won't be many of these super custom, as a matter of fact I've only seen one or two so far that we would
need more money to do for people..... Ben :blue-cool: :blue-cool: :blue-cool:

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 01:40 PM

I had the pleasure of being handed one at Brookings by John upon my arrival.. it is truly a fantastic kite. I was amazed at how large it is, and how much float it gets..

I have to win the lottery.. lol but after that .. winks..

Nice Job !
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Posted 24 November 2009 - 01:48 PM

Oh, forgot to say... Killer color sets, really sharp layout. :)

Nice job Baz!

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 01:53 PM

On my wish list, in a finance lul at the moment.

However my choice would be the all white one. Loved it since that early video.

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 02:02 PM

Update:::::: Per Bazzer we are going to only charge more when on custom colors if we have too or it is way beyond the norm, myself
and Bazzer will look at each one and decide...... B) So being that we are the type of people who just make it happen I'd say it's a
fairly safe bet that there won't be many of these super custom, as a matter of fact I've only seen one or two so far that we would
need more money to do for people..... Ben :blue-cool: :blue-cool: :blue-cool:


Hi Ben
Re my order e-mail sent

Maker of the ULTRA NO SNAG HANDLES

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 02:29 PM

Very nice... Very sweet...! Well done...!

Time for me to check my piggybank...

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 03:11 PM

I was there for the first prototype nearly a year ago, then I flew the team prototype at WSIKF. There was a huge difference in flight characteristics between those versions, and John tells me there were improvements made since then! The Zen will be my next Rev, but might be a while due to tight finances.
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Posted 24 November 2009 - 03:19 PM

Thank you very much to all that made possible to develop this new kite. Great news to see a new citizen in our "little" kite world..... ;)
We at Bolau are all eager to hand on one of these...... :)
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Posted 24 November 2009 - 04:14 PM

The order page is up!

http://www.thekitesh...n/prod_323.html

Yippee!!

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 04:18 PM

Ok do we go through a store or directly from Rev.......and is that thumbnail the actual colours.....are there any photos...




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Posted 24 November 2009 - 04:22 PM

Aha Theresa.........got it........




Ok do we go through a store or directly from Rev.......and is that thumbnail the actual colours.....are there any photos...




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