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#41 Kiteman27

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 09:35 PM

I really like the sail design. It's a big kite and the pattern keeps it from becoming Godzilla in ballet shoes without losing the presence of it. The blue is very striking. I like it a lot. The purple is pretty cool as well, this pic doesn't show it well tho'. Proof is in the air I suppose and I am looking for a good day, winds under 15k. Maybe in Primm? ;)

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 10:27 PM

Yet more pictures of colourful kites, I was set on a Ghost, now not so sure!

The beginnings of a nice Zen stack there Mike.

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 12:04 AM

Hallo

Hello
Come from Germany have today get my ZEN
It is wonderful thank the builders.
Here 2 pictures of ZEN

Ciao Thomas



Hello Thomas!

Beautiful!

Thank you for sharing the photos!

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 12:06 AM

Well I got my Zen on Thursday! Thank you so much Kitteshoppe for your great service!!!


As for the kite --- WOW Bazzer did a fantastic job... every stitch is perfect and the layout just knocks my socks off!


As for the flying.... I went to a local park and the winds were 0 - 1 mph all day.
first flight was so easy... it just popped right up with the normal 1.5 handle settings
I actually had to move the leader on the top almost all the way out to have the sail load up properly, I had 6 different people come over durring the 5 hours that I was out flying, asking me how I could possibly flying with no wind :clap2:
I won't be just sitting around waiting for wind anymore..... this thing is well worth the price.......


And thank you to you too! :)

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 05:27 AM

Hallo

Hello
Come from Germany have today get my ZEN
It is wonderful thank the builders.
Here 2 pictures of ZEN

Ciao Thomas



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Hi Thomas

Great choice of colours - just the same as mine when in finally arrives !! Posted Image

I am sure the wait will be worth it - thanks for sharing

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 06:37 AM

Ohhhhhh those are pretty! :D

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 06:47 AM

WOW! Nice one.

Gorgeous or wot?! Has that translucent quality of an ice sculpture. Very apt colo(u)r scheme for the cold snap.

Wishing you've many hours of light winds.

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 11:37 PM

i want more pictures! more details! hurry! ;-)

i want some "flight-reports".
which length of flying-lines do you recommend?


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Posted 21 January 2010 - 03:53 AM

Zen custom SUL hot fade, black center
was received the day before departure for Treasure Island,
thanks Baz & Lolly!

I left early from work to insure I has some sunlight and when I get it all set-up the wind is blowing like 18 mph (naturally!) I flew a full vent for awhile waiting for conditions to return to dead calm as is our usual winds. Eventually I got frustrated and decided to abuse the darn thing right out of the FEDEX tube! I flew it high and off to the side or edges, but NOT in the center of the window. It bent-up occasionally but still survived and WOW does it power-up when those slack lines fetch-up tight again!

I threw a set of training wheels on the back of the sail to add some stability for flailing and to increase the inverted glide.

I like it better on longer throw handles too

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 07:27 AM

And one more thing. . . ain't dem Zen sticks sexy!!!!

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 07:45 PM

Yet more pictures of colourful kites, I was set on a Ghost, now not so sure!



Hi Chris-

Hopefully, I'll get a few photos of mine, tomorrow. Oh, there's definitely color with mine. It will have a very familiar "feel" when you see what I had done!!! Posted Image
Thanks, Bazzer.Posted Image

i want more pictures! more details! hurry! ;-)

i want some "flight-reports".
which length of flying-lines do you recommend?


Photos are coming.....
From what I've heard, it's sweet on the 90# x 120' OR for the even lower end of the wind range, drop down to the 50# x 120' lines.... I hear that rocks, too!


And one more thing. . . ain't dem Zen sticks sexy!!!!


Hi Jim-

Dem "sticks" are very sexy, indeed!!! ... and the newest 1.5 frame has the same, sexy design!! It's tempting to get them just because of the design. Posted Image
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Posted 22 January 2010 - 08:06 AM

I received my Zen in Treasure Island this past weekend, I did not fly it until the few days after the festival,
I'm throughly impressed with the set up, I used 100 ft of 50lb line, 120ft of 50lb and 120 ft of 90 lb line. I tried it with 15 inch and 13 inch handles, My assessment would be, whatever you prefer and the conditions allow will work great, this will help all just learning light wind technique as the lift will get you altitude, somewhat easier than a 1.5 then you can glide all they way to timbuktoo,
I tried regular Rev I rods when the wind was about 6MPH, just to get a feel for what the new rods offer and WOW, In a steady 2 MPH with the new rods it turns like it is about 4 or 5 mph with a 1.5.
Axels are just beautiful, This is a product that compliments the whole Rev lineup. Nice work to all in the research and development. Thanks to all.
This should bring a whole new look/style to team flying in light wind. The Rev Riders will be practicing with Zen's to get familiar, so when it's light we'll still be able to do some formation flying.
My choice of colors will work with all other team kites flying together.
Here is a total Zen Video Link:



Here is a link to a You Tube video with a little ZEN action near the end.

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=7iIjYnGjRwI

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 06:57 PM

Hi Scott-
Cool videos!
I can't wait to fly mine!
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Posted 22 January 2010 - 10:33 PM

Cool videos Scotty :wub: :wub: Keep them coming!!!!! :w00t:

Cheers Bro!!!
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Posted 23 January 2010 - 02:17 PM

Liv poles.jpg +Liv Zen.jpg =

A Zenderful afternoon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


*pardon the crappy cell phone shot*

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"Slack lines are fine lines!"


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Posted 23 January 2010 - 03:35 PM

Liv poles.jpg +Liv Zen.jpg =

A Zenderful afternoon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


*pardon the crappy cell phone shot*


Hi Rich-
Prrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeeetttttttttyyyyyyyy Zen!!

Um, one thing.......Posted Image I'm not seeing the Zen in the first photo. Is it on the cement thingy, on the right? ...or is that just the location you were flying?
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Posted 23 January 2010 - 03:38 PM

Hi Rich-
Prrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeeetttttttttyyyyyyyy Zen!!

Um, one thing.......Posted Image I'm not seeing the Zen in the first photo. Is it on the cement thingy, on the right? ...or is that just the location you were flying?



No wind = Zen

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 03:39 PM

Hi Guys-

There wasn't much wind in north central NJ.... perfect Zen action, for sure! I tried to get my niece to shoot a couple photos of it in the air.... um, not so good!!! lol (A for effort, though- lol)


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Edited by Love2fly, 23 January 2010 - 03:40 PM.

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 03:44 PM

No wind = Zen

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Hi Bart

Posted Image DOH!!! I blew that one!!! lol

(I never looked at the flags!!! I was just looking for the Zen!!!)

Good one, Rich.

Thanks for the help, Bart... Posted Image

Edited by Love2fly, 23 January 2010 - 03:56 PM.

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 03:48 PM

Yes, that is a FAIL. You failed the Zen test so now you must give it to someone else. tsk tsk. Posted Image

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