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#141 Theresa

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 09:03 AM

I've been enjoying my Zen so much I didnt have time to take photo's when it first arrived....

So, here it is , dawn Kingston Beach , Tasmania, Australia

cheers

Steve
PS: Thanks Theresa and Bazza !



Your Welcome!

Very Pretty in the sunlight :)
Have fun!!!

T

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 04:12 PM

I know the Zen has just been released, but I wanted to start a dedicated thread for people to post in with their photos and experiences. :)

Can't wait to hear from y'all!


Geez...I'm on disability...I can't afford one of those fancy kites... But I'm glad that rev designed it with very few color panels, because 10 years from now when I can get one it will be a LOT of fun sitting on no wind days painting it up...I'll post my photo then I guess...

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He's into the B series, choreography and coloring.
She's into a bridleless SUL and skiing with a Blast.


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Posted 23 April 2010 - 06:32 AM

Ok, as of today - in fact 2 hours ago - I joined the Zen club Posted Image

No pics but its the standard blue fade - sorry did I say standard - what I mean't is the fantastic blue fade !! Posted Image

Hope to get it flying on Blackhaeth VERY soon.

Should be able to keep Felix company !!

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#144 Felix Mottram

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 09:34 AM

Ok, as of today - in fact 2 hours ago - I joined the Zen club

No pics but its the standard blue fade - sorry did I say standard - what I mean't is the fantastic blue fade !!

Hope to get it flying on Blackhaeth VERY soon.

Should be able to keep Felix company !!

Martin


Hi Martin,

As others have noted elsewhere the light wind flying techniques apply to the Zen as they also do to the Rev 1 and Rev 1.5 (Rev 2 as well!).

Long arms and light touch are essential ingredients.

<grins>

Felix

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 12:12 AM

sorry that i'm late to the party but got my ZEN 2 weeks ago, the wind has been fresh here for weeks 5-10 ish, so have only flown her twice, need some more airtime to really appreciate her
BUT along the way i've discovered a new kite in my bag, a REV B STD with race rods, i know i'm late , had this sail for a year now, but carried on flying my set of 1.5 's, i love the B as i'm sure i will love the ZEN.

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btw does this make me a ZEN KITIST, and i'm feeling the need for enlightened company, i normally fly my rev's solo. :-(
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#146 Felix Mottram

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 03:18 AM

It might be 'light winds' in Washington, Northern Area Playing Fields/Sunderland next weekend. There will be a few Zens on site...

Felix

Edited by Felix Mottram, 26 June 2010 - 03:19 AM.


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Posted 27 June 2010 - 07:49 PM

I've been enjoying my Zen so much I didnt have time to take photo's when it first arrived....

So, here it is , dawn Kingston Beach , Tasmania, Australia

cheers

Steve
PS: Thanks Theresa and Bazza !



Unfortunatly Steve has sold his Zen. Fortunatly he is a good mate of mine and I have bought it :)

I will be joining the zen club.
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#148 fungus

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 10:52 PM

steve and spotter , Zen's changing hands already ?

Felix,I would love to do Washington, but too far for a one day dash :-(

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 11:33 PM

Unfortunatly Steve has sold his Zen. Fortunatly he is a good mate of mine and I have bought it Posted Image


Since I'm considering getting a Zen, is there anything that Steve didn't like that caused him to sell it?

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 12:09 AM

sorry no photo's yet, but my ZEN looked stunning against the low sun last night, use your imagination its ' blue fade'
only the 3rd / 4th fly but in proper wind ie 0-2 mph, I'm falling in love with this kite.Posted Image

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#151 spotter

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 08:42 PM

Since I'm considering getting a Zen, is there anything that Steve didn't like that caused him to sell it?


He Sold due to the fact that his time flying kites has gone. He is losing the kiting bug to riding his push bike. I have tried to talk him into both and getting a buggy but he sold his Buggy a few months ago as well. Steve loved the Zen and could not fault it. Was actually full of praze.

I believe that I am the first person to buy a second hand Zen. Can anyone actually back this up or deny?
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#152 kwmf

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 07:00 AM

In about an hours time, I collect the first (and obviously ONLY) Zen in South Africa Posted Image

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 10:57 AM

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 01:14 PM

Cool! My Zen looks best with the sun scintilating through the panels. Can't wait for pics of the African sun behind your kite! Incidentally, I have extended the wind range of my Zen with a set of Magic Sticks that Scott Weider made for me. The Europeans use them in competition and I find they nicely stiffen the kite just a touch in stiffer winds. (thanks Scott) In lighter winds, not needed. In freasher breezes, it pushes the zen into Rev 1 territory. Customized?
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Posted 29 August 2010 - 10:19 AM

Well no luck flying the Zen this weekend, the wind was too strong for it ... but I did fly my new blast Posted Image

No decent pics yet, but they will come soon enough

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 10:31 AM

Apologies for the delay, didn't have sunlight for the photos....

I have since flown the Zen and it does indeed make light wind much easier. I'm waiting for the lower end of it's range to really test it out.

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 12:51 PM

Apologies for the delay, didn't have sunlight for the photos....

I have since flown the Zen and it does indeed make light wind much easier. I'm waiting for the lower end of it's range to really test it out.





Could be a nice couple with my Zen !!!Posted Image

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#158 kwmf

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 11:31 PM

What do you think sparked the idea for my own red/black fade? Posted Image

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 10:06 AM

What do you think sparked the idea for my own red/black fade? Posted Image




Ok !, have you seen the others too ??

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#160 kwmf

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 11:10 PM

You think I'd miss them? Posted Image

I thinking of going with a different pattern when I get around to Pro series though, so mine won't match all the way like yours. Too many ideas and not enough kites Posted Image




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