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#1 beach

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 01:52 PM

Well here it is Family the very first Zen going out the door...... Ben :blue-cool: :blue-cool: :blue-cool:


Hey who's those goofy looking guys holding that kite????????

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#2 Scott A.

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 02:02 PM

Drum roll......
who is the lucky new owner, I wanna go give it a try?
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Posted 18 December 2009 - 05:06 PM

I wanna make sweet love to it!!!!!

Come on Baz, where's my kite???

*whip crack*

j/k - love ya dude!

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 05:11 PM

Now that's priiiidddyy!! LOL

Love it. Now all I gotta do is get one.

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 07:17 PM

Hey I know those guys!!! Those are two of the coolest dudes in kiting! What a great picture. You will have to send me that one in full high-res cuz that pic needs to be in next years calendar! (2011)

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 07:22 PM

I wanna make sweet love to it!!!!!


Okay, seriously, too much information! :blink:

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Posted 19 December 2009 - 10:52 AM

*Whistles!* Ohhhhh that's Sweet! :D

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Posted 19 December 2009 - 04:15 PM

Hi Bazzer and Ben-

That's one suuuuweeeeeeeeeeet kite!!
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Posted 20 December 2009 - 10:12 AM

wow i love it and its not because ive gone 3 days without sleep plowing snow :P great looking kite.. best of luck to its owner

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GOD PUT ME HERE. TO ENJOY THE WINDS

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Posted 20 December 2009 - 11:26 AM

Well, it's in the color scheme I ordered...so just go ahead and send it to me. Please? Pretty please?

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 01:18 PM

Scott Fisher, of "Gift of Wings" here in Milwaukee, called with Great news... I'll be picking-up my white Zen today!

It's a ZENlicious Christmas for sure!

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 01:29 PM

Scott Fisher, of "Gift of Wings" here in Milwaukee, called with Great news... I'll be picking-up my white Zen today!


Mine's in the "gentle" hands of the USPS right now! I'm kind of hoping that WOW's new year's day fly has low wind, even if that's evil and selfish of me...

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 05:14 AM

Sounds good Jeff!,
I was going to try to call this afternoon and squeeze a prototype out of Ben's hands so we have something to play with while the real zens are being created and shipped,
even if I had to pay rent (or full retail) for it.

We're all very excited and impatiently expecting the courier truck soon to be in our own neighborhoods.

I'm also wishing for another low wind day at the nation's capitol (actually the washington monument, but close enough)

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 11:24 AM

We're on!

Damn this thing is hot. Can't wait to get it in the air, but there's too much of that aforementioned air today!

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 12:12 PM

Ohhhh... Here I go again, I wanna... Ummm, yeah... I said that already.

BUT IT'S TRUE! :D

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 10:11 AM

hi folks,
this canīt be true!
what do i have to see in the middle of the trailing edge?
some yellowish piece of reinforcement, like it is also used the b-series!
this is real uglyness! looks like a bad dog did something from "downstairs" to the kite!

bazzer: why donīt you use "clean white" ribbon for reinforcemnent?


Because Kevlar only comes in "Dog Piss yellow"
And twenty years of production have proven that this is the only substance that holds up over time to the rigors of Rev flying.
White ribbon does not. You will find it on all Revs at the ripping points and always will.
It is the right stuff for the job.
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Posted 25 December 2009 - 10:26 AM

Aye, I'll second Baz's response... There's so much torque on the center of a Rev (naturally), there's no way around Kevlar.

Anything else is either too heavy, stiff or weak.

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 10:41 AM

Yeah might be, but just think of how nice a real Plain white Zen would be, white mesh, white LE....
A real ghost in the sky.
And by the way, who let the dogs out of the kevlar factory?

Happy Christmas to all of you (i know, its a bit late^^)

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 10:56 AM

what do i have to see in the middle of the trailing edge?


Um, maybe it's just my 20.5 years of flying revs, but I don't even notice that reinforcement when I'm flying. And frankly, there's a heck of a lot less of the kevlar in the center than there is of the black dacron reinforcement at the lower tips.

I've built myself a good number of revs over the last 16 or so years and all but one of them has had kevlar in the center...because as John and Baz say, nothing else works there in the long run. And I want my kites to last. Especially ones that cost as much as a Zen!

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 11:11 AM

The kevlar "V" doesn't bother me at all, especially when I know why it is there.

The closest substitute is most likely Mylar, even that gives out in time and the sail will rip in the middle.

Kevlar is also used at two other points in the completed sail, but well hidden.

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