Blast handles ??
Posted 10 March 2010 - 09:15 AM
Any size difference between blast and 1.5 handles?
Posted 10 March 2010 - 09:31 AM
I have used 'em effectively (in low wind mostly) on a variety of shaped & sized REVs, from the 2 to the rev 1 plus all the 1point5 versions. It's all good! Variety is the spice of life, whenever you can't afford a new kite change something with an old one.
Posted 10 March 2010 - 03:59 PM
I also use the Blast handles on 1.5's.
I sort of presume that the carbon wrap is for strength? rather than just to make them look different.
I would go with the "use what feels good to you" idea myself.
Must admit my fave set are the Baz ultra no snags though.
Posted 10 March 2010 - 05:58 PM
Posted 10 March 2010 - 10:59 PM
They are quite cool looking in black though :-)
Posted 10 March 2010 - 11:56 PM
The weirdest thing so far had to be going from flying a Blast 2-4 on its handles to putting a Shockwave on the end of the same lines. I don't know how many times I pulled that Shockwave over that night trying to launch the thing. Haven't tried a 1.5 on Blast handles, but a Shockwave becomes even more squirrelly.
I did notice that the angling is a little big different on the Blast handles, a little bit straighter. How do they compare to the angling of indoors? [I'd look but they're on a trip atm, and since we're talking about light wind flying.]
And for anyone flying a Blast out there, do you have different knot settings on your handles and what do you use them for in particular? i.e. flying a monstrosity in almost no wind or adjustments for pull?
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She's into a bridleless SUL and skiing with a Blast.
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