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#1 Stephen Hoath

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Posted 23 May 2006 - 12:17 PM

I am looking for some training exercises that we can use as a team (anywhere between 3 & 8 people).

We have some moves we already practice but I am looking to improve static moves control (in wind under 3mph).

Has anyone looked into this already and if so, what worked well?

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Posted 23 May 2006 - 12:25 PM

Hey Stephen... The only thing I've worked up for light wind Rev techniques is here:

http://www.kitelife....d40/content.php

Haven't seen anything elsewhere, but maybe someone else will chime in with a suggestion?

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 11:47 AM

Rev 1.5 SUL will fly easier than a REV 1 for most people in no-wind conditions.  John's a junkie for the REV ones, you can't trust him!

Long throw handles help a bunch, and not just the 13 inchers either!  Really long throws mean less effort.  I have 17 and 19 inch throws, measured across the gap.

Dump all the sleeving and any extra knots you can eliminate from the bridle or frame.  Many of us cover the knots on the back of the sail or add magix sticks to shed a potential tanngle.

If you are so inclined, consider dumping the venting at the leading edge.  You don't need that until at least 3-5 miles per hour.

john's tutorial referenced above will give you tthe techniques to recover your field and enjoy no-wind flying.  I hate the wind, and seldom get any during six months of the year!  I prefer early mornings and dead calm air, everyone can fly in a steady eight off of the ocean.

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Posted 26 September 2006 - 12:22 PM

i like no wind too but varity is the spice of life and some heavy winds can be fun too it gives me a chance to play with my new toy (vented ss) and vented 1,5
GOD PUT ME HERE. TO ENJOY THE WINDS

#5 Kitelife

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 10:54 AM

Paul, you'll be tickled to know I've spent 95% of my year on Rev 1.5s... Not counting the little bit of time I've spent flying my custom Bazzer Rev 1s. ;)

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 01:03 PM

Not counting the little bit of time I've spent flying my custom Bazzer Rev 1s. ;)


wow...
bet that thing looks great up in the air!
If only there was some wind...

#7 Kitelife

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 01:33 PM

Sure does... I've got another one, where the white is replaced with venting.

Three of a kind... Ben (@ Rev) has one, and I have two.

dutchPWR... Is that DeBakker?

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 01:53 PM

Is that DeBakker?


De who?
If only there was some wind...

#9 Kitelife

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 02:31 PM

Thought you might be Paul DeBakker, who just moved to NC as a student from the Netherlands. ;)

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 03:15 PM

Thought you might be Paul DeBakker, who just moved to NC as a student from the Netherlands. ;)


Nope not me, sorry to disappoint

I get that name because my last name is dutch so it all kinda works out...
If only there was some wind...

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 05:38 PM

Just fixed the link to my light wind Rev article, see 2nd post in this thread.

Bear in mind, it was written in January of 2005, before the B-Series.

iQuad ironed out the style we use for light wind (and everything else) nearly two years after that article was printed.

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#12 Dean750

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 07:11 PM

I personally think the article is really good. I fly like that no matter what the wind. But I personally think the Rev 1 is easier to fly in 4 or less mph and mine has the 4 wrap frame. Makes me wonder what a 2 wrap would be like.

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 08:33 PM

This is a 2 wrap Rev I (Sedgwick Series), in 2-3 mph...


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Posted 15 August 2008 - 01:09 AM

Thats one thing I've never tried with a Rev1 is ultralight with 2wraps, all my rev 1's have 4 wrap frames with metal ferrules on the LE and vinyl covered metal end caps w/ anchor rope for bridles.

Maybe I should convert one to more up to date standards, while I can fly mine in pretty light wind that looked like much less work then what I have to go through with a heavier frame.

One thing I never understood maybe you know John is why the center V is so much more shallow on the 1 as opposed to the later models, was this to achieve more of the 2 wings feel ??
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Posted 15 August 2008 - 10:36 AM

I found the instructional DVD included with my SUL was very helpful to get me started on light wind techniques. Honestly, I think Rev should include the light wind instruction on every instructional DVD or with every kite.
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Posted 15 August 2008 - 10:44 AM

This is a 2 wrap Rev I (Sedgwick Series), in 2-3 mph...


Love watching that vid John,

Love that kite anall :sign_kitelife:

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 10:45 AM

Light wind DVD?

I've heard of it, but never seen.

Who gives the instruction, and what topics are covered?

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 02:31 PM

John, It's the Revolution kites Light wind Technique DVD by Joe Hedzicki (don't know if this is how you spell his last name), dated 1/2000 and it covers bridle change, keep kite moving, surface area, the rev float, drop turns, rowing motion, pumping, light lines and sensitivity.

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 02:55 PM

This is a 2 wrap Rev I (Sedgwick Series), in 2-3 mph...



It always kills me when I watch this video how those people are wandering around soooo oblivious to your Rev! :doh:

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 07:19 PM

This is one of my favorite videos; even have it loaded in my iPod.
I chuckle everytime I watch it and see those two with their backs turned, never once even glancing over towards the kite.
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