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#1 David M

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 05:40 PM

I've been looking at getting a 120ft line set but have heard that Revs dont like the longer length,any surrgestions Posted Image
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Posted 05 September 2010 - 05:45 PM

I've been looking at getting a 120ft line set but have heard that Revs dont like the longer length,any surrgestions Posted Image

I don't know where you heard that. REVs fly fine on 120 feet lines.
In fact the team standard is 120 feet.

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 07:14 PM

Best to have them. If you find yourself in a situation where you can fly with a few others you'll be wanting them so shop early!

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 08:07 PM

120s are awesome! I don't know why someone would say that revs don't like them. The longer the lines are, the bigger window you have. You can fit more kites in, and do larger maneuvers.

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 10:33 PM

Thanks guys 120's WILL be on orderPosted Image
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Posted 06 September 2010 - 04:28 AM

Thanks guys 120's WILL be on orderPosted Image


Hi David, bearing in mind what everyone has said about flying with others....  How many others are there near you ?





Old skool was get a set of dual line and cut in half (so these were 50 foot ish), makes the walk of shame so much easier ! Then when you get friends  :blue-grin: get 120's

PS 80lbs lines or 90lbs depending on who you buy from is fine for most days.


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Posted 06 September 2010 - 08:42 AM

We're in Crescent City, CA for the Rogue Valley Windchasers Labor Day fun fly. Headed out onto the beach right now to fly our Revs (on 120s).
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Posted 06 September 2010 - 10:12 AM

...and my favorites were my 200' lines...

I now fly on my new 250' lines! (The Gifts of Wings kite field at Veterans Park in Milwaukee WI has ample space)

Most of those who have tried them, Luv them!

Such an immense window and the enjoyment watching people trying to figure out where they're comming from!

BTW Theresa (The Kite Shoppe) makes up some awesome sets!

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 11:04 AM

I now fly on my new 250' lines!


Now that's just greedy! :P

We have enough problem in ensuring dogs, bicycles, children and "obliviots" keep out of our 120 foot lines!
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Posted 06 September 2010 - 11:56 AM

when flying solo i usually use 80 to 90 foot lines .. i do use 120 for team flying or in big areas.. 120 are nice to use and can be used in any wind speeds
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Posted 06 September 2010 - 01:34 PM

Hi David, bearing in mind what everyone has said about flying with others.... How many others are there near you ?





Old skool was get a set of dual line and cut in half (so these were 50 foot ish), makes the walk of shame so much easier ! Then when you get friends Posted Image get 120's

PS 80lbs lines or 90lbs depending on who you buy from is fine for most days.



Unfortuneatly I'm the only Rev flyer in the area I just thiught with 120's I'd have a bigger window to fly inPosted Image
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Posted 06 September 2010 - 10:47 PM

...and my favorites were my 200' lines...

I now fly on my new 250' lines! (The Gifts of Wings kite field at Veterans Park in Milwaukee WI has ample space)

Most of those who have tried them, Luv them!

Such an immense window and the enjoyment watching people trying to figure out where they're comming from!

BTW Theresa (The Kite Shoppe) makes up some awesome sets!

The Sky's the Limit!

...as a side-note: Watty introduced me to short-line flying (at WSIKF) as well. There's that side of the thrill too!


And I thought walking out 120's was the worst I'd ever experienced!

Heck, 250' is about the length we use for a single line as kind of a "beacon" per se. At some places here, thats creeping into FAA territory lolPosted Image

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 11:48 PM

sorry reviving this thread
on monday had some free time so checked my 120 foot line sets 50 & 90 lb
then flew my REV B + RACE FRAME on 120ft x 90lb line ( shanti) wind was a bit iffy
trying to do nice controlled infinities forward and reverse, and found i was getting lots of flips when reversingPosted Image , not normally a problem on 100 foot.
thinking about it later, i thought that line drag was the cause
any ideas / remedies

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on a side note is there a set of exercises i could follow to improve skills?
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Posted 20 October 2010 - 11:04 AM

Extra line drag is a very good possibility. The longer your lines the more drag you will have off of them. With power kites, line drag really comes into play when the winds pick up. We usually end up having to lessen our brake lines by as much as 3-4 inches when hitting speeds over 40-50 mph because the excessive line drag on the brakes causes the kite to fly further back in the window and not let the kite get out on the edge where you need it for speed. To compensate for this, we usually drop down to much shorter lines such as 20 - 40 ft. I could see this being some of the culprit on the Rev with excessive tip flapping, especially if you are flying in stronger or gustier wind conditions.

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 05:41 PM

I'm new to the Rev world, and love flying on 120 foot lines. Posted Image


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Posted 21 October 2010 - 08:08 PM

After flying on other lengths of lines, 80' - 50' - flying on 120' is definitely different! :) There's something graceful about flying on that length!! :) Shorter lines are a bit more manic!! :w00t:

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 09:06 AM

After flying on other lengths of lines, 80' - 50' - flying on 120' is definitely different! Posted Image There's something graceful about flying on that length!! Posted Image Shorter lines are a bit more manic!! Posted Image


...and my 250's are A M A Z I N G ! Posted Image

A Window so big you can really have some extra-awesome fun! ...(Great dive-stops!) etc........



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Posted 25 October 2010 - 02:16 AM

thanks Kent and all
flew on 120's yesterday, in 16 grid, great fun, think i will stick to 120 as default even when solo and learn to control, and switch down for lower wind and tight spaces

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