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#1 Pea-Ta

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 04:56 PM

Hey everyone, finally got a short clip of me flying the rev. Let me know what you all think. All tips accepted =)

[url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2r8uf0aZqDs"]http://www.youtube.c...h?v=2r8uf0aZqDs[/url]

Full sail rev 1.5 race rods and 50# 75 ft lines. Winds were about 3-7 mph

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 06:49 PM

very nice kite.
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Posted 18 September 2010 - 08:30 PM

Thanks! I try to fly it whenever I get a chance...

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 06:34 AM

Love the kite !!! keep it up !! Posted Image
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Posted 19 September 2010 - 08:12 AM

Hey everyone, finally got a short clip of me flying the rev. Let me know what you all think. All tips accepted =)

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=2r8uf0aZqDs

Full sail rev 1.5 race rods and 50# 75 ft lines. Winds were about 3-7 mph





Hi Nice.





You could try a little routine, when doing the video.  Or maybe some AKA/STACK figures.  That way you can see the level of control.




Also, when doing turns try and vary from wing tip to centre rotation.  If you do them slow and repeat that looks good on video.  And when you come out of the turn don't drop - don't do an infinity with circles on the ends.




Reverse flight to show what the Rev can really do.  In light wind axles work really well, or flic flacs.




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Posted 19 September 2010 - 08:16 AM

Here are the compulsories that Simon is referring to:

http://reeddesign.co.uk/iskcb/#MI ("multiline individual")

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 08:56 PM

Thank You Simon and John!

I will definitely work on that =) That link is exactly what I'm looking for.

Peter

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 12:24 PM

Thank You Simon and John!

I will definitely work on that =) That link is exactly what I'm looking for.

Peter


Hi Peter, they are a good way to get your skill level up.  Also, have a look at some of Johns Individual videos on Web.





Such as... http://video.google....38466505903510#Note the music is not added after, the routine is made to fit the music.

(And fits well !!) 

As opposed to this which is just messing about with Music added after  





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Posted 24 September 2010 - 02:34 AM

sweet for sure

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 04:15 PM

Ha, blast from the past... Thanks for posting my old vid Stephen, from 2006, just 4 months after iQuad started. :)

It should be noted, I first flew the Bugs bunny routine in August of 1992, had a little while to polish it. <grin>

Nice FS solo video too. :)

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Pea-Ta, have you seen the light wind and sail loading video tutorials at Kitelife?

If you haven't, might be worth a peek... A subscription is required, but it's reasonable, and the tutorials have been very well received. ;)

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 03:38 AM

sorry, but 3 - 7 mph ain't light wind, thats luxuryPosted Image

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 04:11 PM

@ John Thanks i'll check them out.
@ fungus LOL well for me, 3 is a little tricky but we got 5 second gusts of 7ish winds... I think I learn faster in these conditions. My flying becomes smoother as the wind picks up. Still need work tho..

Edited by Pea-Ta, 28 September 2010 - 04:12 PM.


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Posted 28 September 2010 - 10:26 PM

Man - I'd like to find 3-7 mph!!! Here in the valley it's more like 1-2 mph to 0!! If anyone sees 5 mph let me know!!! :kid_smartass: Nice kite and flying!!!

Edited by stroke victim, 28 September 2010 - 10:26 PM.

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 09:38 AM

We get 5 mph breeze here in the Washington DC metro area
and the schools would be closed for a week due to dangerous travel conditions

We fly indoor styled kites (with an unlimited ceiling!) more times than not during the summer months,
you've got it made over there!

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 10:49 AM

if there are lots of us who fly in low wind ,why has it taken so long to come up with the Zen.
BUT now its here WOW and Thanks! Revolution and John B and Bazzer.

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 11:19 AM

why has it taken so long to come up with the Zen.

That question could be addressed to too many things in life or ?

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 11:22 AM

Every time I go out I seem to get a little better! =)

I still cannot get the hang of reverse flight... I'll be reversing (LE to the left traveling right) and the kite just turns around (LE to the right) Posted Image

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 11:31 AM

Sounds like overcontrol to me!! :kid_content: Try a little less action with your handles, be a little smoother in your transitions from forward to reverse!! :) Should cure the problem!! PS: Make sure all your lines are of the same length, if not make them the same! Unequal lines will give you major headaches!! :angry:

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 01:13 PM

This has been an ongoing problem for me. I can only partically blame the wind because at the beach where the wind was pretty much perfect I was able to do it better, but still had reversing issues. For me though it is not left/right but reversing at any angle upwards.

Yes, it is mostly a control issue. The darn kite wants such minute reverse input it is easy to over do it. Literally, an 1/8th of an inch or less is sometimes all it takes in reverse and some of us insist on giving it the full inch!

I can't offer the answer, but I know more practice has a lot to do with it! Posted Image

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Every time I go out I seem to get a little better! =)

I still cannot get the hang of reverse flight... I'll be reversing (LE to the left traveling right) and the kite just turns around (LE to the right) Posted Image



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Posted 05 October 2010 - 03:38 PM

Also, try going as slow as you can. The kite wont go as fast in reverse as it does traveling forward.
It's also harder going through the center of the window. Try starting at the edge and backing towards the middle of the wind window.
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