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#1 bartman

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 01:11 PM

You know you are addicted to Rev flying when....


.... you weave through traffic and wonder how many wraps you are left with.
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Posted 28 October 2010 - 01:14 PM

.....you purposely purchase the exact same color mid vent and full vent as your first B-Standard just so your wife doesn't know you now have three kites instead of the one she agreed to let you buy. :)

.....you have to start writing on the outside of the Rev sleeves to help you figure out which kite is which.

.....you start thinking that one Rev Multi bag may not be enough.

.....your local kite dealer recognizes your voice on the phone before you even say who you are.

Edited by awindofchange, 28 October 2010 - 01:17 PM.


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Posted 28 October 2010 - 01:30 PM

When you buy 2 of each B series so your girlfriend can fly pairs with you.

.....you have to start writing on the outside of the Rev sleeves to help you figure out which kite is which.


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.....your local kite dealer recognizes your voice on the phone before you even say who you are.


My rev dealer and I chat to me on facebook, email, BlackBerry Messenger AND phone .... and invite me to come fly a festival with them Posted Image

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 01:42 PM

.... you check each street for wind obstacles before you check for oncoming traffic.

.... you pull on the steering wheel with your little fingers to stop the car (or push with your thumbs, depending on how you've been taught).

.... you think parks with trees look unwelcoming.

.... you contemplate replacing your Kevlar™ line sets so you can fly with other people.
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Posted 28 October 2010 - 01:53 PM

.... when you're all set up and realize there is no wind to fly in!!! :kid_cussing:Time to switch lines and try indoor style stuff!!! :)

Edited by stroke victim, 28 October 2010 - 01:55 PM.

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 02:41 PM

When you are just lost witohut a set of handles in your hands.

When you curse cuz your Wife suggested you borrow her car as it has fuel in it, only to remember your kite bag is in your car. and where is your car, still at home!!

You stare at clouds and trees all Day at work.

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 03:20 PM

you used to hope for fair skies and light winds as favorable conditions to fly the airplane, and now you hope for high winds and fair skies as favorable conditions to fly the Revs.
"It was the wind Captain"

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 03:57 PM

When you loose count of your REVs.

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 04:27 PM

When you loose count of your REVs.


...when you know how many, BUT are embarrassed to admit it! Posted Image (and don't have a reasonable answer for... Why so many!) Posted Image

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 07:02 PM

You drive down the highway always looking and every field or semi flat piece of ground looks like a good place to fly. You wonder if the property owner would care if you did.

You spend a lot of time reading kite forums and watching kite videos.

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 07:42 PM

**** You miss family functions because you just can't get off the field... the winds are/were tooooo sweet!!!


**** You have little purple revs painted on your nails for every festival. Posted Image


**** It's 12 degrees out, windchill below zero and yet we're still out there flying.
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Posted 28 October 2010 - 08:54 PM

... every song you hear on the way to work makes you think of new flying routines..."a reverse clock-work would be sweet with the beat right here, then an inverted slide to axel..."

... you have an up-coming weekend trip to LA with your wife for her daughter's birthday AND your first wedding anniversary and you STILL are thinking of packing a rev for a side trip to Huntington Beach to meet Dave at the Kite Connection and fly next to the pier. ( Nov 11-14 if anyone will be around LA then, i'm serious)

...tornado warnings?.....that just means to use the 300# line-set and double-up the leading edge with the full vent. (don't forget the rain gear)

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 11:13 PM

You stare out the back window at the neighbors trees, trying to judge just how fast( if at all) that wind is blowing!!Posted Image
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Posted 29 October 2010 - 09:18 AM

you leave two REVS on the field and not even notice a difference in the roll-up bag. A friend has to remind me about the mid-vent pro and one of the Old Glory masterpiece kites I'd forgotten!

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 09:40 AM

You know the location of every flag on your commute home and check each one to see how the wind is blowing.
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Posted 29 October 2010 - 01:06 PM

You know you are addicted to Rev flying when....


.... you weave through traffic and wonder how many wraps you are left with.
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Bart

I quite literally laughed out loud when I read that. :w00t:

.....you purposely purchase the exact same color mid vent and full vent as your first B-Standard just so your wife doesn't know you now have three kites….

That rings a bell.

.....you have to start writing on the outside of the Rev sleeves to help you figure out which kite is which.

I use coloured key covers on the draw strings, sky blue – sul, mid blue – std, lilac – mid vent and red – full vent. Same problem, different solution.


.....you start thinking that one Rev Multi bag may not be enough.

I’m thinking of extending my bag.

.....your local kite dealer recognizes your voice on the phone before you even say who you are.

I think I’ve told this one before but for those who haven’t seen it before. I am a postman I am standing on a customers doorstep with a parcel and I am thinking, “there’s something familiar about this package” then the penny drops, I have just recognised my dealers writing on the address label.

When you loose count of your REVs.

JB does that for me, see Global Rev Count,
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Posted 29 October 2010 - 03:37 PM

you think that Revs might actually be a good financial investment.
"It was the wind Captain"

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 07:33 PM

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... you have an up-coming weekend trip to LA with your wife for her daughter's birthday AND your first wedding anniversary and you STILL are thinking of packing a rev for a side trip to Huntington Beach to meet Dave at the Kite Connection and fly next to the pier. ( Nov 11-14 if anyone will be around LA then, i'm serious)

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We will have ended our summer trip (left Laguna Woods on May 26th, plan to return on November 10th or 11th) by then and will most likely be flying on the north side of the pier on Friday the 12th, weather permitting. Will know more as time gets closer.
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#19 Jim Foster

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 07:45 PM

Oh, about the addiction.

Most all of the above fits. The wind through the trees, flags flying, wondering about vacant spaces all seem right on.

Lynn has been sewing identifying things on kite sleeves for years. For the kites we make, she sews a sleeve to match. Some are quite fancy.

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#20 Love2fly

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 09:04 PM

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Hi Dave-

Sweeeeeeeeeet!!! See..... part of the addiction.... every vacation must have some Rev action!!! ...or the vacation is strictly for flying!!!



As a matter of fact, how many of you have gone to a beautiful place, maybe on the opposite coast, and haven't seen much other than the beach you're flying on, a few restaurants and the hotel that you're staying at (which is on the beach!!!)
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