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#21 jburka

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 06:21 PM

Theresa says mine should ship early next week. Woohoo!

"Sadly" I'll be in Park City during the February first sunday WOW fly, so I won't be able to bring it down to the Mall.

(slightly more sadly I'll be in OC Maryland this weekend and the kite will be in San Diego)

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 04:48 AM

Anyone got theirs yet?
(and more importantly - anyone flown theirs yet?)

Edited by kwmf, 20 January 2011 - 06:47 AM.


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Posted 20 January 2011 - 10:30 AM

Anyone got theirs yet?
(and more importantly - anyone flown theirs yet?)


Alas, not yet. But this morning I got an email from Theressa saying mine has shipped.

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 11:39 AM

I almost hate to buy one now, the first 2 throws & catches attempted were completely successful on 80 feet of line.
Of course I'm no Lee Sedgwick. I can't catch it through the open back doors of truck during a rainstorm <HA!>

It's like hitting a hole in one, . . .
might as well give up GOLF 'cause that won't ever happen again in anyone's lifetime.

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 05:10 PM

Anyone got theirs yet?
(and more importantly - anyone flown theirs yet?)


I got mine last week and flown it twice. It is pretty wicked. I like it a lot. It is not as twitchy as the original Rev 2. I think everyone should have one!!!
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Posted 21 January 2011 - 08:42 AM

Just a tease for you guys...



I'll get some good photos and videos this coming weekend, look for it online in the next couple of weeks. Posted Image



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Posted 23 January 2011 - 02:53 AM

I snagged 2 from Ben for kelly and I....
Heading out to TI today for their maiden flights..Posted Image

Edited by Jay Nunes, 24 January 2011 - 03:24 AM.

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 03:15 AM

I was able to take Pictures of the New B2's Yesterday...They Fly like a B only they scream through the air and Stop on a Dime...Love them...IMG_0275.JPG

Edited by Jay Nunes, 24 January 2011 - 03:22 AM.

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 04:18 AM

That's what I'm wanting to hear .... now if we can just get the vented ones out I can get my order in

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 03:50 AM

Anyone have any idea what the upper wind range on a vented B-2 might be?

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 10:08 AM

It's hard to say, but based on my estimation... I wouldn't be surprised if a vented B2 with 3 wraps flies well up to around 30-35 mph.

A 4 wrap frame (if available) would push that up even further.

Line considerations as usual.

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 05:26 PM

Fun, fun, fun!


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Posted 27 January 2011 - 11:29 PM

Care to offer a few other words?
(How does it compare to a B-1.5 and how does it compare to a Rev II?)

One other question - any thoughts on race rods in the B-2?

Edited by kwmf, 28 January 2011 - 01:10 AM.


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Posted 28 January 2011 - 10:11 AM

Nice video, John!!:) But, you're only adding to my wish list!!!!:angry:

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 10:36 AM

I think Race Rods would be too stiff, 2 wrap is awesome.

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 10:38 AM

Care to offer a few other words?
(How does it compare to a B-1.5 and how does it compare to a Rev II?)

One other question - any thoughts on race rods in the B-2?

I have not done any measurements, but as I understand it, the B2 is more or less a downsized REV 1.5 JB, not a newly paneled REV II. It also looks like that to me.
If this is true then it would mean there is more sail area, on the B2 then the REV II.

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 04:31 PM

This Kite Fly's just like a B series Kite for sure.... only it takes off like a rocket!!
All the characteristics of the B that we all love are there...
Precision..100%.... Flick Flacks with the flick of the wrist.... Axles with half the motion of the B....
Catches and Throws... it floated out on 50's and I am sure it could have gone much further if I was on longer lines...

The reactions are magnified like the old II... only this one does not have that bit of out of control feeling like the II.
Absolutely recommend this kite for every Rev bag...
Best part... fits in the bed of my truck assembled...

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 12:24 PM

My take on it's low wind abilities... http://www.revkites....2-and-low-wind/

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 08:51 PM

The video of JB down on the beach ripping it up on with the B2 was the first time I set eyes on a Rev, and I was instantly hooked. Talk about setting the bar high!

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