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#21 Kitelife

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 09:55 AM

Gotcha Baz, thanks. :)

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 10:43 AM

same with Canada ... provinces are like the individual states as in your USA list
you may have opened up a really big list John
nice idea though :) :) :)
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Posted 12 January 2011 - 11:02 AM

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 11:47 AM

I just started the US state list as well and filled it in with the states I already know for sure there are Rev fliers in...

Anyone else fill in some blanks for me? :)

Cross-posted to the Rev page on Facebook as well, lots of international folks there who aren't on the forum.


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Posted 12 January 2011 - 11:58 AM

I know 2 great RevPilots from Switserland...Andy and Yvonne !

I've been flying with them and 4 other pilots from Team4Fun last weekend at the Nieuwpoort Kitefestival in Belgium



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Posted 12 January 2011 - 01:41 PM

Kristalis, perhaps you can tell us are there flyers in Northern Ireland?

Confirmed

Luxembourg - Gregor Westermier " The Legend that is..."

New Zealand - James Madelin - Indoor and Innovation Master & Rob "Chopper" Harris of The Flying Squad.





I'm guessing that as we've had visitors to The Flying Squad site from United Kingdom, United States, Netherlands, France, Spain, Germany,Ireland, Canada, Switzerland, Japan, China, Russian Federation, Portugal, Belgium, Australia, South Africa, Singapore,Malaysia, Italy, India, Taiwan, Norway, Colombia, New Zealand, , Republic of Korea, Denmark, Slovakia, Finland, Sweden, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Kuwait, Austria, Philippines, Hungary, Brazil, Poland,Argentina, Greece, Iceland, Turkey, Mexico, Thailand, Malta, Bulgaria, Panama, Lithuania,Israel, Albania, Indonesia, Jamaica, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Estonia, Guam, Guernsey,Serbia, Slovenia, Trinidad and Tobago, Croatia, Vietnam, Luxembourg, Pakistan, Hong Kong, Venezuela, DominicanRepublic & United Arab Emirates.


These might offer some leads as to where the Rev has landed !! :blue-cool:




Other than South Africa where else in Africa ???

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 02:08 PM

When we go back to the first post from JB it says "how many (and which) countries have Rev fliers that are represented on this forum.".
When I ignore the words "that are represented on this forum.", I could add few more.

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 02:17 PM

John

You have listed “Holland”, think to be absolutely correct that should be “The Netherlands”. I’m not sure of the exact reasoning but I think it’s an England, Scotland, Wales / U.K. thing. No doubt, now that the debate has been opened, one of our friends from The Netherlands, will put us right.
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Posted 12 January 2011 - 03:17 PM

One more from Michigan for the state list (in case it needs a bit of padding).
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Posted 12 January 2011 - 06:06 PM

I've added more countries, I remembered fliers from after reading Marc's input and Stephen's list of site visitors, as well as Rhode Island.

Again, if we have a confirmed country with at least one Rev flier, just let me know, I'm aiming to avoid guessing at this point so I'll be looking for absolute statements.

As for naming countries correctly, YES PLEASE, correct me and chalk it up to pure ignorance on my part, we're one family - I do not wish to offend or otherwise chafe anyone. :)

As for "represented on this forum", yeah, ditch that... If you know there is at least one Rev flier in a country that isn't on the list, do let me know.

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 06:30 PM

There are REV fliers in:
Austria
Sweden
Norway
Finland
More when I think about it more.
I trained a girl once that lives in "San Marino", however I doubt she has her own REV.

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 09:02 PM

North Holland and South Holland are both provinces within The Netherlands, but do you really want to itemize everything by provinces? If so, you need to consider the various states within Germany, etc.

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 10:07 PM

North Holland and South Holland are both provinces within The Netherlands, but do you really want to itemize everything by provinces? If so, you need to consider the various states within Germany, etc.

You have Italy with its 20 regions(you could call them states).

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 10:46 PM

Changed to Netherlands, I don't think there's any heated ownership debates between north and south Holland. :)

With regard to the UK topic... To me, Ireland and England are different countries, with clearly different identities and cultures.

Let's stay the heck away from politics here, not even the point... Does anyone here understand the definition I'm aiming for here?

Perhaps you could word it better than I?

Am I making too much of it in my attempt to be clear?

LOL - sigh

==

Added Austria, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Italy.

Keep feeding me, I'll do my best to keep up with it.

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 02:26 AM

With regard to the UK topic... To me, Ireland and England are different countries, with clearly different identities and cultures.

Let's stay the heck away from politics here, not even the point... Does anyone here understand the definition I'm aiming for here?


Hi John - you've got an interesting challenge on your hands here. As has been mentioned, if you go state specific in USA, then the equivalent is using French departments, Italian regions, etc. To borrow the equivalent principles of another hobby:

Amateur Radio use a countries list:
http://www.qrz.com/i/dxcc.html [eliminate the duplicates caused by different callsign prefixes]

Here The "United States of America" counts as one entity, alongside "The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland". Ireland in this list is separate and represents just the South, of course.

So, at the risk of complicating the count, I wonder if you might start with a simple countries list (USA counts as one), then subdivide by state, region, province, or whatever where the country count is sufficiently high to warrant it.

It is true that characteristics of continental European countries can vary significantly across their domain, reflecting their close neighbours (I'm thinking Begium and Switzerland here, but I'm sure this is replicated throughout the world), geographic or political heritage.
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Posted 13 January 2011 - 05:36 AM

Wouldn't it be easeir to list countries where they don't fly Revs? Or. Does anyone know of a country where they know there are no Rev Fliers?

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 06:52 AM

Wouldn't it be easeir to list countries where they don't fly Revs?


Probably not - on two counts:
  • I'd suggest there will be many smaller countries where no Rev flyers exist in Africa, Eastern Europe/Asia, maybe South America too; and,
  • from a practical point of view, it would be almost impossible to get direct and authoritative 'negative' responses - at best it will be hearsay or third-party reporting.
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Posted 13 January 2011 - 08:38 AM

Hi John - you've got an interesting challenge on your hands here. As has been mentioned, if you go state specific in USA, then the equivalent is using French departments, Italian regions, etc. To borrow the equivalent principles of another hobby:

Amateur Radio use a countries list:
http://www.qrz.com/i/dxcc.html [eliminate the duplicates caused by different callsign prefixes]

Here The "United States of America" counts as one entity, alongside "The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland". Ireland in this list is separate and represents just the South, of course.

So, at the risk of complicating the count, I wonder if you might start with a simple countries list (USA counts as one), then subdivide by state, region, province, or whatever where the country count is sufficiently high to warrant it.

It is true that characteristics of continental European countries can vary significantly across their domain, reflecting their close neighbours (I'm thinking Begium and Switzerland here, but I'm sure this is replicated throughout the world), geographic or political heritage.


We're breaking down the USA by state as it's the home country for Rev, a bit of local mapping if you will...

Internationally, we'll keep it to whole countries, and what I'm looking for (due to my own ignorance) is a reading from YOU as residents of those countries, how they should be listed. ;)

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 10:24 AM

We're breaking down the USA by state as it's the home country for Rev, a bit of local mapping if you will...

Internationally, we'll keep it to whole countries, and what I'm looking for (due to my own ignorance) is a reading from YOU as residents of those countries, how they should be listed. ;)




JB that seems very simple to me.





USA is the Home of Rev and that makes absolute sense. Also by its nature some States of the US will have more Rev flyers than say Finland.

So again makes sense for Rev to know where it's "local" customers are.




PS if your Country is not yet represented simply contact your local dealer and get a REV :kid_smartass: I can say that as I'm not an employee of Rev - Just LOVE flying their kites !!!


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Posted 13 January 2011 - 11:44 AM

Changed to Netherlands, I don't think there's any heated ownership debates between north and south Holland. :)


The Netherlands is OK John, no problems with that..

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