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#1 Kitelife

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 05:26 PM


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Posted 27 January 2011 - 06:16 PM

What a HotRod! i love this kite! i'm thinking black and limePosted Image
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Posted 27 January 2011 - 09:14 PM

that was nice
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Posted 27 January 2011 - 11:16 PM

Well, there you go John, that One is pretty much worn out now with all that flying.

Time you sent it to me and got yourself another One. :kid_devlish:

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 06:26 AM

Great vid as per usual John. Rev B2, looks like it axels very well.

Actually my only experience with the 'Baby' Rev was with yours Baloo at Portsmouth last year. A great lil kite, in not so great conditions ...zippy were my lasting impressions of it flying it.

So, as far as the B2 goes, do you get another frameset as you do with the 1.5 B-series and also excuse my ignorance but is the leading edge in two or three piece on the RevII ?!

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 06:52 AM

So, as far as the B2 goes, do you get another frameset as you do with the 1.5 B-series and also excuse my ignorance but is the leading edge in two or three piece on the RevII ?!


The B2 is packaged like a standard B -- both two and three wrap frames. The frames are of the new three piece frames. And, as usual, your retailer can order varying framesets at higher cost. I ordered my B2 from The Kite Shoppe with a race and a 3-wrap frame.

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 07:16 AM

Ok, get out of town, John !
How can you possibly make that look so simple.
Must be a slow Rev II, because mine seems to be much faster than that, and usually, it's heading south, at a high rate of speed.
Just kidding.............fantastic video, as usual.
Curious as to what handles you were using - Standard 13" B-series or the short Rev II handles ?

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 07:45 AM

Really, I think we need to invest in handsomer models for videos like this :D
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Posted 28 January 2011 - 10:47 AM

I was using both 11" and 13" handles at various times, both are good - but different. :)

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 11:26 AM

The big question for me is how long I'll actually try the stock B2 with handles before I yank off the bridle and attach my 17" handles!

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 11:54 AM

Hi All.
£180.00 for 6ft of icarex, bit to rich if you ask me.
but you will all buy them, won't you Balloo.
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Posted 28 January 2011 - 12:30 PM

Always a sunny spot in the day, eh pudsli? :)

http://www.revkites...._posts&mid=1933

Just saying, as you're a veteran flier, I'd love to see you contribute some tips or encouragement in addition to the pokes you're entitled to.

No offense intended, just finally speaking my mind and calling it like I see it, same as you. ;)

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 01:16 PM

The big question for me is how long I'll actually try the stock B2 with handles before I yank off the bridle and attach my 17" handles!



I haven't used anything other than 15s on it so far and its fun fun fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 04:30 AM

Hi John.
fair play to you, not flown in a while.
to much bull£$it involved.
at the end of the day everyone to there own, at the end of the day it's a rev.
as we all know from post's on other forums, rev hold the monopoly on 4 line kites with there patent.
that is why they sell like they do.
have a good one.
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Posted 29 January 2011 - 05:15 PM

Will we get to see the B2 in action this next weekend at SPI? Hmm I may want to get some pictures of if.

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 05:31 PM

Yep, I'll have mine with me, as will Ben. ;)

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 06:14 AM

That looks like wayyyyy too much fun! :D

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 07:15 PM

I picked up a standard and full vent in San Diego, and I really enjoyed them. Flew both on 50' lines. I've tried some of the speed/power options (aka Supersonic) and found them less pliable and maneuverable, even though they move faster, stop more suddenly etc.

With the B2 you get some of the same fast fun but with most of the finesse and slack-line fun of the 1.5s. They are *very* sensitive to steering inputs, so that first ascent after a larger kite can feel like an angry bobcat on a leash. I particularly enjoyed the full vent in a 15-18 mph wind off Fiesta Island I could move really fast and clean, but still do some floating and slack-line stuff. This is a really portable way to have some good fun.

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 11:12 PM

This is (mostly) what I was hoping to hear ...

My full sail and full vents are now in the country, just waiting for them to clear customs and make it down from Johannesburg to Durban for collection. Aside from the usual addiction reasons, I'm hoping it's a speed machine that controls like a 1.5 platform. My girlfriend hasn't really clicked with the Blast (I love it) because you need to fly it a litte different to the B's she's used to flying. The speed isn't a problem, we both love speed and have Prism Microns for testing our reflexes :)

I'm hoping the B2 is a quick little critter, but with the controls of the 1.5 platform she's used to. As for the sensitivity, as long as she's not flipping the tips over on the revers controls she won't mind any over control while she adjusts to it. I'm fine with adapting to different platforms, but I do get more flight time than her.

Thanks for the news, I'll add my $0.02 in once we've both had some flight time.




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