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#1 JPB

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 07:42 PM

Hi guys, after a summer of watching an ole guy fly a Rev I finally pulled the trigger and picked up an EXP. Yesterday was my first flight. What a blast. The winds were anything but steady and with my graceful flying style I mastered the walk of shame in one outing. Who would have thought four lines could get that tangeld? I cant wait for Sunday so I can get out and fly again.

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 07:48 PM

Hey Joe, Welcome to the Dark Side.................Posted Image

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 10:53 PM

Hi Joe, welcome indeed.

Tangled lines, wow.

I have silly reasons for doing many of the things I do, so that when folks ask me I can tell them.

I enjoy sooting as I find re-loading ammunition theraputic.

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Why do I fly Revs, cuz I like un tangling lines of course. :kid_devlish:

You keep at it, and have a word with the "ole guy" no better way to learn than from another who can do.

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 11:00 PM

Hi Joe, I'm sure we all have untangled a line or twoPosted Image I 'll admit I certainly have more than once. Keep at it though it gets easier. Oh and by the way...WelcomePosted Image
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Posted 25 February 2011 - 01:36 AM

Indeed, Welcome to the "Darkside"!!! Just a friendly reminder: check your lines and make sure they are even in length!! :kid_smartass: Slight differences make control a very difficult thing!!:wacko:

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 05:51 AM

Hi guys, after a summer of watching an ole guy fly a Rev I finally pulled the trigger and picked up an EXP. Yesterday was my first flight. What a blast. The winds were anything but steady and with my graceful flying style I mastered the walk of shame in one outing. Who would have thought four lines could get that tangeld? I cant wait for Sunday so I can get out and fly again.

Joe


Hey Joe,
We forgot to mention, take look at the rev tutorials, in particular the one called "LINE MANAGEMENT", and like Baloo said, talk to the "ole guy". Ole guys know stuff, that can save you a lot of frustration.....................Posted Image

Again..............Welcome, and ask questions. You'll get a lot of answers, most of them right, but all of them with good intent !! Posted Image

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 01:08 PM

Hi Nick, welcome to the fun! :)

Quick link to the tutorials - http://www.learnkites.com

7 are free on YouTube (like line management), 16 total in the Kitelife subscribers section, more coming this year - should have 30 or so when we're done.

Also in the Kitelife archive, you can download them in HD or iPod/iPhone format for easy review on the field. <grin>

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 01:16 PM

Hi Nick, welcome to the fun! Posted Image

Quick link to the tutorials - http://www.learnkites.com

7 are free on YouTube (like line management), 16 total in the Kitelife subscribers section, more coming this year - should have 30 or so when we're done.

Also in the Kitelife archive, you can download them in HD or iPod/iPhone format for easy review on the field. <grin>


Now John, that's just too easy !

Hey Joe - (what he said) Posted Image

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 06:37 PM

Thanks guys for the warm welcome and the links to the tutorials. I have flown my dulie with Art ( the old guy) a few times and have talked to him quite a bit about his Rev. Always afraid to break something on his kite I never picked up the handles. I wish I had taken him up on his offer back then.I wouldn't have waited so long to get mine. I'm waiting for the weather to warm up and I'm sure I will see Art along the beach again.

Im sure once I actually pay attention to how many left and right spins I do the line tangles will not be so bad. Oh and remembering everything is backwards when I find myself up side down and still flying may help to.


Joe

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 12:33 AM

Hi Joe-

Welcome to the Rev Family.

Art is a great guy!! He'll show you a lot (as you've already learned). Feel free to ask him or anyone here anything about these amazing kites. Getting out there and just doing it is key to building that muscle memory. If you can fly with others, out there, you will greatly speed up your learning curve.

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