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#1 RevWizard

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 10:34 AM

I ran across this photo taken in Fuerteventura(Canary Islands) in 1995.
What is the REV doing?
Does the guy in the background have anything to do with it?

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 11:22 AM

Looks like 3D flying a Rev and he was probably tossing it back into the wind. I still 3D fly sometimes when I want to remember how bad my hand/eye coordination is. . . lol
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Posted 14 June 2007 - 12:05 PM

It could be that the guy in the background is flying a power kite and he is about to be pulled on his nose!
The REV in the foreground just might be in a float being flown by someone else.

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 12:18 PM

yea it looks like a floating rev to me
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Posted 14 June 2007 - 01:32 PM

Possibly floating on the outside of the window. and trying not to cringe in the view of the trunks... horrible choice.. only thing to say about that is ewww.

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 06:13 AM

I think she is either floating outside the window, or she just threw the kite back into the air after catchiong it or something.

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 06:16 AM

I can't really tell where the lines are from the photo. Isn't the LE usually down in a float? Although the guy doesn't really look like he just threw the Rev so my earlier guess is probably wrong. Looks like a really nice place to fly besides the speedo wearing dudes. lol
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Posted 15 June 2007 - 06:45 AM

The dude in the speepo is telling the flyer, who is standing in the water cooling his feet, what to do. A Rev flyer wouldn't have on a speedo. Well, not in the U.S. anyway. I just wonder if it is welcomed advice the pilot is getting?

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 07:40 AM

... I still 3D fly sometimes when I want to remember how bad my hand/eye coordination is. . . lol


lol, me too. 3D flying is also a good technique for when I want to put my thumb thru the LE screen.
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Posted 15 June 2007 - 08:24 AM

lol, me too. 3D flying is also a good technique for when I want to put my thumb thru the LE screen.

I have thrown REVs like a javeline quite a number of times and caught them falling, but never managed to bury a finger through the LE in either direction.
I throw it with my left hand holding both handles and holding the LE at about 40% distance from the right tip, with my right hand shoving the right tip like an arrow. While it is gliding I will shift the right handle to the right hand. I catch it gently like it is a falling egg.

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 08:13 PM

Tip 1:
There are two persons involved concerning this photo.
The guy you see in the photo is me! What was I really doing?

Tip 2:
Look at photos on my web site at: www.johnnmitchell.com
Check out the year 1995.

Monday I will reveal be back and reveal the solution.
I also have another photos awaiting you all.

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 09:27 PM

Wow! I have that same pink and blue Rev 1 I picked up from EBAY last year very old still sealed in plastic never flown still trying to get the perma wrinkles out of it. black tag is stamped 1988 I think I'll have to check.

Really Nice Kite I need to get an updated bridle for it those giant barrel swivels and the tow rope bridle crack me up.

anyhow looks like It may be the makings of a axle.
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Posted 16 June 2007 - 04:44 AM

yea it is funny how the older kites had the swivels even back then i took them off and made knots on my bridles. i didnt have a rev in 88 but some of the other kites i had were swiveled up at the bridles
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Posted 17 June 2007 - 03:10 PM

Tip 1:
There are two persons involved concerning this photo.
The guy you see in the photo is me! What was I really doing?

Tip 2:
Look at photos on my web site at: www.johnnmitchell.com
Check out the year 1995.

Monday I will reveal be back and reveal the solution.
I also have another photos awaiting you all.



I think you are axel-ing the rev. I read a post somewhere about how to axel a rev. I tried it and it looked kind of like thet! It was all fun on my new 120' lines until I had to mak my first LONG walk of shame!

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 04:32 PM

well i gotta say that a long walk of shame on that lineset
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Posted 18 June 2007 - 01:31 AM

Like your new avatar Ant.

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 02:30 AM

thanks baloo
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Posted 18 June 2007 - 09:15 AM

Tip 1:
There are two persons involved concerning this photo.
The guy you see in the photo is me! What was I really doing?

Tip 2:
Look at photos on my web site at: www.johnnmitchell.com
Check out the year 1995.

Monday I will reveal be back and reveal the solution.
I also have another photos awaiting you all.

The Solution:
The location was Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands on the North East Coast. The two hotels in the background are Olivia Beach and Tres Isles. In some photos you will see Lanzarote in the background. We were too far from African west coast to see it on that day.
The other person involved concerning the photo was our cameraman Pierre Liskissas from Cosica(France).
The purpose of this trip was creating a Kite Video Catalog for kite shops in Switzerland.

Actually the REV did do about a 1/4 axel, but it was really a 3D throw. The wind was quite strong and carried the REV quickly to the end of the lines which were 100ft long. Even in the original negative, it is difficult to see the lines dipping down almost touching the water.
The photo was made at about a 45 degree angle from me relative to the lines.
I was really wearing original Speedos when I was in the water flying the REV. That comes from my days of competition swimming.
The REV I is one of the first made after the logo changed from Neos Omega to Revolution. The spars were connected with stainless steel ferrule which had a slight bend in them. The 5 year old sail was almost destroyed with all of the this sea water flying pushing it. The REV was provided by the kite shop "Drachen Himmel" in Switzerland. I don't even have one that old.

Fool(Chris Taylor) knew what was happening the first time around.
Go to http://johnnmitchell...Fuerte1995.html to see more photos more of this flying.

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 09:51 AM

I tried using Gimp (free Photoshop) to find those darn lines with no success. :wacko: It looked like the bridle was going 2 directions too. You got me! A 100 foot throw is impressive to me as Iím about 50/50 with 30 foot lines. Donít mind the kidding on the Speedo I swam competition and wore one almost every day for 3 years. After that I wore it till them till they wore out.

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 10:13 AM

I tried using Gimp (free Photoshop) to find those darn lines with no success. :wacko: It looked like the bridle was going 2 directions too. You got me! A 100 foot throw is impressive to me as Iím about 50/50 with 30 foot lines. Donít mind the kidding on the Speedo I swam competition and wore one almost every day for 3 years. After that I wore it till them till they wore out.

With lines that length, you need in general a heavier REV and a nice smooth strong wind behind you. Your odds will improve dramatically.
That particular REV was the REV I standard with the so-called 4-wrap(Revolution Equipped) rods.

For those learning to toss the REV, I would suggest practicing first without lines until you have your throw right. Walking over and picking up the REV is much quicker then constantly untangling lines. When you got your throw right, then attach the lines.

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