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#21 RevWizard

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 10:15 AM

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.

I also found that a REV with Mylar panels in the sail also glides much better, relative to the all cloth version. However, that is the only plus I have for the Mylar paneled REV.

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 12:38 PM

Mystery Photo Number 2:
What is it?
How was it created?

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 02:41 PM

thats eazy its a sunken rev 1..... right??
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Posted 18 June 2007 - 02:47 PM

thats eazy its a sunken rev 1..... right??

Nope!
Next Rev flier is up.

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 02:59 PM

thats eazy its a sunken rev 1..... right??


I have to agree, it looks like a sunken rev - by the looks of the water it was raining.

Possibly kite 02 or kite 41 from your collection, a rev II and a rev I SUL respectively.

The other option of course is that it is complete work of photoediting using the water as a filter ;)

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 03:04 PM

Scratch that I figured it out.... it is sand spread in the shape of a Rev in Denmark

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 03:08 PM

Scratch that I figured it out.... it is sand spread in the shape of a Rev in Denmark

That is getting quite close, put the sand was not spread to create the shape.
The tails of that REV shape should give you a clue.

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 07:41 PM

There is deffinately a rev there. I can see one of the down spars. It's small, so I'm guessing a Rev 2. This is a white custom rev, or it has some sand on it or something. I don't think it is raining though, it's just windy.

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 08:29 PM

There is deffinately a rev there. I can see one of the down spars. It's small, so I'm guessing a Rev 2. This is a white custom rev, or it has some sand on it or something. I don't think it is raining though, it's just windy.

There is not an actual REV there. However, an actual REV had something to do with it.
It was not rainy nor had it rained in the last hours.
Clue: Wind has something to do with it.

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 09:58 PM

Two piles of sand that have been blown by the wind to make a Rev shape??

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 02:38 AM

how bout a sunken synergy deca??? all white in color ;)
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Posted 19 June 2007 - 08:16 AM

Chris is getting somewhat close.

Clue: I did something that took less then 5 seconds and nature did the rest.

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 10:17 AM

Chris is getting somewhat close.

Clue: I did something that took less then 5 seconds and nature did the rest.


I think you left a rev out one night and it got frozen in .. :lol:
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Posted 19 June 2007 - 10:34 AM

I think you left a rev out one night and it got frozen in .. :lol:

At the time of the photo, there was no actual REV in the photo.
It all happened during the day time and it did not freeze.
Time of the year was June at Fano in Denmark. I don't think the temperature got lower the 15c, but it was a bit windy.

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 11:57 AM

Sand spread on hard/dark ground, Rev placed on top, wind blows away unprotected sand, Rev picked up leaving "image" of Rev?

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 12:47 PM

Sand spread on hard/dark ground, Rev placed on top, wind blows away unprotected sand, Rev picked up leaving "image" of Rev?


Yeah, there is a second picture on John's site that shows the leading edge, and a gap for the LE mesh. also there are a couple edges that are "smudged" I have to agree with the theory of wind blowing away the sand that was not protected by the kite.


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Posted 19 June 2007 - 01:10 PM

Sounds possible to me.

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 01:28 PM

Ihn appears to have guessed it.
Solution:
The beach was hard packed and slightly damp and had coating of light dry sand all over it.
I had laid the REV down front side up. During the following time there, the wind had picked up and started blowing the sand everywhere.
You can see that when you look at some other pictures on my Web Site at: www.johnnmitchell.com Look under Photographer >> Kiting Photos >> choose a year from 1995 to 1999 >> Fano. Fano 1995 shows clearly how the sand blows at: http://johnnmitchell...5/Fano1995.html
The sand blew in my ears, up my nose, in my eyes, in my mouth, in the cars and anywhere else it could seep into.
What is interesting is that it left a nice REV image made of sand on the ground which I noticed when I picked up the REV.

I had somewhere a similar picture using a vented REV which I can't find. The venting was were very clear.

Now I must look for a new mystery REV related picture, unless someone else beats me to it.

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 03:37 PM

What is it?

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 04:05 PM

your backyard seen therugh the blast mylar
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