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#1 JPB

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 08:08 AM

My wife laughed when I told her I wanted another Rev. She said she had been waiting since my first flight with the EXP for me to bring up the subject. Last Friday I talked to Theresa and ordered a full vent B series. Lime and black. It came in today. Wow What a great looking kite. I can't wait to get lines attached. I know I'm not good enough yet but being vented should give me more days of flying. Well at least that's my plan anyways.

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#2 Jim Foster

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 08:34 AM

Certainly, two is a collection. At least a good start toward a collection.

Vented Revs are our favorites. They are smooooooth. We have been known to put an SUL frame in a vented so that it will fly in lower wind.

Enjoy your B vented.
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Posted 06 April 2011 - 08:35 AM

Is two a collection? No, it's the start of your addiction!! Posted Image

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 08:39 AM

eventually you'll own so many of them, . .... you won't carry 'em all

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 08:44 AM

Is two a collection? No, it's the start of your addiction!! Posted Image


Hush ... maybe he'll get in deeper before he notices it's an addiction! After all, the higher the average kites/owner the easier it is to convince the wife that purchasing another one is normal!

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 08:59 AM

+1 the vented Revs are smooth. The venting kicks ones precision up a notch or two or three. If you have a lot of high winds in your area, your collection will soon be +1 again with a vented Rev 2 or vented B2. The 2s have a lot less pull, if your hands get tired of gripping the handles on a vented 1.5 size Rev. (another excuse to tell the wife you need to buy "Just One More")

My wife and extended family like to reunion/vacation at Manzanita, OR. I used to be frustrated by the many high wind days there, until I got vented 1.5 and 2 Revs. The 2010 trip had 3 of 7 days at 30+ mph. I got more vented Rev 2 flying than I had hoped for, but at least I was in the air.
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Posted 06 April 2011 - 09:04 AM

We find the addiction more in the flying than the collecting. We only have 27. Wait, make that 29. :confused!:

How did the two of us end up with an odd number you ask?

In 2004 I bought a Rev I from a friend at WSIKF.
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Posted 06 April 2011 - 09:38 AM

The Vented was an easy sell. I'm not above groveling and begging when I have to. Oh and last Thursday was our 10th wedding anniversary so I waited until after I cooked she who must be obeyed her favorite Salmon dinner.
Crystal is getting used to 'This is the last one I'm going to need' rolling off my tongue. She calls herself the Turkey season widow, time to fly fish widow ,time to tool on the Jeep widow.

Already working on her for my next kite. I want a custom black and yellow. So it looks like a honey bee.

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 09:42 AM

Already working on her for my next kite. I want a custom black and yellow. So it looks like a honey bee.


Get her flying. Worked for me.

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 01:28 PM

Get her flying. Worked for me.

True story.

I thought it was the other way around!

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#11 Jim Foster

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 05:45 PM

I thought it was the other way around!


Was it? Maybe you're right..........no, don't think so.

I was first...............perhaps not the best,,,,,,,but the first.

Hey, flying together is one of the best things that has happened to us as a couple.

Flying together and with our friends is truly "Golden Time". Come jump in line. ;)
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Posted 06 April 2011 - 09:42 PM

Yes. :)

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 02:55 AM

Yep, and it will grow....

I have the first model REV I and II, had a looooong break for various reasons and recently 're-discovered' the joy of flying again. Needless to say I now have a shiny new 1.5 JB and thinking about a ventedPosted Image
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Posted 07 April 2011 - 03:49 AM

during the mid- 90's I used to only buy Red & Black Revs, so the misses wouldn't know how many. They all looked alike, HA!

I promised my wife in 2000 if she let me "cooperate" on the Kitesquid baby-rev project one summer, I would never buy another kite!

since then, the factory has called Barbara (wife & financial supervisor!) and ask if she thinks I might like one of the next big things

2 years ago a mentored-youngster (student-friend of mine?) asked (WAY too loudly) "is that new rev number 54?"

Since then I've moved some of 'em out, hopefully to good homes. They are so much fun, it's almost a sin for someone not love them as much as I did (at one time)

What is so cool about these darn things?, as your flying skill improves so also do the products themselves. I don't know about you, but I like having the trickest, coolest colors, latest design, new fangled-est build materials, just so I can compare it with my friends.

You begin to feel worthy of such expenditures, ....

"SWEETIE, Lolly's on the phone and wants a credit card number, can you please accept her call?"
"Ben, just go over to Barbara and tell her how much. Stop selling me, I want it already, thanks a lot, get a sandwich too"
"Just make the darn thing, don't give me a price at all. Cheat me, it's okay!"


YES, two is a collection. One SUL & 1 FULL vent is all you really need. Good luck stopping there!

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 06:45 AM

My experience has been it's much easier to ask forgiveness than permission. ;)
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Posted 07 April 2011 - 06:45 AM

Was it? Maybe you're right..........no, don't think so.

I was first...............perhaps not the best,,,,,,,but the first.

Hey, flying together is one of the best things that has happened to us as a couple.

Flying together and with our friends is truly "Golden Time". Come jump in line. ;)

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#17 Jim Foster

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 07:47 AM

#7 is ready!



I think we will have six in San Diego this weekend.

Come on 7!
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