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#1 mdilucca

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 04:34 PM

What handles do you use for flying a rev2? The original 9" or the new 13" handles?

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 05:05 PM

What handles do you use for flying a rev2? The original 9" or the new 13" handles?

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You can use either or I have found with the longer handles on a Rev II it tends to oversteer, I personally prefer the short handles for this particular kite.

I set the bottom lines in close and adjust the tops for whats comfortable for you.

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 05:55 PM

You can use either or I have found with the longer handles on a Rev II it tends to oversteer, I personally prefer the short handles for this particular kite.

I set the bottom lines in close and adjust the tops for whats comfortable for you.

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Many thanks Jim, so far I used the 13" handles and I did notice a fair amount of oversteering as you mentioned. What lines lengths are you flying the rev2 with?

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 06:01 PM

anywhere from 45ft for super fast action up to 85ft.
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Posted 17 June 2007 - 06:07 PM

the 8 inch works best for that kite i never tried one with 13 but the kite is small and geared for heavier winds so 8 inch handles should do it
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Posted 17 June 2007 - 07:26 PM

I fly 13inch.. Flick flacs are easy with them.. Also 85-120s need some good wind for the 120s but it turns it into a slow flyer.

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 09:04 AM

the 8 inch works best for that kite i never tried one with 13 but the kite is small and geared for heavier winds so 8 inch handles should do it


These smaller handles are great for really strong winds when you are using a 1.5 SLE. They put less pressure on the wrist and prevent oversteer and that annoying habit of the kite flipping out if you put on too much reverse. This works especially well for those people with slightly less wrist strength.

Give it a try next time.

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 08:49 PM

The winds were cranking this afternon, so I switched from my variable Vent 1.5 to my Rev II. I kept it on the 120' lines with the 13" handles. In that wind, with long handles it was very easy to over control it. They really magnify your inputs and the Rev II doesn't need much to overdo it. Taking a photo while flying was nearly impossible, even when I added the 100' tails to slow it down.

Long handles have a lot of torque on your wrists in stronger winds too. I've never had sore wrists after flying a Rev II before. :blue-confused:
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Posted 04 March 2011 - 05:01 PM

I've had a lot of success flying this kite on my original Rev 1 handles -11" long!!! When the wind got up to where the 1 was too much, I'd swap to the 2!!! Same lines and handles!!!:) That's what's available with the new "B-2s"!!!:)

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 05:25 PM

Well, I fly mine with 15" handles because I don't have any shorter handles anymore.
Once you get use to where it over steers, it is not problem.
Do I recommend it, not really.

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 09:29 PM

What handles do you use for flying a rev2? The original 9" or the new 13" handles?

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Hey there Mario!

The new B 2 packages comes with 11" handles :)

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 07:36 PM

Most of the time I`ll fly a rev 2 with 11" handles....the original rev 1 handles...but when the wind really picks up I`ll use the smaller original rev 2 handles. I find I have a lot more control and can fly the 2 in much lower wind with the 11"ers. Tried the 13`s but as mentioned way too much oversteer....although it was sort of fun.
I`ll do the same with the 1`s and 1.5`s....I`ll fly with the 13" handles and when the wind picks up I`ll go to the 11" handles.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 09:59 PM

Reviving old post..... I know I know.

Are 11" handles the same as 13"s but with longer bottom legs? Is the curve of the bend the same? And is the straight part above the bend the same?
Looking to cut down some 13"s.

Thanks.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 11:27 PM

Im going on memory here (I did lay my B2 handles over my normal handles at some point) and I think they are the same with just a shorter lower leg.

That said - I am fairly senile when it comes to remembering things. Also, I'm lazy and just fly my B2's on my normal handles ... after flying them for a while you will realise they are NOT a 1.5 and never will be and they are going to fly different by design. I originally flew the shorter B2 handles and they do not make the kite fly like a 1.5 and personally I don't I have any more trouble controlling the little guy on the stock 1.5 handles so I just go with them - 1 less thing to worry about or have to switch around.

Assuming there is sufficient wind, you can slow it down by going further out on your top leaders by about an inch and essentially dragging your brakes the whole time. I did that fairly successfully about 2-3 days ago in some strong wind - it slowed it down enough to make the flying more enjoyable at speed. I could have kept the kite slower on my normal setting, but by dragging the brakes the whole time I could fly as I normally do and keep the kite in check without having to change my style.

Just some ideas to toy with, your mileage may vary B)

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 11:32 PM

Reviving old post..... I know I know.

Are 11" handles the same as 13"s but with longer bottom legs? Is the curve of the bend the same? And is the straight part above the bend the same?
Looking to cut down some 13"s.

Thanks.
Rob.


Here's a picture of the 11"
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and here's a picture of the 13"

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 04:34 AM

Thanks for the info.
Cut off the bottom 50mm giving me 11" handles. Going to try a different way of making them "No Snags". I'll report back with success or what NOT to do.
For those playing at home it involves some foam earplugs and 2 part epoxy...

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 10:29 AM

Thanks for the info.
Cut off the bottom 50mm giving me 11" handles. Going to try a different way of making them "No Snags". I'll report back with success or what NOT to do.
For those playing at home it involves some foam earplugs and 2 part epoxy...


If you haven't already.... Check-out Watty's posts regarding switching to no-snag handles!

Easily done and works great!

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 11:19 AM

If you haven't already.... Check-out Watty's posts regarding switching to no-snag handles!

Easily done and works great!


Yes, excellent easy mod by Watty.

However.....beware....we have discovered that International metric parts are not the same as US parts. The drywall plugs are different.
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Posted 05 July 2012 - 11:53 PM

Well that was my experience with what I had available here - one size had a fit light enough I could pull it out by hand, and the next size up the plug was too big even without the screw. If there is a size between the two it would probably be okay ... I'm not sure if that exists or if nobody here stocks such a thing, but I tried many different types and eventually gave it up as a lost cause.

Now days I just fly Walts Pro handles (why fly less than the best), but the handles I converted with your help are still strong in the hands of new owners.

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 04:12 AM

Was looking at the "Stone in Shoe", et al method, that's my back up if this way goes south. Easy to drill out araldite.
First part, so far worked reasonably well. Plug the end of the handle with the ear plug to form a stop for the epoxy. Drill hole front to back, as opposed to sides for standards. Fill to top with epoxy, this fills internal voids and forms tunnel for leaders. Once dry, shape tip to dome. Drilling to follow.

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