Rev Pro "No snag" Handles
Posted 30 May 2011 - 12:23 PM
Posted 30 May 2011 - 01:17 PM
"No snag" handles can be purchased, or you can modify your existing handles to be no-snag, as I have here:
Please take a moment to read this topic and thread: http://www.revkites....__1
In it, you'll find Watty's method for doing Stone in Shoe Bob's no-snag modifications on 13" handles:
I've done this to both my sets of handles now, and I love how it works out!
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Posted 30 May 2011 - 01:44 PM
I'm new to Rev flying and I'm curious to learn about the Rev Pro "No snag" handles. I have an idea as to what this handle is all about, just by the way it's called. I really want to know if it's worth buying and investing some money into. Plus, what is the difference between 13" and 15". Are these type of handles more for the "professionals" or can someone new to flying Revolution get some valuable help/assistance in learning to fly by using these type of handles? Can anyone please help me out? Thank you.
The Pro handles are made by Walt Ellis of LS Custom Kite Accessories. These handles are made from a solid aluminum rod, as opposed to the hollow stainless steal of the regular handles. On the ends of the handle is a hole where your pigtail can attach to instead of using the triangle ring. As SkyPuppet already mentioned, this is beneficial because the lines are less likely to get snagged on the handles. These handles are very nicely made, and I think they are worth spending a few bucks on. If you are short on cash, as SkyPuppet mentioned, you can go the Stone in Shoe Bob method and remove the rings from the regular handles.
13" and 15" handles differ in the length between the two ends of the handle. You may also see 11" and occasionally 8" handles. 13" is the standard for any 1.5 type kite. I use 13" handles on all of my kites including my Rev indoor and Rev 2. When the handles are longer, your movements have more of a significant impact on the kite. Shorter handles will cause the kite to react a little less, and you may have to make larger movements to get the kite to do something. Longer handles make the kite more reactive. Small movements have a more noticeable affect on the kite.
I wouldn't say that longer handles are for "professionals." Personally, I don't care for them just because I am so used to my 13" handles. If I spent some significant time on 15" handles, I may get accustomed. I would say to try the different handles when you are starting, and see what you like most, then stick with it.
Posted 30 May 2011 - 04:25 PM
... 13" and 15" handles differ in the length between the two ends of the handle. ...
Just in case someone tries to measure their handles: The length (11", 13" or 15") refers to the length of the original tubing blank that is used to form the handle. Not the straight line distance between the two D-rings or the ends of the tubes. On the standard 13" handles, the distance between the D-rings is somewhere in the vicinity of 11.5 inches.
Posted 30 May 2011 - 09:50 PM
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