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#41 beach

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Posted 19 July 2007 - 09:40 AM

RACE RODS ARE HERE
Hello Family the new Race Rods are here and I wanted to talk about them so everyone knows whats up with the project. First things first,these rods are not for everyone one they really push the envelope between weight and reflex and strength not to say they are weak just very different of what a lot of folks are used too...... :)
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1.1/4 inch 3 wrap rods 19 grams
2. SUL (super ultra light) 13.5 grams
3. Race Rods 12.5 grams
These rods are done in 90 area weight graphite and because of this and the way these rods are laid up the reflex is so tight which means to me the kite is faster to react and handles very differently. If you go back in this post you can see Barrys view point on these rods and to be honest he just scratched the surface of what these rods are about and I'm not going into the way these rods change things because these rods are not for everyone and you will have to spend time with the Race Rods to understand them. these rods are a direct sale item and cost $68.00 a set which is as cheap as I can go for this set up and I'm only doing them this cheap so you can get a bit of Bens world to take home..... B) No really it's what I want to do for all of you, my Family, for what all of you do for me.......... B) :D :) By the way thank you all for everything........Ben

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Posted 19 July 2007 - 09:57 AM

Ben,

I did send a message to you via this forum, but not sure if you got it. Will you be at Berkeley and if so will you have any of these rod sets available for test? We will be doing demos and to test them out directly against another set of 2 or 3 wraps in team would be a major plus. Just let me know.

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Mark.

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Posted 19 July 2007 - 11:04 AM

That's great news Ben,
(my wife will be so thrilled to see still more credit card charges from your fine employer!)

My order has been in there for about three weeks now, so maybe I can get 'em quick?
Lolly has all the pertinent numbers and my home address.

I'm after six tubes, . . . two sets of leading edges, but with SOLID carbon ferrules!

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Posted 19 July 2007 - 01:19 PM

Ben,
Great news. Are these rods available only for the 1.5 or will they also be available for other models i.e. indoor, IIs, and of course 1s?
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Posted 19 July 2007 - 02:02 PM

I've got a set of the Race Spars for my 1.5, will give them a good test in Berkeley. ;)

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Posted 19 July 2007 - 03:19 PM

$68 for a set looks like ill be getting a set with my rev b this fall my only question is the wind range is it in the 0 to 5 range for these rods ???
GOD PUT ME HERE. TO ENJOY THE WINDS

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 08:59 AM

68 bucks that is all... ohhhh i might have to get my kite store to order me a set...

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 07:53 PM

Mark got ya covered and I'll have some at Berkley see ya there..................Ben

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 10:15 PM

Race Rods are SO sweet... Got my first solid test flight with them this past weekend.

Lighter than 2 wraps, more spring, more responsive. ;)

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 11:03 AM

We should be getting our full shipment of Race Rods in the next few days. Can't wait to slide a set into my Rev and give them a test flight.

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 03:12 PM

I swiped John's kite this weekend, and flew for a while on the rods, SUPERB is all I can say. I'd probably be happy using them in any conditions.

He made me give them back however.

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 09:28 PM

Thanks Ben, can't wait to give these a try

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Posted 31 July 2007 - 04:55 PM

And as further followup for this topic...

I arrived friday to find the iquad vented sails equipped with race rods and thats what we predominantly flew on all weekend. I'm utterly happy with them, they took a fair amount of abuse over the weekend, including mucking around in water (note : one vertical did break during this, however, it was a fully submerged kite that may have been tugged a little hard at the time) and winds bumpy and gusty up to 15 mph. Too Much Fun had some equipped as well and they were pretty pleased with them as well.

Nice rods, great label!
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(i would have lined this up better however, my brain is utterly dead from berkeley)
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Posted 31 July 2007 - 05:25 PM

oh s**t those are nice im in for a set :kid_cussing:
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Posted 31 July 2007 - 06:37 PM

Agreed... Monkey.. these Rod are so Awsome... there lighter then a standard two wrap and the stiffness of a three wrap... The precise flying you can do with these rod are the best Ive ever flown with ! The Breaking of the Race Rod was due to two much load under water and tugging to hard... Giggle.. but it was so much fun... <GRIN>

Thanks to Revolution for constantly trying to improve there product and making it that much more enjoyable to fly there kites...

If you get a chance to fly with these rods.. I high recommend it...

STeve D

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Posted 31 July 2007 - 06:52 PM

My new #1 favorite spars... Awesome in both standard and vented sails.

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Posted 31 July 2007 - 07:06 PM

dang it, you guys are gonna Make me want to spend bill money now! Be nice to a half broke quad head! lol

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Posted 31 July 2007 - 07:12 PM

Ben says above they are very stiff. I thought that stiff rods = twitchy kite. Thats why I trashed the SLEs. I totaly love the fact that they are so light. AAArrrr so confused :wacko: . What to do, what to do.

Denny #12

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Posted 31 July 2007 - 07:59 PM

Ben says above they are very stiff. I thought that stiff rods = twitchy kite. Thats why I trashed the SLEs. I totaly love the fact that they are so light. AAArrrr so confused :wacko: . What to do, what to do.


They are stiff compared to their weight, as they say they are lighter than the SUL rods with the strength of the UL.

If anyone can do an experiment with just the race rod LE and say reg 2 wrap down spars or 3 wrap downs and see if there are any differences in performance that would be really great.
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Posted 01 August 2007 - 03:23 AM

Anyone weigh one yet?

I'm still trying to figure out what sticks I just got in my custom SUL that were labeled "Professional Only" but weighed 20% less than the Professional Only sticks I received last fall. 20% is a big change. They are 11.5-11.8g vs. 14.5-15.0g. I think the new ones are at least as stiff as the previous ones.

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