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#141 Isaac Trejo

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 05:28 PM

I have heard that Race Rods will eventually be available for the Rev II. :clap;
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Posted 02 December 2007 - 06:00 PM

I asked Ben about getting a race frame for a II at Cape Fear last month, but haven't heard anything back from him about them yet...then again, he's had a rather hectic schedule!

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 02:35 PM

These are the rods that come in the new 20th anniversary kites. Haven't flown it yet but the reviews make me excited to give them a try.

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 11:02 AM

Hey folks..

I snapped my Race rods the Other Day.. Broke the Leading edge in two places.. oops..
Right where the Vert Rods meet the Leading Edge.. I wore out the rod..
then Snap!!! Both Places at once.. Totally my Fault.. Here is why
Most flyers I talked to about this change thier rods for wind Conditions..
I was just changing Kites so I never Moved the rod for Months of flying..

If you are like me..
Have a Look at the Leading edge to see of there is Wearing on those two places..
I am going to move my new Rods around my Kite from now on..
I think that will solve my problem..

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 11:58 AM

I did the same thing last weekend.Broke in the same place that youve discribed in a dive stop.Seemed a little odd at the time,but it wasnt over a sweet 7mph...odd

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 12:18 PM

I did the same thing last weekend.Broke in the same place that youve discribed in a dive stop.Seemed a little odd at the time,but it wasnt over a sweet 7mph...odd

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Check the side that is not broken for Wear....

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 12:56 PM

Wish i could,but.

zee race rodz,swimz, with zee fishez :lol:.

I binned it.Thanks for the info though.I will check my others.

Have a kewl weekend

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 06:25 PM

I got to try out my new race rods this evening. I put 'em in a full sail on a 50# line set. The kite was really racy in 5 mph winds. B) They seem to be a bit snappier. More responsive. I like 'em already. I'm sure I'll like 'em even more after I get to spend more time with 'em.. :)

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 09:35 PM

I love my 50# lines in the right wind, can't get any more connected to the kite. :)

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 09:45 AM

Can I just say how much I LOVE my Race Rods!?!?! What a difference!!! :ani_punk:

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 08:13 AM

I was just able to try my new Race Rods out this weekend and I LOVED them. I was flying in 2 mph wind and I felt like God. Though I had to still walk back a bit to keep the kite in the air, this was far better than before. Before, I couldn't even launch the kite in anything under 5mph. I LOVE these things. They're so light, flexible, and strong too. It helped that I had great instruction from Nobodyspecial. A few days later I was faced with gusty wind that was ranging from like 8 to 15 MPH, so I put my vented up with the race rods and it flew soooooooo nice. Everybody needs to get Race Rods if you don't already have them, they will make your life so much easier and more enjoyable!
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Posted 23 August 2008 - 12:55 PM

I was just able to try my new Race Rods out this weekend and I LOVED them.



Aren't they Amaaaaaaaazing?!?!?! I've flown mine in all kinds of winds now and they never let me down. I'm so glad you've finally gotten some! :clap;

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 11:19 AM

@ Ben: any word on Race Rods for the Rev I? I'd love to try them! :D

Race Rods were the only reason that I was able to fly my Mid Vent with a dozen lights on it during the WSIKF Night Fly. By the time it was my tun, the winds had dropped to very light and I was doubting that I'd be able to fly with the weight of the lights and damp sand on the kite.

It was such a relief to feel the kite lift up easily when my name was called. I said a little thank you to Ben and the Rev crew for making those amazing spars. :wub:

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 01:25 AM

@ Ben: any word on Race Rods for the Rev I? I'd love to try them! :D

Race Rods were the only reason that I was able to fly my Mid Vent with a dozen lights on it during the WSIKF Night Fly. By the time it was my tun, the winds had dropped to very light and I was doubting that I'd be able to fly with the weight of the lights and damp sand on the kite.

It was such a relief to feel the kite lift up easily when my name was called. I said a little thank you to Ben and the Rev crew for making those amazing spars. :wub:


Steve, REV I Race Frame is now available.

I could see if one could get to you via Victoria clinic.....

Later, T

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 09:57 AM

Steve, REV I Race Frame is now available.

I could see if one could get to you via Victoria clinic.....

Later, T

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 10:02 PM

Here's a Newbie's perspective - these things rock. I have a B-Series 1.5 vented and std. I put the race rods in after 4 hrs airtime and I haven't looked back. My friend crashed so hard one time the LE looked like a horseshoe. I sheepishly went to inspect them and to my surprize everything was fine! These rods are tough.

I tried someone else's Rev 1 or Rev 2 (not sure which) and I could barely keep it in the air. I don't know if it was the way he had it set up or just my lack of skills/airtime. It felt like I was flying a brick.

I feel really comfortable flying with these rods - very responsive and the lighter weight seems to help. Except when I try to do a large reverse circle - one tip seems like it wants to flip on me. (but that is probably my fault, my technique and not the set up)

***** Here's my question for the teachers out there: *****

Being brand new to Rev's - do you think I should learn and improve my flying skills on a stiffer, heavier rod rather than the race rods? Thanks in advance - Mike
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Posted 14 September 2008 - 01:34 AM

You can't do better than the RR. Right at the start, when you are in that crash every 30 seconds stage something tougher may be good. But once you are past that RRs are, as you say, tough enough. So why not!

I think the reverse circle is a real tough one to learn. If you are doing a clockwise circle it will probably be the top left quarter that blows your mind. The problem seem to usually be that you are trying to move your hands from the inverted flying position to the vertical flying position. This seems to freak everyone I have seen trying it and it leads to over control and this flipped wing tips.

Try this. Break the circle into quarters and perfect each quarter individually. That way you are giving your brain learning in bite size pieces instead of overloading it. On the difficult turn starting with inverted hover and ending vertically, concentrate on coordinating your hands so they don't get in a tangle. When you have the hands right the turn will become mega-easy!
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Posted 14 September 2008 - 01:38 AM

PS it probably took me 15 hours of flying to learn. Keep trying!
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Posted 14 September 2008 - 06:10 PM

You can't do better than the RR. Right at the start, when you are in that crash every 30 seconds stage something tougher may be good. But once you are past that RRs are, as you say, tough enough. So why not!

I think the reverse circle is a real tough one to learn. If you are doing a clockwise circle it will probably be the top left quarter that blows your mind. The problem seem to usually be that you are trying to move your hands from the inverted flying position to the vertical flying position. This seems to freak everyone I have seen trying it and it leads to over control and this flipped wing tips.

Try this. Break the circle into quarters and perfect each quarter individually. That way you are giving your brain learning in bite size pieces instead of overloading it. On the difficult turn starting with inverted hover and ending vertically, concentrate on coordinating your hands so they don't get in a tangle. When you have the hands right the turn will become mega-easy!

Thanks Sailor99 - You couldn't have described what I am doing better - overcontrolling I think. I will try breaking down the manuver into quarters - great advice - Thank You
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