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#1 tommylurvebus

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 01:08 AM

Just wondering how many fly in the rain and do you think sail stretch is greatly accelerated by flying a wet sail.
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Posted 13 August 2011 - 01:43 AM

i think that most of my kites have had a soaking and been flown to dry them, or taken home wet, had a shower to clean them,at one time or another, and i've not noticed anything to alarm me regards stretch.

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 05:58 AM

Just wondering how many fly in the rain and do you think sail stretch is greatly accelerated by flying a wet sail.


I have flown kites in rain, and submerged them in Oceans, Lakes, Rivers and swimming pools. I have not noticed any problem.

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 06:08 AM

I have flown kites in rain, and submerged them in Oceans, Lakes, Rivers and swimming pools. I have not noticed any problem.


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Posted 13 August 2011 - 10:14 AM

I've got a Rev 1 that's over a dozen years old, been through just about everything!! Sail's stretched from age, never noticed any ill effects from weather or ..........? Posted Image

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#6 Felix Mottram

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 10:34 AM

I've got a Rev 1 that's over a dozen years old, been through just about everything!! Sail's stretched from age, never noticed any ill effects from weather or ..........? Posted Image


All good news of course.

I do have one sail, an early Rev 2 which has suffered from what I guess is UV degradation.

The fabric rips through under finger pressure. It was a single colour florescent sail!

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 01:04 PM

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 02:49 PM

All good news of course.

I do have one sail, an early Rev 2 which has suffered from what I guess is UV degradation.

The fabric rips through under finger pressure. It was a single colour florescent sail!

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Also a different fabric to the one used now. Think it was Bainbridge now its icarex.

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 03:22 PM

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No nails, finger pressure only. I have older Revs which did not suffer in this way...

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 03:26 PM

Also a different fabric to the one used now. Think it was Bainbridge now its icarex.


I have a Rev 2 prototype in Lee's colours with a different sail shape. The fabric on that was OK last time I looked.

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 04:24 PM

All good news of course.

I do have one sail, an early Rev 2 which has suffered from what I guess is UV degradation.

The fabric rips through under finger pressure. It was a single colour florescent sail!

Felix

I had two early REV I's (standard and SUL) with florescent pink that deteriorated just as Felix mentioned. The other color on both never showed any real problem. They were both nylon material. I must admit that both spent hundreds of hours in the sun unprotected. Now days, I protect my kites as much as possible from the sun.

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 04:29 PM

I have a Rev 2 prototype in Lee's colours with a different sail shape. The fabric on that was OK last time I looked.

Felix

I remember that one. It was a prototype you got from Andy King. It was narrower then the standard REV II. I found 6 more in the backroom at Revolution two years ago when I was photographing the history of the Revolution kites.
Those six were solid colors, each being a different color. None had frames, just the sails.

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