The weather people out here in Las Vegas are lucky they aren't on a "pay for performance" salary plan. They called for wind "less than 10 mph" this morning. Glad I checked the online weather station before I left, as it was a 17 mph average when I arrived!
I like the 2 wrap in the full-vent very much. It (Ni !) flew much better in 18 mph than I thought it might before trying it. Which brings me to a tip to pass along, especially useful for a novice pilot:
When the wind gusts hard, I let the handles slip of my middle, ring and pinkie fingers into what I call the "OK" grip on my handles:
Notice how I'm holding the handles with just my thumb and forefinger looped together, like you are saying "Ok", my middle, ring, and pinkie fingers are not touching the handles much, if at all. This puts the kite into full-blown acceleration. The Rev will be at the top of the window, so I make sure to prevent it from flying over my head and behind me with some minor finger corrections. The Rev starts to behave more like a dualie kite with this grip, with pushing and pulling with my arms to control turns.
When almost straight above me, the Rev has a very flat profile to the wind, allowing the wind to spill off the sail quickly, causing it to keep from powering up. Letting the handles "slip" off my fingers allows any power in the sail to be released quickly.
Using this method, or the tried-and-true "hard acceleration" hand position (thumbs back as fast as I can), gives me the confidence to experiment outside of the high-end of any particular frame's wind range.