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#1 oyepitsme

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 07:36 PM

Hello all. I'm Scott. About 4 months ago or so I bought a cheap little 2 line kite. (Around $30) Flew it All Day Long for 3 or 4 days straight. I fell in love with kite flying immediately so I went out and bought a HQ Salsa and after about a day of that, I went on line to learn how to do more than loops. :) That's when I saw a quad line kite for the very first time in my life. (I'm 40) Well let me tell ya...I was aww struck. It was John's ( Bazaar) videos that really grabbed me...his style and what he can make the things do. I HAD TO HAVE ONE OF THEM KITES!!! Well...Sept 5 this year I bought a 1.5 but the bridal fouled up on me. ( Now that all is said and done I'm glad it did) The next day I took it back to Kitty Hawk Kites and exchanged it for a Supersonic. So it is the Supersonic that I've learned to fly on. (Poor poor kite...sorry for what I've done to you but I HAD to learn) Anyway...3 months later that kite's retired. But not before I got my Shockwave. WOW!!! I thought the Super was fun... actually it was...that's why I had to replace it with another Super last week. But anyway...oh how I love my Shockwave. I've had the time of my life since Sept 5. I'm 100% hooked! I think I've gone extreme in these last 3 months. I have videos on YouTube. My screen name is oyepitsme. I would really appreciate it if yall would check them out and tell me what you think. Also the other day I went out and got a GoPro. I got some great footage of a pit bull determine to tear my kite to shreds today. Im proud to say...my Shockwave won. :) I'm in the process of stabilizing the video at the moment. Once thats finished I wanna try some editing. Then I will post it to youtube for all to see. Anyway, I guess that's all... I just wanted to interduce myself to the kite world. Please check out my videos on youtube mainly the 1 titled an etreamly amazing kite walks on water. Thank You. Scott
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#2 RevWizard

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 08:22 PM

Welcome to the forum and "The Dark Side".
Thanks for the quick rundown on your first experiences.
Now it is time to think about getting that 1.5 again.
You will have a great time with it.

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 09:13 PM

Welcome! I learned on a Sonic as well, but I LOVE my B series 1.5s. Speed is fun, but there are times when precision is even more fun. So invest in a B1.5. You wont regret it.
Good to see someone else on here from an area I'm familiar with.
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Posted 30 November 2011 - 09:26 PM

Welcome to the forum Scott, and to Rev flying! :)

Can't wait to see your dog footage, I love playing with them myself. <grin>

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 11:01 PM

Welcome Scott, glad you are enjoying REVving up :kid_devlish:

And John, just realised it is YOUR fault Dogs like to chase Kites so much.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 12:53 AM

Welcome to the forum Scott, and to Rev flying! :)

Can't wait to see your dog footage, I love playing with them myself. <grin>



So do I. :) It really is some great footage if I do say so myself...can't wait to get it out there. I'm stabilizing the video at the moment, in premium quality. (it's literally taking hours) On my first attempt after about 4 hours into it, 1 of my cats jump on the computer and canceled it out :(( had to start all over. After that's done...I get to have my first go at video editing.(Video Pad Video Editor) I would like to add audio but Im not sure about all that...it was a feat for me figuring out how to get on this forum. :) I'm really not very smart with computers...At All!! So it may take a few days or so...really have no idea what I'm in for with this editing.
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Posted 01 December 2011 - 12:56 AM

Any chance you'll be entering it in the video contest? :)

http://www.revkites....ing-to-be-good/

No harm, no foul, might win some Rev schwag!

The contest is partly about editing, but mostly it's about good Rev footage that can be edited for use in a factory DVD. ;)

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 01:58 AM

Welcome Scott, glad you are enjoying REVving up :kid_devlish:

And John, just realised it is YOUR fault Dogs like to chase Kites so much.


Lol...the guy that owns the dog..I think his name is John too told, me now if I'm at the beach, where I was, and I'm there daily, that if my kite is staked down and the dog sees it...shell probably get revenge. I'm sure my Supersonic would love that seeing how I can't seem to put the Shockwave down long enough too give ANY of my other 5 kites any decent airtime. :))
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Posted 01 December 2011 - 09:29 AM

Any chance you'll be entering it in the video contest? :)

http://www.revkites....ing-to-be-good/

No harm, no foul, might win some Rev schwag!

The contest is partly about editing, but mostly it's about good Rev footage that can be edited for use in a factory DVD. ;)


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#10 oyepitsme

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 09:32 AM

Wow... I had no idea there was such a contest. Yes most definitely I should be entering my videos into that contest. Btw... Can you enter more than 1 video? I really do have some good footage... Not just the dog either... Some beautiful beautiful beach footage... It's my opinion that my little spot for flying around here has got to be about the best spot in virginia... When you see it you let me know. Also...how important is the music part.... because the other day I went and bought a GoPro just for kite filming but I'm clueless to editing.
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Posted 01 December 2011 - 10:09 AM

Within about 20 mins...I hope to be attaching my raw, stabilized " OMG!!! PIT BULL ATTACKS A SHOCKWAVE...AND LOSES!!" video to this forum. I'm so excited I'm about to burst! Ooh how I LOVE this new found sport. Hehehehehe
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#12 oyepitsme

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 11:23 AM

Ive been trying to post my video here but it wont let me...any ideas? butn for now i gotta go get my airtime fix (*.*)
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#13 oyepitsme

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 11:54 AM

the file is to big...its uploading to youtube as i type...just search oyepitsme (video is named OMG!!! Pitbull attacks a Shockwave...AND LOOSES!!!) HOPE YOU LIKE :}


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Posted 01 December 2011 - 12:14 PM

If you are referring to the contest, look under "Open Topics", check out the thread "Video, video, video, and it's going to be good.....".
I believe it is all explained there.

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#15 oyepitsme

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 12:17 PM

Welcome to the forum Scott, and to Rev flying! :)

Can't wait to see your dog footage, I love playing with them myself. <grin>


Dog footage is on YouTube finally. Its raw though. Just stabilized.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-ntligK9BA
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Posted 01 December 2011 - 01:56 PM

I just added the YouTube video to your post like this:

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-ntligK9BA[/media]

Way, fun video - thanks for sharing! :)

Some of my own dog footage:

After 2:14 in the video...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UX0TrbVuCAs

After :48 in the video...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-u11jRz6-do

FYI, to the best of my knowledge, you CAN enter more than one video into the contest. :)

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 03:12 PM

lol i think the best thing is your laughter! glad you are having a good time!

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 04:54 PM

Duuude . . . . . I guess you might as well start in the deep end of the pool! Great flying for someone so new to the sport. I picked up a Shockwave after I'd been flying my first standard 1.5 for a few months . . . . and let's just say it was probably three months more flying practice before I could actually fly it with decent control. So, very nice flying on your part.

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 06:44 AM

I just added the YouTube video to your post like this:

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-ntligK9BA[/media]

Way, fun video - thanks for sharing! :)

Some of my own dog footage:

FYI, to the best of my knowledge, you CAN enter more than one video into the contest. :)


you are absolutly amazing!!! when im flying...i dont feel green at all. then i watch another one of your videos and am reminded just how much of a greenhorn i Really am :} thank you for the insiration you give me...its your style and what you make these things do that made me feel i HAD TO HAVE A REV
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Posted 02 December 2011 - 10:59 AM

Thanks Scott, I just love to fly... I'm glad it's contagious, folks like YOU will drive it to the next level with your imagination. :)

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