What year did Lee Sedgwick come to Seattle for his seminar with Kathy Goodwind? David Brittan told us about them there.. Lee Sedgwick was no wind flying outside and David was hot on his heels. I don't recall if Ron J. saw them sooner w/ Dave and Troy or not. It seems like 91 or 92.
Lee and Daved were both so full of good information, 3 of us that hadn't been drinking or anything and left with big old headaches. Thank goodness there were 3 of us to help retain it.
We met people over the years in different spots that didn't know other people were were 3 D flying and using leads. We're all pioneers in this sport.
I had a 150 line snap at the swivel with my Rev. I. and sure would of hurt someone if they'd been near, plus putting them on and off was a pain. The swivels came off early to. Elizabeth King, had one of the first 10 kites.. dated 1989.. I'm not even sure they sold them then. It didn't come with a video.. and who knew it had brakes?
Clear winder.. Bet I traded it instantly.. I wouldn't have been able to see it back then.
In the early 90's we did not know of each other. We did not go to the same festivals or competitions. There wasn't anyone at any festival we went to with the same idea. There was not anything in any magazines to influence our ideas.
So, it seems we all came up with the same idea independently at about the same time.
Good enough for me.
I remember that on the early REV I's, they also had swivels on the bridle. I took the swivel off very early as I had had bad experiences with them in the past. I remember quite well the early REV I wood winders. The also had a stretch black strap with velcro to hold the lines down. This was later replaced by a clear plastic winder which I think my first REV II came with.
I also think my REV I SUL had this clear plastic winder.