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#1 foggydave

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 11:46 AM

Hi
On the Revolution Supersonic do the vertical spars fit on the front or rear of the sail? I have seen pictures with them on the front (bridle side) and the inner spar on the back and the outer spar on the front.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 12:04 PM

Should be both to the rear!!! Kent - a little help explaining? Pics?

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 12:12 PM

Thanks for that
The rear seems the most sensible. The reason I ask is that the Powerkitecentre web site seems to show them both on the front and I saw one today trying to be flown with one on the front and one on the rear.
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Posted 22 January 2012 - 08:03 PM

Thanks for that
The rear seems the most sensible. The reason I ask is that the Powerkitecentre web site seems to show them both on the front and I saw one today trying to be flown with one on the front and one on the rear.


Yes, the vertical rods go on the back of the kite, as with any other Revolution kite. I always giggle when I see images of the rods on the front.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 12:50 PM

Yuuuuup....every Rev kite has the spars on the BACK. With the Sonic and Shockwave, it is easier to get this wrong because putting the rods in the back means you need to roll the leading edge over which billows the sail in what appears to be the wrong direction.

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 07:23 AM

i just recently bought a second hand shockwave didn't get the video for setup, quick question spars on the back under the bungee on the trailing edge got it (same as my blast) on the leading edge do the spars go under the bungee as well? One other question handle size didn't come with handles, normal 13 pro handles will do or does it need to be the longer handles?



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Posted 29 August 2015 - 08:45 AM

usually the speed series kites come with the shorter 11" handles because of how sensitive the kite is to movement.  13" handles will be fine though, that's what I fly mine on.  15"s may be a little harder.

 

Spars on the top go straight into the caps, not under the bungee.  This gives the leading edge a nice roll on the front side of the sail.



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Posted 29 August 2015 - 09:01 AM

thanks for the information 



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Posted 29 August 2015 - 11:36 AM

usually the speed series kites come with the shorter 11" handles because of how sensitive the kite is to movement.  13" handles will be fine though, that's what I fly mine on.  15"s may be a little harder.

 

Spars on the top go straight into the caps, not under the bungee.  This gives the leading edge a nice roll on the front side of the sail.

Thanks for the very useful information.  I have recently acquired some of the Speed series kites from the secondary market with no instructions.  I may have been assembling them incorrectly as now I am not sure how the bottoms should be done.  I am okay on the leading edge connectors.  I have been doing the verticals Power Blast style at the bottom of the sail.  Will be interesting to see if the Shockwave flies differently with bottom bungees not over the struts .  Have not had the Supersonic in the air yet as the light summer air has me flying different kites.  Got some extra thirteen inch handles & may saw down a set to elevens.   As usual, Know Eye Deer.  Just out here in the sticks flailing away.  SHBKF

 

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Posted 31 August 2015 - 03:39 PM

Just to be clear, the top of the spar goes straight into the cap.  The bottom of the spar goes under the bungee and then into the cap.






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