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#1 SkyPuppet

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 08:17 AM

I'm curious as to which tricks decrease my Rev's longevity the most. Some actions are just rough on the frame and sail.

My vote is for the Flic Flac. The sail gets popped twice, with the lines running over the sail for a brief period. Spectra is still abrasive, no matter how smoothly it slides against itself.

What do you think? Please chime in with an explanation.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 09:20 AM

My vote for most abusive goes to.......... "The Lawn Dart"! Posted Image Crashing against "Mother Earth" can't be good to the kite!!

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 12:20 PM

Flying in the water ... kind of sounds weird but you get the idea
Rapid decrease in longevity for sure :)
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 12:53 PM

My vote for most abusive goes to.......... "The Lawn Dart"! Posted Image Crashing against "Mother Earth" can't be good to the kite!!


"The Lawn Dart" isn't a trick SS!! Well, you know the old saying - do it 3 times back to back and maybe they'll think you did it on purpose!! Posted Image


Flying in the water is definitely tough on the sail! Deceptively so, if you ask me.... I never think of flying out of the water, damn desert I live in......

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 01:55 PM

Well, most think it's a trick in my arsenal!! HAHA!!! Posted Image

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 04:09 PM

Flying in the water ... kind of sounds weird but you get the idea
Rapid decrease in longevity for sure :)
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Underwater axel. :P

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 04:31 PM

I'm curious as to which tricks decrease my Rev's longevity the most. Some actions are just rough on the frame and sail.

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Rolling on the lines puts a terrific strain on the trailing edges when you roll it out. The Rev will get noisy after doing that a few times.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 04:33 PM

Rolling on the lines puts a terrific strain on the trailing edges when you roll it out. The Rev will get noisy after doing that a few times.

I don't recommend trying this.
I quit doing it long ago because of the damage it was doing.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 11:45 AM

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I think Watty has it - I think an underwater axel would be a very damaging trick to do on the Rev!

@RevWiz - do you mean 3D roll up tricks, like on a dualie, when you say "rolling on the lines"?

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 02:01 PM

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I think Watty has it - I think an underwater axel would be a very damaging trick to do on the Rev!

@RevWiz - do you mean 3D roll up tricks, like on a dualie, when you say "rolling on the lines"?

That is what I did do. However, I don't recommend attempting it. It wrecks the trailing edge.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:15 PM

Flying underwater, with the underwater axel followed by a LawnCoral Dart :kid_cussing: direct to leading edge. :censored: Roughest thing I've ever done to my Revs. :devil: It's better know as the ole "Rev in a Blender Slushie" :w00t:

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:25 PM

Another is dragging the leading edge and/or wing tips across rough concrete will lead to some destruction.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 12:52 PM

Flying underwater, with the underwater axel followed by a LawnCoral Dart :kid_cussing: direct to leading edge. :censored: Roughest thing I've ever done to my Revs. :devil: It's better know as the ole "Rev in a Blender Slushie" :w00t:


Posted Image What an amazing mental picture this paints - frightening and awesome!! Shear Rev destruction there. I really like the name Posted Image

I'm finding upright horizontal slides in wind too strong for any particular frame is beating up my vented Rev lately, especially the LE. Upright slides in 18 mph the other day bent my 4 wrap LE farther than I thought was previously possible Posted Image This was interesting to me at the time because normal flight wasn't bending the LE too far IMO. Vertical slides were bending the LE quite a bit as well, but not like an upright horizontal slide.
OMG is this the reason I need to actually have a SLE frame on hand??



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Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:45 PM

SLE has it's own grace and style. It deserves a spot in the bag. More fun than the #-wrap frames for my personal preferences.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:09 PM

I don't recommend trying this.
I quit doing it long ago because of the damage it was doing.


Just take a look at any of Weider's kites for evidence of what John is talking about....!!!!

As for me, the trick that causes the most destructive damage to my kites is simply putting the handles in my hands. I am exceptionally hard on my gear and make no bones about it.
Seriously tho, not withstanding normal wear and tear, these kites and the rods in them are very robust and stand up to quite a beating.

@ Spence....I don't think I have the arm strength anymore to pull off an underwater axel but given the chance, I'll try like hell!!!!!!!!:):):)

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 11:54 PM

@ Spence....I don't think I have the arm strength anymore to pull off an underwater axel but given the chance, I'll try like hell!!!!!!!!:):):)


Weather permitting.....or maybe not :kid_devlish: Maybe they can take you to the river dock :)
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 12:44 PM

SLE has it's own grace and style. It deserves a spot in the bag. More fun than the #-wrap frames for my personal preferences.

SLE is a terrible thing to waste.

SLE, don't leave home without it.

SLE for those times you wonder, "Where's the beef?"

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Got SLE??

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When they marry undesireables, you get a grandson with a dog collar.
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I think the sensible thing to do here is to purchase a Supersonic, which comes with a SLE that should fit my B series Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 12:50 PM

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I think the sensible thing to do here is to purchase a Supersonic, which comes with a SLE that should fit my B series [img]http://www.revkites.com/forum/public

Not quite the same length. There is about an inch difference per rod.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 09:04 PM

Flying underwater, with the underwater axel followed by a LawnCoral Dart :kid_cussing: direct to leading edge. :censored: Roughest thing I've ever done to my Revs. :devil: It's better know as the ole "Rev in a Blender Slushie" :w00t:

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