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#1 SparkieRob

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 05:53 AM

G'day Everyone,
Remember the smile you had when you first took out your Rev? Still wearing mine! Only found out about "sport wings" 2 months ago by accident. Was looking for a cool stunt kite to fly at the park with the kids. A bit of Googling and watching JB on YouTube for the B2 release and I was hooked. My EXP arrived last Wednesday and took the kids (and the Rev) to the park Saturday and WOW! It wasn't the smoothest of flights but I loved every second of it. Even when I "landed" LE down, the people that gathered to watch thought I was pretty good when you spin over and fly up again. Can't wait for some more "park time". Already planning next purchase. Talk about addiction.


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Posted 08 March 2012 - 06:07 AM

G'day Everyone,
Remember the smile you had when you first took out your Rev? Still wearing mine! Only found out about "sport wings" 2 months ago by accident. Was looking for a cool stunt kite to fly at the park with the kids. A bit of Googling and watching JB on YouTube for the B2 release and I was hooked. My EXP arrived last Wednesday and took the kids (and the Rev) to the park Saturday and WOW! It wasn't the smoothest of flights but I loved every second of it. Even when I "landed" LE down, the people that gathered to watch thought I was pretty good when you spin over and fly up again. Can't wait for some more "park time". Already planning next purchase. Talk about addiction.


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Welcome from another newby! My 1st flight was Sunday and I am still grinning and all I can think about is the next day I can fly! I also already have eyes on a second Rev, these kites are addicting! I just really started kiting in Aug with one HQ Symphony, by the end of Nov I had sold that and owned 4 power kites. Now I have 2 dual liners and the new Rev added to that!

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 08:24 AM

Welcome to the Dark Side SparkieRob!

As yourself and Iamrith begin your Rev careers, I have just celebrated my first anniversary of Rev flying!

One year ago, I had 4 kites, 2 power kites and 2 dualies. I was just looking for a way to fly any kind of wind condition when I came upon the Rev. I went to A Wind Of Change, and in total, personal disbelief I dropped over $300 on my first Rev. Had trouble justifying it to my wallet. At the time. I flew every day for 2 months straight after that day! I couldn't stop thinking about my Rev!

I almost wish I could go back in time, and experience it for the first time all over again Posted Image

Flash-forward to now: I have 5 Revs, and I just received a call yesterday from Lolly announcing the arrival of the rest of my 'Pros! Posted Image I just might hug the UPS driver today I'm so excited! Talk about an addiction Posted Image

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 09:14 AM

Easy - back away from the driver - it's only kites!!! Posted Image YEAH, RIGHT!!! Posted Image Good luck with the new ones!! Give them a proper breaking in maiden flight!! Posted Image

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 12:25 PM

Easy - back away from the driver - it's only kites!!! Posted Image YEAH, RIGHT!!! Posted Image Good luck with the new ones!! Give them a proper breaking in maiden flight!! Posted Image

LOL!!

I will Wayne! I-will-hug-them-and-love-them-and-call-them-George Posted Image (Looney Tunes references, anyone?) Oh and I'll fly the crap out of them too Posted Image
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 04:22 PM

Hehehe! That's wonderful, Rob! Welcome to the forum and a most fun obsession! :ani_punk:

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 09:41 AM

Welcome Rob,:sign_welcome:

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 01:41 PM

Thanks everyone. I think my next Rev will be a Signature JB, or a Blast, or maybe a ..... I don't think this is going to stop!

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 09:13 PM

Have taken my Rev out everyday this week, I live across the road from a park, and still can't wipe the smile off my face. These kites are bloody awesome!

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 07:41 AM

Very Jealous!! We have had nonstop rain, and the park is 30min away!!

I need to get a short lineset so I can fly at home between rain squals! :-pPosted Image
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 01:42 AM

Well I bought my first B series Rev 1.5 this week and so far its been bright sunshine and not a puff of wind... but today there is breaze in the air so a day flying kites at Ashton Court in Bristol (Where the kite festival is held) is about to take place.

I have watched the dvd a few times and now lets hope I can remember how to launch it i will be ready woo hoo...!!

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 06:05 PM

Welcome John,
How did your maiden flight go?

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:42 AM

Welcome John,
How did your maiden flight go?

Rob


Hi there SparkieRob, well there was a bit of an off and on wind and I was a bit nervous as there were family about and I hadnt flown anything for years let anlone a Rev, but it just all came back to me.

The love of Kiting, that spirit that only a kite flier can know.

I must admit to not having cracked how to hover properly yet or do anything fancy, but I didnt plough it into the ground and didnt break anything.

I was far more controlled and gentle than I expected and am starting to get the hang of the idea that much of the control of the kite is in the wrists and not by pulling with the arms.

I live next to a farm and I am going to ask the farmer if I can borrow one of his fields so I can do regular practice.

Cant wait to get flying again.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:05 AM

It's definitely a journey. Glad you had a great time.
Rob

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:21 AM

It's definitely a journey. Glad you had a great time.
Rob


The journey continues, my partner wants a rev now and we have just asked our landlord, who is a farmer and I now have use of a field fifty yards from my house to practise in...:)

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:14 AM

The journey continues, my partner wants a rev now and we have just asked our landlord, who is a farmer and I now have use of a field fifty yards from my house to practise in...Posted Image



Awesome! I "HAD" to go buy shortlines so I can fly close to home.. so close it is my backyard!!

Great news on hooking your partner as well!!
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Posted 02 March 2013 - 04:27 AM

Wow! My first flight was a year ago today! I sounded like a total noob. I don't get out as much as I'd like to but I'm still loving every minute of air time. To celebrate, I did a little bit of short line work on my front lawn! Kids absolutely loved it!!!


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 11:19 AM

I'm also celebrating a "First Rev Flight" anniversary! 2 years as of today!

*sniffles* sorry I'm a bit emotional right now


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Posted 03 March 2013 - 05:18 PM

Just want to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who has helped me along the way. Your comments, feedback and PM's have always been constructive and have helped a huge amount. Having been a lone flyer for most of this your experiences have helped no end.

To any new pilot, don't be afraid to ask a question, we were all there once.

To any seasoned pilot, chip in as it all does help.


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Posted 04 March 2013 - 02:51 PM

Congrats on the First Anniversary Rob. Has it been a great year?

Well you are not a Lone Flyer now...

 

And Congrats on the Second Anniversary SkyPuppet. How much have things changed?

 

Ive been at it for about 6 weeks. Been going pretty well though, I really am pushing to get air time.

I wake up 3 hours early on weekdays to get a fly before work.

I know the weather will start to turn dificult for flying so I have to get in now.


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