Revopolo vented or B-series-pro-xtra-vent
Posted 20 March 2012 - 02:11 PM
Rev 1.5B Full Sail (Black & Gold)
Rev 1.5B Mid Vent "Night"
Rev 1.5B Full Vent (Blue & Grey)
Revopolo 1.5 Printed "440102"
Rev1 Sedgwick (Cool)
Flexifoil Super 10
HQ Beamer IV 3.0
Flexifoil Atom 1.4
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 02:18 PM
I think it needs a bit more wind (compared to the Polo VTD)..Flew my Polo VTD today in 9 Mph wind....dont know the lower windrange of the Rev XTRA Vtd but i am wondering if it will fly under these circumstances.
I am sure other pilots can give you an answer.
It's not the size of your Rev.. its how you use it.
Seven days without flying a Rev makes one weak.
Posted 20 March 2012 - 04:21 PM
My initial reaction was, wow this thing is really nimble but not in a quick way. It just pivots and tracks and turns real easily. Reverse is sweet!
Wind conditions were between 5 & 9 variable over the last 2 days of flight. Flew one day with race frame and one day with green race frame.
And then for the heck of it threw in a 3 wrap.
As it's been my preference of late I thought the green race was the right balance between the extremes of the regular race and 3 wrap frames. I found the regular race a bit too spongy when driving the kite through the power and while I got the stiffness from the 3 wraps that was previously lacking, it still didn't offer me the right drive for the added weight and stiffness. The green race was the right balance but, and I say this for me about me, ymmv......Even with the green race in and considering the amount of down I already fly with, I still prefer the feeling of drive and heft in the LE.
Btw, from looks alone it would appear that the vented polo may have more mesh venting then Bazzer's extra vent.
Overall, this kite rocks!
For those looking to master tip pivots and the like, this kite goes a long way to building confidence.
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 07:47 PM
But I've never flown one, and I'd be very interested to hear more observations from anyone that's flown both polos and pros. Do the polos stop on a dime the way the pros do?
Just pretend all my statements are prefaced with IIRC, AFAIK, IMHO, and end with "Just my $.02," okay?
(And stop asking for cookies, all you new darkside converts! It was all just a ruse to get you here!)
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