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#21 RevWizard

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 08:54 PM

Many Thanks! I greatly appreciate your response.

Your earlier REV I probably had originally a wood winders and the REV I SUL probably had originally a clear plastic winder.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 09:08 PM

There has been a delay on the REV 1.5 tab. It needs a bit more work.

I have completed and uploaded the Indoor and Back Tracker which you may now view.

Enjoy!

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 07:57 AM

I would be curious to find out, how many of you find that the "Revolution Kite History" is an interesting project. May we hear from you?

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World Sport Kite Championship Judge - 2004-2005-2006(Chief Judge)
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Posted 11 May 2012 - 08:43 AM

Awesome project! ...You do all the work...we reap all the benefits!

An all-in-one-place Revolution History Information Site! ...Brilliant! Posted Image ...and Very interesting!

Thank YOU!

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 09:06 AM

Jynx, Many Thanks!

Long John (formerly Mr. R)

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World Sport Kite Championship Judge - 2004-2005-2006(Chief Judge)
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Posted 11 May 2012 - 09:51 AM

Awesome work John! Coming along very nicely.

John Chilese did take all the photo's. He is also the one that does the photo's for all of our AWOC Calendars (he didn't do the swimsuit photos). He has a huge kite photo collection on Picassa. I think he now has a library of over 3000 kite photo's.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 10:49 AM

Awesome work John! Coming along very nicely.

John Chilese did take all the photo's. He is also the one that does the photo's for all of our AWOC Calendars (he didn't do the swimsuit photos). He has a huge kite photo collection on Picassa. I think he now has a library of over 3000 kite photo's.


Many Thanks Kent.

Does John Chilese have any problems with me using the photos in the way I mentioned, in the Masterpiece section of the Revolution Kite History?

JM

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International Rules Book Committee and STACK International Head Judge - 6/2004-6/2008
World Sport Kite Championship Judge - 2004-2005-2006(Chief Judge)
13x 1st - 12x 2nd - 6x 3rd places in 37 overall Quadline individual competitions


Web Site - http://www.johnnmitchell.com/index.html Check it out today!


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Posted 11 May 2012 - 03:19 PM

I doubt it. I will PM you his e-mail and you can talk to him about it. I am sure that he will be thrilled for you to use them, just be sure to give him proper credit.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 04:14 PM

Better than Micky D, I'm lovin' it.
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Posted 11 May 2012 - 07:31 PM

Many Thanks! I greatly appreciate your response.

Your earlier REV I probably had originally a wood winders and the REV I SUL probably had originally a clear plastic winder.


No lines with the Rev I SUL. With one of my early Revs, I received a Revolution black plastic winder with a black "ace bandage" velcro strap and white/red braided lines with clips. With the other, I got a wooden winder and white braided lines with clips (not sure they are spectra) - but the winder doesn't look like the one in your photos. It's longer & skinnier (about 14in by 3.5in), made of 3/4 inch oak, and is marked "Handcrafted by Cha Henderson." I'm guessing it was Charlie, but the letters have worn away. Is that rev-history related, or just a random winder?

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 07:48 PM

The only REV ever shipped from Revolution with a tine type other then a Spectra fiber was the earliest REV II which was shipped with Kevlar lines. I think this was only for about one year around 1990-1991.

I know that the earliest REV I SUL was "normally" shipped with a lighter Spectra fiber line and was on a clear plastic winder. This may have also only been for a year or so as the clear plastic winder appeared to be hand made. It was probably replaced by one of the black or other colored molded plastic winder.

Now the wood winder you speak of came with the earliest REV I. As I recall it, it was hand-made by one of the Hadziki's. It was about 40% longer then later winder. It was also wider and about a half inch thick made of good quality probably marine plywood.
I don't recall ever seeing or hearing of a Cha Henderson winder. That is a new one for me. I will ask at Revolution about this winder.

All of the early REV lines did in fact have clips on them. Clips were removed a couple years later.

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International Rules Book Committee and STACK International Head Judge - 6/2004-6/2008
World Sport Kite Championship Judge - 2004-2005-2006(Chief Judge)
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Web Site - http://www.johnnmitchell.com/index.html Check it out today!


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Posted 12 May 2012 - 06:41 AM

Added in since I last reported are "Rods" and "Anniversary".
The only tabs not ready are "Rev 1.5" and "Master".
"Rev 1.5" has only some minor cleanup before I upload it probably today.
"Master" is still in the early stages.

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Web Site - http://www.johnnmitchell.com/index.html Check it out today!


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Posted 13 May 2012 - 12:24 PM

I am sorry, but I have been too busy. Only the first year of the 1.5 is ready.

http://johnnmitchell...story/r1p5.html

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Web Site - http://www.johnnmitchell.com/index.html Check it out today!


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Posted 16 May 2012 - 01:49 PM

The REV 1.5 portion(tab) is now ready. I can not guarantee 100% accuracy, but I am sure it quite close to being very accurate.
If you find errors, please PM me via the forum ASAP, so I may correct the errors and get the corrected version uploaded.

Also please let me know your thoughts in general on the 1.5 portion.

I am still deep in the Master series tab. It is a lot work. Is there anyone who does not want me the complete it and just forget it?

Long John (formerly Mr. R)

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International Rules Book Committee and STACK International Head Judge - 6/2004-6/2008
World Sport Kite Championship Judge - 2004-2005-2006(Chief Judge)
13x 1st - 12x 2nd - 6x 3rd places in 37 overall Quadline individual competitions


Web Site - http://www.johnnmitchell.com/index.html Check it out today!


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Posted 16 May 2012 - 03:19 PM

The Masters tab is the one I'm looking forward to the most, as I'm sure most others are. Carry on the most excellent work!!!!
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Posted 16 May 2012 - 04:08 PM

Really great job. Its really nice to have a reference available. Looking forward to the Masters tab!:blue-cool:
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Posted 16 May 2012 - 08:50 PM

I am still deep in the Master series tab. It is a lot work. Is there anyone who does not want me the complete it and just forget it?


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Posted 17 May 2012 - 03:44 PM

The REV 1.5 portion(tab) is now ready. I can not guarantee 100% accuracy, but I am sure it quite close to being very accurate.
If you find errors, please PM me via the forum ASAP, so I may correct the errors and get the corrected version uploaded.

Also please let me know your thoughts in general on the 1.5 portion.

I am still deep in the Master series tab. It is a lot work. Is there anyone who does not want me the complete it and just forget it?



I have recently aquired some wonderful masterpiece kites from a fellow in the UK. I would love it you would like to display them on your site. One is by Scott Hampton, and the other is by Jon Burkhardt. They are both fantastic kites, and I woudl be very proud if you put them on display. I will send you photos if you would like.

Great Job!!!!!:sign_kitelife:
"It was the wind Captain"

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 07:07 PM

I have recently aquired some wonderful masterpiece kites from a fellow in the UK. I would love it you would like to display them on your site. One is by Scott Hampton, and the other is by Jon Burkhardt. They are both fantastic kites, and I woudl be very proud if you put them on display. I will send you photos if you would like.

Great Job!!!!!:sign_kitelife:

That must have been Big Bri.

I am very pleased you are enjoying the Revolution History site.
Could you please PM me via the forum concerning your photos.

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International Rules Book Committee and STACK International Head Judge - 6/2004-6/2008
World Sport Kite Championship Judge - 2004-2005-2006(Chief Judge)
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Web Site - http://www.johnnmitchell.com/index.html Check it out today!


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Posted 18 May 2012 - 09:00 AM

While working on the Master portion(tab), the idea has come up to use this also as a way of tracking all the master series REVs.
This meaning if you have a master and would like to list it and offer your photo for use only on this Revolution History site, I could add it in. If you can donate two maybe three short lines of text I could add this also, of course acknowledging the text came from you.
Please note if you do not not own the copyright to the photo you are offering, you would need to acquire permission from the person who has the copyright for the photo.

What are your thoughts on this?

Long John (formerly Mr. R)

STACK International Executive Committee - 6/1996-6/2008
International Rules Book Committee and STACK International Head Judge - 6/2004-6/2008
World Sport Kite Championship Judge - 2004-2005-2006(Chief Judge)
13x 1st - 12x 2nd - 6x 3rd places in 37 overall Quadline individual competitions


Web Site - http://www.johnnmitchell.com/index.html Check it out today!





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