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#1 Andreas Leitner

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 05:00 AM

Hi guys,

I'd like to try out Rev Kiting, but mostly when on vacation or abroad. Is somebody selling rev kits that have carbon rods short enough so the whole thing fits in a large suite case?

Many thanks in advance,
Andreas

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 05:11 AM

Touch base with your local kite retailer or call Rev directly and ask about their travel frame.

I spend a lot of time on the road and never leave home without them.

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#3 Andreas Leitner

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 05:24 AM

Touch base with your local kite retailer or call Rev directly and ask about their travel frame.

I spend a lot of time on the road and never leave home without them.


Awesome -- thanks!

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 05:32 AM

I travel frequently but have a 31inch suitcase when I go. The regular rods just about fits diagonally.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 08:04 AM

I agree the travel frame works very well..... BenPosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 03:59 PM

A travel frame is ideal - I have two sails & one frame in my rollaboard suitcase right now (but no wind where I am today, or I'd be flying). I flew three evenings last week after work, and it was great! Plus a travel frame fits in a backpack so you can carry it around town without having a long kite sleeve.

If you only have a "regular" frame, then you can just carry the kite (or two) on board a plane in the sleeve. Last year I carried two 1.5s with standard frames in an older (larger) Rev 1 sleeve, and never got questioned by the airlines. If you want to protect the frame from possible damage, you can use a cardboard mailing tube or a blueprint / art poster tube for the rods, and put the sails in your suitcase. The airlines seem to ignore the tubes since they fit on top of other items in the overhead (or at the back). Just don't try to carry a ground stake on board the plane!

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 09:51 AM

A rev bag works well on aircraft. I carried all 5 of my Revs and the 3 extra frames I have when I traveled last month. Just be confident and sure of yourself. TSA, flight attendants, nobody batted an eye. I put handles and lines and stake in my checked bag. The rest lays nice and flat.

Once on the plane I let people get thier bags in the overhead and then opened the rev bag and laid it out flat in ontop of thier roll-ons.. I have also heard people say that the rev bag and/or normal sleeves can fit behind the roll ons, I just worried about those "clowns" that ram thier bags up top, backwards, upside down, etc smashing a frame.


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Posted 06 August 2012 - 02:11 PM

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