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#21 play365

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 07:38 AM

My spelling is legendary,just wish my flying was as consistant.Dont worry FRASER,i was also atempting to be humerous,no harm done at all.Infact, its not the first time ive been pulled over it.Bugly off FA and GWTW ribbed me so much i promised i would take more care.I will try and keep the promise.
Cant do Portsmouth Festival or Bristol.We are [the Revalations]helping out a freind who has lost sponsorship to a new event at Harewood House near Leeds.We are in the program and everything,,, Big WAW i here you say :),may even do a little PA work somewhere that long weekend. Its a wonderfull setting,,,wooooooow.Should be a good event,even if its in YORKSHIRE[im a Lancastrian so,fight,fight,fight :P ]

THE FOOT AND MOUTH MAY SPOIL EVERYTHING FOR US ALL,UK WIDE IF IT SPREADS.Lets pray it gets sorted.

AINSDALE.
Ainsdale and places to stay i here you say.If your serious about a long weekend or a Saturday flyover[stop over].Iam sure we could sort something out.It realy is a wonderfull Beech .Let me know if anyone fancys a trip and we may try and get it on.I have a Caravan thats got mod cons,pop up tents and thers a site thats a touch exspensive,but worth it just up from the Beech.

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Yeh and it's nearly as good as Hoylake lol :blue_wink:
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Posted 13 August 2007 - 05:49 AM

Andy - there are a couple of other rev chaps who turn up at Ainsdale too, Steve, Neil and Ted. We should get organised enough to all be there at once - it would be the most revs in the sky together that I would have seen in one go - that would make 7 of us!

This is our beach!

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Sounds like a good idea to me. The most revs I have seen in the sky is when i met You, dave and brian. By the way, I have tought suzanne (the girlfreind to fly revs, she now has her own 1.5SLE vented and also lends my EXP when the winds are lower, so that would make 8 of us.

Just incase you wanted to view my 1st attempt at making a kite video see the link below . All of the footage is on Ainsdale beach (it was the 1st time I flew since meeting up with you, dave and brian)

B-Series Vented at Ainsdale

Let us know what you think.

P.S. The goofy guy standing next to the kite is not me!! (Ha Ha Will :D)

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 08:38 AM

Anyone up for writing an article about this gathering, from a new flier's eyes?

This would make great reading, and pics would be cool too. ;)


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Posted 13 August 2007 - 10:17 AM

Nice looking kite Andy, thanks for the vid. ;)

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 11:56 AM

Andy,
Great vid. Thanks for making and posting it. I totaly enjoy watching them. :) ;) :P :lol: :P

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 12:17 PM

Looking good Andy,I was Billy nomates last Saturday at Ainsdale, with wall 2 wall sunshine from 6am while 4pm.Wind out to Sea[rare for Ainsdale and a treat] 6mph and never over 9mph.

Dreamy days my freinds,Dreamy days.

Ho and around eighty power kiters on some endurance race,a rose between EIGHTY THORNS :rolleyes:


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Posted 13 August 2007 - 02:05 PM

Thanks, Glad you like it. I have a few more in the making, I will post links when they are finished.

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Posted 14 August 2007 - 02:27 AM

Looking good Andy,I was Billy nomates last Saturday at Ainsdale, with wall 2 wall sunshine from 6am while 4pm.Wind out to Sea[rare for Ainsdale and a treat] 6mph and never over 9mph.

Dreamy days my freinds,Dreamy days.

Ho and around eighty power kiters on some endurance race,a rose between EIGHTY THORNS :rolleyes:
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Was it a Supercup race ? I used to do that but mainly at Hoylake lol
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Posted 14 August 2007 - 05:44 AM

:) TBH Gary,while this nice enough ,,Radical,, type guy was telling me the wonders of Power kiteing and how Extreme they all where[My Eyes had Glazed Over Ages Ago],Hardcore,and how they hadnt slept for 24hrs +[try haveing kids i thought,i havent slept since i was Twenty Five].The wind just blew upto a Sweet 6mph and my Sedgewick and B Series started calling me.He did threaten to get his Rev out later,but he never showed.Had a few others come over to me.
One CoolDude :rolleyes: [here we go i thought, why me]insisted on flying my Rev.I dont mind at all helping or even letting someone use my Older Stuff.In fact as Andy and many others will vouch, it gives me a real kick seeing someone enjoy useing a nice kite,but Not My Sedgewicks or B Series.
After he had showed me an old move i havent done for a long time,The Smash my Fav kite in the DECK routine, instead of doing a proper dive stop.I insisted he get his from his SCOOBY DOO VAN as the wind was a little low for most people[Perfect actually]and the Rev One Lee Sedgewick was a sorta Specialist kite[to me its special].His mate was half decent though.Looked like hed just come streight out of a Nineteen eightys Fat Willies Surf Shack,but a real nice fella,nice enough to use my older 1.5 sle and set it up himself[a life saveing move for him :lol: ].Nice company and very freindly bunch,just,,,they where Power Kiters.If you know what i mean.
They where camping on the Beech that night.From what they said it was a 6hr buggie race and then would also go again at night.Ther wasnt any sea involved,just land based stuff.
Looked fantastic as a backdrop,with Hoylake and Welsh Wales in the Distance.

A great day,hope Fleetwood on Sunday is half as good.

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Posted 14 August 2007 - 06:09 AM

I dont mind at all helping or even letting someone use my Older Stuff.In fact as Andy and many others will vouch, it gives me a real kick seeing someone enjoy useing a nice kite,but Not My Sedgewicks or B Series.


Definitely agree there. Just a quick question: what spars are you using in you sedwick rev 1? SLE? 4 wrap? P200? P300?

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Posted 14 August 2007 - 08:00 AM

Hi Andy,i am 99% sure ther Rev Equiped ones.I was also useing Shanti 120ft X 50lb lines.

Best ive flown a rev.I was just so focused on my own.Time flew by.No real distractions,perfect conditions,and Cafe del mar [no13]DOESNT GET ANY BETTER[so far] .
One nice old guy and his grandson came over and said,I BET YOU DONT CHEW FRUIT PASTELS, DO YA.
As nice a complement ive had or he was meaning i need to loose some inchs off my waistline :P

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Posted 14 August 2007 - 11:24 AM

Hi Andy,i am 99% sure ther Rev Equiped ones.I was also useing Shanti 120ft X 50lb lines.


Does that mean that a rev 1 with a "rev equipped" (4 wrap) frame will fly well in winds as low as 6 mph?

Thanks :)

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Posted 14 August 2007 - 01:10 PM

Andy,my appols mate ther not Rev Equiped,ther my spare set.I will check 2Moz for ya.

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 12:10 AM

Hi Andy,i thought i was correct,but didnt want you useing the info and buying a load of the wrong spars.I was 99%sure they are Rev Equipped and they are mate.Ive just checkd.


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Posted 16 August 2007 - 01:21 AM

Just to add some clarity 3 and 4 wrap spars come in 2 thickness's

1/2 inch / 1.27 cm these come in 3 wrap marked Ultra Light and 4 wrapped marked Rev Equipped, these are allot heavier and very stiff made for high winds.

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1/4 inch / .624 cm these come in 2 wrap marked Professional Use, 3 wrap marked Ultra Light, 4 wrap marked Rev Equipped and now the new Race Spar lighter than 2 wrap with the stiffness of a 3 wrap, these are for lighter wind use or for more flexibility as the 4 wrap can take you to over 20 mph on a standard 1.5, not sure what the rating is for a Rev 1

The thinner rods will give you more flexibility for lighter winds while still providing the strength for the higher wind, you just have to determine what needs you have and match them to the appropriate frame.

I have flown a Rev 1 with 1/4" 4 wrap in pretty low wind, I would have preferred a 3 wrap or a 2 wrap down low.

You could always get the best of both worlds and get a complete 3 wrap frame with a extra 4 wrap leading edge to swap for the higher winds, the 3 wrap down spars will hold up well my main concern would be the LE and if you really want to get full use a 2 wrap LE as well would cover you totally.

Also you could always double up on the LE like they do with the B-series to give you yet even more flexibility.
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Posted 16 August 2007 - 03:03 AM

Thanks Jim,its a little bit of a minefield at first with the diffrent kite and spar variatons.
Ive sent Andy a message[pm],to explain.Your clarification is a good help.

Cheers

BRIAN... :)

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 08:25 AM

Well what can I say?

Ive just got back from the best fly I have had in my life - ever.

Now this isnt exactly hard, seeing as how Ive only been flying rev's for a couple of months, but today I felt like a real proper rev flyer.

Im getting so much more confident and loving it so much more (if thats possible). The kite just seemed to do what I wanted it to do, rather than almost nearly doing it!

And the back drop for this amazing experience? - Ainsdale!

Life doesnt get better than Ainsdale beach, a rev and some wind!

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 12:51 PM

Hi just thought we would say hi to the other guys whoops and girls here from the only 2 guys in n.devon who fly revs unless you know more than us it would be nice to see more than 2 revs on the beach at woolacombe We both fly 1.5 sle,s anyway nice to be here and great to find we are not alone as sometimes it seems we are apart from 200 delta.s in the air 2 Cheers Dunc.................... :matrix:

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 04:20 PM

Hi just thought we would say hi to the other guys whoops and girls here from the only 2 guys in n.devon who fly revs unless you know more than us it would be nice to see more than 2 revs on the beach at woolacombe We both fly 1.5 sle,s anyway nice to be here and great to find we are not alone as sometimes it seems we are apart from 200 delta.s in the air 2 Cheers Dunc.................... :matrix:



Ah Woolacombe I know it quite well even buggyed at Saunton quite a while ago :) (now I just fly Revs) Mr Ellison is down your way, if you need some tips
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Posted 15 December 2007 - 05:10 PM

Ah Woolacombe I know it quite well even buggyed at Saunton quite a while ago :) (now I just fly Revs) Mr Ellison is down your way, if you need some tips






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