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#1 MGower

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 10:00 PM

My name is Chris and  I saw a video and was hooked. These are the kites I have been waiting my whole life for. I have been flying stunt kites and power kites for almost 20 years and just bought a sea kite (9m). But the second I saw the rev kites I knew what was missing in my life, the total precision and grace (like ballet in the air) of kite flying. I am lucky enough to travel for a living and am currently in San Diego where they make the rev kites, so I did a little research on the internet, went to their factory and got some great advice from ben, joe, and lolly ... bought 5 rev kites in 2 days lol and haven't looked back WOW. Lolly hope you still have the lion kite I'm coming in for that one next. So on to Australia next month for 1 year any flying partners in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne. I am so glad for all the tutorials (I'm a geek I practice with my handles while watching the videos) and all the advice in the forums, all  I can say is I'm glad to finally be part of the Rev  olution lol Chris

 



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Posted 22 December 2012 - 10:31 PM

Welcome! It's a great family to be part of! :)

 

Yes, there are flyers down under. Hopefully some of them will post and hook up with you while you are there.

 

Enjoy!

 

Theresa

 

ps...and if you find you are traveling in the Pacific Northwest August 2013, you have to join us for the biggest Rev Party on the beach. WSIKF 2013 http://kitefestival.com/kite-festival/



#3 MGower

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 11:08 PM

thanks theresa was just in portland and seattle last christmas and new year will be in australia for a year then on to brazil for the next year (hate my life lol). i picked up a zen, 2 masterpiece, a b series and the 2-4 what a blast that is (no pun intended) but what a kite love the low wind characteristics and straight into power with a twist of the wrist just amazing. am so looking forward to meeting some other flyers from around the world who enjoy the precision and grace of the rev kites and share some air with them. 



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Posted 23 December 2012 - 12:23 PM

Welcome to the dark side and Happy Holidays. When you make to the Chicago area post up. I'm sure you'll find a dozen or three revaholics to join you.


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Posted 23 December 2012 - 08:06 PM

I also am a geek.... except i practice without handles when a good song comes on and my wife is driving... yea she must love me :-)
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Posted 23 December 2012 - 08:19 PM

Hi Chris! Welcome to the DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARK Side.

Just curious what kind of job you have that you can predict which countries you will be in a how long.

I have been around the world and worked in a number of countries, but I could never been able to predict the countries and length of time.


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Posted 23 December 2012 - 08:54 PM

i picked up a zen, 2 masterpiece, a b series and the 2-4 what a blast that is (no pun intended)  

 

Welcome!  Flying these is a LOT of fun, especially with other people.  

 

Reading your quote, I used to think I jumped in deep to the dark side, but this is a whole different level.  I think it took me a year to get to five revs  . . . . none masterpiece (yet).


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#8 MGower

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:11 PM

Hi Chris! Welcome to the DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARK Side.

Just curious what kind of job you have that you can predict which countries you will be in a how long.

I have been around the world and worked in a number of countries, but I could never been able to predict the countries and length of time.

i tour with the show Cavalia (like cirque du soliel) but with horses, haven't been home lol in 6 years getting paid to travel the planet not a bad job.



#9 MGower

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:26 PM

Welcome!  Flying these is a LOT of fun, especially with other people.  

 

Reading your quote, I used to think I jumped in deep to the dark side, but this is a whole different level.  I think it took me a year to get to five revs  . . . . none masterpiece (yet).

is great to feel welcome into the rev   olution, after I did little research and watched a lot of videos,(and some good advice) I decided I need a full range, (looking at a matched mid and full vent to complete the series )as I move every 2 months with my work I wasn't sure when I could next stock up. But the masterpiece's I just couldn't resist LoL Art, Beauty,and Precision in the air. I'M HOOKED. 



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Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:28 PM

i tour with the show Cavalia (like cirque du soliel) but with horses, haven't been home lol in 6 years getting paid to travel the planet not a bad job.

Quite interesting!

Are you aware of the Rev Indoor. They have been flown on stage for Americas Got Talent.

They have been integrated into Ice Capades type shows and some others.

However as I assume you are aware, horses do not take to kites very well.


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Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:32 PM

Quite interesting!

Are you aware of the Rev Indoor. They have been flown on stage for Americas Got Talent.

They have been integrated into Ice Capades type shows and some others.

However as I assume you are aware, horses do not take to kites very well.

Hey everyone check this out: http://www.cavalia.net


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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!


#12 awindofchange

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:13 PM

Welcome, and if you ever find yourself in Las Vegas on a Friday night, be sure to stop by our flying field for our weekly Friday Night Fun Fly's...every Friday of the year.  We'd love to have ya.



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Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:20 PM

Hi Chris, And welcome to the Family, hope you stay long enough in one spot to celebrate a good Christmas. After the video I just saw horses  and kites should'nt be that difficult to incorporate together! Awesome Video

Michael


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#14 makatakam

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:43 PM

OK, I'm getting a horse. Set up rev, get on horse, get horse to move. Voila! instant zero wind flying without running around. Perfect for us old folks!


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Posted 08 November 2013 - 01:09 PM

Hey MGower, I see your in Perth (Western Australia) soon. If you want to catch up and throw some Ripstop around let me know.

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