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Poll: What are your favorite Revs? (34 member(s) have cast votes)

Choose kites imagining your choice of frame and wind for each:

  1. B-Series STD (10 votes [8.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.13%

  2. B-Series MID (6 votes [4.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.88%

  3. B-Series VTD (7 votes [5.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.69%

  4. B-Series PRO STD (12 votes [9.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.76%

  5. B-Series PRO MID (7 votes [5.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.69%

  6. B-Series PRO VTD (7 votes [5.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.69%

  7. B-Series PRO XTRA (10 votes [8.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.13%

  8. B-Series Zen (5 votes [4.07%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.07%

  9. B2 STD (9 votes [7.32%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.32%

  10. B2 MID (1 votes [0.81%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.81%

  11. B2 VTD (2 votes [1.63%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.63%

  12. Rev II (3 votes [2.44%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.44%

  13. Rev II VTD (1 votes [0.81%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.81%

  14. 1.5 SLE (5 votes [4.07%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.07%

  15. 1.5 SLE SUL (4 votes [3.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.25%

  16. 1.5 SLE VTD (2 votes [1.63%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.63%

  17. Revolution I (2 votes [1.63%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.63%

  18. Revolution I Vented (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  19. Revolution I Sedgwick Series (4 votes [3.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.25%

  20. Indoor Rev (3 votes [2.44%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.44%

  21. Supersonic (2 votes [1.63%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.63%

  22. Supersonic VTD (1 votes [0.81%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.81%

  23. Shockwave (2 votes [1.63%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.63%

  24. Blast (1 votes [0.81%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.81%

  25. Blast VTD (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  26. Blast 2.4 (2 votes [1.63%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.63%

  27. Blast 4.8 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  28. Polorev STD (3 votes [2.44%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.44%

  29. Polorev MID (1 votes [0.81%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.81%

  30. Polorev VTD (2 votes [1.63%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.63%

  31. Gonzalez Bros Printed Rev (2 votes [1.63%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.63%

  32. Shook Mesh 75% (2 votes [1.63%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.63%

  33. Shook Mesh 100% (5 votes [4.07%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.07%

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#21 West Australian

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 05:01 PM

Looks like B-PRO STD and XTRA are kicking butt so far. smile.png

 

Not a big suprise there.

The B Pro's get a huge following in general. The STD being the best for light to Medium and the XTRA  taking any wind higher.

The Cost diference between B and B Pro can limit access though.

A Production line XTRA would be sweet, I can see that selling well.

 

What I am noticing about the list is the lack of intetest in the Unusual Shaped Kites.

The B's, B-Pro's, Polo's, Rev I, 1.5, Rev II are all that classic Rev Shape, Leading Edege with 2 Verticals.

 

The Power and Speed Series kites are the Unusual shaped kites, and Not one is picked yet.

Very Interesting...


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Supersonic and 1.5 Ghost SUL too


#22 Kitelife

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 05:12 PM

Clear correlation with performance, imho...

 

The Hadzicki family broke the mold when they came up with the traditional Rev shape (Rev I, 1.5, II). :)


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#23 REVflyer

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 05:31 PM


Favorites are pro b-series full sail, the zen & the 75% shook mesh (which certainly deserves mention w/a hundred approved)

Favorites are pro b-series full sail, the zen & the shook mesh (which certainly deserves mention w/a hundred approved)

#24 Kitelife

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 05:36 PM

Added Shook Mesh to the poll, 75% and 100% both. ;)


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#25 West Australian

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 05:47 PM

Clear correlation with performance, imho...

 

The Hadzicki family broke the mold when they came up with the traditional Rev shape (Rev I, 1.5, II). smile.png

 

Agreed,

The Rev Shape will endure.

 

So if the B2 is the Sports Car of the B Series, does it replace the Speed Series?


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#26 Kitelife

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 06:49 PM

Utterly different animals, no comparing or replacing possible.

 

Supersonic is FAST, super high acceleration on a much higher scale than the B2 or Rev II, which are simply quicker by size but still exhibit "traditional" Rev precision... The Supersonic is a wily creature, very difficult to fly precisely, but a unique ride all it's own.


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#27 RevWizard

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 07:30 PM

How about printed sails in General as done by the Gonzalez brothers.


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#28 Kitelife

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:10 PM

I'm under the impression that the regular printed Revs from Gonzalez Bros are a straight up 1.5 outline... Someone might correct me, but I don't think there are any noticeable flight design changes?

 

Easy enough to add though, gimme 60 seconds. :)


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:16 PM

Keep going and we'll have a whole page of types to choose from!! ani_wallbash.gif


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:18 PM

All the printed REVs do fly very similar(small variations do exist depending on whom they were sewn by and how they were sewn). As I am sure you know they do fly a bit different from any of the paneled REV 1.5's.


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:34 PM

Right on, keep it coming - folks can always amend / expand their votes. :)

 

I think the only reasonable restrictions I'll put on my poll are:

  1. Must be either Revolution made or officially licensed.
  2. Must be from a generally available line of Revs, past or present.
  3. Color and print (non-aerodynamic) variations don't count.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:12 PM

Indoor it just puts the feel in your hand and the kite in your mind !



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:01 PM

Utterly different animals, no comparing or replacing possible.

 

Supersonic is FAST, super high acceleration on a much higher scale than the B2 or Rev II, which are simply quicker by size but still exhibit "traditional" Rev precision... The Supersonic is a wily creature, very difficult to fly precisely, but a unique ride all it's own.

 

Wow John, you make me want all the Revs.

I am still really Happy with My B Series Set. :)


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 06:42 PM

I love my sonic vented. When the wind gets up a bit, it's great to just unleash the raw speed. The best though is to fly it for a bit, really working on being smooth and in control, then putting up my BPro and flying it smooth as silk. It's like swinging a weighted bat in the on-deck circle, then stepping up to the plate and the regular bat feeling light as a feather. Some of my best flying.
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:47 PM

I love them all cause they all bring something to the table...... Benani_victory.gif ani_victory.gif ani_victory.gif 



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 08:52 PM

Elliot Mesh 100% - Sweet beyond imagination!



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Posted 06 March 2013 - 02:50 AM

Hoping to have a 75% before the end of the spring. Flew one last year, loved it.
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Posted 06 March 2013 - 05:22 AM

Own the B2's, indoor, full pro set, full Polo set, Zen, Blast (std and vented), Power Blast 2-4 and have previously owned the SLE and B sets.

 

Each has its own personality, strengths and weaknesses ... but I always come back to the Pro and that's what gets flown 90% of the time.

 

Don't get me wrong, there are times and reasons I will take a Polo or B2 (for example) over one of my Pros .... but if I had to give up everything except for one series I would keep the Pros - best all round system bar none that I have experienced.



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 05:45 AM

Not being a die-hard collector, nor a hoarder of kites, I have drastically lightened up my Rev Bag over the past couple of years, and with mixed feelings, I have managed to thin out quite a few, while holding onto, some of my old favorites (and even added a couple, here and there).  Yes, there are Revs to fly, and then there are Revs to hang on the wall, so good or bad, (and not that the ones I let go were bad, because they surely weren't), the kites that I kept, were simply the ones that I would always go to, during the short and limited times that I had to fly.  Didn't someone once say, "so many kites and so little time to fly"?  If not, they should have, but as I eventually trimmed down, my once growing collection, moving them on to others who had a bit more time to put them through the paces, I said good bye to my beautiful Lee Sedgwick Rev I, a complete set of B-series (std, mid & vtd), as well as my gorgeous set of B-Pros (std, mid & vtd), along with a few stand alone B's and 1.5 SLE's.

 

As for the keepers, in the 1.5 category, I was always finding myself going for one of my mid-vent B-series, so yep, that one remains.  Then, changing gears a bit, along came a little Rev II, and after a shaky start, I finally became quite fond of that little kite, especially when the wind was really cooking.  This, of course, eventually lead me to my favorite Rev - the B2 standard.  Now, this may or may not remain my favorite Rev, because recently, I've added a brand new B2 mid, as well as a B2 vtd.  Neither of these have been flown yet, but knowing how I really love to fly in the brisk coastal winds, of North Carolina's Outer Banks, and being well aware of how "vents", improved the 1.5 experience, I am really looking forward to checking out these new B2's, so watch out B2 std, there's a new pair of horses in the stable, just waiting for summer. cat_lol.gif


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 06:47 PM

Well let's see i have 3 masterpieces, a zen, a std b, a 2/4 blast, just ordered a std, mid, full, b series pro set, and an indoor. There all my favorite they are revs waited my whole life for kites like these, and enjoying the hospitality of perth with Ian and Rob getting to fly pretty much everyday I love it.






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