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#1 RobB

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 10:51 AM

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I've been flying my full vent 1.5b for a couple years when the wind was too much for anything else in my bag. This last fall & winter's wind have dictated that I only fly the full vent. So, now that I have learned to control (somewhat) my Rev, I got a full sail 1.5 Berkeley & after much thought, bought a 1.5b mid-vent as well.

I had a great time watching all of you fly at Wildwood, even got my hat knocked off by a joker messing around with us by-standers ! The knot of lines was pretty impressive during the mega-fly, and the in-flight untie was even cooler.

 

So, just wanted to extend greetings from Long Island... if any of you are out this way, I'd be happy to show you where the good wind is !

 

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 02:18 PM

Welcome Rob! Glad to see you here too :)

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 04:42 PM

Welcom Rob!

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 06:59 PM

After seeing a video of you flying the full vent it did not occur to me that you would not be on this forum.  Look forward to your insight & talent to help a newbie like me.  I recently got my first vented kite of any kind, a 1.5 B mid-vent.  It is a different world of flight when you have intentional holes in your sail.  A while back I could not have conceived the idea of a vented sail, just wouldn't have made sense to me.  When I received the mid-vent I felt I had jumped in with both feet also.  But the pull of the dark side is strong.

 

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 10:15 PM

Rob - The "Dark Side" pulling hard , eh?


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#6 RobB

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 01:20 AM

Yup, I've been resisting for a long time. I'm tired of fighting cr@p wind for a good time. Wind like that is WORK with 2 lines, but fun with four ! 



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Posted 02 June 2013 - 02:16 AM

Yup, I've been resisting for a long time. I'm tired of fighting cr@p wind for a good time. Wind like that is WORK with 2 lines, but fun with four ! 

Yes, I believe you've described some of the reason I started embracing many types of kiting.  Initially it sort of seemed like I was somehow betraying my original two line sport kites by moving on to others, especially the quad part of it.  Flying SLK's was going another direction too.  But when I began exploring the different disciplines my whole perception shifted.  I can enjoy them all now.  Gliders entered into the equation & I'm wowed again.  One thing I really like about my Rev flying is the ease & grace of landing when the wind dies.  I can wait a bit for the next puff & it's off I go again.  Zero wind flying may be the ultimate pursuit for me but my view changes often these days.  Flew at a Wally World parking lot yesterday in really bizarre wind.  I could feel the wind change as vehicles parked then left.  My passion now exceeds my shyness.


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Posted 02 June 2013 - 07:54 AM

Yup, I've been resisting for a long time. I'm tired of fighting cr@p wind for a good time. Wind like that is WORK with 2 lines, but fun with four ! 


What you have described is the exact reason I began flying the Rev!

Not many know this about me, but I flew dualie trick kites for a year before finding the Rev. I was tired of fighting the nasty Las Vegas winds. The concept behind the way the Rev flies made total sense to me, and in practice worked better than I could have imagined. I haven't truly flown dualies since..... The Rev makes crap wind into flyable fun :)

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 05:22 PM

should be out there this summer... i'll have the revs too :)

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#11 RobB

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 03:24 AM

Thanks, everyone ! I am looking forward to knotting lines with you... just gotta work on my control. It's fun to watch in the meantime !

 

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 07:22 AM

Rob - that's wrapping lines!!! Knots are what we DON'T want!!!cat_sick.gif


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#13 Winged V

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 01:43 PM

Greetings Rob !
Funny finding you here :)- These guys got 4 lines .

#14 RobB

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 04:59 PM

Greetings Rob !
Funny finding you here smile.png- These guys got 4 lines .

Hey, I didn't see you out at the shore... maybe next time ?






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