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#1 kwmf

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 11:58 AM

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For all those that feel the B2 is too fast or twitchy....

 

Wind was way past Xtra vent or Polo full vent, so I pulled out the B2 vented on 50' LPG 90# line with a 4-wrap frame ... strapped the GoPro to my head and went for it.

 

 



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Posted 06 June 2013 - 05:43 PM

Nice moves, Veeeery nice. Good jobclap2.gif

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 06:24 PM

Really top notch job.

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 10:59 PM

I could very well title that video LEMONADE ....

The wind was ripping (way past xtra vent), the lines are short (check all the mistakes), the frame is (necessarily) stiff, the camera is head mounted (lots of shake) and the video editing package is weak, buggy and prone to corrupting your project.

 

But you know what they say about being handed lemons ;)

 

Thanks for the encouragement, hopefully I can get a video with some decent flying out in the not too distant future.



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Posted 07 June 2013 - 02:20 PM

Steven, 

That was really nice..........I was at the coast this week, and a couple of days, I had all of my B2's out, at the same time.  Standard, Mid-Vent, & Full Vent.  Had em all staked out so I could fly each of them, and switch off quickly.  That was really enjoyable.  I also run the 4-wrap rods in the vtd sail, especially when the wind is cooking.  I do use the regular B2, 11" handles, though..........

 

Standard - Black Race Rods

Mid-Vent - 3-wrap

Full-Vent - 4-wrap

 

Again, very nice video...........ani_victory.gif    B2's Rock

 

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 06:37 AM

They really are a fun little kite with massive wind range and I think a lot of people overlook them (which is why we don't have the numbers to justify a pro model). Granted they're not as good for team as a 1.5 but for a solo pilot and/or if you already have a 1.5 set... They are fantastic. I also think they stack great and have my set rigged in a stack. The mid has everything attached all the time and I pull off the std and vent as needed. In solo form I use the same frame setup as you, in the stack I use 4-3-3 drom front to back.

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 07:19 AM

I have an lot Rev II and don't fly it nearly enough, I should do but to be honest I tend to forget I have it, and I tend to fly a lot with others so usually end ul flying one of the 1.5s.
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Posted 08 June 2013 - 07:34 AM

Once in awhile I borrow my sons' older Rev 2 and just rip up the sky!! But having just gotten a set of Pros, I'm spending most of my time getting adjusted to them!!


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Posted 08 June 2013 - 07:39 AM

The 1.5 is the better all around platform and where I spend 90% of my time, but the fun of the 2 is often overlooked. My stack came into being so that I could do more with the B2 set I had so that they got more airtime. The set is both a stack and solo pieces.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 12:29 PM

Smooooooooooth hands boss, nice work - makin' it look good. :)


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