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#41 REVflyer

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 01:15 AM

Going to walk to the local park because weather and my driving habits aren't compatible this morning. Snow and no wind should be a fantastic day!

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 02:51 PM

Tested to destruction.     So its been windy in the Uk as I am sure Mr Morttram will attest to.

My birthday was the 30th of December (never get a party the day before new years eve). My lovely wife Jade had conspired with Kiteworld UK to get me a set of fine new diamond rods.

 Now you guys know how it is right. New kit calls to you. Just 10minutes!!!! Just a little fooling around at the edge of the window!!!! Just to get the feel!!! The wind was low enough around 4-6mph for 99% of the time. I love the feel of these rods lighter than 2wrap and BlackRR whilst still feeling alive. It took me seconds to realise that those practically no wind days are gener be so much more fun.  The other 1% of flying time however consisted of gusts "I recon" 14+   (I was flying full sail) I could have gotten away with this on my Green Race rods 

Unfortunately a gust got me. Hmmmm I have never popped a rod before they do make a crack don't they.

Yes I know I should know better! but give me a break it was my birthdayani_giveup.gif I am hoping that Ben will be happy to supply kiteworld with replacement rods along with full sets with their next order so I can replace the jewel. Promise not to be quite so reckless next time Ben. 

So now we know (As if we didn't before) 14 to 16mph  on full sail for diamond carbon is probably not the best Idea. Happy New Year all x


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 03:39 PM

Thanks for doing the stress test. Where was the break at.

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 06:57 PM

 they do make a crack don't they.

Yes they do!!!!!

Promise not to be quite so reckless next time Ben. 

 

Be more reckless....push the envelope.....

BTW,

Try those diamond rods in a 75% Shook weave......

After you clean up the drool, drop a line and tell us what you thought!!!!! 


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 08:36 PM

I'll set my ghost mesh up w/diamonds this morning and give it a go, winds should be 'bout perfect this afternoon.

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 06:31 AM

Yes they do!!!!!

 

Be more reckless....push the envelope.....

BTW,

Try those diamond rods in a 75% Shook weave......

After you clean up the drool, drop a line and tell us what you thought!!!!! 

 

 

I'll set my ghost mesh up w/diamonds this morning and give it a go, winds should be 'bout perfect this afternoon.

 

75% Shook and Diamonds in what wind range?  That sounds like something I would definitely like to try.  I just can't afford to replace part of my diamond frame (having just bought the Shook).


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 12:38 PM

Snap was pretty central just on the line of the diamond decal. Looking on the bright side this could be the start of a FAB mix and match travel frame. And the wife spoke to our dealer Stephen  today he has been very very kind  .. BIG SHOUT for KITEWORLD UK. Great service.


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 02:54 PM

Only two pieces?

 

I had a 2 wrap go one time and it sound like a gun going off. It was in 5 pieces.


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Posted 07 January 2014 - 03:43 AM

So do you guys think these diamond rods are weaker than the black RR's ?
I have just purchased a set but not had a chance to use them yet :(

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 03:56 AM

less strength YES, not necessarily more fragile,

like anything else, ... they are designed for a specific set of conditions and work best when used in the reference

 

I abuse mine, but fly 'em on a different bridle and with a set of training wheels/sissy sticks so it's ultra responsive and the excessive stress is spread out over a greater amount of area

 

your mileage may vary!

 

Do you want a huge wind window,.. but it might be "twitchy" in the central power zone?

 

I flew yesterday in a bowl shaped park enclosure in Frederick MD (Baker Park).  The wind was 12 mph to 25 (w/gusts even higher).  I flew the 75% with Rev's diamond leading edge and SS Response 12 down tubes.  The kite struggled down low (maybe 3-6 mph) and was buffeted way up high at the top of the 120s.  I worked in between the two, backed-up when down low and gave ground when up high.  You adapt to the conditions that are offered.

 

When in doubt I have always been a firm believer in framing light, better to struggle with too much energy than fight not having enough

 

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 04:07 AM

Thanks revflyer ;)

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 04:30 PM

Only two pieces?
 
I had a 2 wrap go one time and it sound like a gun going off. It was in 5 pieces.

So that's what that noise was...

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 04:42 PM

When in doubt I have always been a firm believer in framing light, better to struggle with too much energy than fight not having enough

AGREED!


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Posted 29 April 2014 - 03:18 AM

busted one part of the 6 piece travel Diamond frame leading edge showing off this past weekend in ocean city.  Was doing a few throw and catches, found a shovel stuck into the sand, nice & straight up!  Well the throw was magnificent, my body placement relative to the shovel handle positioning was NOT!  Flew laser straight and folded like an elbow on impact, right around that darn handle.  Everyone laughed, but I was kind of pissed about my gross error in judgement.

 

That was a necessary reminder

that every occupied stroller is

not a target for my entertainment

 

I had some extra pieces, so just slapped in a new 1/6 length replacement and was back in the air again.

 

Diamonds are a great stick, if you can get passed their price of admission.  I love 'em in a 40% Shook & my SUL pro.



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Posted 29 April 2014 - 05:19 AM

Snap was pretty central just on the line of the diamond decal. Looking on the bright side this could be the start of a FAB mix and match travel frame. And the wife spoke to our dealer Stephen  today he has been very very kind  .. BIG SHOUT for KITEWORLD UK. Great service.

 

 

Hi Tommy,

 

Now I have broken one  blue_sad.gif

 

I was using a B series full sail in steady winds of about 7 to 9 mph and flying towards the window edge when a vertical rod let go without any warning and it snapped in the same position as yours at the edge of the decal! blue_mad.gif

 

This is the only rod I have ever broken and I was surprised that it did as I understand other flyers have used them in much higher wind conditions pushing the limits but staying intact.

 

Could it be that I had a defective one ? I don,t know, I was just annoyed and binned it! still it,s all down to experience and eventually I will get a replacement.

 

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 08:13 AM

Without magic sticks, I'd guess the real wind range to be about 5 mph and not a bunch more! Especially any first run tubes out there! There were some issues with the layup of the materials! With the reinforcement the magic sticks provide, I'm sure it's higher, but as REVflyer said - they aren't a guarantee against breakage!!

 

Weaker than black race? I wouldn't say that! Different flex and weight, and works well in the suggested wind range! Just another piece of kit that needs be flown in the proper winds! Push it too far ----- SNAP!

 

As with everything Rev, you have to be comfortable with your equipment matching up to conditions!! 


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Posted 29 April 2014 - 10:40 AM

7-9 seems way too high for diamonds. Mine go away if it starts to sniff 5.


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Posted 29 April 2014 - 12:55 PM

All this talk about wind range is at its core, irrelevant.

Pilot ability is what ultimately flies any kite........

 

Just saying...........


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Posted 29 April 2014 - 09:53 PM

All this talk about wind range is at its core, irrelevant.

Pilot ability is what ultimately flies any kite........

 

Rev 1 ... black race rods ... 50+km/h winds then ...

 

I eagerly await the video of the flying cat_lol.gif



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Posted 29 April 2014 - 10:29 PM

busted one part of the 6 piece travel Diamond frame leading edge showing off this past weekend in ocean city.  Was doing a few throw and catches, found a shovel stuck into the sand, nice & straight up!  Well the throw was magnificent, my body placement relative to the shovel handle positioning was NOT!  Flew laser straight and folded like an elbow on impact, right around that darn handle.  Everyone laughed, but I was kind of pissed about my gross error in judgement.

 

Hee Hee Hee!!!!

Been there done that!

 


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