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#1 wufer

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 02:41 AM

Have you noticed how many posts are regarding rev rods and rev flying lines.

IE
Somebody will ask about what rods to use in this wind, or that wind.
So maybe three or four people will answer and before you know it,
the poor bloke who asked the question in the first place is scratting
his head, and thinking "what the h... do i do now"; do i take this answer
or do i take that answer.
I know cous iv had it myself.


I THINK,
rev should make a list of what rods, in what rev, is recommended for what wind speed.
Then thy should put this list PROMINANTLY on the home page so anybody can look at
this list and say, aaaah,, for me to fly my rev 1.5 in "this wind" i need to use"these rods"
and so on.

It may take a bit of work to compile such a list, but i think rev could do it for all the people who spend good money, and get great pleasure, from the best product in the kiteing world.



I thank you.
Derek.

#2 big bri

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 02:52 AM

A STICKY WOULD BE GOOD Derek.Have it on my desk for the morning :P

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 04:35 AM

The kites all come fitted with the recommended spars and if you check the product specs you will find the recommended wind range. Move away from that and you are moving into the realm of personal preference. Itís one thing to ask others what they think, but do you really need Revolution to tell you what you prefer?

There are no right and very few wrong answers, only what is right or wrong for you. What suits one flyer may not suit another and what suits a novice flyer now may not suit that same flyer six months down the line. As a novice I would walk onto the field and see what the experienced flyers were flying and would often go down one kite for myself as I needed the extra pull too keep the kite in the air but as I am gaining more experience the vented kite is coming out more often as the lighter touch allows better control.
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Posted 16 August 2007 - 05:11 AM

Have you noticed how many posts are regarding rev rods and rev flying lines.

IE
Somebody will ask about what rods to use in this wind, or that wind.
So maybe three or four people will answer and before you know it,
the poor bloke who asked the question in the first place is scratting
his head, and thinking "what the h... do i do now"; do i take this answer
or do i take that answer.
I know cous iv had it myself.
I THINK,
rev should make a list of what rods, in what rev, is recommended for what wind speed.
Then thy should put this list PROMINANTLY on the home page so anybody can look at
this list and say, aaaah,, for me to fly my rev 1.5 in "this wind" i need to use"these rods"
and so on.

It may take a bit of work to compile such a list, but i think rev could do it for all the people who spend good money, and get great pleasure, from the best product in the kiteing world.
I thank you.
Derek.



What like this http://www.revkites....hp?showtopic=14
GARY




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#5 wufer

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 05:34 AM

Yes just like that Play, but without all the clutter.
Just a plain list from the horses mouth so to speak :D

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 08:14 AM

Yes just like that Play, but without all the clutter.
Just a plain list from the horses mouth so to speak :D


If the horse were to write a list he would first ask this man

http://www.revkites.....php?showuser=2

To all intents and purposes he is the horse.
(no offence intended John)
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Posted 16 August 2007 - 08:53 AM

Tell you what, if someone wants to go through the thread relating to such a list, and condense it here... I'll be happy to put my final touches on it, gather some closing input from forum members, and add it to the web site.

How's that for service?

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 09:04 AM

Derek,what isit with you and Horses mate :rolleyes: :lol:

I think i know what Derek means,but i reckon Bobs hit the nail on the head.
Its down to personal prefrance, recomendations, which then has to take into account skill level and exsperience.

Derek wants a list thats in Yorkshire Black and White.

REV 1.5 SUL=THAT ROD=MAX 12MPH
REV 1.5 STD=THAT ROD=4 up2 24mph
But like bob says,that rod is not my cupa tea.I prefare this rod.

As clear as mud :D.

BRIAN...

ps i was typeing as youve posted John.Good idea,but Admin isnt my bag at all....Can You See The Falls From Where ya are John :)

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 09:08 AM

Part of what makes this so challenging is the ability to mix rods and sails for maximum effect.

Example... In gusty wind with lulls near the ground, I might use a vented sail with 3 wrap center, race spar tips and 2 wrap verticals.

I might use 2 wraps in a vented in a clean 12-14 mph, using lots of brake, but wouldn't recommend it for an average flier.

Try and fit all the variations of such a concept into a reasonable list!

So, I'd recommend the KISS method... List only straight frames combined with STD/VTD sails.

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 09:33 AM

I kinda have to agree with Wufer. A bare bones basic list of rods and what the're used best for on Revolution's site would be a big help. To say a kite is good for winds that are 4-25 miles an hour for something like a quad just isn't enough info. I'm not trying to be critical here, but I think it would be a nice tool to help people purchase the right rev for them.

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 09:34 AM

Geee UP John Geee up. :P :lol: :P :lol:

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 09:35 AM

I THINK,
rev should make a list of what rods, in what rev, is recommended for what wind speed.
Then thy should put this list PROMINANTLY on the home page so anybody can look at
this list and say, aaaah,, for me to fly my rev 1.5 in "this wind" i need to use"these rods"
and so on.


Denny already did it. Fantastic piece of work. Here's a link to it.

http://www.dennyworld.com/kite/wind/

Thanks again Denny! :kid_smartass:

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 09:37 AM

Yes just like that Play, but without all the clutter.
Just a plain list from the horses mouth so to speak :D


Ooh - you're 'clutter' now apparently, MrB.....! :huh:

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 10:37 AM

Clutter up, clutter on.

See what you started Derek? See what you started?? ;)

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 12:36 PM

well a frame list would help but like john said you can mix match rods to fly in diffrent winds .. where i live i always have a steady blast of wind comeing or nothing at all thats how the wildwood winds are its either something or nothing thats whay i use either a 3 wrap or soon to be race rod set as my 2 wrap is good for a light wind.. a spar chart as i would call it is only as good as your area so even if rev does it youll still have to go by what you like the best
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