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Best Answer makatakam, 06 June 2014 - 07:08 PM

Hi, and welcome to the Rev forum. I'm in Illinois, NW of Chicago. Definitely go with full vent and race rods and 4-wraps. With this combo of kites and rods, you'll be able to fly in pretty much any kind of wind the Midwest can throw at you.

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#1 SkyDancer

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 12:28 PM

Hi,

 

I am new to the forums here at Revolution, but have been flying for one and a half years with my faithful EXP. I have been looking into a new Rev since Grand Haven (2014) and was recommended a B series Vented. I found a nice custom, Black Rainbow at Kite Connections and want to get it before the summer is over.

 

So, I was wondering what you guys thought about a B Series Vented up from an EXP and if I should get a race frame instead of a 4 wrap (a special deal at kite connection) for only one dollar. I was leaning towards the race just because of the location, gusty and most of the time calmer than windier.

 

I did fly the vented at Grand Haven and it was something else...



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Posted 06 June 2014 - 01:22 PM

You might be better off with the mid-vent instead of a full vent.
Race Frame? Go for it.


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 01:47 PM

Mid vent with a race frame is one of my favorites. The full vent is for when the winds are above 10 mph. If you are anywhere near the kite connection then you have a great place to fly. Tell Dave I said hello.


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#4 SkyDancer

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 01:51 PM

Because the mid-vent comes with a 3 and 4 wrap frame, still replace the 4 wrap frame with race or keep with the 4 wrap for higher winds?

 

I actually live in Michigan, they have a website biggrin.png

 

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 04:13 PM

I'm going to say, go for the full vent, actually that $1 deal sounds like A WIND OF CHANGE offer.

Your EXP has a 3wrap so you already have the 3wrap covered.

A midvent is dialing-in between a standard sail(EXP) and a full vent. If you'll be flying near Lake Michigan I'm sure the winds will kick up often enough for the full vent.



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Posted 06 June 2014 - 04:16 PM

:-) Whichever you buy next the other will be in line for your 3rd Rev.


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#7 SkyDancer

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 04:26 PM

Thanks guys for all the responses!!

 

Sounds like a full vent with race rods and 4 wraps.

 

What is the approximate wind range for a vented with race rods?



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Posted 06 June 2014 - 07:08 PM   Best Answer

Hi, and welcome to the Rev forum. I'm in Illinois, NW of Chicago. Definitely go with full vent and race rods and 4-wraps. With this combo of kites and rods, you'll be able to fly in pretty much any kind of wind the Midwest can throw at you.


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 07:19 PM

If you already have a full sail, I would also recommend a full vent with a race and 4 wrap set.  With this setup, you will cover pretty much anything from 4-5 mph winds up to 30 mph winds.  This will also cover the entire range of the mid vent kite.



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Posted 06 June 2014 - 09:33 PM

I also started with an EXP.  Two years later, I got a full vent B-series.  You won't regret that choice.  Now I have more kites, but if I had to pick only two, I would pick standard sail and full vent.  Gives the widest overall wind range, IMO.  



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Posted 07 June 2014 - 06:45 AM

We get plenty of wind in the midwest. I started with the EXP and then bought a full vent. Having both covers most of the wind range and you'll have plenty of chance to use it. I'm just about ready to get a mid-vent for that middle range for when the winds vary so much so I can keep flying. I've been shown that having several kites setup at one time is common around this region.

 

I think you live near GR. You'll get plenty of use for it at the end of the summer into fall/winter when the winds pick up. I just hope you have enough open land to fly without having to travel over to Grand Haven all the time. Plenty of trees up there.



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Posted 07 June 2014 - 09:57 AM

@Tmadz, Yes I have plenty of space to fly and wind also, sometimes of course. I actually live quite a ways south of GR, so lots of farm fields for me. Thinking about getting out my EXP today...

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 06:18 PM

Where do you live, SlyDancer? I'm in Holland quite a bit over the summer.

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 09:52 AM

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What is the approximate wind range for a vented with race rods?

When the vented kite starts to pull you off your feet, switch to the 4 wraps :)


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