37" rods would work if you can stretch your bungees far enough. However, I would not do it except in emergency.
How long are the rods marked REV II? 36", 37" or specify?
Do the extra wraps on the rods at the end cover the length plus some of the ferrule length? You should see about 2" on each end where the rods is a bit thicker on the outside. Some newer rods, this is hard to detect.
REV I spars labeled "Revolution Equipped"(commonly called 4 wrap), considering they have not been physically damaged before, should able to handle a wind stronger then you can handle. I have photos of the leading edge bending more then 90 degrees in very strong winds.
REV I rods labeled "Professional Only" (commonly called 2 wrap) are somewhat sensitive. If the wind is gusty, don't use them. If the wind is strong enough that can fly your REV I easily with the "Revolution Equipped" rods, don't try using the "Professional Only rods. The wind is probably too strong with the "Professional Only" rods.
For the REV I there is also the "Ultra Light"(commonly called 3 wrap) rods. They are between the other two types in flex and strength. They are not that easy to find, but they are available. There is also an even stronger set of rods labeled "Stiff"(commonly called 6 wrap). They are special order only.
The extra rods I purchased, marked Rev 11 Revolution Equipped, as shown in my posted picture are 36" each. (cut down Rev 11 37") My dealer asked me if my Rev 1
was 36 or 37 rods. Supplied to me 1 x 36", 2 x 36" with a ferrule at each end. The ferrule on each end is just under 2" long. In the picture showing the ferrules of the 2 rods with ferrule you will see that one has a white centre. ?! These rods fit into the end caps. The Rev 1 Equipped fit into the rod with a rubber washer protecting the bridle.
I am not able to detect any extra thickness where the ferrule is fitted to the rod.
Regarding the Rev 1 that I bought as a Rev 1 SLE. This appears from what you say to be a Rev 1 since they are marked Revolution Equipped. Nothing else except the Revolution logo.
Thanks you to all of you who are trying to sort this out for me. Mr. Denny has suggested in a message, that I am playing with the forum!! Goodness! why would I want to do that? Absoutly not true! I have not intentionally provided incorrect information as he suggests in my posts.
I now understand from your comment John, "For the REV I there is also the "Ultra Light"(commonly called 3 wrap) rods" that this is what I tried to order from the dealer in the first place to enable me to fly in lighter winds. And the dealer, not knowing what the 3 wrap was, said he could make me up a set of Rods. These are the rods that failed in the video.
I enquired by Email to another dealer to purchase Rev 1 3 wrap rods. They could not be bothered to answer, even after a reminder. They have no phone number on their site. That company http://www.kiteworld.co.uk
I have just checked my Rev 1.5 SLE rods and they are marked Ultra Light. So that would be 3 Wrap. My Rev 1 rods are marked Revolution Equipped.
I do wonder why the Revolution company does not provide documentation along with their kites. I mean, doesen't everybody who gets hooked not want to progress. One sheet of spares information with worldwide dealers with a new kite would be so helpful. When you have knowledge it is so easy!
Is it possible for anybody to put me in touch with a UK dealer for Revolution parts and kites.