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#21 Cometalia

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 05:31 AM

Congratulations from Spain..... very good idea...

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 06:30 PM

The evolution of the Revolution.
I snapped this photo today of an Early REV I followed by the latest REV 1.5JB.

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 07:08 PM

Cool contrast. ;)

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 03:11 AM

Wonderfuly simple photo John. You can clearly see the link to the 20th anniversary kite there.

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 03:57 AM

Hi all,
seem's i got off on the wrong foot with my first post about the 20th anivversary rev.
the pic john sent of the old and new revs is a good one.
why not put the grey pannels of the b series on to the old rev,yes i know it is a rev1,but it could be made in s.l.e standard size.
i think would make for a better looking kite, better than the design they have at the moment.
that is only my opinion thogh.
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Posted 11 November 2007 - 04:09 AM

I think they're going for the purity of the original and new designs... To copy the gray stripes over would compromise that, for sure.

This kite might not be meant for everyday flying, as a masterpiece of it's own kind. ;)

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 06:05 AM

:wub: Oh my! First HAPPY 20th BIRTHDAY!!!

If I'm not too late, please add my name to the list for the Anniversary Kite ... hopefully more will be made than a Masterpiece series. ???

Really like the design!! :wub:

Hope all are resettled after the excitement of the fires.

Let me know when to send the check to Lolly :) (and, oh by the way, how much did I just agree to???)

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 07:51 AM

if there is a list started please add me to list for 1 maybe two

thanks steve pigeon
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Posted 11 November 2007 - 10:20 AM

Wonderfuly simple photo John. You can clearly see the link to the 20th anniversary kite there.

Thanks, I could not resist taking that photo.
I guy whom I never saw before had an almost new looking early REV I, with the very old bridle, on it at Mission Bay. Walt had is JB up in the air close to him and they just started flying lazy eights when my camera appeared. The camera was a small Nikon CP S2.

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 11:55 AM

So there you go, 2 exellent kites just happened to be in the right place, at the right time.

Often good pictures are more luck than judgement.

Just happening to be there at the right time, with a camera helps too of course. There are SO mant things I wish I had a snapshot of.

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 12:01 PM

So there you go, 2 exellent kites just happened to be in the right place, at the right time.

Often good pictures are more luck than judgement.

Just happening to be there at the right time, with a camera helps too of course. There are SO mant things I wish I had a snapshot of.

The secret is to always keep a small camera in your pocket when ever you go out.
I chose the Nikon Coolpix S2 because it is small like a pack of cigs. It is rugged and water resistant. The battery pack goes for quite a while. Too bad that it is not made anymore, but there are plenty of new ones still on the market.

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 05:38 PM

As much as I love the design of that 20th anniversary kite. I don't like how it is not symmetrical. Would't the uneaven panel arrangement cause it to fly strange??? I propose something like this:

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 06:29 PM

As much as I love the design of that 20th anniversary kite. I don't like how it is not symmetrical. Would't the uneaven panel arrangement cause it to fly strange??? I propose something like this:

I guess you would not have liked the Asymmetric REV I of the mid-90s like this one. It flew quite well.
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I like your design too, but it lacks the clear definition of the evolution of the REV. For me I would choose a different color scheme.

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 10:44 PM

Nice design Watty, I understand your worries about the "uneven" wings. I am sure Rev know what they are doing though.

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 03:28 AM

hi all.
nice one Watty,that is a better design.
i would even consider buying that.
all the best steve
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Posted 15 November 2007 - 03:45 AM

The key with the 20th anniversary kite is the history considered in the design... With half of the original design on one side and the latest design on the right, it's a legacy.

To make a variant like any of those offered (they were cool) would make either side no longer original.

Don't need a vented on this one, it's a collectors item, flown as a standard in reasonable wind, probably not in competition.

I've already got my name on the list to buy one, just because the kite is such a statement. ;)

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 02:57 PM

The key with the 20th anniversary kite is the history considered in the design... With half of the original design on one side and the latest design on the right, it's a legacy.

To make a variant like any of those offered (they were cool) would make either side no longer original.

Don't need a vented on this one, it's a collectors item, flown as a standard in reasonable wind, probably not in competition.

I've already got my name on the list to buy one, just because the kite is such a statement. ;)

I fully agree with John.

This is a limited Edition REV not a standard production REV.
It presents perfectly the history of the Revolution kite better then any design I have seen or heard of or can think of.
It is really for the true Revolution collector.

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 05:51 PM

I'm certainly wanting one too!

It's my 10 year anniversary of flying Revs.
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Posted 15 November 2007 - 06:36 PM

As much as I love the design of that 20th anniversary kite. I don't like how it is not symmetrical. Would't the uneaven panel arrangement cause it to fly strange??? I propose something like this:


All the kites I have built are asymetrical and fly sweet. There has never been any issues with any of them... least none I have heard of, and I love flying them ... just got to FIND em lol

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 06:41 PM

monkey same here 1997- 2007 10 years better my man.. as for the b day kite how much and how many are being made?? that would look nice next to my new rev 2... HAPPY 20TH REV this is only the begining
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