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#1 Watty

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Posted 25 November 2007 - 09:42 AM

I just noticed that on the kite shoppe web site, the UFO is for sale in single line or quad line (http://www.thekitesh....com/Revolution).

Has anyone ever flown the UFO on four lines???

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Posted 25 November 2007 - 10:41 AM

I just noticed that on the kite shoppe web site, the UFO is for sale in single line or quad line (<a href="http://www.thekiteshoppe.com/Revolution" target="_blank">http://www.thekiteshoppe.com/Revolution</a>).

Has anyone ever flown the UFO on four lines???

I have flown it as both a single and a quad. It is definitely a lot fun as a single line. <<--- Recommended!
Setup as a quad, putting it mildly, it would never be as much fun as a REV.
I bought two and couldn't resist giving them to friends in Europe because they were so crazy about them.
Sometime I'll get another one.

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#3 Watty

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Posted 25 November 2007 - 01:49 PM

I kind of want to get one and try it out with four lines.

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Posted 25 November 2007 - 02:38 PM

there was a guy last year in wildwood that had a quad ufo it was reall cool to watch him fly it i do want to try both versions
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Posted 26 November 2007 - 04:21 AM

Antman, that was probably Lee Sedgwick, the inventor.

I've have a couple of the UFO, the first one Lee made and entered into the AKA competition plus a vented one with a set of curved stand-off sticks so it doesn't bury itself into the ground when the wind is up.

They're different animals to be sure, very touchy, no top and bottom like most of the quad-head are used to. Watching lee, you'll see him unturning the handles quite frequently rather than unwinding the lines in flight.

Lee invented STAND-OFFS on the dual line kites, 3D moves with a Rev, one of the first to successfully dog-stake his kites, the list of his accomplishments is extensive!!! Plus he's an all-around nice guy, very humble and approachable for advise or to discuss "pushing the envelope".

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 10:46 AM

Watty. Click the pic to see a vid.
http://www.steadywin...y/my-kites/ufo/



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Posted 27 November 2007 - 12:13 PM

I kind of want to get one and try it out with four lines.

Somewhere I read a thread concerning quad lining the UFO where they recommended changing all the rods to heavier ones. They said it flew better as a quad. I only put on 4 lines and used the original rods. It bowed quite a bit.
Also fun is to disconnect all lines and toss it around like an over sized Frisbee. It glides quite well.

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 12:32 PM

The hardest thing for me to get use to on the quad UFO was that it was circular and when it spun around your top lines were now your bottom lines...or your side lines...or diagonal lines....you get the picture. With the Rev it is very easy to distinguish which end is up, with the round UFO well, you really had to look at it hard to figure out which end was where. It flew pretty good and was fun to fly quad but I like it much more with a single line - like a horizontal yo-yo.

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 01:20 PM

The hardest thing for me to get use to on the quad UFO was that it was circular and when it spun around your top lines were now your bottom lines...or your side lines...or diagonal lines....you get the picture. With the Rev it is very easy to distinguish which end is up, with the round UFO well, you really had to look at it hard to figure out which end was where. It flew pretty good and was fun to fly quad but I like it much more with a single line - like a horizontal yo-yo.

Yeah, it is something like flying a REV blindfolded. You have to fly more by feel then visual.

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 02:29 PM

I'm at school right now, so that link is blocked. I will look at it when I get home.

Has anyone tried doing a toss and catch with it?

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 08:40 AM

Lee sedgwick does up and overs into the wind, then keeps right on goin', simply amazing to witness. It's like the direction of wind doesn't even matter to him!

the "catch" is more like dodge the incoming object, it's risky to place both handles into one hand for very long, but you can hip-bump it

the throw can be done in any direction, if delivered on it's edge

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 12:41 PM

With the right wind, I don't need to put both handles in one hand to do a toss and catch. just move your hands high up on the handle, and when the kite is as high as possible, pull down.

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