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#1 jay

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 03:20 AM

Could you tell me am I likely to damage the sails on my 1, Blast and B's if flown in the rain in 10-15 mph winds.
worried about stretching sails
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#2 RevWizard

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 08:49 AM

Could you tell me am I likely to damage the sails on my 1, Blast and B's if flown in the rain in 10-15 mph winds.
worried about stretching sails

The only damage I ever experienced was the colors bleeding from darks to lights. This can "sometimes" happen if the sail is wrapped up when it is still wet and left in that state until it dries. Red and Blue seem to bleed the most.
Stretching, with my experienced, is very minimal with polyester when it is wet. It seems to return to it's original shape when dry. Nylon will stretch a lot when wet, but almost invariably returns to its original shape when dry again.

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 11:28 AM

Could you tell me am I likely to damage the sails on my 1, Blast and B's if flown in the rain in 10-15 mph winds.
worried about stretching sails


Come up to Dunstable Downs tomorrow for the second day of the Rev skills weekend and we'll find out. Basically I agree with John, rain is not really a problem in itself.

Something to watch is that the sail stretches slightly when it is wet, if you then tighten the bungees to solve this dont let the kite dry when it is fully framed with all the end caps on. If you do you are likely to put a lot of stress on the sail. The best answer is not to tighten bungees when the kite is wet but if you do let the kite dry partialy framed.

I hope this helps.

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 09:37 PM

Getting your sail wet is no problem. I even fly mine through the sprinklers at the park once and a while to wash them a bit. Just be sure that you don't let it dry rolled up, as John said. What I do, is take an extra center LE rod, attach it to your LE on the outside, then stick it in the ground as a banner.

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#5 jay

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 02:22 AM

Thanks for advice, rain no problem
Stephen I'm afraid I don't know where Dunstable downs are.
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Posted 20 January 2008 - 09:21 AM

Thanks for advice, rain no problem
Stephen I'm afraid I don't know where Dunstable downs are.

http://en.wikipedia....Dunstable_Downs

You have missed a couple of really good days. The weather could have been a a little kinder to us, the wind was howling and we got a bit wet yesterday but then it is the middle of January and it could also have been a lot worse.

Loads of newbies have received a lot of help, training and advice from the experts, many of us can now put faces to what were previously only names on a computer screen and today we were treated to a terrific display by some of the UKs top team flyers.

Oh, and I almost forgot, the gorilla ate the pie.
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Posted 20 January 2008 - 10:05 AM

Yes,i can also confirm that rain is nothing to worry about.After flying in a gale all weekend and,rain,mist,fog,damp,and more rain.My B Series is as good as new.Great kite.

Hope it helps ya.

ps,I herd that aswell Bob,The Gorilla did eat the pie.Fraser i think told me.

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 11:57 AM

Thanks all for the replys
Glad to hear you all had a good weekend
popped up to Blackheath myself for a couple of hours sat and sun trying to get used to the Blast very finnicky compared to EXP
Getting new b's soon but then saw the eye's
Decisions decisions
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Posted 20 January 2008 - 12:40 PM

SO,you flew a BLAST at Blackheath this weekend, :cat_censored:.


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Posted 20 January 2008 - 01:27 PM

You have my RESPECT jay, flying a Blast in the weekend wind.

If it was as windy at Balckheath (I have been there when you could hardly stand up for the wind) as it was on Dunstable Downs I am surprised you wernt blown over to meet us.

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 02:59 PM

get those kites wet they can take it .. after i fly mine i soake them with my hose in my yard to wash the sand off of them and ive never had a problem.. i do it with my revs and all my other brand kites as well
GOD PUT ME HERE. TO ENJOY THE WINDS

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 08:25 PM

let them dry before you store them

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 09:00 PM

Another thing I must add is the bridle.
Be sure the bridle is dry, in particular if it is red. If wet, they will bleed to the lighter colors of the sail.

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#14 jay

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 02:22 PM

very gusty wind at blackheath from next to nothing struggling to keep it up next thing being dragged along grass was tempted to put bullet up but bigger blades kept falling from sky so stayed with blast bigger wind range well that i can use
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