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#21 browndude3649

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 06:17 PM

Say i just bought my B last week, isn't it supposed to getta weight set?
No gots!

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 06:46 PM

Say i just bought my B last week, isn't it supposed to getta weight set?
No gots!

Call or send Ben an email. He will take care of it for you.

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 08:08 PM

Say i just bought my B last week, isn't it supposed to getta weight set?
No gots!

Should gots! Easy for rev to post I am sure.

Just to check the rest of the pack, did you get your frames x 2, DVD, B suplementry instructions, exercises, complementry burger voucher and handles?
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Posted 27 April 2008 - 09:39 PM

Should gots! Easy for rev to post I am sure.

Just to check the rest of the pack, did you get your frames x 2, DVD, B suplementry instructions, exercises, complementry burger voucher and handles?

YUP YUP ! Everything but the weights!
It's beautiful!

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 10:02 PM

Dont forget the free goofy great big GRIN

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 11:01 PM

YUP YUP ! Everything but the weights!

Really? You got a burger voucher? I didn't :(
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Posted 27 April 2008 - 11:11 PM

Really? You got a burger voucher? I didn't :(



I got 3 extra knots in the bridle of my latest B.... Bonus!

and when I say extra knots Sailor I don't mean it is faster I mean the bridle had random thumb knots mid span and as a result is asymmetric (slightly_)

Sorted now but a not ideal

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 11:17 PM

Or even:

Sorted now but knot ideal


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Posted 28 April 2008 - 01:50 AM

Sailor> knot ideal :lol:

Have you used the weights at all ?
1 of the 47.

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 12:36 PM

I noticed that my new B-Series is made out of four different fabrics.
I'm familiar with Icarex PC31 and Ventex or Texlon, but the other two are new to me.

Does anyone know what the other two fabrics are?

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 01:05 PM

I just purchased a b-series, and from reading I was under the impression that it came with two seperate DVD's. I did get the one with John, but am unsure if I was to get the one training video that has came with the kites for awhile. Also is normal for the end caps to not want to come off after a day of flying at the beach? Mine were stuck and it really grinded the rod ends, and caps from me having to twist it to get it out. ( after nearly $400 and a brand new kite this was a bummer.) Would it be possible to use the same caps that are on the leading edge with the rubber boots as a replacement to help keep the sand out? Or will this effect its flight?

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 01:48 PM

Thanks everyone for the quick replies, since I pretty much only fly at the beach this would be great info Skunky,and I very much appreciate it.

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 05:26 PM

Well how may folks are looking for the mini mouse size lead tampon with a extra long string when they look for the weights? :confused!:
Some folks may have seen them and said HUH?

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 05:55 PM

I noticed that my new B-Series is made out of four different fabrics.
I'm familiar with Icarex PC31 and Ventex or Texlon, but the other two are new to me.

Does anyone know what the other two fabrics are?

You would have to ask Ben on that one. He has mentioned to me a number of manufactures they are dealing with.

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 12:37 AM

We're all in Japan at the moment, Internet access is not often available on the schedule we're following... Bear with us on any of these topics being discussed, we'll get into the discussion as soon as we have sufficient time, we're back in the US on May 6th.

Thanks for your patience, and know that Rev is doing the best they can.

FYI, on the fabric end of things... Black is VERY hard to obtain in quantity at the moment, most have to order 10,000 yards at a time and have it dyed to order... What I can tell you, as an adequate pilot myself, the different fabrics are insignificant on a Rev... The effect on flight is insignificant, and I can feel everything on these kites, I assure you.

Will get more on this later, all apologies, I'm literally being pushed on to the next function here and will probably be off the grid for a few days... I'll TRY to get on later tonight. ;)

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 05:58 AM

Okay, I found a few more minutes to jump on this before I go to sleep for another flight tomorrow to Uchinada...

To follow up on the fabrics, as long as each side is symmetrical, it's not an issue from the standpoint of durability or flight characteristics.

If you think in terms of years, and global manufacturing, materials will become more or less available at various times, and decisions have to be made.

I'm speaking not as a Rev representative (I don't actually work or speak for the company), but simply based on a large understanding of the kiting industry.

The alternative is to offer no black material in Revs, quite simply.

As for the DVD situation (1 vs 2 in the package)... The B-Series was originally released with only "my" DVD, and only in the past few months did we start including the original DVD (a late but useful decision)... If it is something you feel you really, really need, someone at Rev will take care of it, or I will myself, I'd only ask that you understand our passion (as fliers - and speaking on Rev as a company that I know very well), send Ben an email and simply make a request... If he is unable to take care of it (he has a CRAZY workload), email me and we'll get you taken care of.

On the weights, they are tiny... Could have slipped out somewhere, during the opening of the package, or whatever, wherever... I will tell you, neither me or any of the iQuad guys EVER use them... They are simply there for those who wish to tinker... They are 2 grams each, and can be fashioned out of any fishing weight or whatever you have available... Won't cost you more than 50 cents to get something put together.

The weight set is typically in a little plastic bag with an instruction sheet, really small, usually stapled to the handle bag, or thereabouts.

I think I covered it all, and I hope you feel the sincerity of the effort Rev puts into what they put out, as do the "company" fliers like myself.

If you have any other concerns, fire 'em in here and someone will do their best to address it.

Again, a lot of us are "off the grid" in Japan... Internet access has been limited where we've been and going, I'm sending this from a one night layover in Tokyo.

Cheers, good winds, all the best, always. ;)

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 06:45 AM

Okay, I found a few more minutes to jump on this before I go to sleep for another flight tomorrow to Uchinada...

To follow up on the fabrics, as long as each side is symmetrical, it's not an issue from the standpoint of durability or flight characteristics.

If you think in terms of years, and global manufacturing, materials will become more or less available at various times, and decisions have to be made.

I'm speaking not as a Rev representative (I don't actually work or speak for the company), but simply based on a large understanding of the kiting industry.

The alternative is to offer no black material in Revs, quite simply.

As for the DVD situation (1 vs 2 in the package)... The B-Series was originally released with only "my" DVD, and only in the past few months did we start including the original DVD (a late but useful decision)... If it is something you feel you really, really need, someone at Rev will take care of it, or I will myself, I'd only ask that you understand our passion (as fliers - and speaking on Rev as a company that I know very well), send Ben an email and simply make a request... If he is unable to take care of it (he has a CRAZY workload), email me and we'll get you taken care of.

On the weights, they are tiny... Could have slipped out somewhere, during the opening of the package, or whatever, wherever... I will tell you, neither me or any of the iQuad guys EVER use them... They are simply there for those who wish to tinker... They are 2 grams each, and can be fashioned out of any fishing weight or whatever you have available... Won't cost you more than 50 cents to get something put together.

The weight set is typically in a little plastic bag with an instruction sheet, really small, usually stapled to the handle bag, or thereabouts.

I think I covered it all, and I hope you feel the sincerity of the effort Rev puts into what they put out, as do the "company" fliers like myself.

If you have any other concerns, fire 'em in here and someone will do their best to address it.

Again, a lot of us are "off the grid" in Japan... Internet access has been limited where we've been and going, I'm sending this from a one night layover in Tokyo.

Cheers, good winds, all the best, always. ;)

Have fun at Uchinada. We will miss you at the Red Bull Air Races this weekend!

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 07:19 AM

Thanks John, give 'em heck and show the public what kiting is all about! :)

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 07:25 AM

Thanks John, give 'em heck and show the public what kiting is all about! :)

I expect to be only behind the camera this time. I hope I get some great shots to show you.

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#40 big bri

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 08:32 AM

WAW,safe trip fellas.Have a ball


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