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#1 John Barresi

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 04:13 PM

Need I say more?

Ron Gibian + Revolution = WOW!

These are some of the most stunning kites ever made... I've seen them first hand at the Berkeley Kite Festival this past July, don't miss out!

http://revkites.com/...ucts/gibian.htm

Only 5 of these will be available, each one of a kind, and they're available exclusively, direct from Revolution Kites!

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 06:04 PM

sweet kites how much are they
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Posted 11 August 2006 - 08:14 AM

Price is up on the page now... $450 each.

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 10:57 AM

The wife probably won't be very happy...but I love Ron's work and combined with my favorite kite. It's an easy choice. Just sent an email expressing my interest.
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Posted 12 August 2006 - 11:03 AM

Are these beautiful kites rev 1.5 or rev 1? And is it 5 kites or  5 of each color?

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 12:07 PM

All 1.5's, each of the 5 are in a different color set. ;)

5 kites total.

Only one left as of yesterday evening.

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 07:39 AM

will ron be doing anything else with rev in the future??
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Posted 13 August 2006 - 07:47 AM

I guess I better start saving my pennies if Rev is going to up the ante. lol    Any word on the next special edition kites? I know there has to be more in the works.

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 08:02 AM

Unconfirmed at this point, but there are rumors of a series from Jose Sainz and the long awaited return of designs from Randy Tom (famous for the Nagel girls).

The "Masterpiece Series" continues. ;)

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 04:59 PM

jose saintz would do some great work i would like to see ed shank do a design he already has some cool dual lines
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Posted 01 September 2006 - 06:53 PM

It's a beautiful kite. If we weren't experiencing the leftovers of Ernesto, I would fly it tomorrow.  

Thanks.   :D
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Posted 13 September 2006 - 10:13 AM

I just received my new Sainz Revolution 1.5 SUL.  It looks great and I'm excited to give it a spankin', . . . I've just gotta add a custom bridle, training wheels and a Skyshark frame first!

It's Red, black and white, matching the yellow one in Jim Cosca's bag.

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 01:16 PM

REVflyer, which SkyShark sticks will you use?  I am trying to figure out which sticks to put in my 1.5 for the low end.

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 04:35 AM

I use anywhere from p-90s to P-400s for the leading edge
(w/4 inch solid carbon ferrules).  The center spar is cut down, so the 2 outside tubes can be full length of 32-1/2")

with a discontinued down spar called a "Response 12"
(these tubes can be cut down to Rev length or just extend the elastic shock cords slightly longer to accomadate the longer tube length) used regardless of the wind strength.

Personally speaking, . . . the Skyshark tubes are significantly cheaper & more durable compared to anything else I've tried.  I buy the blemished ones in bulk, whenever they are available.

The replacement bridle is a modified RYV 1.6 model, built closer to the sail with a pretty tight attachment at the center.  The hinge portion is also much tighter & reinforced.  The bridle is specially designed to allow a field recovery (in no wind conditions) with the leading edge inverted.  

The knots incorporated are small and tight so there's nothing to catch upon during slack line tricks.  The bridle board I use is designed for 100# hi-test bridle line.  I highly recommend this material, because it's easy to tie & untie.  The board demands you tie each knot perfectly before it allows you to go to the next step.
Tuning adjustments are available by slipping a towpoint knot forward or back on the attachment point loops of the bridle.  I like to have it "close to tuned properly", regardless of what size handles I choose during set-up of the kite.  Then minute adjustments can be finalized at the handles for comfort and the current wind conditions.

I don't use sleeving either, that's just another tangle point waiting to happen during 3D moves!

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 11:49 AM

REVflyer.  You mentioned RYV 1.6. Iv heard of that one before. It,s used for light winds, right ?. Any idea if there is any plans around.     Cheers     Derek ( UK )

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Posted 19 December 2006 - 03:51 AM

No plans, but you can build one yourself and not fail.

You want a little more surface area, a little less weight and no tangle points anywhere on the kite.
 
~Increase the center vee to 12 inches,
~increase the down spar lengths to 32-1/2,
~dump the venting at the leading edge,
~extend the sail corners to the absolute ends of the sticks
~ build a bridle that's directly attached to the
  leading edge at the center, not inches away
~tighten the hinge where the two bridle pieces connect to
 NO more than 5/8's of an inch!
~use double faced 3M 9460 adhesive for assembly, iron
 the adhesive to seal it forever
~send me a personal email and I'll forward a PDF of the bridle
 board dimensions (designed for 100# hi-test bridle line)

You can see an example of this design modification on our club's web-site < http://www.wowkiteclub.com/ > as a tie-dyed R/W/B kite

paul
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PS:  Don't neglect the advantages of longer throw handles if you want a quick-fix towards the lower end of the wind range on any quadline kite.  That makes more difference than anything and is the easiest fix of 'em all!




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