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#1 cheesecake

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 02:29 PM

See some great pictures of an antousiast guy using a powerblast to compete on his buggy in french races :

http://virevole.aceb...ution-geant.htm

- He says he loves it -
but it was a day without wind so he needs to get lighter bars
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Posted 21 February 2008 - 02:44 PM

from the bottom shot that looks like a foil.. still in all a great kite for some power flying
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Posted 21 February 2008 - 05:40 PM

Ahhh Yes The Power Blast 4-8 in all its glory,

Thanks those are great shots wallpaper material :kid_smartass:
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Posted 23 October 2008 - 08:40 AM

...The Power Blast 4-8 in all its glory...

This one is not a 4-8 but something a little larger...
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Posted 23 October 2008 - 10:02 AM

This one is not a 4-8 but something a little larger...
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It sure looks like a 4-8.

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 10:28 AM

It sure looks like a 4-8.

It looks like 4-8, but it isn't.
No Logo.
Upper corner dacron is rectangle and not curved.
Color blue, I don't know.
It might have dacron vertical strips where the rods are.
Bridle is white, I think original is black.
Center panel has mylar where original is white.
Size appears to be at least 30cm wider.

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 10:54 AM

If you look closely through the sail you will see that his arms are about one foot longer than they would normally be! :kid_smartass:

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Posted 24 October 2008 - 09:50 AM

John,

I agree with the no logo, but all the other comments don't really match up. We have a blue 4-8 in stock, along with red, purple and black.
The center panel (where the arms are) are all mylar on all the 4-8's that I have seen.

It does look like it may have vertical strips where the rods are but that may just be the rod as well.
Bridles can be multiple colors, I have seen black, gray, red and white. Mine has white.

Still, may be just a hair larger, I don't recall if mine is that tall or not.
Here's a pic of mine for comparison. PB 4-8 Red

Still, that's one awesome kite. The 4-8 produces power like none other, great buggy engine.

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Posted 24 October 2008 - 10:20 AM

but all the other comments don't really match up.


Kent,

Don't the vertical rods look too vertical? Your pic shows more of an angle to the inner rods ... especially the end rods.

Cheers,
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Posted 24 October 2008 - 11:09 AM

Kent,

Don't the vertical rods look too vertical? Your pic shows more of an angle to the inner rods ... especially the end rods.

Cheers,
Tom



Pretty sure this was covered on another thread (cant find it now) earlier this year ...... its a home made '8~12' according to the owner/builder (Sylvain?)...

What concerns me though is that you have a 4~8 in stock Kent .... please, please don't say that sort of thing until the exchange rate changes back in our favour, I mean I don't have a buggy or any likelihood of getting one so I really don't need a 4~8 do I??

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Posted 24 October 2008 - 11:15 AM

I really don't need a 4~8 do I??


Do you need oxygen to breathe ? <slap> its a Rev of course you NEED one but will you get one is the real question?
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Posted 24 October 2008 - 11:52 AM

Do you need oxygen to breathe ? <slap> its a Rev of course you NEED one but will you get one is the real question?


Stop baiting me Jim, I refuse to bite.... its bad enough trying to ignore all the Pro Series chat ;)

In all seriousness I wonder if anyone owns a 4~8 that fly's it just as a rev ... ie without a buggy or mountain board? ... I love my 2~4 but would imagine a 4~8 to be too powerful a beast for recreational flying??

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 11:05 AM

:kid_devlish: Not only do we have one in stock...but we have several! We usually have every model rev in stock at all times. :)

I do fly the 4-8 static from time to time (without the buggy and/or board).
It is a lot better in the buggy though, the 4-8 is a mighty beast that will give you some pull for sure. Usually when we fly it static is when there is a couple people who really want to see just how much this thing pulls.

Funny though, this kite will pull very good in winds under 5 mph and if you keep it moving, you can buggy very easily with it in those winds. If you stall the kite in those light winds you can float it out there for what seems like forever. It will trick very easily and is a really fun kite to fly. For dive stops you do need to be ready to run forward (to take some of the power out of it) and you need some serious Popeye arms for it.

It is a kite for the experienced Rev pilot for sure. Whenever possible, I try to let the customer try one out first before purchasing because it can be a beast if you don't know how to fly already.

That being said, the 4-8 is one awesome buggy engine. It will produce power when the giant 10m and 13m ram-airs have trouble staying in the air. I still remember the time at NABX when myself and Joe H. from Revolution spent the afternoon buggying around on our 4-8's well into dark when nothing else would even fly. We had several people come up to us afterwords (when we were packing away in the dark) asking how we were doing that. lol - its the kite, it just rocks in the buggy.

Under power there's no other kite on the market that can match its acceleration and upwind performance. Plus being able to hold the kite in a stall in 10 mph winds right in the center of the window with very little pull really amazes the other pilots.

Awesome kites for sure. If you haven't had a chance to fly the 2-4 or the monster 4-8 then you really need to do so.

Now an 8-12...hmmmmm.....

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 11:09 AM

Here's a great shot of the NABX '07 party, this was taken from a high resolution camera by my good friends and their helicopter. Joe is flying his 4-8 above the group.

Winds were about 1-2 mph and we spent most of the morning flying rev sul's.

NABX '07 high res photos

Anyone who is interested in a full sized shot, let me know and I can send it over to you. These photo's of the NABX '07 event are actually reduced 65% from the original.

Here is the link to the page with the other photos:
NABX '07

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 11:55 AM

Jonesey, give Kent a call. I am sure he can help with the exchange rate! :kid_devlish:


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Posted 02 November 2008 - 12:17 AM

..... its a home made '8~12' according to the owner/builder (Sylvain?)...

Yes, you are right...

I already have original 2-4 and 4-8 Powerblast, I use them since
3 years now in the french Class 8 competition tour (*), and I am
now so convincted of their superiority over every other sails on the
market that I took the decision of trying to build something identical
but larger for the light wind conditions.

For me, I named it PowerBlast 6-12, because of its surface
close to 6 m2.

Under are the rods dimensions of my three sails:

- "PowerBlast 6-12"
150.0 x 3 = 450.0
144.0 x 2
138.0 x 2
100,0 x 2

- PowerBlast 4-8
121,8 x 3 = 365,4
122,2 x 4
85,0 x 2

- PowerBlast 2-4
102,5 x 3 = 307,5
97,5 x 2
78,5 x 2

Best regards,

Sylvain

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