Posted 26 August 2006 - 06:40 AM
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Postatem obscuri lateris nescitis!
Posted 28 August 2006 - 04:46 PM
Posted 28 August 2006 - 04:54 PM
Postatem obscuri lateris nescitis!
Posted 29 August 2006 - 02:31 PM
Posted 30 August 2006 - 04:40 AM
I use my Blast handles on any of my Revs. These should be the same length and bend as the old SUL handles.
Apex (land of light and variable wind) NC
Posted 31 August 2006 - 03:01 PM
Posted 01 September 2006 - 05:46 PM
Posted 05 September 2006 - 09:04 AM
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Posted 06 September 2006 - 09:01 AM
If you have a chance to fly in high winds, this is clearly the kite.
I also have a vented 1.5, and like it in high winds when I am in a more "docile" mood. I know some folks really like the Rev I vented, flying it with 2-wrap sticks in lighter winds. If I can save up a little more money, I think I'd like to get one. The reports I hear on that combination (Rev I vented/2-wrap sticks) make me envious!
Posted 06 September 2006 - 04:33 PM
Posted 08 September 2006 - 09:31 PM
The vented ss that Monkey flew was mine and I really love that kite, so you know I got that kite before I worked at Rev. I have gotten a lot of enjoyment out of that kite and it axels real flat for me as a bonus so enjoy my friend and keep me up to date..........Ben 8)
it should be here soon today would be the day to try it out the winds are 26+ we have a storm moveing therugh here and the winds are hard at the time im getting into the windy season so the vented kites are going to be great for me no more sitting home when the winds are to high i hope the vss is what they say it is i havent been let down by any rev yet
Posted 13 September 2006 - 06:01 PM
I am already looking to get a vented REV however undecided to go for the 1.5 or 1. (I don't plan to stack so that's not a good enough reason to choose the 1.5 vented)
My only concern is the minimum wind requirements. (I am aware some of the experienced flyers have flown both vented versions with 2 wrap rods in 8mph winds.
The winds here in Toronto are pretty mild in the summer between 5 and 15 mph. In the winter the winds pick up a little between 8 mph and 20mph.
Next question: Does one use a stronger lineset on the REV 1?
Thanking you in advance
PS How are you enjoying your new REV 1 vented?
Posted 14 September 2006 - 01:13 PM
Posted 21 September 2006 - 02:29 PM
The short time that I did, I had loads od fun, however found flying a lot more difficult than I had anticipated. I'm definitely going to have to put in a good 4 to 6 hours a week practicing the basics. On my 1st test flight I managed to accomplish a few "hovers", "horizintal flight", "Reverse flight" a 360 spin and a not very pretty dive stop.
Inbetween I had a few unplanned landings.
By the end of the 2 hours or so, I was drained from all the concentration.
Watching the pros flying these kites makes it look deceptively easy.
Posted 22 September 2006 - 11:21 AM
Also, do your dive stops about 5-8 feet off of the ground for starters. Pick a point in the distance like the roofline of a far away house or a fence, wall, etc... just to get a fixed spot to stop to and try stopping the kite at that line. Once you get that perfected you can then start moving the kite closer and closer to the ground.
Dive stops are probably the most amazing thing for non-flyers to see performed. Especially when they are done just a fraction off of the ground with zero wobble. I think it is fun when they think you are going to smash your kite and it screeches to a halt in mid air. Really catches their attention.
Posted 24 September 2006 - 07:46 AM
I will certainly practice my dive stops on the horizontal plain, it makes sense. I must admit my problem wasn't the disorientaion at all. The problem I had was keeping the kite stable after the dive stop. Although I have tried a few hovers in different parts of the window, keeping the kite dead still, is one of the basic skills I still need to master.(It's not as easy as the pro's make it look)
That been said, I am very determined and will put in the time and practice to master the basic skills needed to fly these amazing kites proficiently.
Next month I intend to purchase my next REV, which I think is going to be a vented REV 1. I think the vented REV 1 will be a better option than the vented 1.5 (for me)as it will have a slightly lower minimum wind range and also be a little more stable.
That been said, I will probably land up with vented 1.5 in my kite bag at some point anyway
Posted 24 September 2006 - 12:09 PM
Have fun and be sure to let us all know how you get on.
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Posted 24 September 2006 - 07:06 PM
I will let you know how I progress.
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