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#1 antman

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Posted 26 August 2006 - 06:40 AM

im getting a rev 1 vented and want to know if i can fly it with my 1.5 handles i have a few handle sets (blast 1.5 indoor speed series) would any of them work as well any help would be great thanks all
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Posted 28 August 2006 - 05:39 AM

You'll find any of the rev handles sets will work on any of the kites though in some case, ie, specifically the old Rev II handles, aren't well suited to others. In your case, sure, they will work great
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Posted 28 August 2006 - 04:46 PM

thanks monkey what are the best handles to use for that kite?? i have used my blast handles on my shockwave in lighter winds but thats all ive never tried anything else thats why i posted this thanks again
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Posted 28 August 2006 - 04:54 PM

My personal favorite handles are the 13 inch ones, which now come stock with new 1.5s, and came with Rev 1s. They used to be the SUL handles however those were replaced with monster 15 inch ones recently.
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Posted 29 August 2006 - 02:31 PM

i dont think i have those but i do have all the other ones
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Posted 30 August 2006 - 04:40 AM

Antman,
I use my Blast handles on any of my Revs. These should be the same length and bend as the old SUL handles.

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Posted 31 August 2006 - 03:01 PM

well my vented rev 1 should be here soon i also ordered a vented supersonic as well does anyone here have a vented supersonic if so how do u like it??
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Posted 31 August 2006 - 03:07 PM

While I don't own one, I flew a vented SS at WSIKF this summer and quite liked it, its a lot of fun
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Posted 01 September 2006 - 05:46 PM

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
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Posted 05 September 2006 - 09:04 AM

Ya, I use 13" handles on both 1.5's and Rev I's. ;)

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 09:01 AM

Vented Sonic is one absolutely sweet kite.  I bought one this passed winter and had a chance to fly it in 25-30 mph winds in January with a friend who was also flying a Sonic Vented.  The control with this high performance kite is amazing.  It's quick, but also controllable -- a feeling that I don't always have with my unvented SS.  

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!

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 04:33 PM

clt thats the most info ive gotten so far thanks to all that helped me my ss vent should be here this week so im waiting for it to get here
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Posted 08 September 2006 - 09:31 PM

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

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)

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 06:01 PM

Hi guys, I'm a complete newbie and am awaiting delivery on my 1st. REV the 1.5SLE, which should be here in a couple of days. (After much debate as to which REV to choose for my 1st.)
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?

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 01:13 PM

i have the 1.5 vented and i fly it in winds 10 to 30 mph it handles great even in the heaviest of winds i just got the cented rev 1 but havent flown it yet as for lines 150# 100 feet will do fine i havent flown mine below 7 mph winds
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Posted 21 September 2006 - 02:29 PM

My 1.5 SLE arrived last week, however I have been down with a cold since then and have had little opportunity to fly.
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.

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Posted 22 September 2006 - 11:21 AM

A safe way to practice your dive stop (without smashing the kite into the ground) is to practice it flying side to side.  Take the kite to the edge of the window, flip it around and shoot it across the window towards the other side.  Try to snap the brake lines and stop the kite in mid flight without any wobble.  Once stopped, start it out again and do it some more.  This simple practice helps engage the brain into pulling the brake lines to stop so when you do start shooting it towards the ground, the brain is already trained to pull the lines without having to think which way and how hard.

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.

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 07:46 AM

Thanks for all the good advice Kent, it's much appreciated.
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  ;)

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 12:09 PM

Just another small tip for the dive stop.  Don't  try a fly it at maximum speed to start with.  Generally in the team we have found that this type of move looks better if you fly it a little slower.  The main reason for this seems to be that the straight line flight is more accuracte.  So try all of the tips you have already had but try them medium pace to start with.  You will soon get the hang of that and be able to up the speed.  If the control goes again (it probably will to start with)  slow back down and try again.  If you really have problems try to practice fast flying whilst being a precise as you can.  

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

Thanks Stephen, I will take your advice and practice tomorrow, weather permitting.
I will let you know how I progress.




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