I don't see the problem here. When I load the page, the first thing my eye goes to is the "Our Products" link. Seems like a very obvious and helpful link for someone new to Revs looking for info.
Ahh, but the product pages still don't tell you what a Rev *is*. It's for those already converted to the dark side and wanting to buy.
I would hate to see this info pushed back to another page. One of the things that I was most happy about when seeing the new site was a link to the colorizer on the front page. On the previous site, it was a pain to remember how to navigate my way back to it, and now it's in plain sight.
I would guess that most of the Revs sold aren't custom colors. The colorizer link should be repeated on every page that has a customizable kite. That would be easy to find.
If content was to be removed from the main page, I think it would quickly become too barren. It would become more like a splash page than anything, forcing you to go from there to the info that you are looking for. I feel like it would become like folders within folders making it difficult to find what you want.
A fair point. However, a splash page is what they used to have, just a logo to click on. What I'm proposing is to have more selling on the first page. There can still be links there, but they don't have to be as prominent, i.e. big photos. That takes away from any focus of the first page, which I think should be promotion and explanation of what the product is. I'm looking at the first page as way to keep first-timers involved with the site and wanting to see more.
Also, try going as slow as you can. The kite wont go as fast in reverse as it does traveling forward.
It's also harder going through the center of the window. Try starting at the edge and backing towards the middle of the wind window.
Just to be clear: It doesn't matter how long your bottom leaders are. It doesn't matter how long your top leaders are. What matters, is the difference in length between the top and bottom leaders.
Choose the knots you mostly fly on. 1. Measure the distance from the handle to the knot on the top leader. 2. Measure the distance from the handle to the knot on bottom leader. Subtract: #1 - #2. That's how much brake you're using.
I found this diagram I had posted a few years back on the IKE forum. It's another way to measure your brake.
Another helpful hint. If you have the standard Rev handles, without knotted leaders, you can re-do them. Remove the top leader and untie it so that you have a long line instead of a looped line. You can tie knots and attach the leader without it being looped & larks-headed. Another old diagram from IKE:
We've being using leaders like that on 180GO! for years without a problem. Here's our leaders: (sorry for the over-sized photo, it's what was already online)
I usually fly on the last knot or second to last knot on the top leader, and the last knot on the bottom leader. Depending on the flyer, I'll use the other knots when teaching a newbie or converting them from the "no-brake" to "brake" way of flying.
As long as we're talking USA vs UK records: what percentage of the UK record was flown by UK citizens?
Setting that quibble aside though, I agree with everything Jonesey said since I wasn't at WSIKF and I did fly in the Portsmouth record.
I propose the new standard for a world record should be that you can thread, play with balls, and scratch Jeremy's nose with your elbow.
Jonesey can verify all records by observing from a car park or parking lot (depending on the venue)