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jburka

Member Since 27 Aug 2007
Offline Last Active Apr 27 2016 11:59 AM
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In Topic: *FRENCH BRIDLES*

04 August 2015 - 05:44 AM

Just wanted to hop in with a follow-up to Paul's posts from March. I've finally put sticks on the back of my zen (none of my 1.5s have 'em), a Flying Smiles french bridle on the front (with some minor tweaking by Paul) and a hybrid frame (2wrap center, race outers on the LE, Zen verticals).

 

My Zen was one of the first off the production line back in, what, 2010? It's never the first kite I pull out in light winds; I'd rather fly an SUL B2 and have fun on my own if there's not enough wind for team flying with 1.5's.

 

With the tweaks and tuning, Sunday was the most fun I'd ever had with a Zen. The kite tracked, turned, and stayed loaded in a way it never has before.


In Topic: Short line flying

31 July 2015 - 07:50 AM

If you made the line sets from power-kite lines they are much stronger and heavier than what is normally used for Revs. Revs usually use 90 or 100-lb line, whereas the power kites start at 150-lb and go up from there. On the average they are in the 250 to 300-lb range. Might be too heavy for it, but with strong enough wind it will fly.

 

Eh. Really not an issue on a short set! I used to fly a Rev II on a powerkite line set that was 300# top / 150# bottom that I had cut down to about 25'. For a long time they were my favorite lines in any wind.


In Topic: Rev 2015 Up-date from the Rev office

29 April 2015 - 07:03 AM

Still looking for the banner pole.  When will it reach the East Coast?  There are several of us in NC that are eagerly awaiting them.

All you have to do is call Lolly! A bunch of us east coasters already have them. I was using mine for most of this past weekend at MIKE/MASKC in Ocean City


In Topic: Wildwoods International Kite Festival 2015

26 March 2015 - 04:52 PM

Count me in for 5/21-5/26 as well...I just need to remember to call the Oceanic for a room!


In Topic: Wildwoods International Kite Festival 2015

18 March 2015 - 05:27 AM

So psyched for #30! I told Marc last year that there was no way I was missing this anniversary, even if I did an international trip early in the year (that's what derailed me from coming the past two years).

 

Count me in...