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Member Since 27 Aug 2007
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In Topic: Another Newbie here....

31 October 2014 - 09:05 AM

Yay! Great to hear of another Buckeye taking up Rev handles. There is quite a few Rev flyers dotted around Ohio ...I've met a number in the while I've been here, including 'Dayton' David amongst them.


You'll get great advice here on the forum and you'll see plenty of excellent how-to Rev tutorials ...but ask any of us, and you'll hear the same time and time again, hands down nothing beats meeting up with others to fly, I'd imagine you'd agree from reading on your profile that your into RC. Either picking up tips, saving time setting up/taking down, things to look out for (getting the spars on the right side of the kite) etc., ...generally borrowing from others experience and depth of knowledge. Guaranteed, you'll pick up more in an afternoons flying with others than months plugging away on your own.


As much fun as they are Revs are not the only type of kite ...there is plenty of different ones to try, don't turn your nose up at them as you'll have just as much fun and learn as much, flying a single or dual liner.


Again welcome and hope to bump into you sometime soon.



In Topic: Video tutorial FLY 4 FUN by Guido Maiocchi

15 December 2013 - 10:24 AM

WOW! that 'rising fade' of Richard Debray ...amazing stuff and so cleanly executed too. I've seen something similar from one of the Flying Squad (Simon or Stephen, can't be sure) ...a 'Falling Fade' where they were Flic'ing with the Rev midway in the sky and Flac'ing as the kite reached the ground.


Thanks for making these videos Guido ...I'm sure we all very much appreciate them, sterling work!



In Topic: Axel tips?

15 December 2013 - 10:12 AM

Doing axels on a RevII are a delight ...maybe not in very strong winds mind you!


...do try it in more moderate ones though, especially if its vented II ...a friend of mine had one, trying it out I could do double axels on one pop, until my arms hurt :)



In Topic: Best Rev for windy conditions?

15 December 2013 - 10:06 AM

Good good advice!!!


Met up some very nice Rev fliers from 'up norf' when I was in the UK.


Yeah ...try before you buy but more importantly meeting up with others who've learnt it the hard way or who've years ago acted on the same words of wisdom ..who doesn't want to pick up a few pointers especially when starting out ...me I learnt the hard way, made all the mistakes, although not the rods on the front of the kite one smile.png


Sure you never know along with making kite friends, getting free advice ...you might be able to talk them into selling one of their 'beaters' to you.



In Topic: Loose ferrule?

15 December 2013 - 09:49 AM

I've heard of many of the above fixes, can't attest to freezing rods or using nail polish remover (must keep them in mind though) ...but I can say that I've gone down the boil water route and it worked for me that time.