I am not sure that I understand your anxiety. I have been happy to help here and on the field. Ashley and Rowan (my sons) both decided to fly Revolution Kites without any influence/pressure from me! Ashley is calling the team of late...
Ok Felix, I have done my first bit of research and I now know about Zen and The Robertshaw versions, but what are diamond spars, I have read about the Race ones, but not the diamond
Diamond rods are just out! All the info is here in the forum so far! I see you've looked at both of the "bigger" models (Rev 1 sized), have you looked at anything smaller? The 1.5 size has had almost all the modifications thrown it's way and is probably the most used platform by Revheads! The bigger and smaller sizes are compliments to that size! Worth a look!!
Ben at Revolution keeps on developing new spars <grins> and it is quite hard to keep up and fully appreciate the characteristics of each new rod. The Diamond rods do seem to have considerable advantages over the race rods in light wind flying with the 1.5 sail. I have not tried them in the smaller or larger sail sizes at this stage.
I just did a very simple 'test' of the Race and Diamond spars. Holding both spars firmly/partially on a table top I deflected both by the same amount and listened to the frequency of the vibrations. I could not verify the actual force of the deflection but the pitch of vibration suggests that the Diamond rod returns to neutral much more quickly than the standard race by virtue of pitch of vibration. <grins>
These items are great tubes for tough conditions, worked well in low wind and can take a beating when others were using Green Race frames I stayed on Diamonds
I can't wait to get my travel set for another round of comparisons
Thanks for the observation. I hate testing to destruction so it is good to know there is some leeway. I handed my kite with the diamond rods to an inexperieced flier last Sunday and was impressed to see him cope with team flying in low wind conditions.
Does anyone know local regulations for Beach flying close to the National Hotel in Miami Beach?
I will be there for 10 days at the beginning of December on a work based trip so it would be good to know what is possible. Jacob will be there as well so if there are local fliers maybe we could arrange an early morning gig!
PS We will be staying close to the convention centre!
I'm hoping it's only temporary. Each member should form a new team. Imagine the possibilities.
If only it was that simple. Forming a team is far from trivial. A mix of circumstance, vision and luck comes into play. The Decorators were lucky to find a 'graphical' identity in Jørgen Møeller Hansen's designs for the Revolution and othe kites that the team flies.
It was June 1991. It was at Andy King's Kite Store and just purchased a REV II from Viv. That was my second REV. Romney was there whom I had met a couple months earlier along with you, Jake and Tim in Vienna.
Romney invited me out to Blackheath to fly with you all. The Decorators were fling the REV I's. You were giving me tips on the REV II when you took breaks. I actually learned quite a bit in a few short hours.
Oh well that pins the date down but my suggestion of 'going for it individually' looks like it is going nowhere.
However I do wonder if Joe Hadziki would comment on how he figured out how to fly a four line kite <grins>