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jatman

Member Since 08 May 2008
Offline Last Active Jun 13 2008 07:03 AM
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In Topic: iQuad Rev Clinic (US) **It's a GO!**

04 June 2008 - 07:23 AM

Gotcha Pete, you're in... Only TWO slots left now.

FYI, we don't take Canadian currency. ;)

Would still love to hear from more people about the format.

At this point, I'm thinking a fun fly on Friday (with night fly), structured teaching (like WCRC) on Saturday, and one-on-one "touch ups" all of Sunday.

How does this sound to everyone?


John,
Like the idea of starting out on Saturday similiar to the WCRC format. A little guidance Sat Morning on things to work at and look for. Then break out and work on those aspects, Group back together, discuss results, do it again. Sunday would be fun if it was wide open and left to the mercy of our mentor's. Just my two cents.

JT

In Topic: Vented or not?

29 May 2008 - 02:12 PM

The Vented B is supposed to come with 3 and 4 wrap, marked "Ultra Light" and "Revolution Equipped" respectively.

The new rods have silver labels, with a corresponding number of feathers printed on it... 3 feathers for 3 wrap, etc.

2 wraps are generally marked as "Professional Use Only", or have two feathers on the new labels. ;)

Please confirm what you actually received with the kite?


Checked the rods and they are 3 and 4 wrap. Not the 2 and 3 wrap that I was told. Explains why my expectations of the handleing with the 2 wraps the guy told me were already in it was so bad. No bigge, you learn something new everyday. Thanks for explaining this for me.
Hmmm.... Where can I get some 2 wraps with my online gift card.

In Topic: Global Rev Count.

28 May 2008 - 02:39 PM

Done, big bri +3. ;)

1,424 Revs between 128 pilots



1 Standard SLE and 1 brand new red/black B-Series Vented. :)

In Topic: Vented or not?

28 May 2008 - 02:33 PM

I've owned a lot of vented dual line [BAN!] kites over the years and never enjoyed flying them. They were sometimes necessary for strong winds, but I always found their performance lacking compared to the standard and ultralight versions.

All that changed with Revs. I spent a blustery WSIKF afternoon with my Vented SLE a few years ago and couldn't get over how well the kite flew. Everything felt smoother and more controlled. For the first time, I could actually fly some precision with a Rev.

It's even better with a B-Series and a lighter frame. My current favourite is the B-Series and Race Rods. It puts a smile on my face every time. :D


I just picked up a B series vented and the guy told me it had 2 and 3 wrap rods. Tried what he said was the 2 wraps in light wind and it was like a feather. Question. Does the B Series come with 3 and 4 wraps Standard or was this a special ? I have an SLE with the standard 4 wrap leading edge and It's abour a 1/4" in diameter. How do you tell the difference in 2,3 and 4 wrap rod ? Picked up the B at Cutting Edge in Ocean Shores.

In Topic: iQuad Website flagged as bad by Google?

20 May 2008 - 01:39 PM

You're telling me. :P



Unfortunatley, it's true. I caught a Trojan by following a link from Kitelife to the IQuad site to check their schedule. This happend about a month ago. My IT guys couldn't fix it remotely. Had to send it back and get it scrubbed. :kid_cussing: I sent John a message about this when I got it back. He said he locked up the site for now and would get on it asap. Carefull the dark side is all around us.