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kennyq

Member Since 12 Jun 2008
Offline Last Active Jun 17 2008 02:44 PM
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In Topic: Proud owner of virgin B

15 June 2008 - 06:14 PM

Thanks all,

My first experience w/ my B included six immediated launch and crash loops but slowly I got the hang of it. That is to say I was able to launch it and land it softly.
Suffice to say this thing is amazing, as my experience is with dual line kites I've never been able to land a kite in any kind of wind anywhere near the center of the window - the Rev allows you total control of the sail (once you learn to control) and the recoveries were a lot easier than just about ant dual line recovery. I can tell this is the beginning of a long relationship.

In Topic: Proud owner of virgin B

15 June 2008 - 06:08 PM

Congratulations and welcome to the darkside. :big_starwars:

You have already been advised not to treat it like a duel-line, with Revs a lot of the control comes from the wrist action and a piece of advice I was given is to imagine you have a belt wrapped around your chest and upper arms until you have got your head around the wrist control. You will eventually use whole arm movements but you do need to get you head around the wrist control first.

You steer a duel-line kite like a car it goes in the direction you point it. Steering a Rev is more like steering a tracked vehicle it is steered adjusting the drive, if there is more drive to one side than the other the kite will turn.

That's the practical stuff. The link below takes you to a piece I wrote for a newbie on another forum as I was coming to the end of my first year with a Rev and had just had a bit of a breakthrough.
http://fracturedaxel...p?p=46427#46427
It's a bit "contemplating your own naval" but it may help you get you head in the right place.




Just wanted to thank you for your advice I could relate to. I've operated track vehicles and knowing that ahead of time helped get control of my kite a little faster.
After the first 1/2 dozen launches came six quick crashes.. but the things fot better. While I realize I have a long ways to go I was really impressed with thr Rev.

In Topic: Is the new Blast a good choice for a first quad?

13 June 2008 - 04:04 AM

Thanks to everyone - what an awesome place for info.

In Topic: Is the new Blast a good choice for a first quad?

13 June 2008 - 04:02 AM

Yup, it's the JB Series., hence the "B". :)


In Topic: Is the new Blast a good choice for a first quad?

13 June 2008 - 03:40 AM

Thanks All,

I have no problem learning from all of your experiences and help myself avoid making a poor move, but, I have what will obviously be a dumb question - What exactly is a "B" series?... I cant seem to find it on the web site. I see there is a JB series of the 1.5SLE, is that what your talking about?