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Member Since 25 Jun 2008
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In Topic: Beginning with a B Series JB Pro

05 September 2010 - 09:30 AM

I've become fascinated with Revolution kites since inadvertently discovering them while browsing the wider range of kiting options. I mostly fly power-kites of the more lifty variety, the kind that only get really interesting as the winds approach and exceed 10mph, which means that on slow summer days I get to spend a lot of time looking at flat kites!

Consequently I'm looking for a Revolution with as wide a wind range as possible, but biased towards the lower end of the scale. I can probably only afford to buy one Rev (I said that about foils too, mind you), so I want to make sure I get the right one.....I was thinking of getting the B Series JB Pro (standard sail, no vents), with a race frame, 80ft - 90lb lines and the JB handles.

From what I can make out this will give me a wind range from about 3mph up into the mid teens.....at which point I'll be dangling from a foil anyway! I have to admit that the looks of the Pro kite have been a major influence on my thinking, I know that the regular B Series pack offers everything I need for about 100 less, but I just don't like the look of them.....The white centre panel looks a bit too much like a pair of boxer shorts to me!

Is this a mad plan or does it actually make any sense? Posted Image

TIA & All the best
Andy S.

It makes sense, but you're right you get more for your money with B package. One HEALTH WARNING though . . . . . . you may find your foils get dusty . . . . . 5 Rev's later mine have!!!



In Topic: America's Got Talent

22 August 2010 - 01:37 PM

Lovely routine Conor - the stack was a master stroke . . . . .SWEEEEEET!!!!!

In Topic: Short line SLE

17 August 2010 - 10:38 AM

Wow Marty, fame at last. :kid_devlish:

Good to see you back on here.

Glad you did'nt fall in the Sand Castle trap that had been cleverly laid for you.

Is it my imagination or is the kite wet too?

Cool moves.

Good observation Baloo - yep the tide was coming in and wrapping round the sand bar i'm standing on so there was a nice bit of water flowing in between me and the promenade (where the cameraman is stood) for some water action which unfortunately wasn't caught on camera . . .

Naturally it was MY kids that had laid a number of boobie traps to test my footwork as well as my flying!!! :P

Marty ;)

In Topic: Rev flying

29 June 2010 - 01:05 PM

Hi JB and everyone on the forum,

It's been ages since i posted but i continue to lurk on the forum from time to time and still fly my rev(s) whenever i get chance.

Some of you know my story, in 2008 i was diagnosed with cancer, Non-hodgkin Lymphoma, and whilst i craved being out in the fresh air and running and cycling, flying my rev was the thing that got me through 6 months of chemo. We're incredibly lucky to live by the beach and on days where i felt like i'd been given a gallon of weedkiller to drink, getting out and flying was the thing that cleared my head, and body, ready for the next onslaught of chemo. Plugging in to my ipod and flying for a couple of hours did wonders for my mental health during that time.

Now i'm in remission and training for my second triathlon having completed a half marathon, 140 mile charity bike ride, bungee jump and about to complete the 15 Snowdonia peaks above 3000 ft all for charity, but i will always value the joy that flying rev's gave me during that time and still give me, but above all it was this amazing community of people that gave me love and hope at a really crucial time in my recovery. All this is probably why i've not been so active on the forum!!!

Love to the family,


In Topic: Up North (down South, back East, out West) UK Rev gathering"

24 November 2009 - 01:01 AM

REALLY sorry i missed the weekend everyone was well up for some Rev fun too. Unfortunately, in the end we had family staying at short notice so it wasn't a go-er.