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In Topic: First real session with my new Rev.

11 August 2008 - 01:43 PM

OK, so now the REAL question.

When you going to buy another one?

Maybe a Vented B for those gusty or high wind Days.

Or of course a nice Sedgwick Rev 1 for those nice relaxed laid back Days.

Or a Rev 2 when the winds are higher and you want a bit of speed.

Then of course talking about speed, there are al the speeeeed series.

Then if you want a bit of POWER a 2 4 or even a 4 8.

Then you will be getting a buggy again. Hang on, is'nt that where this all started??

Hey mate, If my wife sees this post your life is in danger! She found it hard to understand how a grown man could pay so much for a "toy to play with". If I start thinking about buying another Rev my life could be under threat as well, so I'll stick with what I have for now, I can't afford a divorce (or even worse)!
As for going for power, speed and a buggy, no thanks, I still have to take too many pain killers from my last buggying accident.
On a serious note, I will not be thinking about another Rev for quite a while yet, I still have a lot to master with the B Series.

In Topic: First real session with my new Rev.

11 August 2008 - 12:37 PM

Well guys, now I've had loads of time to "play" with my new Rev I decided that it was time to settle down to some "serious flying". The winds this evening were quite light, about 5 - 7 mph and there was no rain expected (surprise, surprise), so I set the kite up with the 2 wrap rods and the "forward lines" on the 2nd back knot from the handles to allow the extra lift. This setting turned up trumps!
I managed to get the kite to lift off gracefully without having to pull on the handles, just easing the thumbs back was all that was needed. With just the very light winds reverse flight was quite easy, as was sliding both verticle and diagonally in relatively straight lines. I managed a few manouvers that I hadn't done before and even managed to bring the kite down at full speed vertically and stop it just a foot from the ground, something that I would not try before due to lack of confidence. The biggest improvement of all was that there were no crashes and no "walks of shame". I have to say that I am finding this Revolution B Series of mine to be the most "manouverable" and impressive kite that I have had the pleasure to fly. Unfortunately my Delta kites now remain in the motor whenever I go out to fly (which is as often as time, the wife and the weather allows me to). There is still a lot of room for improvement but on the whole I am very pleased with my progress, and the wife says that it is a pleasure to watch!
P.S. I understand what Jim is saying about the longer lines but for now I think I will stick with the 80 foot lines.

In Topic: Lines on a "B" Series Revolution.

08 August 2008 - 02:24 PM

Thanks guys, I suspected that it was more down to wind conditions more than set up. I'll have to wait (if I can) for better winds. In the mean time I will persevere as long as it isn't bucketing down.
I appreciate the help and advice!

In Topic: Lines on a "B" Series Revolution.

08 August 2008 - 01:29 PM

I am assuming you have not flown quads before, but if this is wrong please excuse me. What you are describing is normal in very light winds for your first times out. Don't worry it gets easier. For you first day a 8-15mph would be ideal and would have made your life easier (much much easier in fact) but I understand your desire to try out your new toy! Light wind flying is IMHO the most difficult. With more technique under your belt you will find you are adding extra knots onto the brake lines at the kite end to give you more brakes - the exact opposite of your experience today.

We have better winds forecast for the weekend. Keep trying and experimenting. You will find you are undoing those extra knots you put into you bridle today before you know it!

In reply to your question/ comment, I am completely new to Revolution Kites but I have quite a bit of experience with 4 line Power Kites. I do however realise that the Revolution is a completely different flying technique.

In Topic: Which Rev Kite for a beginner?

06 August 2008 - 03:04 AM

If you have family in Bristol, any chance we will see you there an the end of the month?

If you do manage it and you see a short fat middle aged bloke with a Rev and a limp, please come over and say "Hi".

Hi Bob, Thanks for the offer but due to the nature of the "Crisis" I don't think that it would be advisable as I might not be very good company. Hopefully another time.