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accrk

Member Since 17 Sep 2008
Offline Last Active Oct 17 2008 10:05 PM
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In Topic: Pro Series

17 October 2008 - 09:37 AM

I like that revolution has come out with a high-end pro series kite. However, does anyone else feel that they have done a poor job of giving information on it? The web site says nothing about what makes it better than a standard B series. Is it designed for faster/sharper flying? How are the manufacturing methods different than standard kites? How does any of it translate in the real world to a better kite for the flyer?

Also, shouldn't these limited-production kites come with rev's limited-production race rods?

Don't get me wrong, these criticisms are meant to be more constructive than critical. I like my rev kite, and I think they could sell more of these pros if people had specific reasons to upgrade, other than their current sales pitch of: these were made by top people, so you know they have to be good.

Then again, maybe it's just me. Sorry for the rant.

In Topic: B-series Race Rods

14 October 2008 - 09:39 PM

Thanks for the creative answer Sailor99; perhaps a little background is in order: 80% of my flying is in light 5mph wind, so I chose the non-vented sail. My local reseller is letting me trade in a set of 2 or 3 wraps for a discount on the RRs. Hence, my dilemma.

In Topic: B-series Race Rods

14 October 2008 - 09:13 PM

For the sake of argument, let's assume that I'm not getting a vented sail for a long time, and I just want the most versatility from this kite. Unless someone else chimes in with a specific instance, I understand that there is never a reason to use a 2 or 3 wrap frame anymore, so it all comes down to the issue of doubling up the LE.

On this matter, I had two thoughts. On one hand, I think keeping the 3-wrap is better because it will give me more strength and a higher wind range. On the other hand, the strength of the kite may be limited by the single vertical spars anyway so it might be better just to double up with the lighter 2-wraps. Any thoughts?