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Stone in Shoe Bob

Member Since 16 Jan 2007
Offline Last Active Apr 18 2016 04:50 AM
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In Topic: 60 quad line rev lookalike vs a Rev 1.5

22 May 2015 - 11:24 AM

Given that this site is owned and run by Rev it would be downright rude to recommend or even condone the Chinese knock offs, but as you already have the ripoff and you are now considering the next step it would be silly to to immediately right off your initial purchase.

I would recommend you consider on of the vented 1.5s, (full vent, not mid vent, yet, don't ask why, it's complicated just trust me on this) either SLE or B Series the venting will allow way more control in stronger wind. Any serious Rev flier needs to cover all the bases and hereiin the UK we have more unpredictable weather than many of friends around the world.

It's a while sincei bought a new Rew, but last time I looked the B series came with two interchangeable frames in different weights and the SLE came with one. You will need to be aware, SLE actually stands fo Super Leading Edge, and the kite is actually named after a thicker carbon tube used in the kite this leading edge that has largely fallen out of favour. I believe most SLE kites are now sold with the thinner tube but if you do buy an SLE kite you should check.

Your profile says you come from Oxhordshire, for Face to face advice I would strongly recommend you take a Tripp to Dunstable Downs one Sunday morning there are usually several experienced Rev fliers who will be more than happy to offer help and advice, I used to be one of them but circumstances have changed somewhat.

Oh and about the Chinese rip off. I suspect sooner or later you will chose to replace it but, given the position Gould are currently in I think yo woul be better off buying a vented, kite.

In Topic: Which rev would you buy if you had

22 October 2014 - 10:35 AM

I'm with Rev Wizard I love my printed Rev, long stor, but I have two,

In Topic: Prism Line OK?

25 June 2014 - 11:43 AM

Then you'll be fine,

In Topic: Prism Line OK?

25 June 2014 - 10:23 AM

I wouldn't be too concerned about quality on a 30ft line set as you are likely to be flying alone and you won't be racking up too many wraps and line stretch is not going to be a big issue. But I wouldn't recommend skimping on longer line set, especially if you are likely to be flying with others as cheap line will cut quality line like a knife through butter if you get locked up.

In Topic: Cause This Is What We Do

14 June 2014 - 12:06 AM

Thanks, I really enjoyed that, Ben. Especially the stuff from Bristol 2008, that wasa great weekend and would have been even better if we had had good wind.