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John Dvoracek

Member Since 04 Apr 2010
Offline Last Active Apr 10 2013 09:49 AM
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In Topic: Eliot Shook mesh weave info

18 September 2012 - 11:23 AM

Shook's mesh rev kites are popular because they are way lighter in weight (no heavy mesh material) for the same purchased wind range compared to any other Rev products. Granted you paid more, but it's almost like getting two kites in one. It will fly in lower winds and really big turbulent gusts equally well. Changing out the frames gets you a 25 or 30 mph spread of usable wind ranges. Buying two "Pros" or one Shook Mesh? I've flown the full weave (100%) in 8 and steady winds over 40 mph with the same green race frame. If I switched to my B-series Pros I'd have had three of 'em out instead of just one.


Had I purchased my Shook first, I wouldn't own my full vent or any other vent.

In Topic: B-Series Pro Venting

31 July 2012 - 04:27 PM

I'd bet money that a typically vented 1.5 will out-snap a mesh any day of the week due to loading ability, but the mesh gives a totally different feel and response that a lot of folks like.


Could you borrow one of those Best Masterpiece Contest meshes submitted by Eliot for a few days of testing and let us know what you find? :unsure:

In Topic: B-Series Pro Venting

31 July 2012 - 02:42 PM

More seriously, if you get an Eliot Shook 100% weave, you can fly that in a lot of different conditions. Not only will you not miss the full-vent, you'll find it more pliant in full-vent+ winds. Expensive, but covers a lot of conditions.


I echo this. The mesh just flies better, "more like a Rev". I purchased the full vent for higher winds before I was aware of the mesh. The full vent felt sluggish, and some days I was flying in 30+ mph wind, so I purchased a mesh and never looked back. There must be an aerodynamic difference between a few large vents and several smaller ones.

In Topic: Masterpiece Challenge Winner Take All

21 July 2012 - 06:53 PM

What about adding Carl Robertshaw to the mix?

Hear, hear! A favorite flier and handsome kite is my Carl Robertshaw. Glad that Eliot Shook is in - without his mesh I would be grounded on our windy days.

In Topic: My first stack - with pics

27 October 2011 - 11:57 AM

About to put a 3 stack up. Did you adjust your lines letting the brake lines out a few inches as some suggest? I've also read that's not as necessary for a 3 stack as it is for bigger stackes (4 to whatever).

John, TX