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stroke survivor

Member Since 23 Jun 2010
Offline Last Active Aug 15 2014 07:20 AM
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In Topic: Vented or not?

08 August 2014 - 09:37 AM

You got a good piece of advice - 2 sails! Get a standard sail and a vented sail! You can get the second as a "kite only" package and not get another set of handles and similar lines that way!! Plus with the 2 sails, you should be able to get 3 different frames that are completely interchangeable for both sails!

Yes, there is a sweet spot for a midvent, (most of us have one), but those 2 sails have enough overlap wind wise, to cover just about every wind you'll come up against! Which model you decide on - "B", SLE, Pro, etc. - is entirely up to you (visuals) and your wallet (money)!


In Topic: lines for Rev II

03 August 2014 - 08:04 PM

Could you mean that the sleeving (black cord) is longer? Like RevWizard said, stretch out the lines and check for length and evenness!


In Topic: lines for Rev II

03 August 2014 - 10:24 AM

Darn - can't help you for sure! If things are consistent with today's make-up, then black is for the bottom! I'd call Revolution for making sure I have it right though! Ask for Ben or Lolly, they'd know for sure!

 

If you plan on getting and using some other newer products, I'd invest in a new style bridle. That way you could use any of the newer "equal" made line sets with it! Otherwise that one line set is for that kite only!!


In Topic: Which kite to get for a beginner?

31 July 2014 - 09:37 PM

Joanna's screen name is dragonfish on Kitelife, talk to her often!! She'll be good help!!


In Topic: Which kite to get for a beginner?

31 July 2014 - 08:41 AM

Just be aware that there is no one perfect kite for all conditions! Get a midvent and either the wind blows too weak or too strong! Get a std and suddenly the winds are way too much! Get a full vent and no winds!! It's all in the trade offs! You'll see people recommend getting 2 - a std and a full vent, most times! That's because it covers almost all conditions and you can get the 2nd kite as a "kite only" deal and not get another set of handles and similar lines! 

 

PS: I agree with REVflyer  in theory about using other's kites, but that depends on how close others are to you and their willingness to share! I see that you are in the San Fran area, there are flyers in that area! See if you can join them! Just meeting up and talking about things can take years off your learning curve!!