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stroke survivor

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#96552 WSIKF 2015

Posted by stroke survivor on 31 July 2015 - 07:58 AM

Even if you just get inline with 2-3 others, it will really help your confidence. And you can still work on more control as you wish. But getting in a line really shows what the kite is capable of! And don't worry - there are many experienced leaders that will take your abilities and work inside that framework. Don't be bullied by tangles - we've all been there! Most take at best a few minutes to sort out, some we can fly out of. 


Learning to relax and breathe in the line is key!! 

#96476 WSIKF 2015

Posted by stroke survivor on 01 July 2015 - 05:05 PM

Many ninjas await!!ani_yahoo.gif

#96459 I want to get a rev kite.

Posted by stroke survivor on 14 June 2015 - 03:53 PM

First - let me ask - are you in range of any of the Rev fliers? All that you can ask would be best answered in person, because as you get more info, you'll get more questions. Plus you'll have the advantage of flying some kites and really determine if this is suited to you. 


Look on the member map for people located near you! A short drive will take a lot off the learning curve!

#96366 First kite

Posted by stroke survivor on 22 April 2015 - 06:02 PM

Well at least from the info given - it looks like you are into some "pull". I would think any of the Blast series might fit your needs, from a Blast ,2-4 Blast, or 4-8 Blast! All are more than capable of giving you a good workout! Look through the product descriptions of each, to see what you think.

#96263 I don't instruct loved ones

Posted by stroke survivor on 12 March 2015 - 08:15 AM

Win lottery?? Don't know about personal buyer, but can I apply for personal flier??  ani_whistling.gif

#96094 Shockwave date?

Posted by stroke survivor on 20 February 2015 - 10:27 AM

Lolly at Rev or John Mitchell  might know the release date. 


As for smelling, GENTLY wash the kite with your hose on spray and leave it out in the sun to dry! See if that helps! Double check the bridle for wear or rot! Replace if needed!

#96075 Any Rev flyers in Poole area?

Posted by stroke survivor on 15 February 2015 - 12:34 PM

Hope you can get the existing clubs to post their regular meets on the page!! Gets more fliers the info on what is going on in their areas.  I know a lot of UK fliers were active on this site at one time. Maybe get them to be a bit more active again?

#96074 Global Rev Count.

Posted by stroke survivor on 15 February 2015 - 12:28 PM

Just one - right!!!!!

#96011 Short lines for a beginner?

Posted by stroke survivor on 06 February 2015 - 04:03 PM

Depends on how short is short. 50' might be OK, but 30' really ramps things up. You are correct though, EVERYTHING happens faster on short lines! 


I'd consider them AFTER learning some basic control. IMHO - YMMV

#96008 SUL as my first Rev?

Posted by stroke survivor on 05 February 2015 - 05:38 PM

Patience grasshopper, patience!! ani_giveup.gif  

#95991 SUL as my first Rev?

Posted by stroke survivor on 02 February 2015 - 05:59 PM

The "B" is more than suitable for you. Any differences are pretty minor between them. As for the "bits", you could make longer leaders (most do) or make add ons for what you have. Yes the "B" comes with leaders, but again, most of us make longer ones. Sharpies can be used to create your own personal color code for the lines. Tops, bottoms, lefts, or rights, whatever you decide on. keeps your set up straight. I can speak to the no-snag mod - works wonderfully. But 2 things - don't bugger up the caps as you remove the rings, and watch for the NASTY BURR under the vinyl cap.


Oh, if the kite comes with 2+3 wrap frames - all good. Learn on the 3 wrap and try the 2 wrap in lower winds!


Best of luck!

#95970 Disabled Flyers

Posted by stroke survivor on 30 January 2015 - 06:22 PM

Would like to see the answers to those questions asked. I've relearned to fly after having a stroke. Fortunately no muscle problems - some with balance, some with vision. The amount of movement is the important thing, Revs are controlled more by swiveling your hands, than the push/pull of 2 line kites.


Hope you can overcome the physical, the mental side can provide so much. The sense of accomplishment from learning this can change your outlook on life in general. For me, it has given me a confidence I lacked after my stroke.


If you've talked to JB, you might ask him about me! 

#95962 SUL as my first Rev?

Posted by stroke survivor on 29 January 2015 - 11:16 AM

Get through the growing pains and it becomes a life long chase to perfect your technique!!


As you learn - remember - Give to the kite. If in a crash, there is no avoiding it, step forward, throw your hands out, lessen the impact! Pulling just drives the kite into Mother Earth harder and risks damage! GIVE! ani_idea.gif

#95831 SUL as my first Rev?

Posted by stroke survivor on 22 December 2014 - 06:36 PM

If you are only 30-40 minutes away from the beach - I say make the trip!!! Get an SLE or "B" full sail and save for a full vent, and you have most wind conditions covered. 


Get a "B" with 2 frames and then get a full vent with whatever frame was missing from the original package. That way you end up with 3 frames and 2 sails, ready to take on just about anything!!

#95803 Ben's Farewell

Posted by stroke survivor on 16 December 2014 - 09:30 AM

You will be sorely missed by many!! Hope that where ever your path takes you, that everything will always work out!!


Rev On!!