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stroke survivor

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#95567 B-Serie with green race frame

Posted by stroke survivor on 20 October 2014 - 08:43 AM

That's the problem for fliers - there isn't a hard copy on what rod to use when! It really is a "feel" thing! Leads to experiment and finding your own preferences! What I like may be terrible to you, what you like may be nothing like what Paul uses (REVflyer)! Partly why so many styles of rod are offered - to find that unique combo of equipment that fits your style and flying "feel"!


Don't be afraid to try any rod, at any time, in any sail - unless just totally inappropriate for the conditions, That way you might find something that works for you!!



PS: I've used black race rods in my midvent at close to 15 mph, they are plenty strong enough! Just watch your LE for excessive bend, that's your real indicator of needing to change frames or sails!!

#95550 Indoor Rev

Posted by stroke survivor on 16 October 2014 - 03:46 PM

I'm floored!!!


 Just got home from an indoor flying session and my phone was flashing a message signal! It's from Lolly, telling me that one of the family has contacted them to make me an Indoor Rev!!! ME??!! My choice of colors too!! You don't know how many hours I've spent dreaming on that colorizer, all the while my budget says nope ain't gonna happen! And yet it is happening!! Now!!!


Thank You to whomever you are!! I will fly it with as much passion as the one I have now and honor the spirit in which it was given! 


Still in disbelief ....!!!! 


Again - Thank You!!

#95544 Revolution ZEN

Posted by stroke survivor on 11 October 2014 - 08:47 AM

That's right - up to you!! A Zen is a great tool, but you still have to fly it!! Light wind flying is a real test, you can't just stand there and expect to fly! I put it this way - There's no free lunch, just because you have a Zen or SUL! No matter which you fly, feet got to move to get results!!  


Besides - it's a great workout!!

#95460 B-Series Pro Vented

Posted by stroke survivor on 22 September 2014 - 10:46 AM

NICE!! You are on the path my friend, just keep on flying!!


Glad I could help out!!

#95426 B-Series pro windrange

Posted by stroke survivor on 14 September 2014 - 03:00 PM

The Xtra vent will handle wind speeds of over 30 mph! I know - I've flown in gusts ranging from 30 - 35 mph! It becomes uncomfortable for the flier before the kite gives up! I don't recommend flying in those winds, but it is possible! 

#95419 Multiple kites and frames. keeping it straight.

Posted by stroke survivor on 14 September 2014 - 09:39 AM

Prefer race rods in my std, not so much for wind range, but for the flex feel! All the "wrap" rods have a similar feel across the spectrum of 2,3,4 wraps, just a change in the amount of flex per wrap. To me, the race rods have a completely different flex and feel to them!

#95406 Total newbie questions. Please help!

Posted by stroke survivor on 12 September 2014 - 04:19 PM

There are a bunch of UK fliers, some in your area, that fly regularly and can answer a lot of your questions about Revs!! My advice - hook up!!

#95388 Addicted to Shook Weaves

Posted by stroke survivor on 09 September 2014 - 09:30 AM

Better?? Really depends on what you're looking for! Personally I've found the 4 wraps a bit too stiff for most uses! But I also have an X/V to use when the winds pick up and make my F/V too much to handle!!


PS: the X/V is BUTTAH!!!

#95374 First timer

Posted by stroke survivor on 08 September 2014 - 08:15 AM

My $0.02 - 


If - no matter what you do - a crash is going to happen - GIVE TO THE KITE!!! Throw your hands forward, take a step or two forward, depower the kite and make any contact minimal! Pulling only drives the kite harder into the ground, resulting in - ??? Just let the kite crash, much better you need to straighten things out than risk breaking something!!

#95356 Inverted Flying

Posted by stroke survivor on 05 September 2014 - 08:07 AM

Next, try making your own top leaders with even more knots, but leave out the ones so close to the handle! Start tying knots about 3-4" from the handle and make the leaders long enough to almost span the distance from top attachment to bottom attachment! What the distance is between knots is not as important as making both leaders as exactly the same as you can! Most use about a 3/4" or 1" distance!

#95296 Returning Rev Flyer

Posted by stroke survivor on 26 August 2014 - 07:24 PM

Sounds like the hook is in deep!! Try meeting up with another flier in the area - SkyPuppet - he has been active now for several years and should be in your general area!

#95202 WSIKF 2014

Posted by stroke survivor on 17 July 2014 - 05:34 PM

Coming the Fri or Sat before and leaving the Mon after!

#95197 Diamonds vs black Race vs 3-wrap

Posted by stroke survivor on 16 July 2014 - 03:50 PM

Yes, you can use either matching rods as ends and the other as verts. Use the lightest and odd as the center LE piece. Just don't get too hung up on numbers, they're just guidelines, not scripture!!

#95044 Leader question

Posted by stroke survivor on 09 June 2014 - 02:52 PM

!00# bridle line will work just fine, especially doubled up! Make sure as you knot to start from the handle end and work outwards with your knots! And make sure that the two leaders are as close to the same as you can make them! 


There's a video here that shows how to make the stock handles "snagless" and your cost is about $2.00 and your time to do the work!

#94988 Diamonds, diamonds, diamonds, are a Rev fliers best friend......

Posted by stroke survivor on 30 May 2014 - 11:49 AM

Myself, if it's windy enough to use a full sail, then there's my choice!! I'm only using a Zen if I feel there isn't enough to really power up a std!! And I consider myself a Zen fan!! I will use 50' or 120' lines and have every bit of fun on it! I like that powered up feel, but if the wind picks up, I'm switching!!