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stroke survivor

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#95770 Bungee to Sail & Endcap Mods

Posted by stroke survivor on 10 December 2014 - 07:04 PM

Not even going to go there!!!  ani_giveup.gif

#95756 New String-Art (Spirograph) Revolutions - November 2014

Posted by stroke survivor on 05 December 2014 - 09:51 AM

Where is a winning lottery ticket when you want it?? Those would make such nice team kites! Damn they're pretty!!


Purple, red, blue (can you guess who), and orange - what a sight!!

#95734 Global Rev Count.

Posted by stroke survivor on 01 December 2014 - 11:25 AM

stroke survivor (+1) 9 - Indoor gifted to me!!  To whoever are - Thank You!!

#95732 helium

Posted by stroke survivor on 01 December 2014 - 10:26 AM

Got to agree with Paul on one of his points - not enough are willing to play with a Zen long enough to realize it's potential! Just because it feels "different" is no reason to discard or disregard it!! I understand the issue - not enough have even flown a Rev 1 to feel the distinct "difference" the big wings have over the smaller 1.5 size! MHO!!

#95682 Indoor Rev

Posted by stroke survivor on 16 November 2014 - 09:27 AM

Actually close!! Dark blue stripes and just a bit lighter for the middle panels!! ani_idea.gif

#95631 Quad sticks

Posted by stroke survivor on 28 October 2014 - 09:53 AM

Decided to try some on the Zen - still in testing mode! Weather has drove me indoors, so not much airtime outdoors to give you any real idea of like/dislike! Does seem like the frame stays stiffer with them, but I also use a hybrid frame with mine! 


Anyway - jury still out!!!

#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!!