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stroke survivor

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#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!!

#94867 my fist rev : not got a clue guys help please !

Posted by stroke survivor on 29 April 2014 - 07:52 PM

Stake one end or hook them to something solid!Then attach the handles and pull reasonably tight. The handles should line up EXACTLY! Adjust as needed to achieve this! A quick field test is to hold the tops of the handles and the bottoms of the handles and see if the kite goes straight up! veering shows something is out of whack!


There are a bunch of active fliers in the UK, I suggest a meet up with some!!

#94856 Diamonds, diamonds, diamonds, are a Rev fliers best friend......

Posted by stroke survivor on 29 April 2014 - 08:13 AM

Without magic sticks, I'd guess the real wind range to be about 5 mph and not a bunch more! Especially any first run tubes out there! There were some issues with the layup of the materials! With the reinforcement the magic sticks provide, I'm sure it's higher, but as REVflyer said - they aren't a guarantee against breakage!!


Weaker than black race? I wouldn't say that! Different flex and weight, and works well in the suggested wind range! Just another piece of kit that needs be flown in the proper winds! Push it too far ----- SNAP!


As with everything Rev, you have to be comfortable with your equipment matching up to conditions!! 

#94793 Best Rev for windy conditions?

Posted by stroke survivor on 14 April 2014 - 08:23 AM

You'll find that those who fly regularly have at least 2 or 3 sails in their bags! To fly in most conditions, you would want at least a std and a vented! Many have a mid vent too! Each has a "sweet spot" of wind conditions that really brings out the best in each sail!! Think golfer here - would you go out to the course with only 1 or 2 clubs in your bag? Nope!! They aren't going to do that!! Same for most fliers, we want equipment that matches the days conditions!!

#94786 Is this a trick?

Posted by stroke survivor on 12 April 2014 - 07:46 AM

It's known as "Flying your Indoor, outside!!!" !!! LOL!!ani_yahoo.gif

#94713 Rod Question for B series Mid-vent in stronger winds.

Posted by stroke survivor on 25 March 2014 - 10:48 AM

Paul L. ( Revflyer) would more than likely have that answer for you, as he uses them on everything he flies!! He'd be the best to advise on that I think!

#94563 New Rev

Posted by stroke survivor on 04 March 2014 - 11:02 AM

Makes sense here! 


I recently PM'd another forum member about "his" feel about rods and what he used in situations. His setup is completely different from mine! His perception of how the rods reacted (feel) in similar wind conditions, just weren't my observations! Are either of us "wrong" - NO! Again, line length, line weight, handle length and bend, rods you choose, all go into developing a feel for what works for you!


You decide to buy "X" sail, but don't like it? Sell it and try something else! Rods not your style, move them out to someone else! There is a strong market for "good" used kites out there, you might try some to find your combo!


Whatever you do - fly, often! Develop that "feel"! 


It's the nice thing about Revs - there is no right or wrong, just a personal connection with what works for you! It's a lifelong journey!!