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stroke survivor

Member Since 23 Jun 2010
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#93450 Eliot Shook mesh weave info

Posted by stroke survivor on 31 August 2013 - 08:30 PM

OH, I step in it alright!! Right into a 40% mesh to try! NICE!!


Thanks Rich for loaning me the 100% and now the 40%!!

#93449 Inverted hover?

Posted by stroke survivor on 31 August 2013 - 08:24 PM

Nothing wrong with backing down when it falls apart!! Just try holding it as long as you can each time, when it falls apart, step forward and let it land! You'll find it easier to hold as you do it more!! Try adding a slide to keep it interesting!!

#93403 Headed To WSKIF To Be 100 Strong

Posted by stroke survivor on 16 August 2013 - 08:40 PM

I should be up there around noon, Saturday!! YEEHAW!!! ani_yahoo.gif

#93387 Rods on the front or back side?

Posted by stroke survivor on 15 August 2013 - 08:04 AM

No bridles?? You trying to fly an Indoor, outdoor? Every outdoor Rev that I know has a bridle, unless removed! You would be well served to meet up with other fliers, let them check out your equipment, make suggestions, maybe let you fly some of their kites to compare! Good luck!

#93380 Wheres Ben

Posted by stroke survivor on 14 August 2013 - 08:39 AM

Ben's up here Saturday?? You mean I can bug him for a whole week??? GREAT!!cat_lol.gif

#93353 Light wind training exercises

Posted by stroke survivor on 07 August 2013 - 07:58 PM

I can give you one exercise to practice recovering your field - take 1 stake and mark your starting point. Go upwind about 30-40' and put in another stake. Try to stay within the stakes, not just keep backing up! Get to the back stake, take the kite to the top, invert, and walk forward as much as you can. If you get back to the first stake - good! If not, take the kite up and do it again! You should, after a bit, find it very easy to stay within the stakes! 1 goal made!! Enjoy the ride!!

#93348 Light wind training exercises

Posted by stroke survivor on 07 August 2013 - 08:10 AM

DVDs are nice, but not much takes the place of just going out and making it happen! Part of the learning process is figuring out what works (for you) in any wind range! The variety of frames, different sails, weight lines, size of handles, all play into the equation! In the end it's all about what works for YOU! Here on the Rev forum, Kitelife forum, or GWTW forum, you get ideas, but then you have to translate that into info that works for you! Only "time on lines" can do that! Even watching the DVD can only provide you with so much, the rest is up to you!ani_idea.gif

#93340 Happy, happy, happy......

Posted by stroke survivor on 04 August 2013 - 11:13 AM

WSIKF here we come!!!! YEEHAW! Thanks Ben!!

#93299 Revolution 25th Anniversary - 100 strong at WSIKF! (Aug 19-24, 2013)

Posted by stroke survivor on 27 July 2013 - 09:02 PM

 . . . Dreaming of 100 + !

Only 3 weeks and counting....LOOKING FORWARD to seeing you ALL there!!!! 

Ditto Kiddo!! 

#93278 Help please.

Posted by stroke survivor on 20 July 2013 - 08:07 AM

Don't worry - you're not alone!! Many anticipate only to be disappointed!! Keep hanging in there!!


Have you tried new longer top leaders on your handles? Most of us have them! We use them to adjust the sail's angle of attack into the wind! We shoot for a "neutral" a setting as the day's condition allows! There's info on them in other threads on the forum!


Equalize your lines!!! Take some time to check this!! Make all 4 lines as equal as possible to eliminate having the kite steer itself! Nothing more frustrating than thinking you're doing everything right and have the kite do something on it's own!!


Advise on crashing - If your gonna crash, despite your best efforts, GIVE TO THE KITE!!! DON'T PULL!!! Pulling just drives the kite into the ground that much harder, risking breakage! We want to see flying, not broken kites!!


Remember to breathe and enjoy a life long adventure!!

#93274 Help please.

Posted by stroke survivor on 19 July 2013 - 09:50 PM



Seeing as how you have the EXP and it is a full sail (std), I'd go with the mid! Your call, with Race Rods a full vent will go low enough to overlap the EXP's wind range!! Remember all 1.5 frames interchange and your EXP = 3 wraps! Most go with some sort of full sail and full vented to get both ends of the wind range! 

#93236 Have 1.5 SLE. Vs. B-Series Vented. More Stable?

Posted by stroke survivor on 14 July 2013 - 06:38 AM

You got the idea - now to find your sweet spot! As REVflyer  said, there is no one absolute setting that works for everyone! Fly and over time you find what works for you!! If you can meet up with other fliers, you can really shorten up the learning curve, but that doesn't mean you can't learn alone!! There is no substitute for "time on lines", the more you fly, the more you understand how the kite works!!


Enjoy the journey!!

#93235 Axel tips?

Posted by stroke survivor on 14 July 2013 - 06:28 AM

I'm agreeing with Steven - Mine look a lot as he described!! I keep wanting to get the kite flatter, but haven't come up with a reliable solution - yet!! So I understand the basics of the move. still working on getting it to look good!!

#93221 Have 1.5 SLE. But... not as stable/precise as I would like. How about B Ser...

Posted by stroke survivor on 12 July 2013 - 08:06 AM

Skill and experience - CHECK!!  Sorry, it's not the kite, it's the flier!! Any improvements made to the 1.5 platform are real, but without a "feel" to appreciate them, well it won't matter! 

You didn't say if your SLE was a standard or vented! If you're looking to add a vented and can afford it, go for a "B"! It'll give you something to compare between!! 

Old saying in Rev flying - "no substitute for ( TIME ON LINES!!) The more you fly, the more you'll come to see the differences!


#93118 New revr to be.

Posted by stroke survivor on 24 June 2013 - 12:40 PM

TWO?? Jumping in with both feet!!ani_yahoo.gif