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stroke survivor

Member Since 23 Jun 2010
Offline Last Active Apr 18 2014 04:20 PM

#92776 Eliot Shook mesh weave info

Posted by stroke survivor on 20 May 2013 - 07:00 AM

Thank you Eliot for putting up a pic!!! 


Rich - got to put up the 100% yesterday until it was xtra-vent time!! I had a ton of fun flying it! Another flier had his up and we were able to fly together!! YEEHAW!!


Again, thanks for a pic, didn't mean to stir up any trouble!!

#92755 Eliot Shook mesh weave info

Posted by stroke survivor on 17 May 2013 - 07:40 AM

Sorry to have caused such a mess in here!!! I was only hoping to get some simple comparisons of the 3 meshes,  to show the differences between %s!! No tech info, no exact measurements, just simple pix representing the kites, so we could see the differences first hand, in one place, that's all!


My apologies!!  ani_giveup.gif

#92726 which big Rev is better in light winds?

Posted by stroke survivor on 14 May 2013 - 09:29 PM

Or an xtra-vent!!


I use an SLE SUL on 50# x 50" lines most times the winds are light!

#92725 Quad-line virgin

Posted by stroke survivor on 14 May 2013 - 09:25 PM

OK - set aside the SLE tubes for now and use the ultra lights (3 wraps) to learn! The extra flex works for you! Just remember that if everything fails and you're gonna crash no matter what - Give to the Kite, step forward and take all the drive out of the kite! Let it crash, just gently! 


Yes, make some new top leaders ASAP, hers's a link to see what you are shooting for - http://www.revkites....-your-thoughts/ ! They allow you to set up the kite in a more neutral fashion! You have the factory leaders on now! If you were to look at the handles offered with the "B" package, you'll notice that they have longer top leaders supplied! Most of us use even longer top leaders yet! 


If you can go to a festival or meet with other fliers, that's highly recommended!!

#92650 rev 1 frames

Posted by stroke survivor on 09 May 2013 - 09:09 AM

Good rule of thumb - If you think you need a 4 wrap frame in a full sail, swap to some thing vented!! I rarely put anything over a race frame in my std, I find if I need more frame, then I switch to the mid instead and put as light a frame as I can get away with safely!

#92568 Rev Bag, big enough or not?

Posted by stroke survivor on 30 April 2013 - 08:26 AM

OK, you put my feet to the fire, so I'll suggest!! 


1. - Make the extra frame pocket bigger! Most of us have several extra frames, but the pocket on the bag only holds 1-2 frames! A while back I got some parts from Rev and it was sent in a packing tube. I have put 3-4 frames in it and they sit in the largest kite sleeve with one kite. I also like the tube as it protects my extra frames. If the rod sleeve could accommodate at least that size tube, it would work for me!! As it is, that sleeve is pretty much useless for me to use!


2. - Buckles. I'd like to see the fasteners offset from the roll-up's edge! If you catch the material in the closure, then under weight, it will pop open unexpectedly! Moving the female ends of the buckles away from there,(maybe make that end of the strap a little longer), would easily eliminate the problem! I know a few folks that have used another strap to keep their bag closed if the buckle pops open while being carried! I try to make sure no bag material gets caught in the buckle to force it open!


3. -  Maybe an option to get 2 straps. I talked with Watty once, and he used another strap on his bag to carry it like a backpack, instead of sideways over one shoulder! Carrying it backpack style leaves both hands free to use hauling other stuff, if need be! A bonus with that is that you can pull both straps around the bag and make a handle for short distance carrying! I'm currently using an extra strap from a bowling bag, clipped in to the same rings the Rev strap uses! It does work for me!


Anyway my $0.02 worth!

#92496 Which 1.5B??

Posted by stroke survivor on 22 April 2013 - 10:13 PM

Sounds like a good plan! Get the std "B" with 2 frames (2+3, or race + 3), handles and lines, then as finances allow get a "kite-only" full vent with whatever frame you are missing (4)! No need to double up on handles, same frames, etc!!

#92411 B-Series PRO Colorizer

Posted by stroke survivor on 12 April 2013 - 08:10 AM

The Colorizer is working great, Windows 7 on Internet Explorer. I really like the Auto-Fill button!


Could the pointer's color match the color selected instead of remaining white all the time?

You'll see that the little radio button beside the color chosen, will indicate which color is on!!

#92401 Hi from the UK.

Posted by stroke survivor on 11 April 2013 - 08:48 AM

To the best of my knowledge, SLEs still come with a short (equal to bottom) top leader!! The "B" series has long top leaders, but even those are usually replaced with longer ones! 

#92385 Line sleeving

Posted by stroke survivor on 10 April 2013 - 08:22 PM

Thanks so much everyone. I like the idea of hand dying white sleeves, and it seems like it will be easier than trying to find colored sleeve material.

If dyeing is a hassle, try using Sharpies!

#92298 Rev Indoor - Outdoors

Posted by stroke survivor on 02 April 2013 - 09:26 AM

Never have used my Indoor for outside! I prefer my SLE SUL for that on either 30' or 50', 50# lines! If it isn't windy enough for that rig, out comes my Urban Ninja!!

#92252 keeping sand out of endcaps

Posted by stroke survivor on 28 March 2013 - 08:10 AM

Sorry being a "New" guy with bright ideas,I should just find that sand and stick my head in it.

Hey - no harm, no foul!! Several of us have tried many times to combat the sand issue, and these are the fixes we came up with!! Some use them, others just use force, but at least we gave it some thought and tried something!! You had an idea, no problem here!! But I'd hate to try to use that rod in the leading edge after you filled those ends with goo!

#92239 Pairs Advice Wanted

Posted by stroke survivor on 27 March 2013 - 10:08 PM

Hook, line, and sinker!! The addiction is now complete!! ani_giveup.gif

#92215 Rods on the front or back side?

Posted by stroke survivor on 26 March 2013 - 09:40 PM

Live and learn!! We all started from the same place, just some are farther along!! You're on the right track now! Good Luck!

#92200 B-Series PRO Colorizer

Posted by stroke survivor on 23 March 2013 - 07:33 AM

I'm in agreement with Spence on this!! No "techie" here, but I've been using Chrome on an older XP machine with no problems! ani_victory.gif