Jump to content

stroke survivor

Member Since 23 Jun 2010
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 04:38 PM

#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

#93114 Crossed over to the dark side.

Posted by stroke survivor on 24 June 2013 - 07:38 AM

You have to lose the "string" idea - they're lines!!! SHHH - don't want to wake the noob police!!ani_idea.gif

#93113 New revr to be.

Posted by stroke survivor on 24 June 2013 - 07:32 AM

By the way, which version of 1.5 "B" did you decide on? I'm sure Madquad wouldn't steer you wrong!!

#93074 Supersonic Stack Advice

Posted by stroke survivor on 17 June 2013 - 08:33 PM

And a BOX OF ROCKS TO GO IN YOUR POCKET!!ani_giveup.gif

#93071 Old Friend - FOUND!

Posted by stroke survivor on 17 June 2013 - 07:15 AM

I experienced a stretching feeling, causing a bit of oversteer! Not like 90#, where the input is instantaneous! Not totally unexpected, as the 1 is such a large wing! But I could put up with it, as it allowed me to fly in very light wind! But really the first time I noticed it!!

#93066 Supersonic Stack Advice

Posted by stroke survivor on 16 June 2013 - 05:05 PM

Just remember to stack from small to big, if you go for that 2, 1.5, 1 progressive stack!! You, sir, are a stacking madman!!cat_lol.gif

#93030 Crossed over to the dark side.

Posted by stroke survivor on 11 June 2013 - 09:29 AM

Where to start with the lines? OK, I hope you at least larksheaded the pairs together (left top and bottom, right top and bottom)! If you have a space big enough to stretch out your set, try this!! If all you did was spin and so much that your lines bound up, it should be a simple thing to take all the wraps out of your lines! I'm going to go on this premise!!


Put your handles on and stake them apart by a couple of feet! Stretch out your set of lines away from the handles. Milk the "tangle" as far down the set as you can! If they're only twisted and you kept the sides isolated, you should be able to work the twists out! TRY TO DO THIS BEFORE "fishing out a single line"!! If everything works out, keeping things in pairs, there are no real knots, just twists!! If you tried to untangle by "fishing out line by line", then it's a long term mess, only conquered by time and patience!!


Watch JB's tutorial on line management - if done properly, you will almost never have a line mess again on unwinding! Flying - you're on your own!!

#93007 Happy Birthday TK

Posted by stroke survivor on 10 June 2013 - 08:31 AM

rainbowwave.gif happybday.gif rainbowwave.gif



#92991 Old Friend - FOUND!

Posted by stroke survivor on 09 June 2013 - 01:00 AM

I've been flying a bunch lately, mostly my "new" set of used Pros! But in my bag was this sleeve that hadn't been opened in quite a while!!


So one day when the winds were only so-so, I opened this sleeve and out came my old Rev 1! Now this kite came with a 4 wrap frame, 11" handles, and 150# lines! I used to fly it at festivals, but only if the winds were perfect for it! And this was many years ago!


Over the last few times out, I put the Rev 1 on my 90# lines with 13" handles  and the only light wind concession, was that I had put a Race frame in it! I'm remembering how much fun that kite is!! Yeah, I know, it's not the latest, greatest, thing out there! My Pros are proof of that!! But it did kindle the fire that burns in me today!! Oh, and did I mention how much fun that thing is? Not a light, no pull feeling on the lines, but a solid tug, even in light wind! Now I know why this size platform was picked to be the basis of the Zen!! Big, solid, and still responsive to the touch!!


I'm loving my old friend!!

#92960 Old Kite

Posted by stroke survivor on 07 June 2013 - 09:23 AM

Isn't Advantage aan early Rev spar?

Indoor Rev!

#92933 Which Rev? (1, 1.5, 2, or B)

Posted by stroke survivor on 05 June 2013 - 09:49 AM

I have had an SUL for several years now and use it in really light winds! With its lighter LE pocket, 2 wrap frame, spectra bridle, it weighs about as little as you can get away with and still hold up to gusts at times! With skill, you can get this to fly in very low wind conditions, but it doesn't fly itself, you need to have some practice on light winds to enjoy!!


You can put a stronger frame in it, but you also risk stretching the sail out! (My experience!)


It did make an affordable option for light winds over a Zen, but I'm saving my pennies for that one next!!