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In Topic: Multiple kites and frames. keeping it straight.

10 September 2014 - 04:01 PM

I change frames far more often than kites. The std sail, my go-to out here in Vegas at 50% of my total flying time, goes through 3 frames. All the other sails have 2 frames apiece, and I use them all.

As always with the Rev, to each their own.

In Topic: Returning Rev Flyer

27 August 2014 - 08:34 AM

Glad to see you on the forum buddy! A wealth of knowledge and a wonderful community awaits you here :) see you on the field soon!

In Topic: Diamonds vs black Race vs 3-wrap

03 July 2014 - 05:13 PM

10 mph doesn't bode well for Diamonds, IMHO, and is a higher top end than I like to fly my black Race frame as well. I don't fly with magic sticks, so my observations are based on a stock setup.

I'd recommend the black Race frame to most folks before I'd recommend The Diamond frame. The Diamond frame is NOT stronger than a 3 wrap or even a 2 wrap for that matter! It is a delicate instrument, I put it's range at 1-6 mph. Again though, this is all IMO.

I'd recommend the black Race frame for you ;)

In Topic: Relaunching

27 June 2014 - 08:36 PM

Sounds like you got it Ledur! Quick side note- sometimes you must run backwards instead of walk ;)

Thanks for the compliment on my video ^_^ everything came together so well that day!

In Topic: Relaunching

26 June 2014 - 10:51 PM

Ha, relaunching, a frequent chore for a beginner. I watched John's video on flat relaunching. Works perfectly, but both situations covered in the tutorial involve the kite sitting on the briddle side. Since relaunching with the briddle on top is not covered, can I assume that there are no solutions for this situation, other than walking to the kite? Thanks.

RevWizard is right. Both of these suggestions will take some practice-
If the leading edge falls away from you, apply as much brake to the handles as is physically possible, and gently walk backwards. The vertical tips will be pointed at you, the kite will be flat to the ground, and if done right it should rise up. Gentle gentle inputs here for any corrections.. Once airborne, apply a slide input to either handle, while giving the opposite handle a pull on the lines with maximum forward. The wingtip you applied slide to will drive into the ground, and while that wing will be flipped, the other wing should be catching wind. A slide input to that wing should pop the Rev off the ground and help to fill the flipped wing. This technique has limited success on beach sand or any surface that will catch up the vertical tips while laying on the ground. Also, this doesn't always work well on the vented or Xtra vent.

Ok, so your Rev is laying face up with the leading edge pointed at you? This is where a little sand or rough terrain may help stop the leading edge from sliding toward you if you apply brake inputs. If that isn't an option (worked for me at Kite Party, but not at home), you'll need a little luck for the next one. With gentle tugs or a walk, position the leading edge so that one side is slightly closer to you. Pull the lines taught (all of them, you may need to hold the handles in an unnatural manner) and keep the handles chest height. This helps to keep the lines from being trapped under the Rev during the next step.. Now jerk the lines on the OPPOSITE handle sideways away from the kite, keeping the motion chest-high; the Rev will spin on the ground, and the leading edge will now be away from you (hopefully). Now you can follow the above advice to launch from that position.

I'll try and get video of what I'm describing on Monday.