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Lost Rev Handles+Line

17 June 2011 - 08:07 PM

I doubt they will show up, but it's worth a shot :blue-confused:. My father was flying at the ocean city beach around 59th st. My handles (which were the ones from the b-series kite, and of course attached to my line)were secured to the bungee straps on his Zephyr hard case. This was on 6/16/11. The next day when we went to go flying together, my handles were no longer strapped to his bag. We've looked all over, and can't find them. So if anyone has found them please reply.

I'm fully aware that these things are probably long gone, so does anyone know where I can replace handles and line at a good price.

Vented Rev With Race Rods

16 June 2011 - 04:55 PM

I noticed that on this forum, a lot of people mention vented revs, but with race rods. Maybe it's because I'm new to this, but this makes no sense to me. Vented revs are obviously made for high wind conditions, so why would you take a vented rev, and put the lightest rod set you could in it. Does it create a unique and fun flying experience, or is it just an opinion thing. If you did have a setup like that, what kind of winds would you fly it in???

I was just hoping someone could explain this to me, because in the kitelife poll, the crowd favorite seems to Be a Vented B-series with racerods, and this honestly makes little sense to mePosted Image

John B Kymera

15 June 2011 - 07:57 PM

I know this technically doesn't have anything to do with revs, but I felt this forum appropriate due to the fact John Barresi made the kite.

If anyone is confused, John Barresi recently made a 2-line stunt kite called the kymera. Since my family managed to lose our entire bag of dualies (we're pretty sure they somehow managed to get left in the parking lot in at the wildwood festival) I now need a replacement 2-line kite. I have been very much enjoying my new B series rev, and I believed it to be destiny when I saw Barresi was making the Kymera.

That being said, the kite was supposed to be available in May of 2011, but is currently out of stock everywhere. So I have time to make a decision on whether or not I should get the kymera. That being said, has anyone flown it? If you have, I am interested in basic characteristics

1) is it more of a trick kite, or precision/ballet kite?

2)what wind range does it function the best at?

3) what other dualie (if you've flown any) would you compare it to?

My First Rev Kite :D

10 June 2011 - 04:32 PM

Well, I recently had ordered an SLE online about a week and a half ago. At this point i got impatient, so I called and found out there was a problem on my end with my Debit Card, so no online for me :( Needless to say, i have a local kite shop which is about an hour away form me (cobra kites anyone???) So went there with the intent to to buy an SLE. Well since it was such a long drive my Dad ended up taking me.

Spending Problem: we ended up walking out with a B-series, A prism Zephyr, and a Prism Tensor 4.2........... That's one way to spend $1000 in kites. (also, a reminder to other teenage fliers, If your father is also interested in Kites, Father's day is soon xD) But hey, when it is a father-son hobby, joy is priceless (now how to explain that to my mother.......) At a curiousity, anyone else ever have a funny little spending spree like that, you know, the one where you go to get 1 thing and you walk out with several things?

Anyways, we ended up trying to fly at a soccer field near our house. It was frustrating to say the least. The only good was that I crashed so much, that I managed to master the reverse re-launch. It's a totally diferent feel form the dualies we've always flown.

So after that wonderful crash fest I'm left slightly overwhelmed an with a lot of questions. Mostly on Attaching/disattaching lines to handles ( our dealer gave us the barressi for $310 with the line included FREE!!!) So we figured out unwinding and attaching pretty easily, but it seemed like a lot of work. So when winding back up, is there a way to do it and leave the handles still attached to the line????

EXP vs SLE vs ???

01 June 2011 - 06:50 PM

I've always flown 2 line stunt kites, and the thing that I've always enjoyed most was the ballet aspect of it (particularly in tandem with musical performance.) After going to my local kite festival and witnessing all of the ballet entries, I noticed that a good majority of the pilots were using rev kites. After seeing 3 or 4 amazing performances, I knew I needed to make the switch :D.

Anyways, I've never owned a rev b4, so I'm at a toss up on where to start. I'm a 16 year old on a minimum wage salary, so price is sort of an object, which means no B-series for me :(. So, the obvious first choice that comes up immediately is the EXP. it seems to be good for the price, but it's designed for beginners. That being said, I don't want to go out and buy one, and then find out it won't take me into intermediate and expert levels of flying due to their design choice and target audience. So can someone tell me if that's a viable fear? Can I really outgrow the EXP????? I really don't want to have to purchase a 2nd kite after the EXP.

That brings me to my second point. The step up form the EXP to me it seems is the SLE????? So would I be better off buying an SLE and being done, or will the EXP serve me fine, despite my estranged panic. I guess thirdly If the SLE is a bad decison for whatever reason, what shud I get in place of the SLE.

I live near a beach, so I don't need to worry about ultra-light or any of that.

To sum it all up:
1. Is it possible that I will outgrow the EXP, and regret purchasing it?
2. Is the SLE a smart step-up form the EXP, or is there another kite that is a better step that will serve me well?
3. I'm only buying one, and price is an object. It will be my entire kiting career, so the choice needs to be a smart one

Thank u if you've read the whole thing (i know I ramble.....) I appreciate any advice given, or any knowledge you have to offer.