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belgarum

Member Since 05 Jun 2011
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In Topic: Where do you check the weather?

01 November 2012 - 12:53 PM

Thanks for the link Bill :-)
Looks very comprehensive

In Topic: Quad-line virgin

31 October 2012 - 11:44 PM

Customised is probably a bit generous - more like a repair to some broken spars.
Skyshark are okay, but IMO don't seem to have the same return spring.
P200 is the closest equivalent to 3 wrap.
If you get the kite, try to keep the LE either all one set of spars, or have one of the 3w in the middle, with SS on the outside - It'll all depend on which spar has the ferrules.
You may find the lines to be a little spongy - if you can to LPG it will stand you in good stead for any future purchase.
Enjoy if you win it.

In Topic: Quad-line virgin

15 October 2012 - 09:29 AM

There is great synergy across the Rev range - 1/1.5/2/speed series etc, but they are quite different characters which appeal to different tastes.

As someone new to Revs, I would advise sticking with one platform - the by far most popular 1.5 - to start with. Move to the other (another) platforms once you get a better feel of what YOU want out of the experience.

There is ONE kite that will satisfy you - but on the proviso that you will have to wait until you are free to fly AND the conditions are right for that ONE kite. That is why the average kite holding on this site (for those who have revealed their holdng) is so high - people want to be able to fly their Rev in whatever the conditions happen to be at the time. (Plus, there are some seriously good looking kites out there that one just HAS to have!)

I "only" have 5 Revs (4x1.5 and 1 x Rev1) and I take all of them with me when I fly. Sometimes all 5 will get airborne as the conditions change; sometimes only one. Sometimes the same sail stays on the lines but the frame changes as the conditions (or my preference) changes. The main thing is, almost regardless of the conditions, I know that I'll get a Rev up and have fun doing it!

The 1.5B "package" (sail/2 frames/handles/LPG line) represents, by far, the best value for money. It is probably worth noting that the full sail was around for a long time before venting was introduced so if there has to be a contender for that all-rounder title, the full sail would probably take it.

Regarding Race Rods, they have the weight of the 2 wraps, but the stiffness and strength of the 3 wraps (maybe even stronger than stock 3 wraps) so have no fear about fragility.

One further point about 120 lines - they give you (as a beginer) a lot more time to react when things get a bit out of hand!



If you get hooked on flying a Rev, you will never be content with the one sail

In Topic: Quad-line virgin

10 October 2012 - 10:24 PM

Welcome,

My take...

Like Revflyer, sounds like the kind on conditions are leaning towards mid-vent which I feel is a good all rounder (with the right spars) except is very light winds.

A comment on the pricing you mention - you need to compare like with like. The EXP price is a RTF package (sail, frame, LPG lines and handles) whereas the others are sail and one frame only.

Whilst I would agree to go for the best you can afford, that first kite may get beat up a little - NOT something you would want to do with a Pro version.

For my money (and my 18 month experience) I'd go with either a full sail or mid vent 1.5B [not pro] (2 wrap & 3 wrap frames) and add in the (Kiteworld) upgrade package to either the 80' or 120' LPG plus the Rev handles and DVD - Then you are RTF. If you are feeling flush, a set of Race Roads could be added - apart from buying them as an "extra", generally the only other way to get them would be when specifying the single frame option with a Pro sail. And, by going the B route, (subject to your colour preference) you'll get the complete package a darn sight quicker than a built-to-order Pro!

My 2 cents for what it's worth.

Sure as eggs are eggs, everyone will have a slightly differnent take on the way to go.

In any event, enjoy :)

In Topic: Eliot Shook mesh weave info

26 September 2012 - 10:56 AM

I'm with Wayne on the quest for more info on the mesh, and comparative pictures would help visualise the whole thing.

Maybe Cath could put the record straight? I tried to get this sort of info a while back by emailing FSK with view to buying one, but sadly didn't get a reply.