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bretthoward

Member Since 07 Jun 2011
Offline Last Active Nov 29 2011 10:34 PM
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In Topic: 5th annual West Coast Rev Clinic

09 November 2011 - 06:56 PM

You and Connor coming Amy?

~Brett

In Topic: 5th annual West Coast Rev Clinic

09 November 2011 - 06:55 PM

Boy at 19 now thats adding up quick. How many are allowed? 30? So only 11 seats remain.

~Brett

In Topic: Global Rev Count.

08 November 2011 - 08:23 AM

Whew, updated!

Reef Runner - -3 (7)
Crowsong - +2 (8)
ahofer - +9 (20)
tommylurvebus - +1 (5)
Maggie - +2 (5)
jose - +4 (4) <-- NEW
Elix - +1 (1) <-- NEW
Khal - +4 (4) <-- NEW
Exile - +5 (5) <-- NEW
Joe B - +2 (6)
mbro - +1 (2)
Puppeteer - +4 (14)
makatakam - +3 (3) <-- NEW
LS Kite Stakes - +2 (7) <-- Formerly RS67Man
jimfielder - +1 (16)
bartman - +1 (6)
HedgeWarden - +1 (7)
hyzakite - +2 (34)
kairusan - +1 (4)

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2,478 Revs between 281 pilots!

Thanks for your patience. :)

You can put me down for a new 10...

~Brett

In Topic: Buying a first Rev as a present

08 November 2011 - 08:18 AM

Clo, if you deal with kiteworld, they sort out import charges etc, nice people and local.

question for felix and all - re lines ? wouldn't standard 80 foot be easier and more imediate to learn with ?


fungus:)


Personally I don't think a different line length would have been harder as a beginner. As a total beginner I did a lot of up and down and never even used all of 80 ft. But then later I just moved into flying back and forth doing two 90 degree turns at each side. These were done nowhere near the edges of the window for fear of stalling. Once I got the hang of this I used the time between turns to practice speed control. Here is where I think the 120s would have been better and would have given more time to practice between turns.

~Brett

In Topic: Buying a first Rev as a present

08 November 2011 - 12:26 AM

No need to be a Rev widow. Just make him share the learning experience with you. When my wife and I got our first Rev we had a blast learning to fly it together. Then we got to the point where we didn't want to be constantly handing the handles back and forth. So we got another Rev. Now this was the tougher part as we'd often get far apart or even worse we'd fly end to end. :( However after we improved we got good enough that we can stand shoulder to shoulder and fly together. Not to mention in this whole process we've gained an entire family of Rev fliers that we get to see several times a year! I love the fliers around here and wouldn't trade the time flying with them for anything!

I will second Katrina's comment on the lines. Now that we've gotten into things we pretty much never fly on the 85 foot lines. It's either 120 feet or much shorter than 85 foot cause that's all the room there is. I really dig my 30 foot set for flying in all sorts of random places... ;)

Welcome to the family!

~Brett