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oapbillf

Member Since 02 Sep 2011
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In Topic: Line length

20 July 2015 - 12:00 PM

Try a 30 foot and see how you like them. Things happen fast and it's a small window. However it opens up a lot of places to fly where you normally wouldn't. Street lines are quite intimate and you really get personal with your kite.

Even up the remainder which would be close to 50 which is great for the middle ground between your standard (80 feet I'm guessing) and the new 30's.


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Hi Kev,

 

I made up a 30ft set from a spare 80ft set then used the remaining to make up a set that ended up at 47ft, unsleeved and with pull off,s.

 

Remember that you will only use these short sets for solo flying therefore the lengths are not critical !

 

I must admit I prefer using the 47ft, I am to ham fisted for the shorter ones !

 

Bill

 

PS This coming weekend, 25th/26th is the Dunstable Downs Kite Festival, all are welcome !  

 

https://www.facebook...estival?fref=ts


In Topic: Further down the rabbit hole (a 5 month reflection)

25 June 2015 - 01:00 AM

Hi Jonathan,

To get more out of your practice put up your largest SLK on a similar line length to what you are using 

for your Rev, then try for-mating on it form the top, bottom and sides both leading edge first and

trailing edge first.

If you fly your Rev in front of your SLK you can take the wind out of its sail making it collapse,

move your Rev away and it should recover.

If nothing else it gives you something different to try.

 

Bill 


In Topic: 60 quad line rev lookalike vs a Rev 1.5

24 May 2015 - 08:13 AM

So should I exchange the 4 wrap frame for the race frame? So many options regarding frames :-)

What's the 1/4" standard frame that comes with the 1.5 series like?

 

Here you go Dan, this might answer your questions, or at least give you a clue !

 

Bill


In Topic: 60 quad line rev lookalike vs a Rev 1.5

24 May 2015 - 05:40 AM

So I'm thinking of the The Standard Revolution 1.5 B-Series Alongside The Full Vent Revolution 1.5 B Series, buying one line and handle set, but gives me 2,3 and 4 wrap spar options.

A good choice or not? :-)

In a word      YES !

 

We rarely use 4 wrap so a Race frame is not a bad idea !

 

Bill


In Topic: 60 quad line rev lookalike vs a Rev 1.5

23 May 2015 - 04:44 AM

I wish I could come to Dunstable Downs myself.  Reading the forum & hearing the invitations extended over the last few years makes me realize it must be one of those special places in kiting.  But just as much it's the people & their connection to each other through the sky.  Perhaps one day I'll show up with my kite bag & we'll give em all a go.

 

Just out here in the sticks, SHBKF

 

See you soon then Dayhiker ! cat_biggrin.gif cat_biggrin.gif

 

The Dunstable Downs Kite Festival is on the 25th & 26th July, here are some pics from last year just to wet your appetite! ani_victory.gif

 

Bill