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Blast repair :-/

26 August 2012 - 03:01 PM

Well I am in a real quandry now. After 2 days @ WSIKF my 5 rev quiver is Sorely lacking and very well down to 4 kites.

After the last event this morning The family and I decided to take over Field D. The wind was howling. I put the full vent up and even it was flexing bigtime to I put the 4wrap frame in it and let my oldest loose on it.

Meanwhile I pulled out the blast for a bit of a workout. Flew good for a couple min then it started gusting and POP the LE snapped as I flew across the window. I got it down pretty quick, but the damage was done, it split the LE pocket wide open. My question now is if it is repairable?

I am also stuck with the fact that I need more Rev's since the oldest it starting to show interest.

An extravent would have been really nice today, When I was packing up I pulled out my windmeter and it was holding 20mph gusting to 30. At one point my open Rev bag started to lift off the sand and try to fly away!

View new content not working

09 August 2012 - 07:53 AM

The last few weeks the "view new content" link on the upper right of the forum has not been functioning. It always tells me there is no new postings? However when I manually look thru the forums I see a bunch of new posts since my last visit?

Anyone else seeing this issue?

Rev Blast models

11 July 2012 - 10:27 AM

So I have a Rev Blast currently. Not a power blast 2-4 or 4-8, just a plain old Rev Blast pictured below. I really love this kite, it is my favorite of the rev's so far.

My question is, are there different revisions of the blast? I seem to recall there was a super blast as well?? Can someone tell me which blast I have?

The reason for this question is that a sick twisted dark side of me wants to try and stack a pair of blasts, but the ones I see online new are a different sail pattern? I am not sure if I could stack a new one with the one I have..?
Current blast: http://www.revkites....evolution-blast

Has anyone stacked blasts before? and Yes this is Watty's fault, getting me thinking about stacking..

Sail worn by upright

06 June 2012 - 12:42 PM

I pulled my B midvent out yesterday to fly and noticed that the sail is worn under the upright. The sail does not look to be worn paper thin, but on one side there are small holes all the way thru.

I know the new pro's come with a re-inforcing strip, can that be done to a Rev B midvent as well? Anyone know of a place up here in WA that could do it? :cough: BAZZER? :cough: :innocent:

Curious on cost for this sort of modification/repair vs get a new sail..

LE spar's stuck

16 April 2012 - 07:14 AM

Another great and fun clinic with Iquad!

I spent quite a bit more time flying this time around, as did my son. Packing up each afternoon I had a pretty good stuggle getting a couple of the LE spars to separate. They were lireally fused together? It took a few minutes to get them to finally start separating. On one it turns out it pulled the ferule out of the center piece!

Is there a trick to getting them to release easier? I tried shaking, tapping etc to see if ti would free up, but had to just pull/twist to get them free.

Is this common with newer spars untill they get worn a bit from use? Most of my spars only have a couple hours flight time or less at this point since the kites are new.