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SparkieRob

Member Since 28 Feb 2012
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In Topic: Dieppe (Fr) 2014

11 September 2014 - 02:07 AM

There's a couple of Aussies up there. Look for the Australian flag in them...

In Topic: Multiple kites and frames. keeping it straight.

08 September 2014 - 11:43 PM

I would go up or down in sail before I swapped a frame over. I have a full range of kites though.

Before that, I would change the leading edge first. Then the verts depending.

As for storing rods, I have a sleeve pocket in my kite bag for them. They just sit in there loose.

In Topic: Buying a SUL

05 September 2014 - 04:27 AM

My 1.6cents, due to the Aussie dollar not being too favourable.

I have a 1.5SUL with a Diamond frame, magic sticks and a French bridle. It's is a light wind monster.

It was one of the TKC units just as Revolution stopped making the 1.5SUL. The factory SUL's were made of lighter sail fabric as well as lighter leading edge pocket. Mine only had the lighter leading edge pocket.

If you want the absolute lightest 1.5 get a single skin printed sail. I will get one eventually...

BUT

A bit of light wind skill will take you lower than any sail will. Being able to fly a standard in still air takes time but it is very rewarding. The extra mass can be very advantageous in flight.

In Topic: Diamonds, diamonds, diamonds, are a Rev fliers best friend......

01 September 2014 - 05:06 AM

I have diamonds in my 1.5SUL and in ZERO wind (was outside but dead calm all the same) the response from the frame is great. Near instantaneous load and unload snap. I would describe it as punchy. I fly mostly off 30' but also 20' and it is very responsive. Diamonds are just pure fun in ultra low to zero conditions.

Just as a note, I have Magic Sticks and a French Bridle too.

In Topic: Extra Parts but from what?

20 August 2014 - 01:57 PM

Revs kind of happen that way. "All of a sudden...".

I have a 2 Stack of EXP's that I'm thinking of putting my SLE in between. Stacks are fun! I've put 4 together but that was using some vented sails.