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#95701 New String-Art (Spirograph) Revolutions - November 2014

Posted by SparkieRob on 19 November 2014 - 10:21 AM

I have in fact played around with other backgrounds, in particular dark blue, white and gray. Only the white looks somewhat good but limited.
The black just brings out the colors best.
Do you have suggestions?

Was just very curious as I do a lot of my flying at night.

#95681 Indoor Rev

Posted by SparkieRob on 15 November 2014 - 09:04 PM

Artists impression of what your new kite may look like...31dca128ad6e6fc2504acc2aea61fac8.jpg

#95664 Tube or Strip???

Posted by SparkieRob on 03 November 2014 - 06:01 PM

The tails I have are 1 inch x 40 feet long. They don't have a folded edge. They have been hot cut. The very end tip is a folded and sown edge though. They have a little pigtail that I put around the down spa or to the other pigtails I have off my endcaps for stacking. Red to match my red and grey B's. Blue and yellow for my EXP 2-Stack.

#95630 Quad sticks

Posted by SparkieRob on 28 October 2014 - 09:11 AM

It's been nearly a year since I modded my SUL so I thought I'd put a few findings down.

1.5 SUL with Icarex sail but lighter leading edge pocket.
Diamond frame
16 inch Magic Sticks
French Bridle
15 inch No-Snag handles

Not going to change a single thing. All these mods summed up in a word. Confidence. Lighter frame supported front and back gives a bigger wind range, 0 to past 10mph! Out of this world glides. Enough flex when I need it. Having a redistributed mass opens up some slicker moves, Axel to 2 point landing just looks awesome and crisp. Reverse flight characteristics, I can fly all over in reverse and push it right to the limit with absolute confidence. The extra 30 seconds of set up is repaid in that first slow majestic glide.

All in all, I have built this "little zen". Soft, graceful and floaty while still being nimble and frisky.

My B2 Std now with sticks just makes me stupid happy.

Big thanks to Paul for the counsel and guidance.

#95608 Another Newbie here....

Posted by SparkieRob on 27 October 2014 - 03:21 AM

Give your kite some "brake". That is, put your attachment point further away from the handle on your top lines only. B2's love to be a little brake heavy. This will slow the kite down a bit for you. It's quite the speeder!

I, personally would fly the Race frame as it it flexible and durable enough to handle a few whacks.

Wind depends on type of sail you have.

What is your kit made up of?
Line length and strength.

Learning on a full sail B2 on short lines in a strong breeze.....

.... well you may need to mainline a few RedBulls...

Welcome to Revs. They are VERY addictive.

#95551 Indoor Rev

Posted by SparkieRob on 16 October 2014 - 04:03 PM

I like this, and good for you Wayne.

And done anonymously, really special gesture.

#95541 Australia

Posted by SparkieRob on 10 October 2014 - 04:34 PM

Hi Rob,
where do you normally fly? I lives in Northern Suburb (city beach area). Happy to join you one of these day.

Some very nice parks and ovals just across the road from the beach up your way! It's been mostly the Carpark at work over winter. Used to meet up with a mate, West Australian, at Tom Bateman Reserve which is at south side of Roe Hwy and Nicholson.

But I see some NOR flying soon!

Where abouts do you fly?
What do you fly?
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#95495 Global Rev Count.

Posted by SparkieRob on 27 September 2014 - 10:42 PM

I'm currently listed with two. Please add six more for a total of eight.
- 3 B2's
- II
- 1
- B std
- B std full vent
- Shockwave

Like this:

Hasek +6 (8)


#95326 Diamonds, diamonds, diamonds, are a Rev fliers best friend......

Posted by SparkieRob on 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.

#95072 Difference between EXP and B-Series

Posted by SparkieRob on 12 June 2014 - 12:53 AM

+1 on the feel.

Aside from the materials and construction differences, price is a massive difference. Not in dollars but in how you treat it. You are more likely to be less worried about the cheaper kite and you will fly better when you are relaxed. You will also, after a while, feel more comfortable trying new tricks with a cheaper sail. As by then, you will already be eyeing off an upgrade and will be even more relaxed and not worried if you push the kites limits....

#94984 Diamonds, diamonds, diamonds, are a Rev fliers best friend......

Posted by SparkieRob on 29 May 2014 - 03:39 PM


I've gone from my Diamond frame SUL straight to a Mid on more than a couple of times. It handles 10mph+ quite easily.
Note: I have sticks and a frenchie on it though.

#94972 Diamonds, diamonds, diamonds, are a Rev fliers best friend......

Posted by SparkieRob on 28 May 2014 - 06:08 PM

Safe for G E N T L E water play too...

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#94907 Pro Extra Vented in high wind vs B2 Vented

Posted by SparkieRob on 06 May 2014 - 08:30 AM

I would get a B2 XTRA! Even my Polo gets a little "pully" at 40mph...

#94783 Is this a trick?

Posted by SparkieRob on 12 April 2014 - 03:30 AM

G'day all.

I've been flying my Indoor a lot lately and have found that I can consistently get it to stall mid apex of an up and over. Instead of the downward pull to complete the second part, I push up with both hands, sometimes put a little brake on pre-push to help. This takes all the drive and motion out of the kite and stalls it completely. While stalled it stays flat like a pancake and will just float pretty much at the end of the lines until given a command. From this stalled point I can rotate it without more than a foot loss of altitude. The changes of direction in the stalls I have been able to get quite fluid.

I was just wondering is this is a trick, and what it is called?


#94751 Quad sticks

Posted by SparkieRob on 01 April 2014 - 05:45 AM

Great pic of my SUL with all it's framework in a synergy of oneness...
Thanks WA for the cool shot.

Edit; I've just realised I haven't taken the bridle identifiers off yet!

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