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SparkieRob

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#96444 60 quad line rev lookalike vs a Rev 1.5

Posted by SparkieRob on 25 May 2015 - 05:24 AM

The deal really depends on who you are getting it from. Especially in regards to optional upgrades.

One kite and frame. I would go a Standard with a Black Race frame. The race frame is most likened like this, "weight of a 2 frame with the strength of a 3 frame". It's not the whole truth but it is a great approximation. The race frame isn't as stiff as a 2 or 3. That is you can compress/load it much faster.

A RTF will get you up and flying the quickest. Lines, handles and a kite. Whether it be an EXP, 1.5SLE, B Series or even the New York Minute they will all do you good. Like it has been mentioned, most get a Standard first them Vented then Mid.

You are going to save even more if you buy all second hand. Put a "wanted" out there and see if there are any bites.



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#96442 60 quad line rev lookalike vs a Rev 1.5

Posted by SparkieRob on 25 May 2015 - 04:10 AM

With the ailing Aussie dollar compared to the Pound, here is my 0.9cents worth...

A Standard, or Full Sail with 2 wrap and Race Frame.
A Vented, or Full Vent Sail with 3 and 4 frame.

These will cover you from 0 to about 30mph, skill not with standing.

Then as your experience, and hunger grows you could get the Mid Vent as a sail only option. Save on postage too.


However, meet up with other Rev pilots and ask to fly their kites. We don't bite, some have cookies. Ask if they have any second hand kites that they are willing to part with. A Rev flies long after it looks like it won't.

Most of all, keep us informed of your journey. Every time a new pilot crops up we all go back to the time we started and remember THAT feeling of first controlled flight.


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#96378 First kite

Posted by SparkieRob on 24 April 2015 - 08:35 PM

I'm pretty much up for anything vented! Really would like to try a B2 mid or full sometime!! The vented Super sounds great too.


Just put some magic sticks on your B2 Std and skip the vented sails.....




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#96180 Can you change the sail on a EXP?

Posted by SparkieRob on 26 February 2015 - 06:37 AM

If it's got a business logo on it, would that make it a tax deduction....


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#96083 SUL as my first Rev?

Posted by SparkieRob on 16 February 2015 - 08:15 PM

I'm going to tea bag my front EXP on my 2-Stack. Once of many "gunna do" jobs...


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#96061 SUL as my first Rev?

Posted by SparkieRob on 13 February 2015 - 01:06 AM

And so the addiction begins...

Glad to hear you enjoyed it.


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#96036 Short lines for a beginner?

Posted by SparkieRob on 09 February 2015 - 10:14 PM

Devils advocate...

Get the short lines, and a six pack of Red Bull and lace that mother...

Seriously, get used to the controls and then skip the 50's and go to 30's if you're over grass. A playing field is great to get used to the rate a Rev can move on short lines. Dial in a bit of brake and put on some tunes.
Feel it.
Fly it.


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#96000 Ground stake at the beach

Posted by SparkieRob on 04 February 2015 - 01:41 AM

A simple sand tent stake would work. Either the flat metal pressed into a curve shape. Or an "X" profile plastic one.

I use my screwdriver style ones at the beach without incident.


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#95995 SUL as my first Rev?

Posted by SparkieRob on 03 February 2015 - 05:20 AM

Quick add; that Aussie kite forum isn't dead, it's just VERY buggy/kitesurfing orientated. That is if it's the one I'm thinking of.

Anyway, the Rev forum here is THE #1 place for Rev Addicts. Big bunch of enablers!!!


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#95986 SUL as my first Rev?

Posted by SparkieRob on 01 February 2015 - 05:43 PM

Totally normal to...

In fact, you will start noticing the "tells" and be planning what to fly on your way.


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#95964 SUL as my first Rev?

Posted by SparkieRob on 30 January 2015 - 04:43 AM

The price will be forgotten in no time. Flying a Rev isn't complicated, just a little weird to start with. Pretty soon you'll just react, then you'll be "driving" it.

I think Revolution should put warning labels on the packaging,

"Caution, this product is extremely habit forming." Trouble is the only cure is ANOTHER ONE!!!


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#95957 SUL as my first Rev?

Posted by SparkieRob on 29 January 2015 - 06:09 AM

It's been nearly six weeks.....


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#95865 SUL as my first Rev?

Posted by SparkieRob on 25 December 2014 - 09:50 PM

You won't regret getting a B. Outstanding kites. Like JB has said "a B is 9/10, a B Pro is 10/10."


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#95863 SUL as my first Rev?

Posted by SparkieRob on 25 December 2014 - 09:35 PM

Geez, I hit send before I was finished!

Hold out for the B with the 2 frames, lines and handles. It will give you a greater wind range which means for flying.

Starting out, there is no difference between any of the 1.5 kites. You have nothing to compare against. It's the shape that defines the kite. As you get better, you can appreciate the differences. When I first got my SLE I thought my EXP flew better, but that was because I was so familiar with it. Now when I pull the out I can appreciate the subtle differences my B has.

1. A beginner can benefit from a B, it's just you may not appreciate the differences straight away. They are there. If I was to go back I would get a set of Pros but hindsight is a wonderful thing.

2. The B sail is more efficient over the life of it. The extra frame increases versatility. A 2 frame isn't a magic light wind cure but every little bit helps.

3. Usually all Rev packages come with LPG (laser pro gold) lines which are top shelf lines. I know the Briskites offer is LPG.

If you look to overseas suppliers, some have an upgrade option to change one of the frames for a set of Race Rods. If it's possible this is good. I would give up both frame sets just to have Race Rods. The weight of a 2 frame but still handle 3 frame winds, essentially.

Glad to hear the passion is flowing.


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#95841 Global Rev Count.

Posted by SparkieRob on 23 December 2014 - 05:09 PM

I'm embarrassed. It's like kite dirty talk. smiley-blushing.gif


I'm not the only one who thinks that!


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