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SparkieRob

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#96471 Further down the rabbit hole (a 5 month reflection)

Posted by SparkieRob on 24 June 2015 - 05:51 PM

When you get your vented, practicing hovers will be a bit easier as the kite isn't as twitchy.

Keep at it.


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#96451 Another Newbie here....

Posted by SparkieRob on 03 June 2015 - 04:40 PM

Personally I would get a 4 wrap. Giving you a Race, 3 and 4 Wrap frame set. I don't think you would gain anything by getting a 2 considering you already have a Race. A 4 extends you incoming Vented just that bit higher than a 3.

A Race is commonly said to be the weight of a 2 with the strength of a 3. A Race reacts differently from a 2 or 3 frame. It "snaps" back into shape nicely and "loads" better.

2 cents and YMMV.

Rob.


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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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