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SparkieRob

Member Since 28 Feb 2012
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#93302 Rev 1.5 SLE Versus Shockwave

Posted by SparkieRob on 28 July 2013 - 12:22 AM

Shockwave goes faster in reverse than SLE goes forward!


#93218 Have 1.5 SLE. Vs. B-Series Vented. More Stable?

Posted by SparkieRob on 12 July 2013 - 12:14 AM

A full sail is inherently more responsive (twitchy) as it has more sail surface to be powered up. A vented sail is more stable as the venting allows the sail to be slightly depressurized which means slower.

Practicing hovers with a vented sail is a lot easier and less frustrating than a standard. A vented sail is less prone to "bowties", that is where one wing turns down (or up depending on kite orientation) from too much brake input.


#93189 Supersonic Stack Advice

Posted by SparkieRob on 03 July 2013 - 07:29 AM

If they are this much fun in the low teens (km/h) then I can't wait for low 30's!!!!!

Initially the rear kite wouldn't load up, but with a couple of km/h more wind it pulled up nicely. With 11 train lines to make sure they are all even and stay that way in light winds was pretty hard job, no rear loading.

I dare say first decent breeze and we will clear most wildlife from our park. Probably some of the dog walkers too!


#93162 The Force Is Strong..

Posted by SparkieRob on 28 June 2013 - 06:15 PM

Just have fun. Enjoy the purity of sport powered by Mother Nature.

Ditto... fun is the key.

Also powered by Brother Nature if there's no wind...


#93150 Flying an inside outside

Posted by SparkieRob on 27 June 2013 - 06:56 PM

I've done it a few times and unless you have absolutely zero (indoor) conditions it's horrible. Even the slightest of air movement and it's not worth it. I will either fly a standard 1.5 on short lines or (more likely) turn to single line gliders. If rev came up with a 1.5 size that fit in between the standard and indoor and could take the sand and concrete, I think everyone would want one


The SUL fits in between nicely but you would have to move fast to get off the shelf. The other option is maybe a Pro Std done as a SUL.

I took my Indoor outside yesterday for its first flight. We've been having zero wind now for a couple of days. I must say its a different animal and the 10 foot lines make it right there in your face.

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I'll be doing it again but ONLY in zero wind. Not going to risk it. I'll fly my SUL if in doubt.


#93144 Thanks for the Zen

Posted by SparkieRob on 27 June 2013 - 05:26 AM

Is there a tick box for that option...?

[ • ] REVflyer option




#93119 Global Rev Count.

Posted by SparkieRob on 24 June 2013 - 07:13 PM

Confession time,

SparkieRob +3(9)

Another Std, Matching B
SUL Ghost
Indoor

"My names Rob, and I'm a Revoholic..."


#93046 Street line length

Posted by SparkieRob on 12 June 2013 - 06:41 PM

Street/Urban kiting would be flying in urban locations. This usually means that you would be in areas where both the surrounding is obstructed (surrounded by buildings) and the flying area is obstructed (benches, posts, fountains, etc..). I would say that street kiting is most characterized by putting a kite where a kite probably ought not to be.

....not where "not to be" just where is hasn't been yet!


#93045 Can we post Revs for sale on this forum?

Posted by SparkieRob on 12 June 2013 - 06:39 PM

..or just post them to me... hahaha.. Oh no, I hear my wife calling!


#93031 Crossed over to the dark side.

Posted by SparkieRob on 11 June 2013 - 09:33 AM

You forgot "breathe"


#93021 Crossed over to the dark side.

Posted by SparkieRob on 11 June 2013 - 04:43 AM

Welcom, and fly that EXP to hell and back! My first rev was an EXP and it was awesome to start on.


#93004 Old Friend - FOUND!

Posted by SparkieRob on 10 June 2013 - 12:16 AM

Great, I thought my Rev bag was complete with a full sail 1.5, midvent 1.5, and full vent 1.5. Now I need a Rev I ? And a Zen ?!?

Easy Rob, easy!!! I'd say either one would do! The Rev 1 is very "old school" slow, graceful, the Zen is more a light wind only specialty item! Neither would be considered quick! Kinda like comparing a Rolls to a Ferrari!

Besides - the Rev bag is never "full"!!

..... that will have to be "bags" soon!


#93000 Anyone fly on Long Island ?

Posted by SparkieRob on 09 June 2013 - 05:02 PM

Hey Rob... This 'Long Island'...

You would think an island that has over 3 million people living on it would have more than 1 person who flies...


I know which one you meant LOL, I've checked out where most of the regulars are from. If the missus want to do the US in a few years, I need to know where some flying friends are... East coast to west coast and the bits in between.


#92957 New revr to be.

Posted by SparkieRob on 07 June 2013 - 04:13 AM

Welcome mate!


#92804 What's your favorite time to fly?

Posted by SparkieRob on 23 May 2013 - 05:57 AM

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As the last of the sun faded today, I grabbed a most therapeutic half an hour with my Standard. A fairly steady 8-10km/h (5-6mp/h). The sun setting behind the kite, the halo effect of the sail. It was such a peaceful time and peaceful conditions. ALMOST Zen like.... It got me thinking. What's your favorite time of the day to fly?