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Remove wrinkles from sail

23 November 2012 - 09:53 PM

I wanted to know If there is a safe method to remove wrinkes from a 1.5SLE and a vented B2. I am not familiar with the material. Seems like it would scorch easily or melt. So I am wondering if there is a tried and true method to smooth it out. It has creases at the fold points when I put it in the bag as well as general wrinkles.


Trying to see if stretching has occured

09 May 2012 - 06:47 AM

I have flow my 1.5SLE for a while now and am wondering if it is just that I do not know what to look for or if some stretching has occurred with the shock cord. On the bottom tips in particular. I have attached a couple photos (one of each bottom point) Is this normal? Over-reacting? Need to adjust knots? If so, is there a proper procedure?

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Loving the Rev 1.5SLE -- More?

02 May 2012 - 07:08 AM

I purchased a Rev 1.5SLE a little while back and been having an absolute blast with it. I came from 2 line kites and the Rev blows my mind! I lurked around these forums for a few weeks before I got it and now that I am a proud owner, I of course have active questions! I do not have a fellow kite pilot with me, I am enjoying this with my son who is as green as I am.

I have the full sail and I have found at times the wind is a bit potent on some days. What will happen is that some layer or the wind will grab the kite and it will shoot up and pull pretty hard. At times the sail material will "rattle" because of the wind. I have read there are various vented sails. Kind of overwhelming in terms of the variety for me. Sometimes the wind is too light and you know the problem there.

I have tried to find someone who sells just the sail with no luck so far. Or, would I be better served getting another kite? I figured I could just choose a sail based on the wind conditions and go with that.

My main questions are:

1) There appears to be a large variety of venting. What are the effects of this? Is there a good article I can read about this (if this topic is too cumbersome to reply about in a forum).
2) I figure I could change the sail as needed and use the frame between the two. Or, is there a different Rev that is better for higher/lower wind (cost vs. convenience)
3) Wind issues are usually 50% wind is light, 20% the wind is perfect, 30% the wind is too strong.

This is a pretty big investment so I would like to get the best bang for my buck. My wife, as generous as she is, is still shocked from my initial investment, but is like me -- wants to do it right rather than be wanting later and spending 2 times more down the road. Posted Image

Thank you all for your time.