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Cody G

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In Topic: Line sleeving

25 April 2013 - 10:52 AM

Just saw this!

 

Next time...when it's raining, snowing, sleeting, gusting to 60mph...we should all go in the condo and have hot chocolate and a mini sleeving clinic!

 

I'll show you next week when I see you smile.png

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Excellent idea, I look forward to plenty of rain and sleet next weekend...wait...I take that back. We can have a sleeving clinic even if it's sunny, right?


In Topic: May Rev Clinic (Long Beach, WA)

19 April 2013 - 08:16 AM

These clinics are a blast and seriously do take months off your learning curve, for all those considering attending. Sign up, you won't regret it!


In Topic: Handle length

18 April 2013 - 02:43 PM

The longer handles that I have seen tend to have the grip positioned the same distance from the top of the handle as do shorter handles, with the extra length being added to the bottom portion of the handle. This effectively extends only the 'r' component, since you are not moving your hand, or the "pivot" point, toward the bottom of the handle. The length of 'r' is, of course, different based on where you place your hands; however, considering that most rev flying is done by moving your hands in three different planes of motion, not solely by pivoting your hands in one plane of motion, this really only serves to display difference between longer vs shorter handles. In reality, it's just far too much math to do when there is flying to be had!


In Topic: Handle length

17 April 2013 - 09:04 AM

I just came across this image which nicely demonstrates the differences between a shorter handle and a longer handle.

 

angle-arclength.png

Taken from: http://tauday.com/im...e-arclength.png

 

Consider 'r' as the handle length and 's' the resulting arc, or movement produced as a result of a given handle movement. As you can see in this image, with the same amount of movement (or angle you change the position of 'r', your handle), with a short handle, or short 'r1', the movement produced is the small arc 's1'. But, with the longer handle, or 'r2', you end up with a longer arc 's2'.

 

Since the kite experiences the inputs from the ends of the handle, it is experiencing the resulting 's' of a handle movement. Longer handles results in a greater input to the kite from a given movement of the handle. It essentially exaggerates any motion you make. Conversely, shorter handles result in less input to the kite.


In Topic: Airline travel with Rev

12 April 2013 - 12:24 PM

This is another option for ditching the kite stake if you are traveling somewhere with sand/snow. Basically, fill it with sand or bury it and clip into the ring with a carabiner. I'm going to give it a shot and see how it works. 

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http://www.rei.com/p...nd-tent-anchors

 

Alternatively, though it requires a little digging, you can use a stick or a blunt rod to make a deadman, again attaching a carabiner to a piece of cord.

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