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#93840 Global Rev Count.

Posted by bbailey49 on 24 October 2013 - 08:02 AM

I have updated the list and the first post should now reflect the count up to btbt's post.  Please let me know if I've gotten something wrong.

#93743 Global Rev Count.

Posted by bbailey49 on 09 October 2013 - 05:13 AM

USERNAME  +/- #  (total)
USERNAME ........... is your username, that you go by on the forum
+/- # ........................ is the number of Revs that you are adding to, or subtracting from, your total
(total) ...................... is the total number of Revs, that you now own, after adding to, or subtracting from, your previous total

As a favor to me, so that I can be sure that I am keeping your totals correctly, please include this format somewhere in your post. I have no problem with you also including the back story about your transactions. It just helps for clarity to have this format included somewhere. As has been discussed, I am working on a new format for the Global Rev Count that will include a categorical breakdown by model. Each user will have the opportunity to input either a bulk total or a total for each model of rev. The entries will go into a database that will be used to display to the whole community the list of flyer and total number of revs (like the current list) plus a new Global Count broken down by Rev model. Each user will also have the option to display their own individual model breakdown to the community. I am working on the automation of the data entry and display processes, as well as capturing the model data in this existing thread so that the old data is not lost when the new system comes online. I'm not a programmer so this is taking longer than I want, but I am working in it, and I hope that you all can be patient with time while I'm working though this. I will keep this thread updated in the interim. So please keep posting and telling us about your Revs and where they are going in the world. ---Barton

#93689 Global Rev Count.

Posted by bbailey49 on 07 October 2013 - 03:42 PM

Keep posting. I've updated the list through this point.  I show 2602 Revs between 299 flyers.  I never cease to be amazed at the average of nearly 8 3/4 Revs per flyer.  Keep the posts coming.  I will keep the bulk list updated (number of kites/number of flyers) while I am working on the categorized list that will show the total numbers of each model and a breakdown by flyer if the flyer desires.  

#93615 Rev folded sizes

Posted by bbailey49 on 26 September 2013 - 03:59 PM

[quote name="REVflyer" post="93515" timestamp="1378812049"]Any kite can take a travel frame, you might have to dremel the spars and ferrule it up yourself.  Luckily for us, the Revolution factory recognizes (STILL!) the advantages of great customer service.  Their clients requested and they complied.  Call 'em and ask for what you want,.... many times you'll find you can have it or something close enough to suit your purposes! 
I've been doing this rev-thing for a couple of decades and the equipment, plus the available instructional guides are so much more advanced as time goes by.  The kites leap into the air with a stationary pilot now, instead of sluggishly moving as we ran around.  We used to have to make our own customs to get it to fly in my local conditions.  Honest to God, I could make a kite better than the factory when I first got into it!  (great builders in my club, National Champs even).  Today, if you are willing to invest appropriately, you can get a spectacular flying device right out of the shipping tube.
The EXP is a fine kite, many of us started there, my advice is different though.  I want you to eat ketchup sandwiches all summer and use those saved funds for the best rev models.  Those are Shook mesh and Bazzer crafted customs.  It's not that much more money!  It's worth the extra expense even if you can't feel it immediately upon receipt.
Why learn to drive a bus in the super-store parking lot when you could take a Ferrari out onto the test track instead? Either way you're going to crash learning, maybe even break something (not a spectator!)  The top end Revolution product is just as durable as the entry model.  Why not have it crafted in your choice of colors, frames and targeted towards your local wind conditions?  Eventually you will buy the best stuff and if you aren't hooked right away a top-end Rev has some immediate resale value.
The best investment is to go hang-out with other Rev pilots at every opportunity,.... for a couple of years!  Learn on OPK (other people's kites).  Experience different techniques and equipment.  Then, when you know exactly what you want (and have saved enough ketchup sandwich money!), you can pull the trigger on the kite of your dreams.  Regardless if you acquired a five designer masterpiece or a 2nd hand EXP, it will be your first REV and loved like a new child blessing the household.
If waiting for weeks is expected where you reside already, heck!, what's another couple more weeks to order direct?  Find somebody going to the USA that you know and trust.  Arrange for the factory to freight the order to the friend's hotel. You want a travel frame and they have "nothing to declare" for tariff snoops upon returning home.  It fits in the luggage easily!
 My sentiments exactly. Buy the best one you can afford. It will pay for itself eventually!

#93508 Help please.

Posted by bbailey49 on 09 September 2013 - 05:18 PM

Please allow me to share my personal observation/experience concerning Revs. Buy the best one you can afford. B-series at least (pros are better), full sail or mid vent cover a large wind range, get a Zen if your wind is predominantly light. It is worth the investment and if you get one of the "entry level" models...exp, sul, sle, you'll just end up getting the other ones also.

#93161 The Force Is Strong..

Posted by bbailey49 on 28 June 2013 - 05:20 PM

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

#92203 Global Rev Count.

Posted by bbailey49 on 24 March 2013 - 03:26 PM

All, I am in the process of developing a new Revolution Global Kite List that will capture the same information John has been compiling through this topic (i.e. number of kites between number of flyers), and also a breakdown of numbers of each model and an option for each flyer to have a link to a page that lists a categorical breakdown of their personal collection by Rev model. A few forum members are testing my processes to help me minimize issues once it goes live to the community. I am also working on gathering up the info from the 94 pages of this topic to keep from having to start the list completely from scratch on day one. Please give me a little patience. I hope to post the instructions for the new count in the next couple of weeks. Keep watching, I will post here and the quad heads topic on KiteLife. Good Winds, Barton

#92083 East Tennessee Spots?

Posted by bbailey49 on 16 March 2013 - 02:47 PM

With a westerly wind and no leaves on the trees, the field next to the oak ridge civic center is a decent spot. The first good day of flying that I've ever had without being at a beach. We'll see what it's like when the leaves come in, but for now...Yeehaw

#91851 Global Rev Count.

Posted by bbailey49 on 03 March 2013 - 08:05 AM

Hi guys... LOVE this topic, want to see it keep going...Bottom line though, between regular life, travel, work and my more than likely upcoming AKA duties, I really am too busy to keep up with the updates.Anyone up for taking over this responsibility?Send me a PM with any questions you might have. wink.gif

JB, if you still need help with this, I'd be willing