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QuadCrazy

Member Since 19 Mar 2013
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#93867 New Here

Posted by QuadCrazy on 25 October 2013 - 08:47 AM

Welcome Nick,

Where have you anchored the RV.

 

My first Rev was a Supersonic... I was all alone on a beach, no manual (or VHS player), and a week off to learn.

Returned to the beach 4 months later for '98 WSIKF to be greeted by Penny and Elizabeth.

They had a great time breaking my bad habits and really took care of me.

I can't thank them enough.

 

The start of a long Rev relationship that a surprise around every corner for 15 years.

 

Welcome to the forum and the land of Revs.

 

Mark Thorn




#93547 Diamonds, diamonds, diamonds, are a Rev fliers best friend......

Posted by QuadCrazy on 14 September 2013 - 12:44 AM

Great sticks, been LOVING them in light winds... Definitely not super tough, but at that weight, pfffft, they're awesome. smile.png

Guess I'll have to build another set of bump stop caps.

(Dampening inside and outside the cap)

They have saved my indoor rods from being pounded in to splitters over the last 9 months of street flying.

 

I'll be posting details once I'm completely convinced they work.

It could be a total illusion in my mind. :)




#93107 Flying an inside outside

Posted by QuadCrazy on 22 June 2013 - 12:44 PM

That was a fun exchange...

 

You have to fly a couple of times, late at night, or just before sunrise.

No wind, no noise, except the birds chirping.

Nothing else like it.

 

Report back. :)

 

Chat soon,

Mark




#93085 Flying an inside outside

Posted by QuadCrazy on 18 June 2013 - 01:17 PM

Guess I'm that guy...

I don't connect the dots like a normal person.

(Normal is just a setting on your washing machine.)

 

I do fly my indoor, outside, a lot.

I am fortunate that there are dead quiet days (nights are even better), but you still have to be prepared  for any pressure, any direction.

Do the end cap mods that Spence has posted on Kitelife (Thanks Spence... Glad you guys share).

http://www.kitelife....ing-rev-indoor/

I added to it by placing a silicon wafer inside the cap to give the spar a bit of protection from compression shock loads. End cap to spar end isn't hard on hard plastic with wafer.

(This is my theory, no proof, but I haven't stress cracked any more rods while street flying)

 

 

The kite is twitchy, unruly, and I love it.

 

My light air skills have improved so much (JMO) from the indoor/outdoor time.

I can short line fly my MP S&S (in pic above) in much less of a breeze.

My idea of flying may be intolerable to others, but I have a good time and get to laugh at myself.

I need my kite therapy sessions multiple times a day if possible. Those around me will confirm that.

 

Looks like it will be another evening of no wind.

 

Have fun either way.