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Cath Shook

Member Since 11 May 2006
Offline Last Active Mar 27 2015 10:00 AM

#96112 Short lines for a beginner?

Posted by Cath Shook on 23 February 2015 - 11:23 AM

Devils advocate...

Get the short lines, and a six pack of Red Bull and lace that mother...

Seriously, get used to the controls and then skip the 50's and go to 30's if you're over grass. A playing field is great to get used to the rate a Rev can move on short lines. Dial in a bit of brake and put on some tunes.
Feel it.
Fly it.

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Ha Ha Ha Ha - you been talking to Rich Comras?????????????????????

#92856 Happy Birthday JB

Posted by Cath Shook on 30 May 2013 - 01:54 PM

Happy B'day, JB!

#92790 Eliot Shook mesh weave info

Posted by Cath Shook on 21 May 2013 - 09:58 AM

Wayne, no problem since Eliot did have a picture of a 3 series.  Just a matter of getting him to dig it all out. ani_giveup.gif


The kite was developed to smooth out and lessen the pull - if one is out for a couple of hours, once in awhile, who cares.  But if one is out all day, and often, then less pull allowed me to fly for longer periods and more often.  Not sure how 'just a kite' created the uproar!  And as Ben said, ani_wallbash.gifani_wallbash.gifani_wallbash.gif

#92759 Eliot Shook mesh weave info

Posted by Cath Shook on 17 May 2013 - 11:37 AM

Hey, folks, this is Eliot writing under Cath's ID...



The best response in this whole string is:


100% = Full-vent
75% = Twix a full-vent and a mid-vent
40% = Mid-vent




In the attached photo, the kite on the left is "75%", the center kite is "100%" and kite on the right is "40%".


Please note that I identify all the "75%" and "40%" kites and mark them accordingly.



#92731 Eliot Shook mesh weave info

Posted by Cath Shook on 15 May 2013 - 10:31 AM

25% (The devil made me do it)

I believe it refers to the amount of the sail area that is made of strips as opposed to solid fabric. If you look at his kites you'll notice that on most the center is not mesh, but some are mesh in entirety, including the center (where the rev logo usually is).

Hey folks - Eliot's ALWAYS have a solid center panel with the Rev logo, and after the first few, they also have the compass rose.  Full mesh center panel is either Alden's g-string/Vickie or a chinese knockoff.


FYI, after 6 years of flying this design, I still love the smoothness of it!


#87339 My first Kite...1 line, 2 line 4 line?

Posted by Cath Shook on 04 April 2012 - 08:37 AM

Thank you all for your advice and help it looks like we will be buying another B series 1.5 very very soon then.:)
it was just a question that threw me a little as I had never really thought about someone who only flew quads from the start.


Sounds like you've figured this out! Welcome to both of you!!

For the record, the way we handle this question in the store with wide-eyed fliers to be. We ask them if they want to fly a 1, 2 or 4 line kite. What?!? they say, never heard of the 2 or 4, is it hard. We answer that it is a personality choice. Single line flyers are usually more interested in color in the sky while they read/walk/hold a drink on the beach. (Big single lines are a whole 'nother personality B) ) Whereas, sport kite flyers like to do stuff - they are bored silly just sitting.

So this person wants a sport kite - likes the idea of movement, excercise, Tricks, etc. The next thing is ask them if they like the idea of a forward moving airplane/dualies OR a helicopter/quads.

Simple clear instruction on up and down, turns and careful with the lines (if they don't want a lesson) usually brings them back with confusion to be cleared up AND a huge Grin! We also have both quad and dual trainers for them to try.

We really are crazy about Revs on this forum. But must tell you I've flown 90% of the quads out there, and the Rev is truly the Gold Standard!!

Enjoy for the rest of your life!!

#78464 Oklahoma Fliers???

Posted by Cath Shook on 09 March 2011 - 06:00 AM

My wife and I are going to Lawton, Oklahoma to visit our Son :)

I was wondering if there are any REV or Dual line fliers in the area :huh: It would be great to meet and fly with some new friends.

We will be there March 20th - 25th leaving Saturday the 26th out of Oklahoma City back to Medford ,Oregon.

Don't know any flyers out there, but check with a kite shop Thomason's Sport Kites Lahoma, OK 73754 405-987-2558 . (Can't remember the name) They sell revs, so they should know the local flyers!

(I took this info from the retailers list on the main Rev site.)

#77934 Found Rev - Nags Head, NC (near Jockey's Ridge)

Posted by Cath Shook on 23 February 2011 - 06:42 AM

Hey Skip..............thanks !


For those reasons, years ago I started flying on the north end at the Whalehead Club, and when I opened a store it was across the street.

While the Whalehead Club/Currituck Heritage Park does NOT have the space of the Ridge, it does offer a safe place to fly - especially when the winds are from the west. And generally doesn't have crowds cutting across the flight path.

Come try it sometime!