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Dayhiker

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#95753 Kite skiing

Posted by Dayhiker on 04 December 2014 - 03:07 PM

Here's one of the videos that comes to mind.  It helped convince me I needed one of these kites.  After I got mine I realized how well this flier is doing.  The monster Rev PB 4-8 is a very different kite to fly.  It has a bit of oversteer to contend with when compared with smaller Revs.  I am sure more time in the air would produce even better results.  Back in the day Rev 1's were listed as kites to consider for buggy engines on some of the old fax newsletters I have read.  Today the Power Blast 2-4 is considered a good choice for Rev power.  There are stack fliers using Revs as buggy engines but not many that I have heard of personally.  Others will have more knowledge for sure.  SHBKF

 




#95597 Is this a trick?

Posted by Dayhiker on 23 October 2014 - 04:21 PM

A stall, a maneuver, a recovery, all intentional.  If it is all repeatable, then I would say it is a trick.  But maybe that's a dualie viewpoint.  If there is no current name used maybe you should name it yourself.  Up over to down under or something like that....




#95569 B-Serie with green race frame

Posted by Dayhiker on 20 October 2014 - 03:13 PM

The above three masters have taught me much in the past two years of reading their posts.  While I don't have the time on the lines or the many variations of frames & sails, I do have their expert help.  The journey I'm on will be long and full of kite joy.  Many thanks for the thoughtful answers & also thanks to those who post the questions.  I am just out here in the sticks flailing away.

 

Solo Hill Billie Kite Flailer,  SHBKF




#95552 Indoor Rev

Posted by Dayhiker on 16 October 2014 - 06:58 PM

A little bit of "Kite Magic" I would say.




#95543 Revolution ZEN

Posted by Dayhiker on 11 October 2014 - 06:10 AM

This all makes me glad I got a Zen.  I have the tool & now the rest is up to me.  Thanks!




#95204 WSIKF 2014

Posted by Dayhiker on 18 July 2014 - 03:34 AM

Hmm, only 2,733 miles & 41 hours away.....& lots of Revolution kite fliers to meet!




#95138 Prism Line OK?

Posted by Dayhiker on 25 June 2014 - 01:38 PM

I have done exactly that to make a quad set in order to fly in smaller areas.  I wound up with five Nexus line sets when I bought five blue Nexus RTF kites that I needed to make my "Blue Meanies" stack of kites.  So with some of the extra sets I made a 65' quad set & a 30' quad set & still had two dual line sets left.  I really like the 65' line length as I can see what the kite is doing better & still have a good size window to fly within.  The 30' quad set is fun as the kite is very close & seems huge compared to the view with a more typical 85' line length.  Things happen fast with the smaller wind window of the 30' set.  But the set up is quick with the shorter amount of line to unwind.  I also made a quad set out of two extra 50' x 50# Prism line sets.  There is much discussion about team flying so I did buy a 120' x 90# LPG set in case I ever run into a team flying opportunity.  Flown that set only twice just to see what a bigger flying window was like with a Rev.  But mostly I am just a solo hill billie kite flailer.  SHBKF




#95061 Global Rev Count.

Posted by Dayhiker on 10 June 2014 - 03:21 PM

+41 (75)

 

I waited a few years for the 2000th posting in this topic to become available, I really thought it would get here a long time ago.

Wow!  That's more Revs than total kites I have & I thought I was getting a bit carried away....Rock on, Rock on




#95030 First timer

Posted by Dayhiker on 08 June 2014 - 07:11 AM

Sound advice for sure, especially the equalization of lines.  I too came from the dualie world & my heart is still there.  But the pull of the Dark Side is strong.  Get it in the air my friend, flail on, flail on....  SHBKF - solo hill billie kite flailer

 

P.S. I just put mine together & figured I could fly it first time...made it about ten feet up, spun & crashed, for about an hour.




#94755 Global Rev Count.

Posted by Dayhiker on 02 April 2014 - 03:53 PM

Previously listed, in order of acquisition

Rev 1.5 SLE, black blue white, a gift
Rev Power Blast 2-4, blue white mylar, a gift
Rev 1 Sedgwick, Cool, turquoise blue lavender black
Rev 1.5 B mid-vent, blue gray
Rev Blast, red white blue mylar
Rev 1.5 B, blue gray
Rev Zen, left side blues on white, right side black & grays on white (the Dark Side) OPK from Kris

acquired April 2, 2014
Rev Power Blast 2-4, red white black, OPK from Nick
Rev Power Blast 4-8, blue white mylar, a gift

Dayhiker - +2(9)




#94736 Global Rev Count.

Posted by Dayhiker on 28 March 2014 - 04:48 PM

Previously listed, in order of acquisition
Rev 1.5 SLE, black blue white, a gift
Rev Power Blast 2-4, blue white mylar, a gift
Rev 1 Sedgwick, Cool, turquoise blue lavender black
Rev 1.5 B mid-vent, blue gray
Rev Blast, red white blue mylar
Rev 1.5 B, blue gray

Kris's kite added March 28th, 2014
Rev Zen, left side blues on white, right side black & grays on white (the Dark Side) OPK

Dayhiker - +1(7)

(Rev Power Blast 4-8, blue white mylar, a gift, in transit, ETA early April)
(Rev Power Blast 2-4, red white black, OPK from Nick, see post 1,986, due in early April)




#94580 New Rev fliers experience

Posted by Dayhiker on 11 March 2014 - 02:09 AM

I've been watching your progress, listening, thinking & focusing more on my own flying efforts because of your journey. Thanks CaptainBob! You are encouraging me to go even further down the path.


#94523 Global Rev Count.

Posted by Dayhiker on 27 February 2014 - 03:38 PM

Reef Runner +1 (7)                   added a SuperSonic Vented (Gold & Black) smile.png

I was actually caught up with you for a week or so. But one's on the way probably next week. And send me a PM if you decide this one's too fast. Gold & Black must be striking zooming around.


#94476 Global Rev Count.

Posted by Dayhiker on 18 February 2014 - 05:26 PM

Previously listed, in order of acquisition
Rev 1.5 SLE, black blue white
Rev Power Blast 2-4, blue white mylar
Rev 1 Sedgwick, Cool, turquoise blue lavender black
Rev 1.5 B mid-vent, blue gray
Rev Blast, red white blue mylar

new kite added February 18th, 2014
Rev 1.5 B, blue gray

Dayhiker - +1(6)

(Rev Power Blast 4-8, blue white mylar, on order, ETA early March)




#94438 Bridle Images

Posted by Dayhiker on 10 February 2014 - 04:21 PM

Great images, very concise information. My first Rev did not have the bridle completely attached & I figured it out while on the beach a few Decembers ago. Makes me realize I should go check the kite now to see if I got it right back in the day. But didn't I have the Dark Side guiding me?

early flight,second ever Rev session - expecting to crash but the SLE is tough. Just noticed I had already made knotted leaders.

1-04-13 Haystack Hill Rev 1.5 launch.JPG

"There you stood on the edge of your feather, Expecting to fly." Buffalo Springfield