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Dayhiker

Member Since 02 May 2013
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#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


#94429 Lines for Rev SLE 1.5 for beginner

Posted by Dayhiker on 09 February 2014 - 02:04 PM

After reading & posting on this topic I got inspired to fly my 120's today. I first flew with a 1.5B mid-vent & three wrap spars. I certainly did enjoy the larger window of the longer lines. In my typical inland changing wind I did see some sagging of lines when the wind let up. But during the mid level & higher winds I felt well connected to the kite. The stronger gusts had me at the top of the window with the lines singing their sweet whine I love so much. Next I switched to my original full sail SLE taking out the black race frame & putting in the unloved SLE. I had not used the heavy leading edge in a long time especially since getting a race frame. I noticed the window got even larger than possible with the mid-vent. I could fly locked into the power easily. I was practicing flying lazy eights in preparation for using Revs for buggy power. I suppose my skills are better than when I first flew with the SLE & I did not really have any struggle with control. I also realized that the 1.5 will be enough kite to pull a buggy on higher wind days.


#94373 Lines for Rev SLE 1.5 for beginner

Posted by Dayhiker on 01 February 2014 - 03:24 AM

When I unroll my old Skybond 150's it takes so long I almost forget what I'm out there doing. I did get a set of LPG quad 90# x 120's based on the large window idea & hope of team flying someday. But have actually only tried them once as I am a solo hill billie flyer.


#94227 Rev Maintenance Log

Posted by Dayhiker on 07 January 2014 - 04:26 PM

So as my experience grows I can change from "Fly em till they break." to "Fly em till they're rags." Rock on.


#94144 Global Rev Count.

Posted by Dayhiker on 24 December 2013 - 06:14 PM

Hello Revolution Forum.  I have just become a member today.  Reef Runner twisted my arm.  I have read this forum for months & decided this was the topic I would post to first.  I suppose I am now an official Rev addict.  Celebrated today with my first flight of a B series, thank you JB, & it also was my first vented kite flight.  Wind was strong & gusty with the 90lb x 85' lines singing at times.  My Rev count is 4 (+4) List is in order of acquisition.  First successful flights of the Sport Wings were early January.
 
Rev 1.5 SLE full sail
Rev Power Blast 2-4
Rev 1 Sedgwick
Rev 1.5 B mid-vent

Dayhiker - +1(5) acquired Rev Blast on the winter solstice 12/21/13




#94143 Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night

Posted by Dayhiker on 24 December 2013 - 05:48 PM

May you find a Rev under your tree & not in it....Joy to all on this eve.


#94006 My Blog is Back

Posted by Dayhiker on 21 November 2013 - 03:27 PM

I always enjoy the posts from Oz.  I am a fan of both you guys.  Keep it going, I'm listening.




#92993 Old Friend - FOUND!

Posted by Dayhiker on 09 June 2013 - 04:55 AM

In the long path of life I revisit the beginnings from time to time to remind me of how far I've come.  With Revs it's all new to me but one of my goals is to fly the Rev 1 well as it is the old school kite of the group.  The large sail always wows me when I see it on the end of the lines.




#92980 Anyone fly on Long Island ?

Posted by Dayhiker on 08 June 2013 - 08:20 AM

Looks to be ideal.  When I see the bag laying there I wonder what you flew after you shot the video.  You would get a kick out of some of my flight locations.  I seem to be specializing in parking lots lately.  As I sit here in the hollow on Sugar Street I see the maple tree motioning to me to come fly.  I long for some wide open spaces like your beach.  You are very fortunate.  I remember all the times I stood on beaches & did not have a kite to fly.  That won't be the case from now on.