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Tmadz

Member Since 26 Oct 2013
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In Topic: Another Returning Rev flyer ...

31 August 2014 - 08:44 PM

Yes on those calm days pop the green race in the exp for a test drive. There's not much difference in switching the vertical rods so you could actually keep the green race leading edge in the nym put the 3wraps on its verticals, then take the other 2 green race rods and put them in the exp as the leading edge outer rods with the 3wrap center.

I usually mix n match rather than do a full swap out if I'm in the middle of flying or I want to experiment with something different. My wind conditions change by the minute, so I don't want to waste too much time.


In Topic: Vented or not?

10 August 2014 - 02:40 PM

Excellent to hear. Welcome to the dark side.

The std line length for team flying is 120'. RTF packages usually come with 80' I think. So ask when ordering.

In Topic: Vented or not?

08 August 2014 - 10:03 AM

Don't worry about flying OPK. Kiters are some of the most generous and gracious people out there and Rev's are very sturdy. We wouldn't offer them if we didn't think things would be ok. You'll have people pushing their handles into your hands.

 

There are fliers all around you and I specifically know of one that lives in HMB. Let them help you. It'll save you money and aggravation.


In Topic: Vented or not?

08 August 2014 - 03:45 AM

Frankly, you wouldn't golf with only one club, but you could easily finish a round with 3-4. The concept is a little similar. Only one kite won't cover all of the wind conditions.

 

For the most part you need to figure out what the prevailing winds are in the bay area. There are plenty of other fliers near you who would be willing to let you fly their kites (OPK-other peoples kites) to get a feel for them.

 

Honestly, a full sail and a vented overlap enough to cover the widest wind conditions. I would stay away from a B2 to start. They are a smaller sail and more responsive to inputs which tends to make them twitchy. Any full sail 1.5 Rev would be the way to go. Probably with a 3 wrap frame would do you quite well to start. People who have been flying for a while and have a feel for all the different wind conditions and their kites are more able to switch frames to sail types to fly the best for their preferences. As with anything, the more you get into it the more you are able to tune your kite to fly the best for how you like it,


In Topic: Diamonds vs black Race vs 3-wrap

16 July 2014 - 07:34 PM

Got to fly the SUL this weekend and I was very pleased with the diamonds up to 7-8 mph. Pretty solid. I found myself not liking the race rods as much when I shifted to the std full sail. I switched it out for the greenies as the winds increased. Loving the green race rods. Just finding myself not being as comfortable with the flex on the black race rods. Seems like they flex more than the Diamonds. Maybe it's me, but the last two flying sessions have been like that.