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In Topic: SUL as my first Rev?

26 December 2014 - 07:47 AM

First off BookBoy, your woman sounds like a great catch. Someone who understands your desires and is willing to play along.


I bought an EXP and all of my other kites so far have been bought used in nothing less than very good condition. Most Rev fliers take excellent care of their kites. I will say that I rarely use my EXP now. I save it for inclement weather or as a loaner. I like the B series because of the better sail, better bridle and color options.


I've only been flying Rev's for a year and a half so what I can do with a B series probably hasn't even scratched the surface. Having an alternate frame is extremely important for varying conditions as well as having a backup, but I haven't broken a stick yet.


If you're willing to wait until Bazzer comes back from sabbatical to build you a B-pro or buy one from a dealer, then by all means, but the improvements are more for advanced fliers and long term wear than specifically increased performance that newbies would notice. At least as it's been explained to me.


I think you would be very happy to own a B series and it could save you a few dollars. SparkieRob is right. See if you can network to find a flier or dealer that might let you fly or borrow. Kiter's try to keep everything above board because it's such a small community. Reputations are important.


Good luck and great winds. Post pictures of your baby when you get her.

In Topic: Global Rev Count.

23 December 2014 - 04:44 PM

Another 1.5 Hot fade/black center, full sail SUL Pro

with Eliot Shook's custom leading edge sleeve of mylar backed nylon and extra reinforcing patches at the folds and the center.  


I've still gotta' burn holes, add elastic & knot covers, frame it (diamonds or p-90s), plus the sissy sticks and french bridle.  


I might train this one with my matching Zen, probably on 5 foot lengths, if so then the training wheels will go onto the back kite so as to not interfere with the train lines when slack lining the 2-stack.

I'm embarrassed. It's like kite dirty talk. smiley-blushing.gif

In Topic: SUL as my first Rev?

22 December 2014 - 08:36 PM

Rule of thumb for kites is 100ft(30m) away for every 10ft(3m) of tree height. if you have a wide open park area you might have enough room. 

In Topic: SUL as my first Rev?

22 December 2014 - 03:25 PM

Welcome Jonathan. Quad line are quite different from dual line. Dual line is much more moving around for tricking, if that's what you want to get into. Quadline is pretty flexible wind wise. Looking at your weather forecast for the next few days says 15-30 km/h. That's pretty good wind. What are your local conditions usually like? Larger open spaces/ beaches are better, obviously. You have a large bay there so your winds might be better than you think.

In Topic: Ben's Farewell

20 December 2014 - 10:49 AM

Ben, being a newcomer I haven't had the pleasure to meet and fly with you, but I am definitely enjoying the fruits of all of your labor. Good luck to you in your future endeavors.