Ben created the NYM and Ben likes the green race rods. They are lightweight and durable so they can be used in lighter wind as well as heavier wind. Some people do not like the feel of the green race rod. They prefer a three wrap frame.you can order your NYM with whichever frame you choose.
From your description you vacation closer to the southern part of the outer banks. Which beach? I fly thee as often as I can and we have a network of Rev fliers. We would love to have you join in. Plenty of kites to try out including the New York Minutes. Come join the fun.
Bob that is fine thinking but you bought your first Rev a month or so ago. At this rate you will have 5-6 Revs by the time you go to the beach. Just make one of them a full vent. Then get an extra... It goes on and on.
Best would be the single vent. Better wind range with some venting 20% I think. It's hard to pick one because they all have time when I want to pull "that" one out. At KP I got to fly all four at different times. Flew all my B Series too. Spent the most time on the 1 vent NYM. It was a pleasure to fly.
There are a bunch of people here who know that. "Gotta have one" feeling. Cool thing about the Rev's is that you can tune out most of the pull. Also there are vented versions of the kite. The vents really reduce the pull. With a lighter frame you can fly a mid vent in very light wind. Then there is the B2 a smaller version. Very speedy but because of the smaller size it does not pull as much. Bert of luck to you.