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#96811 Reflex ??? New annoucement but very little info

Posted by btbt on 12 February 2016 - 02:32 AM

Wait a second....I used to have one of these in grey....wonderful kite....so what gives?

#96806 REV II(2) classic colors - 1990 to 1996

Posted by btbt on 08 February 2016 - 01:29 PM

Welcome Nigel,
Great on ya to sign up.....
I wouldn't say "better", just different...but to be confusing it is better in a way.
I've never tried a B2 but I do notice a difference in flying a 1.5 vs a B1.5......more crisper for lack of a better term, so I'm imagining the same except a bit quicker... Others can explain better but the downward panels plus the deeper center panel do make a difference....
However I'm more partial to a Sedgwick style Rev 2 (as well as the 1's!!! See pix in link below.) I just like the sail/panel layout better. I wish they made a Sedg 1.5!!!!
For example....but different sizes here....I have a Zen that is real nice but I also have a Robertshaw 1, which to me is more nice and it is somewhat based on the Sedg style.....
They all are good!!!!

#96784 Line Length

Posted by btbt on 04 January 2016 - 02:31 AM

I would like a bit of advise on Line Lengths,at the moment I am flying both my Revolution Kites on 80 ft lines,is there any advantage in using 120 ft Lines ? I know that they are mostly used in Team Events,but I was wondering is this line length useful to have in my bag?

You didn't mention the two kites you have...1...1.5...2...blast....as there's another factor regarding line lengths...

Yay more lines!!!!
Use the 80' set as your median and get/make sets both shorter and longer....not to mention different weights...
I don't enjoy 120' lines at all, so that means no team flying for me....sorry no interest either..... Fly pairs very rarely and we use 100' lines and both kites are vented 2's.
100' is tops and 40' is the minimum for me. And again different weights as well.
Yay more lines!!!

#95506 Lee sedgwick 1.5 warm colors

Posted by btbt on 29 September 2014 - 08:43 PM

I always thought a 1.5 in a Sedgwick panel layout would be way cool...

I`m a huge Sedgwick fan and have both the hot and cool in both 1 and 2 sizes, plus an white/orange Sedg 2....also have a Robertshaw 1 which is based on a Sedgwick rather than a B/Zen layout....

I`d buy one!


#95414 Global Rev Count.

Posted by btbt on 13 September 2014 - 08:33 PM

+1.....back up to 20.

A Sedgwick 2!!!

Plus a pic of  the 1 and the 2...


cool sedg 2.jpeg


sedg 1 and 2.jpeg

#95161 Global Rev Count.

Posted by btbt on 02 July 2014 - 08:34 PM

-1.....solid red rev 2
Now at 19...

#93002 Old Friend - FOUND!

Posted by btbt on 09 June 2013 - 08:36 PM

Yay for the REV 1!!!!!

When the 1.5 was introduced I couldn`t stand them......too much of a compromise between the 1 and the 2 I thought...at the time. Took a couple of years....and many revs...to come to appreciate the 1.5 size and generally one of it`s models is the first out of the bag.... They are my "workhorses" but when a 1 does come out it makes it even more special.

My 1`s always will be my faves!!! I have 3....2 Sedgewicks and a classic. Was going to get a Zen but spent the loot on some BMK dualies before they were no longer being made.....the 1 w/2wraps will suffice for now.


#92438 Never used music. Am l missing out?

Posted by btbt on 15 April 2013 - 09:44 PM

SO - my question is how the H do you dance without MUSIC?


I guess if all you are trying to do is practice moves, that doesn't make sense.  But if your aim is to fly connected with the kite and the wind, and the world, enjoy and let the little kid out to play, then music is essential to my experience.


OTOH - if your idea of music is not danceable, then it would not add to your experience.


Cool....to each his/her own!!! However.....

1. You don`t see tai chi or chi quiong players using music...it`s a series of moves. Now envision yourself doing improvised tai chi.......except you`re doing it with a kite attached to yourself....outwardly and inwardly...

2. Any music is "danceable"....ya just gotta do the appropriate dance...

3. As I stated in a previous post....John Cage`s 4'33.....dance (with the kite) to the music/rhythm(s) of your environment.

4. What is "music" anyway? I don`t have (or want to know) the answer and I`ve been a professional musican going on 35 yrs.....


#92386 Never used music. Am l missing out?

Posted by btbt on 10 April 2013 - 10:51 PM

Realize the premise of the OP is taking a sideways turn but....silence can be golden.
Mr. Bethell was a mentor to all of us flyers at Vanier Park in Vancouver. My tenure was from 1993 to 1996 when I moved out of the city.... Portable listening units were also slightly more cumbersome than today..... Ray didn't use one...



#70708 Buyer's remorse? :(

Posted by btbt on 03 July 2010 - 07:27 PM

...An hour or so later, I walked out with a beautiful brand-new Rev 1.5 SLE! The owner of the kite store could not stop talking about how amazing and fun these kites were

Hey Brian,
Of course the store owner is right about these kites, however.....aside from the kite store owner talking about the kite did the owner "stop" talking about the kite and explain how it was/is set up or set it up in the store with you? Any flying tips? Does this person fly a Rev or just sell them?
Time and time again I`ve seen folks get frustrated about the set up/flight of a kite because there was no in store advice given. Doesn`t matter what kind of kite is bought/sold...the store owner or employee should at least go through the kites set up and pass on any flying and/or safety tips as part of a purchase....especially if it`s a first time buyer.
You`re at the right place though as there is a wealth of info here and JB has a great set of tutorials.
May this be the first of many Revs....and frames....