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Percy

Member Since 16 Mar 2014
Offline Last Active Apr 14 2014 06:44 AM
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#94792 Best Rev for windy conditions?

Posted by Percy on 14 April 2014 - 06:45 AM

I am new to the game, but yesterday i borrowed a full vented 1.5b rev with green race rods from another rev flier on the beach. The wind was around 13-15 mph, stable, and it was a joy to fly. My full sail kite would be broken with that wind conditions.

 

Got to find a full vented :)




#94791 About the Pulling power of a Rev kite, and some background story

Posted by Percy on 14 April 2014 - 01:16 AM

Woohoo, yesterday i joined my second meetup already! Flew alot, learned alot. Replaced my vector lines with the laser pro lines (thank you Dutchrev), and borrowed a full vented to fly on the beach (my full sail was no option). My girlfriend and a great friend of mine joined me that day. They both loved it to! 

 

The day was organised by Team JST-4-FN, really nice people. Lots of wind, sea, sun and rev kites. Its funny.. three pages ago on this forum i am considering to buy a rev, and now i already joined two meetups. The rev community online and offline is so helpful, friendly, just amazing biggrin.png.

 

Some pictures of yesterday:

https://www.flickr.c...157643902439405




#94767 About the Pulling power of a Rev kite, and some background story

Posted by Percy on 06 April 2014 - 01:03 PM

Today i have practiced with the jst-4-fun team and lots of others. I was totally amazed that, 10 minutes away from my home, there was a group of 12 rev pilots flying. Even in the rain! So die hard. Next week the group will move to the beach and maybe i will catch up with them again. The flying is great, but the social aspect is also great!

 

I learned a lot, really a lot. I know what to practice now, cause i got some homework. Hovering, loops, circles, squares. A big to do list. After 6 hours of flying i was really tired and had to get some power nap haha. Buts its ok, its a great workout.

 

Gonna replace the velcron 70 kilo lines to laser pro lines (120 ft) and i will add a black race frame to the set for those days with less wind.

 

Yes, today i am part of the Dark Side and i like it!




#94749 About the Pulling power of a Rev kite, and some background story

Posted by Percy on 31 March 2014 - 04:44 AM

I am surprised by the enormous help people are willing to give to help a beginner like me. So great! 

 

It feels like http://i2.kym-cdn.co...estored-010.jpg

 

Funny part is the social side of kiting. I didn't think of that. Maybe its like what fishing is for some people, or soccer, or gaming.. Formation flying looks really nice to do, and i hope someday i can join. But first the basics.

 

Lets hope there will be some wind sunday, so i can fly to the dark side ;).




#94740 About the Pulling power of a Rev kite, and some background story

Posted by Percy on 29 March 2014 - 09:51 AM

Today and yesterday i flew it. Wow, so different then dual lines, but its so much fun. I crash alot, but the hovering is going beter and beter. In the beginning he felt totally uncontrollable. Today felt way beter and i had lots of lots of fun.
 
The pulling is indeed not that crazy. Great! I feel i have to learn a lot so i made some contact with people in my area. Team jst-4-fun. Gonna meet them soon biggrin.png.
 

The New York Minute in action:
https://flic.kr/p/mycgZr
 
Everybody, so much thanks for all the great help. I hope to meet some of you later. I definitely gonna have some great time with this kite smile.png.




#94661 About the Pulling power of a Rev kite, and some background story

Posted by Percy on 20 March 2014 - 01:46 AM

Good news! I just bought my first Rev Kite. A New York Minute 1.5 standard. I had a long talk with the shop owner on the telephone, and he know the place where i live. He said that really is unstable wind there so a standard sail is the best in my situation. If i go to the beach, beter is to have a single or even more vented version but first practice in low wind with this version.

 

Damn super excited. Thank you all for the great advice, i gonna make some pictures when its here.




#94652 About the Pulling power of a Rev kite, and some background story

Posted by Percy on 19 March 2014 - 04:34 AM

Lylenc:

Good to know. The 1.5b comes with 2 and 3 wrap i see, so it will cover most of the situations for me, cause i will not fly with powerfull wind. And what about this race frame? Its a combination from 2 and 3 wrap uh?

 

Stroke Survivor:

Sir yes SIR! Clear as hell. Those webshops made me confusing hehe. Afraid to order the wrong one. So thanks for the clear explanation.