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In Topic: Rev ll vs Rev ll vent

29 December 2009 - 09:44 AM

I agree that vents deal with lumpy wind well.

However I too like the speed and twitchyness of the Rev 2.

I also like the pull of my 3 stack of 2's.

Get a standard I would think, will buck the higher winds just fine, and less of an arm stretching experience in higher wind than the 1.5 full sail.

Think about 50mph is highest wind I have had a 2 up in. Did put 2 leading edges in it though.

Didnt fly it long though.

It popped a bungee through the bottom of the sail, soon fixed though.

Baloo, I agree with the 3-stack of Rev 2's. A 3-stack of 1.5's pulls too hard for me (I'm a little guy and too old). But the Rev 2's are a lot of fun. And look great in the sky also.

Doug
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In Topic: Rev 1 Bridle problems?

12 May 2009 - 08:54 AM

I'm really glad to hear the suggestion about more brake when flying the Rev I. I have the 2-wrap spars and 15" handles and I experienced the same thing with the control. Also, it had a tendency to fall out of the sky (I'm sure my lack of ability also had something to do with it). So next time there's light wind, I'll try the I with 15" handles and more brake. I'm interested to see how it works out.

Thanks for the tip.
Doug

In Topic: Supersonic vs Shockwave

10 May 2009 - 05:13 PM

Hi George,

I guess you probably got your answer, but thought I'd mention my thoughts. I live an area where there is light winds a good part of the year, and wanted a speed series so was considering a Shockwave and Supersonic. I wound up getting the Shockwave since it had a slightly lower wind range. Now, several years later, I have a Blast, Shockwave, Supersonic and sonic vented. As I'm getting a little older and don't like the pull so much, I fly the Blast in light winds (it floats like a charm), love the Sonic vented when the winds are up (at the beach), and fly the Supersonic for speed in moderate winds. The Shockwave doesn't get much air time at all, and I'll probably see about lightening my bag some time.

All that being said, each of the four really have their place, and each of them is fun to fly -- it just depends on what you want in the flying (and what the wind will be).

Later, Doug

In Topic: Watty With a Rev II

07 April 2009 - 01:47 PM

That is absolutely great, Watty. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Doug