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Cogley

Member Since 28 Jun 2006
Offline Last Active Jun 10 2007 08:17 AM
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In Topic: Rev II

27 April 2007 - 11:47 AM

How do you think the new Rev II 2007 compares with the older single-piece sails?

I tried out my new Rev II at Nahant Beach near Boston. The new Rev II flaps and buzzes. What's the story here. I pulled out my 14-year old Rev II for comparison; no noise except for the whistle of the lines in high wind.

The flying experience for the new and old kites was comparable, except for the annoying buzz.

Lest you think I am just a complainer, I own and love to fly: Rev II, Rev II vented, Rev 1.5, Supersonic, Blast, and a home made ultralight. I love the Rev II because it is a good teaching kite. Being sturdy, you can trust it to a beginner and not worry about the inevitable crashes. Also, it has a light pull and is not as twitchy as the Supersonic.


In Topic: SLE vs. Standard - Mylar vs. Cloth

28 June 2006 - 05:28 PM

At least around Boston, top quadline competitors seem to choose the vented Rev 1.5 with thin, flexible spars.  The lighter the wind, the flexier the spars.