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#96009 SUL as my first Rev?

Posted by REVflyer on 06 February 2015 - 07:50 AM

we all know that joy of expectancy!

#95954 helium

Posted by REVflyer on 29 January 2015 - 04:14 AM



We're still interested in the status of the Helium project.

I am willing to assist in any manner, even having Barbara call you with a credit card number if you can't wait for her cheque to clear!

#95923 Wildwoods International Kite Festival 2014

Posted by REVflyer on 07 January 2015 - 04:35 AM

I should be there again this year with Paul Dugard as my travelin' side-kick (thurs to tues)

#95921 Wildwoods International Kite Festival 2014

Posted by REVflyer on 06 January 2015 - 03:29 AM

fooled around a bunch with these lights, the hot set-up appears to be mounting 'em onto a Shook Mesh Masterpiece.  The LEDs backlight the kite, but also show directly through the sail towards the flier.  It's very visible from either the front or the back for the spectators.  I'm only dragging one unit on each magic stick unless they're affixed to the zen, then the two pack per side rules.  A mostly white sail maximizes the visual effect, honestly? they look pretty cool just sitting in a stationary hover or resting on the ground.

#95844 Global Rev Count.

Posted by REVflyer on 24 December 2014 - 03:09 AM

Rev forum erotica? You guys are killin' me!


it's just another kite, (although kind of like a mistress) I think of her often, she's demanding on my schedule too, I likewise am embarrassed when she takes so much of my time away from my bride Barbara.  I need her all fixed in the next few days though, so I can spank her hard during the holidays, (she'll enjoy that as much as me!)


#95837 Global Rev Count.

Posted by REVflyer on 23 December 2014 - 05:24 AM

Another 1.5 Hot fade/black center, full sail SUL Pro

with Eliot Shook's custom leading edge sleeve of mylar backed nylon and extra reinforcing patches at the folds and the center.  


I've still gotta' burn holes, add elastic & knot covers, frame it (diamonds or p-90s), plus the sissy sticks and french bridle.  


I might train this one with my matching Zen, probably on 5 foot lengths, if so then the training wheels will go onto the back kite so as to not interfere with the train lines when slack lining the 2-stack.

#95733 Global Rev Count.

Posted by REVflyer on 01 December 2014 - 10:56 AM

+ four

from the archival collection of Bevan Brown,..... A Neos, a signed rev 1 from 1989 (#6 I believe), a custom indoor by John Dejuryoh (splg butchery, sorry JD, but he did invent the darn thing!) and an old style Rev2

#95730 Diamonds, diamonds, diamonds, are a Rev fliers best friend......

Posted by REVflyer on 01 December 2014 - 04:29 AM

Well I slapped a Diamond (travel frame) leading edge into my kite just to see the difference (it had a three-piece P-90 upon arrival at the field).  The wind range didn't change but the responsiveness certainly did!  It just felt lighter on the strings for lack of better descriptive term.  


I received this sail at WSIKF from Steve Polansky after installing an extra French Bridle into one of his kites (talk about an great exchange, or what!?!!)  I had some too skinny elastic shock cord, but Lolly fixed me up with the right stuff necessary to make mine and Rich Comras' kite sails air worthy.


There's a brief video shot by a bystander here


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#95729 helium

Posted by REVflyer on 01 December 2014 - 04:05 AM

Hi Steven, In my experience the "tough" 1.5 model already exists,  you can beat the stitches out of it for a couple of thousands of hours too!  Buy the factory stocker with that fat Dacron leading edge and throw in some green race (the travel frame is stronger + cheaper to fix if you break a spar).  Ask for some extra leading edge patches to be placed at the folds, if not also included at that center point if you want more durability.  That will double the lifespan of your sail, the only remaining wear point is the trailing edge.  Failure there is a long way down the quad-line trail.


Upgrade to a Pro and have Bazzer slap all the upgrades on it, or pop for a Eliot Shook Mesh and double the wind range while still getting all the latest developments in construction.


Less than standard wind in my area IS indoor conditions (unlimited ceiling though ~ HA)  If we get a steady 10 mph breeze then the public schools would be closed for a week!  What is "less than standard" in South Africa?


I want a design for no wind/indoors that flies just like the rest of the kites in my bag.  The indoor Revolution kite has too much pilot transition expected, like putting left handed but playing the rest of your golf clubs "righty".


The Zen can fly in zip wind, but many folks don't connect, put the time in necessary to be as one with that wing.  There very well may be a significant market for the Helium as a cross-over kite.

#95671 helium

Posted by REVflyer on 07 November 2014 - 03:21 AM

Hey!,... whatever happened to this development path on a Rev that flies indoors and doubles as a delicate SUL for outside?

 many have heard about it,

a few have seen it,

I have flown it,


Now I'm ready to apply modifications to one I own personally and practice-up for the Air & Space Museum.


Hopefully this wasn't a one-off-and-done project, or a strange acquisition path where I can only acquire it thru an AKA auction promo


inquiring minds want to know about the Helium status.



#95653 Quad sticks

Posted by REVflyer on 31 October 2014 - 09:28 AM

That Zen will fly wet Wayne, you're new indoor kite hasn't arrived yet, get back outside before the frost

#95644 Need a teacher in or around Central New Jersey

Posted by REVflyer on 30 October 2014 - 07:13 AM

The next fly at LSP is scheduled for 8th of November, just go there and seek out assistance from anyone who is there and flying Revs 

#95586 Is this a trick?

Posted by REVflyer on 23 October 2014 - 03:08 AM

Scott Weider has "owned" this reverse flight from directly overhead trick for decade or longer.  Seek his advice on how to make it look effortless (him with a back full of screws, steel plates and enough scar tissue to reach the ceiling)

#95568 B-Serie with green race frame

Posted by REVflyer on 20 October 2014 - 10:20 AM

Tapered Breeze tubes are extremely light weight and delicate, indoors only
P-90s are the next cheap and light weight solution for low wind, indoors
Diamonds, expensive and worth it, low wind or for swirling conditions
2wrap rev sticks
Black Race
P-300 Skyshark tubes
3wrap rev sticks
Green Race
SLE broom-stick
... These are the frames that can go into the leading edge that I'm familar with and carry routinely

#95554 Indoor Rev

Posted by REVflyer on 17 October 2014 - 04:00 AM

congratulations sir!