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All types of Revolution allow you to replace spars very easily for lower or higher winds, extending your overall wind range and performance.

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With some experimentation, the various frames can be used to greatly enhance or change the handling of your Revolution kite(s) to suit your own style... There is a lot of good discussion about the possibilities in our support forum (see the "Forum Discussion" tab above for example topics), but the list below will provide clear references to identify the various spars.

Frame SIZES by kite (some are shared across models):

  • Rev II, B2
  • EXP, SLE, B-Series, B-Pro
  • Rev I, Zen
  • Supersonic
  • Shockwave
  • Blast
  • Blast 2-4
  • Blast 4-8

We've broken down the different spar types below.[divider top="0"]

2-Wrap Spars

2-Wrap rods are the lightest and most fragile rods for outdoor use. These rods have a similar stiffness to the 3-wrap and 4-wrap rods. These rods should be used in the lower wind ranges.

2-wrap rods are identified by their label with either 2 feathers or the words “Professional Use Only” with an internal diameter of 1/4 inch.

Available for: B2 / Rev II, Rev 1.5 / B-Series / SLE / EXP, Zen / Rev I.[divider top="0"]

3-Wrap Spars

3-wrap rods are in the middle when it comes to strength and weight. They are similar in stiffness to the 2-wrap and 4-wrap rods. These rods should be used in moderate winds.

3-wrap rods are identified by their label with either 3 feathers or the words “Ultra Light” with an internal diameter of 1/4 inch.

Available for: B2 / Rev II, Rev 1.5 / B-Series / SLE / EXP, Zen / Rev I.[divider top="0"]

4-Wrap Spars

4-wrap rods are the heaviest and strongest of the basic rods. They have similar stiffness to the 2-wrap and 3-wrap rods, and should be used in high winds.

4-wrap rods are identified by their label with either 4 feathers or the words “Revolution Equipped” with an internal diameter of 1/4 inch.

Available for: Rev 1.5 / B-Series / SLE / EXP, Zen / Rev I, Supersonic, Shockwave, all Blast sizes.[divider top="0"]

SLE (Super Leading Edge) Spars

The Super Leading Edge (SLE) is a large rod with a 1/2 inch internal diameter. These rods are the largest, heaviest, strongest, and stiffest of any rods for the Revolution kite. These rods are only used in the leading edge of the kite and are produced in both 3 and 4 wrap variants.

SLE rods are identified by their significantly larger diameter.[divider top="0"]

Available for: Rev 1.5 / B-Series / SLE / EXP, Rev I, Supersonic, Shockwave, all Blast sizes.

Race Rods

Race rods are a unique type of rod for light-wind use. They are slightly more flexible than the basic rods, and have a higher strength to weight ratio. These rods are mainly used in lower winds as an alternative for the 2-wrap rods.

Race rods are identified by their flame label with the word “Race” with an internal diameter of 1/4 inch.

Available for: B2 / Rev II, Rev 1.5 / B-Series / SLE / EXP, Zen / Rev I.[divider top="0"]

Green Race Rods

The Green Race Rods are a heavier and stronger version of the Race rods. They have a similar stiffness to the Race rods and are used in moderate to high winds.

Green Race Rods are identified by their green tint and a flame label with the text “Race Rods” with an internal diameter of 1/4 inch.

Available for: Rev 1.5 / B-Series / SLE / EXP.[divider top="0"]

Indoor Spars

Indoor rods are the lightest and most fragile of any Revolution rod. Indoor rods are slightly longer than a standard Rev 1.5 rod because they are only used in the Rev Indoor.

These rods are identified by a label with one feather and an internal diameter of 1/4 inch. Older Indoor rods may have a variety of labels, and some of those older spars even have a much smaller internal diameter of 1/8 inch.

Available for: Rev Indoor.[divider top="0"]

Zen Rods

Zen Rods are lighter than the Race or 2-wrap rods.

They are identified by a black label with the text “Revolution Kites”, some Japanese text (kanji for Zen), and two yin-yang symbols with an internal diameter of 1/4 inch.

Available for: Rev 1.5 / B-Series / SLE / EXP, Zen / Rev I.[divider top="1"]

Reference assembled by Spence Watson

Changing Frames

Assembly and Disassembly

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