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Kites! Kites! Kites! => Quad Line Kites (aka "the dark side") => Topic started by: SurfCityVortices on May 22, 2018, 07:23 PM

Title: Revolution II
Post by: SurfCityVortices on May 22, 2018, 07:23 PM
Hi folks,

I just acquired a brand new, crispy Rev II from the early 90s from a collection of mostly single line kites. We have a Rev EXP and the handles are longer. Is there any collector value to this kite having never been flown? Do the short handles fly differently?


Title: Re: Revolution II
Post by: midibot on May 22, 2018, 09:03 PM
One of the funnest rev offerings ever imo. The Rev II was (is) considerably smaller than the Rev I, and quite frisky and manoeuvreable, so theoretically less leverage is needed -- thus the smaller handles. Fliers do develop their own preferences but I use both short and long depending on what kite I have already out as much as anything. But I am a hacker.

I would think that a brand new unused Rev II would hold value quite well, especially for a collector.


Title: Re: Revolution II
Post by: bt on May 22, 2018, 11:04 PM
Seeing as they....the Rev 2... aren't made anymore they very well should be desirable and relatively collectable as any rev flier should have a 2 around (I have 4 of 'em myself).
They originally had the shorter handles....however like midibot I as well will change handles depending on wind speed. Did you get lines as well...if so are they Kevlar?
Do you have a pic? What sail does it have as 2's came in single panel, three panel, and a Sedgwick layout....

Title: Re: Revolution II
Post by: SurfCityVortices on May 23, 2018, 09:56 AM
It does have kevlar lines on a wooden figure eight winder with a button clasp. It is a three panel with black, purple, and green colors. Will take a photo later tonight when I'm home from work.