GWTW Forum
August 31, 2016, 01:06 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
   Home   Help Forum Info Login Register Chat  
Welcome to the GWTW Forum.
Guests (non-registered users) can view the forum but are unable to post.  If you don't have anything to say then why would you bother to register?
One of the most popular sections of the GWTW Forum has long been the Swap Meet.  A great place to sell old, seldom flown kites or to get great deals on used (gently flown) kites.  Only registered users can see the Swap Meet section, let alone wheel and deal.  1000's (literally) of kites have changed hands thanks to the Swap Meet.
There are several more benefits to being a registered user, but you'll have to join our little community to find out all the "secrets".
Questions or concerns? Contact Steve ... just drop an email to: forum.gwtwkites@gmail.com

Pages: 1 [2] 3 ... 10
 11 
 on: Yesterday at 12:33 PM 
Started by ljs1977 - Last post by riffclown
Club 38 seems to be a training system? am i understanding that correctly???

YES, but I'm told many of the maneuvers names aren't in line with the common terms. Seems to be a stab at tapping an alternate revenue stream.

 12 
 on: Yesterday at 12:29 PM 
Started by ljs1977 - Last post by riffclown
I have been out of the kiting game for a while.

I was looking at the new Rev range and notice everything is missing, then JB has left them, then Bazza has set up on his own.

The reflex - are they just aiming at beginners now or is this a serious bit of kit?

thanks

The Reflex is a serious offering and they are also staging a 1.5 version of it for near release in the future.. Possibly to line up with the opening in the line-up from the B Series Departure,,

While Rev is touting the Reflex as a Beginner (and it is very easy to learn on.) kite,it flies differently enough that you'll still have to learn how to fly a Rev.. The reflex is almost too forgiving.. It's also pricier than the rest of their lineup AND the frames and connectors are different.. Not interchangeable with other Revs. You break a rod you have to order since most shops don't have a ready supply of Reflex Rods.. Kind of like trying to find a replacement rod for your Zen or a Rev I.. Just not a plentiful.. Recent issues with the Green Trimmed rods haven't helped the case for the quality we've come to expect from them..

There's enough info that can be read between the lines if you look close enough at the Rev offerings and happenings right now that I'll not voice my opinions other than to say, I welcome the offerings of competitors,  as competition can only benefit the consumer.. Good on Bazzer and I wish him the best.. I'll own a Phoenix sooner or later. Love the look and I have to try one.  Good on OSK for taking the initiative and offering a viable alternative (Freilein) at a much more reasonable price point... I've got 4 of theirs on the way now. (just begging to be stacked)  The exclusivity Rev enjoyed for many years is gone. There are  other options now at lower price points that continue to innovate in design and materials (Freilein). The competition may just open quad line flying up to those new to the sport and without such a steep up front investment. I hope Rev survives as they did blaze the trail. I just hope they innovate instead of burning bridges. It's not about the patent, it's about the Kites!

 13 
 on: Yesterday at 10:20 AM 
Started by chiringaloco - Last post by randyg
Sad to hear this news.  Sad

My condolences to his family.

 14 
 on: Yesterday at 10:12 AM 
Started by Ca Ike - Last post by Ca Ike
Steve, I talked John King and he will be coming out on Saturday. He is willing to give you a ride so contact him

 15 
 on: Yesterday at 09:57 AM 
Started by chiringaloco - Last post by DukeOURL
This is so sad for me to learn of his passing. Though it's been many years since we've conversed. My daughter Jennifer used to fly for Team Spook back in 92' and 93' with Reed, Ron and Chip.. we even had a video shot with the team in the Atlanta Park and featured Jenn.. It's time that Jennifer and I cherish from her youthful days..

Back in the day, I went to Reed to build us a pair of kites and Reed, Ron and Chip took an immediate liking to Jennifer. She flew her first competition on Jekyll Island after 8 weeks of practice and placed 14th against an all male field in kite ballet and continued to compete for another year and a half. Reed was such a great teacher and friend. I was blessed to have Reed adopt me into building kites with him and Ron. He loved to share his knowledge and what an amazing engineer he was. He, Ron and Chip flew feather-lite Spooks indoors at an Atlanta Hawks game in 93'..

I discovered this thread as I was looking to connect with Reed to acquire some new flight lines as we're preparing for a beach trip with grandchildren; thought it'd be fun to get them into kiting and to renew Jennifer's love for it. I pulled the kit bag full of Spooks, built in 92' and 93', feather-lite Darth Vader made to fly indoors or out and 5 or so pairs of Team Spooks designed for different wind conditions and stacking; all perfect as the day we last flew them.

So this coming weeks beach trip will be a time of remembrance for Reed and the special times he made available for Jennifer and I through his wonderful and innovative craft of kite building.

 16 
 on: Yesterday at 09:54 AM 
Started by ljs1977 - Last post by thief
Club 38 seems to be a training system? am i understanding that correctly???

 17 
 on: Yesterday at 09:47 AM 
Started by ljs1977 - Last post by lineman
FREILIEN KITES  might be taking up there slack , we'll see.

 18 
 on: Yesterday at 09:33 AM 
Started by ljs1977 - Last post by photomom
And after January 2017 there will be no more B-series Revs.  No word on what or even if there will be a replacement.  They're pushing the Club 38 but so far there has been little feedback on that. 

 19 
 on: Yesterday at 09:19 AM 
Started by ljs1977 - Last post by Ca Ike
I doubt we'll ever know the details but yes, bazzer and JB left and Iquad no longer flies as the official rev team.

The b series revs might remain as part of the 1.5 line up since the base design has been around a long time, but will no longer be JB endorsed.  That's all I've heard so far.

I'll be demoing a reflex this weekend, will put it through some paces and see how it compares to the 1.5

 20 
 on: Yesterday at 07:59 AM 
Started by ljs1977 - Last post by ljs1977
I have been out of the kiting game for a while.

I was looking at the new Rev range and notice everything is missing, then JB has left them, then Bazza has set up on his own.

The reflex - are they just aiming at beginners now or is this a serious bit of kit?

thanks

Pages: 1 [2] 3 ... 10

Support the GWTW Forum

Kite Classifieds Ad
Kite Classifieds

A Wind Of Change
A Wind Of Change

Untitled Document
Untitled Document

FMKS
Fly Market

A Wind Of Change
skyshark

Kitebookie
Kitebookie.com

Untitled Document

Untitled Document
Untitled Document

Our forum is made possible by the good folks whose ads appear above and by the members of our community (PayPal donation button at top)
In case you missed it each ad is linked to the sponsors web site.  So please, take a moment and visit our sponsors sites as this forum wouldn't be possible with out them.
Interested in running an ad for your business or kiting event?  Contact Steve at advertise.gwtwkites@gmail.com for a quote.

Cal Custom

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.8 | SMF © 2006-2008, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.2.1 © 2008-2009
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!