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 on: Yesterday at 03:54 AM 
Started by Trip - Last post by thief
Trip you should search here on the forum for a post from Lex (http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?action=profile;u=344) about the history of sport kites, I think you will enjoy it!

BTW sounds like you should get familiar with putting Prism kites website into the way back machine....or any kite website......

 22 
 on: Yesterday at 01:36 AM 
Started by skyguy48 - Last post by skyguy48
Thank you gentlemen. I was pretty sure that was the preferred method, but thought I would check.

As for the "rub marks", I noticed them as I was setting up, so they don't appear to be from the sand. Not a huge deal, but just hadn't seen it before on my other Revs or other kites.
Thanks again, and best breezes to you.

 23 
 on: July 28, 2014, 10:40 PM 
Started by skyguy48 - Last post by dragonfish
First, glad you had fun.  Cheesy

Agree with the water hose.  Or you can use the shower (don't use hot water) if you don't have access to a water hose.  These methods work great for removing sand, dirt, etc.  Not sure what you mean by dirty sand.  If it's icky, non-solid stuff, then cleaning might be a little more difficult. 

Regarding the "black rub marks", was there fine black or dark colored material on your beach?  The reason I ask is I got light brown colored "rub marks" on mine after flying on dirt (packed dirt with really fine stuff that would come up when disturbed).  The color of the marks on the insignia strips is about the same as the color of the dirt.  Maybe you had something similar on your beach but black or very dark in color?  See if it comes off with the rinse.  I haven't heard of Rev rods making rub marks (not to say that's impossible though). 

 24 
 on: July 28, 2014, 09:24 PM 
Started by Quidzark - Last post by Quidzark
Got a call that my kite is shipping today. WHOOOPIE!

 25 
 on: July 28, 2014, 08:17 PM 
Started by Trip - Last post by Steve
My memory is that the 3D was introduced in 1996. the kite was made in Settle until 2003 at that time 3D was redesigned from the ground up. The 3D 2003 was just a shade bigger for more stability and lower wing loading, and a Tri-Axis bridle was added.

 26 
 on: July 28, 2014, 08:16 PM 
Started by vertigo2u - Last post by wagsboyz
Outstanding Vertigo!!  Thank You!!

 27 
 on: July 28, 2014, 07:57 PM 
Started by np - Last post by wagsboyz
So I spent the day flying in very light wind and worked on the JL all day.  Here is what I found.

1. Fade entry without issue
2. Lateral roll out was most reliable when not setteling in the fade, directly rolling out.  Kept the kite square.
   Rolling out from the held fade I was having keeping the kite square.
3. Popping into the turtle not really an issue and getting it deep was good.
4. While in the turtle the kite lost altitude so fast that when I did the half lazy I couldn't get the fade.

Any tricks about keeping altitude in the turtle.  Maybe I'm just trying to be too slow with the whole manuever.  Speeding up the fade to roll out worked great, I need to try and speed up the lazy to get into the fade to be able to regain altitude?

By the way,  I'm having a blast..

Note to NP:  I flew with a good friend today.  Glen was here and he got seven other flyers out and we had a ball.  Not bad for a Monday, of course I had to call in sick but what a way to spend a sick day. Grin

 28 
 on: July 28, 2014, 07:41 PM 
Started by wagsboyz - Last post by wagsboyz
I ordered tubes from Kites and Fun Things today.  Figured I shoud have a few on hand so I bought 2pts and 3pts just in case.  I have several kites that take the 3pt including the Freestylist, and the price for the blems is terrific.

 




 29 
 on: July 28, 2014, 07:35 PM 
Started by Trip - Last post by Gamelord
Can't speak for Prism, but was under the understanding that the 3D was redesigned and then changed to the new 4D.  There were a couple upgrades/changes that Prism wanted to incorporate into the 3D to improve the overall design and to make it more appealing to the end users. One of those things was a collapsible leading edge and spreaders.  The 3D used single length leading edge and lower spreader rods which made it quite cumbersome to carry around.  They went to a two piece leading edge and two separate lower spreaders to allow for the kite to fold down to a very nice compact size.  The sail and layout also went through various changes as did most of the fittings mostly for performance improvements and flight characteristics.  Prism originally was going to continue calling the kite the 3D but the changes were so profound that it warranted it's own new name: the 4D.  This also helped Prism, shops and end users associate replacement parts for this new kite separate from the older two designs of the 3D.  There is very little similarity from the 3D to the 4D other than they are both Prism's answer to indoor or ultra light wind flying kites.

Hope that helps.  Please correct me if I am wrong on any of this.

 30 
 on: July 28, 2014, 07:19 PM 
Started by photogbill - Last post by photogbill
nothing is sold, all proceeds to GWTW

Sounds like a worthy cause to me!  Wink

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