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 41 
 on: March 27, 2017, 08:52 PM 
Started by socalman320 - Last post by socalman320
There used to be a dual LED light set that was a tube and had an LED at each end. then the tube had a slice in it and you slid a 2032 coin battery into the tube to get the lights powered....a big hit could knock the battery out, but otherwise they worked great.....
have not seen them in awhile though...
honestly a coin battery and a LED with taped down leads to the battery should work...search out "Throwie" and leave out the magnet

Hmmm.....interesting. Damn, I wish I could remember where the blazes I stashed that link for the ones I saw. Sigh... Cry

 42 
 on: March 27, 2017, 08:50 PM 
Started by socalman320 - Last post by socalman320
I have a few kites....they are mostly stored rolled up in sleeved and bagged together with their family.
There are some single line kites that never break down fully, this could be intended (Scott Hampton Cypods always have their leading edge rods in so the painting is flat) or unintended (Fridolin Anders Frido II that are framed with a single looped piece of carbon)....I keep those out of extreme temp or humidity.

edit:Bags are laying flat on a shelf system btw...


That is one thing that many people do not think of: humidity.   
Great example is Ramal Tien of L'atelier.   His workshop is an old mill building over a river.   We had gotten in a bunch of his Sentinelle kites (long white three winged and highly tensioned single lines) and in the winter when the humidity was low, or the one that we shipped to Nevada, twisted up like a rotini pasta.   The skin shrank so much due to the humidity.
The kite that went to Nevada had to be forced assembled after being showered and then left assembled for a week or so to let the skin stretch a bit on purpose....

Some kites like a Photon fighter are pretty flat and have weird framing....i have a couple of those hanging on the wall as it is a safe place and they look cool too....


Nice! I've been thinking about hanging some from my vaulted ceilings to have that kite shop motif going.

I have a piece of board on my closet shelving since the shelving has those wiring style and spaces. For the taller kites I have them standing on end.

None of them are connected to any elastic cords for the LE such as with the Zephyr etc. I leave them all loose. Only ones I keep snug are really the Prism kites that have the velcro straps that came wrapped with them. I'm debating even loosening those too.

 43 
 on: March 27, 2017, 07:22 PM 
Started by ljs1977 - Last post by socalman320
I was hoarding Revs for some time before recent developments.  None have escaped from the Kite Dungeon yet.  SHBKF

Well, pm me when you decide to show mercy to them things Grin Cool

 44 
 on: March 27, 2017, 07:12 PM 
Started by ljs1977 - Last post by dayhiker
I was hoarding Revs for some time before recent developments.  None have escaped from the Kite Dungeon yet.  SHBKF

 45 
 on: March 27, 2017, 06:49 PM 
Started by ljs1977 - Last post by socalman320
Strange Days indeed.....

I note that the Rev forum site currently warns against asking others for specifications on some Revolution designed kites.  If the following is out of line or insensitive on my part please disregard.  But I would like to have my kites completely up to original spec even if I don't actually use the parts.  I do not believe that these parts are currently available in retail.  These parts would be entirely for my use only & it would be very unlikely they would ever be sold.

Since the B series is a thing of the past I would like to ask if anyone could give a description of the weights.  Material & dimensions or even just how many grams would be helpful.  Plus I would like to know how they were deployed.  I have three B 1.5's, all purchased retail in sealed packages, none of which contained the legendary weights.  Additionally none of my four B2 kites came with any extra goodies but they were all purchased on the secondary market.  I can't imagine any B2 was ever supplied with weights but I have Know Eye Deer.   SHBKF

It sounds like the B2's you received are knock offs so my best suggestion would be to sell them to me and I'll see what I can do. Tongue Cheesy Huh Wink Cheesy

 46 
 on: March 27, 2017, 06:36 PM 
Started by ljs1977 - Last post by dayhiker
Strange Days indeed.....

I note that the Rev forum site currently warns against asking others for specifications on some Revolution designed kites.  If the following is out of line or insensitive on my part please disregard.  But I would like to have my kites completely up to original spec even if I don't actually use the parts.  I do not believe that these parts are currently available in retail.  These parts would be entirely for my use only & it would be very unlikely they would ever be sold.

Since the B series is a thing of the past I would like to ask if anyone could give a description of the weights.  Material & dimensions or even just how many grams would be helpful.  Plus I would like to know how they were deployed.  I have three B 1.5's, all purchased retail in sealed packages, none of which contained the legendary weights.  Additionally none of my four B2 kites came with any extra goodies but they were all purchased on the secondary market.  I can't imagine any B2 was ever supplied with weights but I have Know Eye Deer.   SHBKF

 47 
 on: March 27, 2017, 05:55 PM 
Started by ljs1977 - Last post by socalman320
Initially, the B-series came with sets of 2 wrap & 3 wrap spars and a pair of weights that just about everybody lost.  Roll Eyes

I thought so!! It came with weights?? Huh Kidding. I actually found 2 Revs. I COMPLETELY forgot about!! One is a B-series with weight set AND a 1.5M. BOTH are still sealed. LOL!!

Sigh....I need to get out more Tongue Grin Huh

 48 
 on: March 27, 2017, 05:46 PM 
Started by ljs1977 - Last post by skb
Initially, the B-series came with sets of 2 wrap & 3 wrap spars and a pair of weights that just about everybody lost.  Roll Eyes

 49 
 on: March 27, 2017, 04:46 PM 
Started by ljs1977 - Last post by socalman320
If memory serves me the b-series came with two sets of spars? Second set was 3 wrap?

 50 
 on: March 27, 2017, 04:32 PM 
Started by ljs1977 - Last post by Gamelord
Yea, you can teach on the 1/4 inch rods just fine, I have been doing it for years.  We do have the larger SLE rods in stock though if you need them.  When the wind is cranking I will usually throw the SLE in a Vented for lessons just to be on the safe side.  For moderate or light winds I just teach on the 3 wrap or Race....whatever I happen to be flying on.  I think I have only had one rod break in 4-5 years of teaching newbies.


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