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 41 
 on: Today at 04:14 AM 
Started by vinzbee - Last post by Bob D
I have a B series mid vent with race rods. It's got a great lower end and the mid vents give you the venting for higher wind if you have the regular frame too. The tricky part is learning handle control: tip the right handle forward to spin right, tip the left handle forward to spin left, tip back to neutral to stop the spin, make sure both handles are in neutral to go in a straight line. Start with flying up a short distance (both handles tipped forward), stop, and fly back down to the ground (both handles tipped back.)

I started with a Supersonic because I didn't want to be stuck with a beginner kite like the XP but I hadn't realized how fast and twitchy it is so it took me longer to learn to fly. The B Series is a great place to start.

 42 
 on: Today at 03:44 AM 
Started by thief - Last post by thief
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 43 
 on: Today at 03:41 AM 
Started by thief - Last post by thief
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 44 
 on: Today at 12:23 AM 
Started by vinzbee - Last post by rmesm
My 2 cents worth... B series are great! B-Pro's are the best! I own several of each. My advice to begin would be to get a standard sail B series with 2 frames, a 3 wrap and race rods. Great kite to start and you will not out grow it! If you get hooked quickly (and you will) your next kite should be a full vent  with another 3 wrap and a 4 wrap frame. With these 2 kites and frames you will be able to fly in almost any wind conditions! Also, I would suggest you find some Rev pilots near you to help you get started. We all love to help new Rev flyers get their kites in the air. The learning curve will be greatly shortened with some help.  Get 120'  line set.  All team flying is on 120' lines and you'll be there soon!  You'll need longer leaders on your handles..Watch John B's tutorials... Lots of great info. Once your fully hooked, you will own a full set of B-Pro's standard sail through extra vent. My favorite is the mid vent.  Good luck and welcome to the dark side!     Mark

 45 
 on: Today at 12:20 AM 
Started by Hadge - Last post by Hadge
Thanks Guys, I think I'll leave well alone!  Apart from the stains - and the photos make them look worse than they are - it's in really nice condition. It will be interesting to see how it compares to my 'Shadow'.


 46 
 on: Yesterday at 10:55 PM 
Started by vinzbee - Last post by vinzbee
Hello everyone!  Last weekend, I attended the Berkeley Kite Festival, and after watching different teams perform choreographed tricks I got inspired to start flying, especially after seeing how awesome the Revolution kites are.  Anyway, I don't have any experience flying kites except for those regular, toy kites that I used to play when I was still a kid.  I've done some research and realized how confusing and difficult it is to choose the right kite so I'm here to ask you, the experts, for some advice, suggestions, and recommendations.  Basically, I want to get a kite to learn on and at the same time be good enough for when I'm already a decent pilot (is that what you call someone who flies a kite?), if and when that ever happens.  Since the kites don't come cheap, I don't want to get something that's considered as a beginner kite and then eventually upgrade to a better, more advanced kite and get stuck with a basic kite that I may not fly again, and since I'm not sure if I'll lose interest or get discouraged in the near future if I'm having a hard time learning to fly, I also don't want to invest in getting multiple (standard, vented) advanced kites right away just so I have the right kites for different wind conditions.  So I guess I'm looking to get just one kite for now that's versatile enough to fly in different wind conditions here in the SF Bay Area.  Since I normally don't check the wind speed around here since there's usually no need to, I'm not familiar with the averages at the different spots where you can fly here, so I'm not sure if I should get a standard, mid-vent, or vented.  I'm also not sure how each type would handle in different wind conditions, like if the vented would be harder to learn on or control when the wind is about 12mph vs a standard or a mid-vent.  Also, I sort of narrowed down my choices between the B-Series (maybe even the B-Series Pro perhaps?) and the B2, again, I'm not sure which one to pick, maybe it's one of those apples and oranges comparisons, but I have no idea really.  Then I guess once I figure out which model and type of venting to get, I'll probably just stick with the default frames that come with it. Lastly, since these kites don't come with lines, I'm wondering which ones I should get since different lengths are available.  I'm really excited to get my kite so hopefully with your help I'm able to order the perfect one for me, then I can start learning from the DVD that's included and then head outside and practice on my own and hopefully meet other people to fly with and to learn from.  Thanks!  Smiley

 47 
 on: Yesterday at 08:13 PM 
Started by Hadge - Last post by skb
The wandering stitching catches my eye more than the dye bleeding, but both are minor cosmetic issues. I wouldn't worry about it, I know a guy  who wrecked a sail trying to get the residue from a sticker off of it. Some things you just have to let go and not worry about.

 48 
 on: Yesterday at 07:47 PM 
Started by Hadge - Last post by Dano
Tattoo Zero is such a great kite! One of my favorites.
fly it, enjoy it, and dont worry about a little stain.   Smiley

If you dont get a good answer to your problem I'll buy it from you.
A lightly stained tattoo is better than no tattoo.

 49 
 on: Yesterday at 06:40 PM 
Started by tcope - Last post by tcope
Sound systems at kite festivals... what is the typical wattage you see on these units? If the field is 300'x300' what is the minimum wattage you'd recommend for a system with 2 speakers?

 50 
 on: Yesterday at 01:08 PM 
Started by Trip - Last post by DMF
BTW sounds like you should get familiar with putting Prism kites website into the way back machine....or any kite website......

thanks for this tip Thief.

Simple but I didn't think about using this one. I've just gone through some of the old BMK Site.   Great stuff!

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