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 on: October 03, 2015, 01:22 PM 
Started by aaron j. - Last post by aaron j.
Thanks for the reply, I too find the lessons quite expensive, they are probably definitely needed but why the high cost?

I am going to bug an inexpensive bar and give it a try.

 on: October 03, 2015, 12:27 PM 
Started by T in WI - Last post by cerfvoliste
Basic Rev. 1.5 , I am just saying. There is a guy that has a short box on a long pier that usually has a good deal laying around.

 on: October 03, 2015, 09:46 AM 
Started by aaron j. - Last post by ancnthiflr
Just for me, old school flyer, the difficulties were:

1) Balancing on the board

2) Controlling the kite with a bar. There is quite a lag compared with straps.

3) The cost of lessons. So I gave up after four hours and haven't tried it since. Sad

 on: October 03, 2015, 09:22 AM 
Started by aaron j. - Last post by aaron j.
Hello everybody,
While on vacation I had the chance to witness some kiteboarding action. Has anybody on here ever give it a try? I've been doing a little research and know the kite aspect is basically what we do already as far as control.

 on: October 03, 2015, 08:46 AM 
Started by NWFlyer - Last post by Oldgoat
I've used a bunch of different ways.  IMO the sports bag from the thrift store is a good idea.  They usually have several back pack types of bags.  I really liike the color coded idea.  Hadn't thought of that one.  I'm in the flat winder camp.  They just work better for me.  I use a lot of those orange electric cord winders, the flat ones, you get from the hardware store.
Now, all that being said, don't rule out the no winder approach.  I sometimes just sew up a bag and stuff the line it.  No winder.  You'd be surprised, there a few if any tangles using this approach.  I especially use this technique when traveling.  It's easy to shove a no winder bag around to fit the space available in a duffle or other travel bag.  I know it sounds like you'll end up with a mess but give it a try.  You may be surprised.
The down side is that it does take longer to stuff the line into a bag at the end of the day than it does to wind it up on something. 

 on: October 03, 2015, 05:22 AM 
Started by T in WI - Last post by T in WI
Great input from everyone! Thanks again for the response!

Does either allow you to change sails to vented models?

Just found out this morning that I have over $200 worth of Amazon points so if I figure out which model and if it is sold on Amazon this won't be such a big hit to the old budget 😆

 on: October 03, 2015, 05:04 AM 
Started by NWFlyer - Last post by thief
Ooh do not get me wrong: yoyos or halos are very useful, especially if you like changing the height the kites are at..... But I prefer the ease of flying at one set height so a flat winder works better for me...

I do have yoyos for the fighter kites, as that is what the are perfect for.

The other big thing is that I do not really have much really big line any more.... I used to have some big lifters and line laundry, but those are gone so the bigger Windbreaker winders are now over kill for my kites....

 on: October 03, 2015, 03:24 AM 
Started by T in WI - Last post by SparkieRob
I also heard that they are made with the same sail fabric now.

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 on: October 03, 2015, 02:08 AM 
Started by T in WI - Last post by KaoS

I've heard that they don't come with the SLE spars anymore.  The name of the kite model has changed from SLE to 1.5.  The sail is still the same as far as I know, and you still hear them called SLE quite often. 

Could be... the Rev website says it comes with both LEs (but that might be old info)

 on: October 02, 2015, 11:03 PM 
Started by NWFlyer - Last post by skb
I just use sports bags from the thrift store. If you look around, there are some nicely made ones with plenty of zippers & pockets for packing lines, stakes and other kite stuff. It probably costs less than the materials to make your own bag.

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