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 71 
 on: May 22, 2017, 06:49 AM 
Started by Hammer - Last post by Hammer
Can I attach the lines witb a larks head behind tbe loop's knot, or should I get some type of swivel?

 72 
 on: May 21, 2017, 09:44 PM 
Started by Hammer - Last post by Allen Carter
I enjoy my Rev 1 more than my other Revs.

Other than it being old and possibly not as durable as a newer kite, I'd say a Rev 1 would be a good first Rev.

75' 140# is a good line set for windy days. I would get proper handles, though.


 73 
 on: May 21, 2017, 08:19 PM 
Started by Hammer - Last post by Tim P.
If you're looking for one to fly, I'd sell the one you have and get a newer "ready to fly" model.  The newer one will be made with better materials and easier to fly for a quad beginner. If the older kite you have is in really good shape, the sale of it should nearly pay for the newer kite, if sold to the right collector. Or perhaps you may even find someone who would be willing to trade a newer kite and package for the older package.

Just my opinion, others may vary.  Wink

 74 
 on: May 21, 2017, 07:37 PM 
Started by Hammer - Last post by Hammer
I acquired  an old Revolution kite several years ago. Due to having flown only 2 line kites, and the complexity of the quad, it has been banished to it's sleeve, and the corner of the closet ever since.

This weekend, at a large model airplane  fly-in I was able to get my hands on a Revolution kite, thanks to some Revolution guys who were demoing, and selling them. I feel confident now that I will at least have some idea on how to fly it.

After some research, I have determined I have an early Rev1, with a heavy bridle with loops at the line attachment point. I also removed the line from the handles. On the winder it appears to be written, "75ft  140lb", and the end of the line has loops. The handles are also straight, not curved like the others I have seen, and used Friday.

Can I "larks head" behind the knot where the loop is tied on bridle? How are the straight handles for a beginner? Should I get curved handles? Should I sell the whole thing and get something newer, and more suitable?

Any help and other info is greatly appreciated.

 75 
 on: May 21, 2017, 03:55 PM 
Started by FXCanada - Last post by OCPablo
When I got back into kiting, the first thing I did was ask someone I know who has been deeply involved with dual line kites for a long time.  They made a great recommendation...

Benson Deep Space.

I love that kite... perfect to get back into the swing and can do all the 'cool kids' tricks.  Nothing flies like a Benson.

I got a DS STD if your interested, the bag is now chock full of kites and I would be very pleased to have someone else enjoy this one.

 76 
 on: May 21, 2017, 11:51 AM 
Started by FXCanada - Last post by Ca Ike
Interesting you should mention the Zephyr - that is one I was looking at on the top of my list and seems suitable for some of the lower wind days around here. Fair enough about the Kymera - I just like watching the videos with John B. flying it - and the way he moves it in the air.
Yea John makes that kite look good.  Personally I couldn't get along with it and found it a bit clunky.  The extra billow built into the sail kills performance in its lower wind range IMO.  I found the lower the wind the sloppier the kite gets unless your doing a lot of movement to make up a bit of wind and in gusty winds the constant slacking of the sail where the billow was added changed the characteristics too much for my taste.  Its great in beach wind but not so good inland.  For a beginer flyer it requires too much "on the fly" technique adjustments that beginers don't have the feel for.

 77 
 on: May 21, 2017, 11:32 AM 
Started by AirForceKites - Last post by Ca Ike
 The cause is ok its the attitude that bugs me but we wont get into the politics and disaters caused by singling out groups for special treatment.  Id rather go fly Tongue

I don't mind the French though. They are passionate people right up until you challenge them, and then they surrender Tongue

 78 
 on: May 21, 2017, 10:38 AM 
Started by FXCanada - Last post by DD
OPK= other peoples kites
Depending on where you live you may be able to meet up with more people and try the kites they have.
 I would second a zephyr(i would call it a light std and not a true ul) but you can also look on the swap meet to see what is out there. Then you have to talk what kind of wind you fly in most. Ul kites get you flying in lower wind and sul get you flying in next to no wind.
 Best of luck and dont be afraid to ask ANYTHING to the forum about kites

 79 
 on: May 21, 2017, 09:02 AM 
Started by FXCanada - Last post by FXCanada
Interesting you should mention the Zephyr - that is one I was looking at on the top of my list and seems suitable for some of the lower wind days around here. Fair enough about the Kymera - I just like watching the videos with John B. flying it - and the way he moves it in the air.

 80 
 on: May 21, 2017, 04:36 AM 
Started by AirForceKites - Last post by Fly Market
Yup, that's happened to me a couple times on the East Coast. I support the LGBTQ cause, but I don't build kites for that purpose. But it's art, and people are going to interpret it the way they want.

Of course, I also assume that all kites featuring blue, white, and red, must be pro-Russian or pro-French.  Cheesy

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