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« on: April 07, 2015, 08:55 AM »

Anyone out there into stacking? After buying many revs and not having enough time to fly them , I decided to stack them. It's a whole new ballgame but now I can fly them all.
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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2015, 11:58 AM »

I've stacked a couple Rev's.  It's a blast to fly and really draws a crowd.
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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2015, 11:24 AM »

I've accually got most of my help on stacking from you Kent , via forum or phone. Thank you.
I recently purchased two 1.5 rev sul s and stacked them but all I have is the standard stack lines I bought from you. I got the kites from Lam Hoac who made his own bridles from what looks like blue 100lb line. Do you have any light weight stack lines for sale ? Or any blue bridle line.
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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2015, 11:53 AM »

Get ready for some pull!  Pretty certain that you do not need extra light line to make stack lines out of, any line will do!
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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2015, 07:38 PM »

You can use pretty much any good quality line.  I usually make my stack lines out of 175# Spectra Speed line.  No need to use bridle line....but you could I guess if you wanted.  I don't have any Barry Blue, just Shanti and LPG.

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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2015, 07:52 PM »

Maybe I'm being too picky. But I thought if I had two sul s I could use a lighter stack line.
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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2015, 04:00 AM »

You will double the pull of the kite.... Whether or not the normal stack lines are overkill at the test it is made out of is a different question...
I go by the thinking that I want to easily be able tie the knots needed.... So a slightly thicker line is good for me extra strength be damned
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« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2015, 06:55 AM »

Are there any advantages to using bigger handles, say 15 inch, with stacks?
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« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2015, 07:20 PM »

Not really, they are a bit more sensitive but flying stacks is not like flying singles.  Precision is not nearly as precise and if you get too aggressive with the controls, the back kites tend to get a little flustered.
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« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2015, 01:28 PM »

I love flying stacks.  They give a great feeling of power on the end of the lines.  They take much more concentration to be graceful as the back kites tend to skitter around if you throw too many abrupt inputs.  my favorite is my six stack of rev2s.  They are quick powerful and fast, plus they are so pretty!

I usually only fly thes if the wind gets up over 8-10 mph.  its not any fun having part of the stack fall out of the sky due to low wind and have a jumbled mess when it all hits the ground.

They are all standard kites, just added stack lines out of 140# bridle line so they can take some wind.

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