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« on: May 05, 2017, 10:10 AM »

hellow all

 Got my first Rev in the mail today. 1.5 mid vent with lines and 13" handles. My issues is that the handles came with no leaders and as this is my first Rev i have nothing to compare them to. Can someone give me specks on leaders. What weight line? Length  on top and bottom and how far should the outermost knot be on the top and bottom handles.

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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2017, 10:42 AM »

Since the kite is a flat plane and the handles are bent at the bottom towards the kite you can have any length top vs bottom. all that matters is that the two top leaders match and the two bottom ones match as well.
best suggestion is that the top ones are larksheaded to short leaders, and the bottom ones are ~6" long and have knots every 1/2" or so, that way if you decide that you want to give your wrists a break in higher winds you can extend the leaders to dump more wind off, and the opposite for lighter winds.

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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2017, 01:51 PM »

Just the opposite actually. The longer leaders go on the top of the handles, shorter on the bottom.

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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2017, 03:05 PM »

Rev handle leaders are longer on the top than the bottom.
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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2017, 03:44 PM »

Thank you all very much
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« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2017, 04:28 PM »

Just the opposite actually. The longer leaders go on the top of the handles, shorter on the bottom.




This is the best as far as versatility is concerned. Remember, you may want to fly other quads without running through a second complete setup. Just assemble the kite and attach to the lines and handles you have already set up. The greater the range of adjustability, the less work you'll have to do with any quad.
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« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2017, 05:34 PM »

When did that switch?HuhHuh Huh...
Ah well I will go back to my decas......

Hey get flying on anything!!!
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« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2017, 12:46 PM »

When did that switch?HuhHuh Huh...
Ah well I will go back to my decas......

Hey get flying on anything!!!

Revs and Decas are two different beasts. With a versatile handle setup you can fly either. My Rev handle setup allows me to fly ANY quad. Most people who are only familiar with Revs look at my leaders and say "Why?".
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« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2017, 01:12 PM »

Oh I know they are very different... We were a huge rev shop....quad sticks cake from my shop...
Decas make me happier though Wink
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« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2017, 02:40 PM »

Just wanted to thank everyone for the help. Bought a set from JB and did the snag less mid to the stock handles and flies like a dream
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