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Author Topic: Two of my favorite shots of ME! :)  (Read 4574 times)
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« on: March 13, 2009, 02:44 PM »



Flying the Rev Backtracker on Kite Hill in Seattle, shot is about 12 years old.
Notice the plastic adjustable handles.

This was my first rev, and man, was it hard to fly.
Of course, when I finally got to try a 1.5, it was pretty easy Smiley

Here is a shot with the kite.
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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2009, 03:37 PM »

Okay, you got me Brett ... who is that child in the pictures.
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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2009, 08:25 PM »

Yeah, that was before my first first child (the one with blue hair) was born, so it must of been Nov 1996.

I didn't know how to fly a rev and my obviously pregnant wife would be at the other end and launch it for me.  Grin

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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2009, 09:15 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2009, 05:09 PM »

been a whilec since i seen those old style handles
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« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2009, 03:36 AM »

My Backtrackers! Grin

http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2734725440089274713hMwfwF
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« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2009, 04:10 AM »

I learned on a backtracker too, what a lesson in humility it was for about two years.  I'd wait for a big breeze then spend all my time untangling the lines. Who knew you could tune and adjust those darn things?  Now I can 3-D fly 'em. 

A couple of weeks ago I gave my backtracker handles to Terry Murray 'cause he prefers 'em.  I've lost some of my admiration for that fella too <LOL!!!>
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« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2009, 09:16 AM »

Terry sure can make that 1.5 dance with them though.  His style of flying is with quick, sharp inputs.  If he used handles like your long titainium ones, he would be overcontrolling.

I still have a couple sets of those handles, one with lines and occaisionally fly with them.  I am not practiced enough to fully utilize the extra length of handles like yours, but if you were to give them to me I promise I would learn to use them. Wink
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« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2009, 03:02 PM »

i have flown revs since 1997 and have never flown a backtraker.. i would like to try one someday
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« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2009, 03:43 AM »

They are about the size of a Rev 2, but because they are "taller" they are more sensitive to control input.  Quite tricky to fly for an "introductory" quad kite.  This is probably why they went away and the EXP was introduced (speculation on my part).
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« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2009, 01:21 PM »


Nice  Wink

Bet you don't use the original plastic handles  Cheesy


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« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2009, 02:10 AM »

No, not with the entire stack.  It has quite a pull.  I use Rev 2 handles with it.  Not much more padding, but every little bit helps. 
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