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« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2009, 01:44 PM »

Actually, that is exactly what the page says.

Am I missing something here?


I think Kent was referring to Jeepsters comment.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2009, 05:33 PM »

Actually, that is exactly what the page says.

Am I missing something here?
Steve,

The point I tried to make ... obviously not that clearly ... was that the majority of the Rev kites sold are 1.5 size.  That's based on the distribution of Rev kites amongst our club members and not on any known data.  Even the majority of the 1.5 SLE kites in our club are equipped from the factory with 0.25 ID rods.  Thus, I assumed that the term "most" applied to the numbers sold.  Thus, I'm suggesting that, in total, there are more .25 ID leading edges than 0.43 ID leading edges sold. 

I think others are taking exception to the number of kites sold and basing the term "most" on kite names:

Three 0.25 ID leading edges (RevII, EXP and B-series) vs five or more 0.43 ID leading edges (Sonic, Shockwave,  Blast, Power Blast 2-4, Power Blast 4-8, etc).

Since the statement has dual meanings, maybe it simply needs to be removed.

And yep, the silver bullet rods are not in the chart ... nor are the race rods.  Both are generally special order frame sets.  Although, the Pro-series does list the race rods as a standard order item.

Boy am I glad this list is your responsibility and not mine ... looks like there are more foot notes than entries.

Cheers,
Tom



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« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2009, 08:09 PM »


... the REV II now comes with a three piece leading edge ... 24.75 inch center rod with no ferrules and 24.75 inch wings with one ferrule each.

On that note..
I've been thinking of making a 3-piece rod of P-200's to replace my 2-piece LE on my II, both ferrules in the middle like the Race Rods in my 1.5. I'll guess the ferrules on the outside for the II are just to help the package fold up a bit shorter for travel ??
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« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2009, 08:33 PM »

That would be my guess too. Thinking with the same size rods, one ferrule is shorter than 2. Not really sure if that will make or break your length budget though... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2009, 08:40 PM »


... the REV II now comes with a three piece leading edge ... 24.75 inch center rod with no ferrules and 24.75 inch wings with one ferrule each.

On that note..
I've been thinking of making a 3-piece rod of P-200's to replace my 2-piece LE on my II, both ferrules in the middle like the Race Rods in my 1.5. I'll guess the ferrules on the outside for the II are just to help the package fold up a bit shorter for travel ??

If you're going to make a 3-piece leading edge think about cutting the wing rods at 24 inches (same length as the vertical rods) and inserting one ferrule in each wing rod.  Then cut the center rod at 26 inches long ... no ferrule.  With 4 inch ferrules inserted half way, that makes the wings 26 inches long and the center rod 26 inches long.  That's half to three-quarters of an inch shorter than the standard three piece leading edge from Rev.  The REV II will fit diagonally in a standard size suitcase.  If you cut the rods at 24.75 inches and put two ferrules in the center section, the end result will be 28.75 inches ... that's too long for my suitcase.

I used P2X rods to make a slightly softer frame set than the standard 3-wraps ... the P200's should work well also.

The best way to travel is still with a travel frame set (17.5 inch long rods) for a 1.5 Rev.  That frame set will pack in a carry on!!

Cheers,
Tom
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« Reply #20 on: November 13, 2009, 08:54 PM »


The REV II will fit diagonally in a standard size suitcase.  If you cut the rods at 24.75 inches and put two ferrules in the center section, the end result will be 28.75 inches ... that's too long for my suitcase...


...The best way to travel is still with a travel frame set (17.5 inch long rods) for a 1.5 Rev.  That frame set will pack in a carry on!!

Cheers,
Tom
Looks like it might break that budget after all!
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« Reply #21 on: November 13, 2009, 09:11 PM »

Ah, got it now.  Thanks for the clarification.  I resurrected that info just as a bit of nostalgia ... as I mentioned that was done back in '02.  I compiled and shared the info as I was constantly being asked for spec's on the various rods used in Rev's kites.  At that time there was no information publicly available elsewhere.  I have no intention of updating any of the information.  Anyone that wants to have a go is welcome to do it.
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