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Author Topic: Mixed Pairs - Dual Line and Rev Pair Flying?  (Read 1608 times)
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« on: February 01, 2010, 09:21 AM »

Alright, this could be a potentially stupid question but please humour me if it is anyway (not that we're lacking that in this forum).

If you are thinking of doing a pairs routine with a dual line and Rev in less than perfect wind, ideally which kite should be the lead and following kite for the best overall control under turbulent conditions?

Rev definitely handles turbulent wind better than a dual line but is definitely much slower
A dual line's degree of speed control is more to a subject of the wind than a Rev is.

With that said, would it make sense for the dual line to be the leading kite and the Rev the following kite? Or vice versa?


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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2010, 09:25 AM »

I'd put the rev 2nd, because in higher winds, you can stop it if it gets to close to the dual line.

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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2010, 10:24 AM »

I would put the rev following. The following kite is the one that has to keep the spacing right, thus the added amount of speed control of a quad would make it easier.
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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2010, 11:27 AM »

You'll need a fairly slow 2 line kite, especially in strong wind, or just plan on choreography that doesn't depend on a lot of speed matched stuff.

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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2010, 11:53 AM »

I tried a Transfer xt.s and that's a big, slow kite! I'm wondering if the "s" means "super-sized". Is it fair to say that the bigger the kite, the slower it is? A Rev wouldn't have any trouble keeping up with it. I imagine that the quad is easier to adjust it's speed than a dual.

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