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Author Topic: Is There A Close Second To The Revolution Kites?  (Read 20282 times)
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« Reply #45 on: September 08, 2013, 12:51 AM »

are thanks - but that was/is a german kite and is not shoreline

called the "vision"

there was a crazy quad line kite that we tried to tame at shoreline - it looked like a propeller. marvelous thing once we got it to stop spinning
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« Reply #46 on: September 08, 2013, 06:20 AM »

I've seen a few propeller shaped Quadline kites, but a quick search only found this one by Hans Frydendall (.pdf scan of Spring '93 KiteLines magazine, hosted by KiteLife.com)
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« Reply #47 on: September 08, 2013, 08:46 AM »

Brassington ..Angel quad


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« Reply #48 on: September 08, 2013, 08:47 AM »

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« Reply #49 on: September 08, 2013, 08:49 AM »

Aladino sword


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« Reply #50 on: September 09, 2013, 05:19 AM »

Meric Munday's Symphony.
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« Reply #51 on: September 09, 2013, 08:05 AM »

Sir Barnby:

Shoreline photo, my bad on the Vision (marked Sub-Vision on data)




Three more start here (photos rearranged so that all 6 are in order):
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« Reply #52 on: September 09, 2013, 05:32 PM »

that's it - thanks big brother

look at some of those flyers!!!  some great friends there

and look at Danw filling up his lens with wonder

i think that was a sub vision btw - i think i am wrong  the sub has the horseshoe tendancy and the non sub more straight. i will get them out over the weekend (as i promise myself so often)  Undecided
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« Reply #53 on: September 09, 2013, 05:33 PM »

subvision is also smaller isn't?
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« Reply #54 on: September 10, 2013, 06:14 AM »

the subvision had another design

http://kitec.net/ksf/kites/subvision.htm
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http://kitec.net/ksf/kites/vision.htm
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« Reply #55 on: September 11, 2013, 04:47 AM »

No close second to a Rev?

Dave Ashworth is a home builder (highly recognized on the east coast) and most famous for his incredible low wind quads.  The video is his 3rd generation indoor.
Wildwood 2010 Indoor Dave Ashworth


He also had a "london bridge" kite at least a decade before it was released by t.Benson as the Airbow.  Dave's version is designed for different wind conditions to be sure!  I've known him for probably 15 years and every kite he has ever flown is personally crafted by him.  His rev knock-offs are built on a 32.5 inch stick, so nothing is an exact copy (and nothing available "stock" ever fits him!)

He's made active-vents, tried reinforcing battens, altered positioning of vertical spars, removable covers for vents, of course his handles are home-built too.  The coolest ones are indoor with infinitely adjustable leaders (thru a friction fitting sunk into the wooden handle).

Dave is our kite-club's workshop coordinator:.... wood templates, full parts kits, the works!

I should also mention the "Kitesquid" (Harold Ames) has pushed the home-built quad-line envelope himself on many occasions.  Two of his best accomplishments are the Ryv 1.6 (a no wind kite design that still uses the SLE leading edge tubes!) and the 40 inch leading edge baby Ryv stacks.

Nothing can be taken away from my favorite kite company either.  Revolution has always been committed to the best product developments, customer service and financial support for our activities.  Others may want to offer a cheaper product, similar to their designs.  I say, why not "outwork Rev with your contributions" if you want a slice of their pie.

Take any quad-kite design you like and improve it for the next two decades.  I'll try one of those as well, but my guess is that a well tuned Rev can do more cool stuff, easier, maybe even cheaper!
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« Reply #56 on: September 15, 2013, 09:26 AM »

i actually have a vision quad i would be willing to sell great kite well made not a rev though i have a few revs also i could part with not listed cause doesnt matter if i sell or not i always sell kites in great condition just check my profile
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« Reply #57 on: September 15, 2013, 02:40 PM »

Have any of you guys come across the Spiderkites Smithi ?  it's a 4 line foil kite but it has special one way 'valves' in the cells so that it can be flown - to a certain extent - like a Rev. backwards, forwards, propeller turns dive stops etc. Perhaps not a 'close second' to a Rev, but an interesting alternative.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvBWWLXAvco

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« Reply #58 on: September 20, 2013, 06:02 AM »

Hot Kites,
what possesses these creators?
Brilliant stuff................... Tongue
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