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« on: April 15, 2009, 12:35 AM »

After having spent some time poking holes in a Rev, I got to thinking about reinforcing the trailing edges with some mylar and then covering the mylar with an accent panel.

Also, I've had many people ask me what type of kite the iQuad team was flying. You can't always see the word Revolution when you're a couple of hundred feet away from the kite.

So here is my idea for the Rev Team Demo Kites. The white could be replaced with any light color: yellow, cyan, pink, rubin to give each team member their own color. I sent a rougher design to Ben months ago, but never heard back from him or the company. So now, I present the design here. It's crude, but should give you an idea of how the kites would look. For vented conditions, just use the small hole technique I tried on the contest Rev.

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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2009, 12:48 AM »



A bit fugly, ain't it?
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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2009, 12:49 AM »



A bit fugly, ain't it?


Yes it is. That's why I put the logo on it.  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2009, 01:25 AM »

Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk.  Undecided
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« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2009, 06:54 AM »

I'd let REV put the venting in it. Grin
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« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2009, 05:42 PM »

I'd let Rev do the graphics as well.  Huh
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« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2009, 05:51 PM »

I'd let Rev do the graphics as well.  Huh
Hey. I kind of like it.

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« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2009, 10:02 PM »

I actually like the redesign. Perhaps the "Revolution" is a bit over powering but I like the idea of it being much larger. I've always disliked Mylar on a kite but as I see the trailing edges on John's redesign I like the way it gives a 3D effect.

I don't think it's ugly at all. The white background does not do it justice but it's just a mock up.

Trust me... I've seen worse designs from Revolution (few and far between though). I think Rev needs to shake up the design a little without pricing the design out of the hands of most fliers.
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« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2009, 06:34 AM »

Billboard - Series Revs
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« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2009, 09:02 AM »

It's the same idea as people wearing T-shirts with that FOX logo on it.

That company started out making racing equipment and now they make almost all their money from their clothing.

And you could certainly name other companies with similar situations.  Shocked

http://www.freewebs.com/tfteamfear/Fox-logo_01.jpg

Remember, this would be for their team demo kites. Not for the general public. Of course, then the demand will build.......
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« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2009, 12:53 PM »

I like the look too.  Good idea John.  The 3d effect with the shading is great! 

Not sure what those little cartoon characters in the lower right corner are there for however??? Wink Wink Wink
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« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2009, 01:54 PM »

The characters are Kokapelli's, part of iQuads logo. Patrick you were in Washington for years, surely you recognize Kokapelli, they're rampant up there even though they are a southwestern indian symbol originally.

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« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2009, 02:27 PM »

The characters are Kokapelli's, part of iQuads logo.
Me thinks he was being tounge and cheek, hence the  Smiley 's
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« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2009, 02:55 PM »

The characters are Kokapelli's, part of iQuads logo.
Me thinks he was being tounge and cheek, hence the  Smiley 's


Si Senior...& a little shot at John B.
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« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2009, 06:56 AM »

Not keen on the mylar bits John. And wouldn't it be better to make the logos smaller not larger?
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