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« on: November 06, 2011, 02:07 PM »

1. What is best lines to use for Revs? I prefer 90lb  line.

2. Handle mods that work or which handles? Long or standard or?
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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2011, 01:17 AM »

I prefer either Liros DC40 or PowerPro Hollow Ace 80lbs.
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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2011, 05:31 AM »

we (in the land of no wind/DC metro area) use 50# Skybond (100 to 120 feet in length) quite frequently.  For throwing a kite around 3-D style it's tough to beat 90# LaserPro Gold, . . . although the 100# Skybond is significantly more slippery and sports a thinner overall diameter.  LPG is like flying on wire, it has a very high modulus compared to other brands.

quad handles?  that is a purely personal selection!  Do you like some mass or want it light as a feather?  Do you want to flick-'em around all day or fly your kite precisely, all smooth & graceful?  do you normally have high wind or seldom any at all?

Honestly?, given the opportunity you should try a bunch of different handle models out and see what you prefer.  I'm after a set of Mike Van Meers' wooden handles myself!  I've had Ashworth's wood/carbon tube combo-solution, aluminum tubes and solid rods, steel tubes, carbon fibre wraps over aluminum tubes, formed, drilled plexiglass and even a custom set of 19" titanium tubes.  My shortest set is maybe 8 inches across the gap, my longest set almost 17" between the two attachment points.  In low wind, some folks like the indoor Rev handles too, but not if you intend to flail aggressively.

I add length & lessen mass in proportion to the wind speed, when selecting handles for the day.
 
Long and light (no wind-outside, Ti handles 17")
short and obese (high wind/no-snags 13")
long and massive (3D flying- outside/no snags 15" or 17")
shortest & lightest (indoor),
      so the kite can "carry-away the handles" if dropped from a glide, 1/4" dia. aluminum tube, 8"
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