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« on: May 07, 2009, 10:35 AM »

I have spoken to several Rev pilots who have said they fly their kites upside down more than with the LE above the logo.

If this is the case, why not attach the lines "inverted" so that the lines are not twisted when the kite is upside down? This would be the "normal" position for those pilots.

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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2009, 11:16 AM »

You're funny!  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2009, 11:22 AM »

Not the comment I was looking for, but thanks. This was actually a real question. Heck, Revolution could even make some special kites with the logo upside down for those pilots, so the logo would read normally when the kite is inverted.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2009, 11:39 AM »

Heck, Revolution could even make some special kites with the logo upside down for those pilots, so the logo would read normally when the kite is inverted.  Smiley
Infinite circle logo.... that way kite orientation would be moot.  Cheesy

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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2009, 12:01 PM »

I talked to Ben <from Rev> once about putting the logo upside down.  He said it couldn't be done because the logo placement and orientation was part of the copyright.
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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2009, 12:13 PM »

why not glue your gas pedal down on your car and use the brakes to control your speed?
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« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2009, 12:44 PM »

why not glue your gas pedal down on your car and use the brakes to control your speed?

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« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2009, 01:13 PM »

I talked to Ben <from Rev> once about putting the logo upside down.  He said it couldn't be done because the logo placement and orientation was part of the copyright.
wouldn't that mean that the masterpiece revs are then unlicensed copies that should not have been made nor sold?Huh? if the logo was part of the copyright........
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« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2009, 03:22 PM »

kitenoob,

Your analogy would be more accurate if you said, "Why not reverse the linkage for your accelerator and brake so the pedals would be used in reversed sequence?"

Note that with the lines reversed as I suggested, there would still be a neutral position for the handles and kite. In your analogy, the kite would be fully powered up all the time and you merely apply brakes. That is not what I suggested.

But thanks, once again, for suggesting in your own special way, that my experiments and suggestions for Revs are to be met with laughter and/or disdain.

PS. Wait until you read my next suggestion for Revs. You'll have a hoot making fun of it.  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2009, 03:50 PM »

I've got an analogy for you then, John...

Because i did seriously think about your idea.  Wink

We've got our brains trained already how to invert the kite, the way  it is bridled now...

Try and reverse your feet and drive your car with left foot for gas and right foot for braking.

-Just make sure the intersections are clear when you try this. 
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I was actually thinking about trying your idea until I remembered my experience with swapping my feet and trying to drive as a 16 y.o. kid.

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« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2009, 04:01 PM »

I've got an analogy for you then, John...

Because i did seriously think about your idea.  Wink

We've got our brains trained already how to invert the kite, the way  it is bridled now...

Try and reverse your feet and drive your car with left foot for gas and right foot for braking.

-Just make sure the intersections are clear when you try this. 
trust me Lips sealed

I was actually thinking about trying your idea until I remembered my experience with swapping my feet and trying to drive as a 16 y.o. kid.

Too much like driving a standard shift car in the UK/Ireland.   You are sitting on the right hand side, shifting with your left instead of your right hand, and in a lane you would be scolded for being in stateside.

Drive like this for the first 5-6 hours, stop at a rest stop and you pause to decided which hand to use to pick something off a shelf.   

Turnouts on mountain roads that require one car to back up until there is enough room to get by each other also tend to highlight your tourist status.

Screws with your zen.

Of course, if something requires quick response, there is a tendency to dive for the right (wrong) lane.  Huh

On the plus side.... very zippy cars with relatively small engines.  No lag carrying 3 adults and too much luggage even running a 1.8 engine.

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« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2009, 04:51 PM »

What's the big deal with the lines being twisted?
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« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2009, 05:05 PM »

I didn't say it was a big deal. I just asked if people who fly their Revs mostly upside down would consider taking out the twist in the lines. I know that people who fly dog stake often reverse their hands, or so I've been told.

It would seem to cause less wear on the lines if the 1/2 twist was gone more of the time.

Let's not get in a rut here people. It's kind of sad in a way we are so locked in to one way of flying. I know when I try to fly a sport kite "wrong handed", I just lock up. It shouldn't take more than 5 minutes to get over this, maybe...... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2009, 05:26 PM »

OK then,
I'll be the first to admit it.

I can't fly inverted as well as i can right side up.

If we were to bridle our Revs upside down, we'd probably switch and start flying them even more inverted (right side up)
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« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2009, 05:33 PM »

I have spoken to several Rev pilots who have said they fly their kites upside down more than with the LE above the logo.

If this is the case, why not attach the lines "inverted" so that the lines are not twisted when the kite is upside down? This would be the "normal" position for those pilots.

Open to comments here.


If I did that I would have to think  Undecided  If I have to think it's to late  Wink
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