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« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2012, 07:54 AM »

ok will look over there. Why do I feel I asked a bad question? Embarrassed
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« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2012, 08:13 AM »

ok will look over there. Why do I feel I asked a bad question? Embarrassed
Not a bad question but I know a bunch of folks over there have posted pics and made comments.
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« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2012, 08:14 AM »

no bad question!
Just that the Rev forum has picked up traffic more and more and a lot of the Rev threads that were here are no longer here.....
 
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« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2012, 04:16 PM »

Revo Polo
I have 12 Rev 1.5's, these are basically all I ever fly, IMHO the best there is

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« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2012, 06:46 PM »

sounds like I might have to make the Dallas Houston run and check them out Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2012, 07:09 PM »

Sweet quad kites and kite mobile.
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« Reply #21 on: June 15, 2012, 09:46 AM »

might be a bit farther than Houston, I
am living in the Philippines for the Asia kite festival season
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« Reply #22 on: June 15, 2012, 12:15 PM »

so hang a right at Galveston then?  Cheesy
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« Reply #23 on: June 20, 2012, 06:10 PM »

For 13-20, I'd agree with others' recommendations for a full vent b series.  With Black race rods for the lower range, and 3 wraps for higher, maybe 4s for even higher.  FYI, megavent=extra vent =xtravent.  As for the polo vented, I have not flown one BUT I did consider one, and before ruling it out, I emailed Steve in South Africa quite a bit about it--he has a set of polos and rev pros.  What I learned is, the polos are better at pivots ("pivot monsters"), and may be more fun if you are mostly flying on your own.  Rev B series/b series pros are probably better suited to team flying.  Both are good.  The outlines of the sails are very similar, almost identical.  But the rods on the polos are placed further in along the LE.  Perhaps this is what makes them so good at clockwork/pivots? The venting is obviously placed differently, less power in the center Steven says.  I had my husband's pixel counting program at work do the math, and I can tell you that the polo VTD actually has more venting than the Xtra vent.  So I would not start with that, if your winds are typically 13-20.  Polo makes a midvent, though. 

Polo sails will always be lighter than B series because they are printed, not sewn.  Believe it or not, the extra weight of the stitching and the overlapped panels makes a difference! But very slight.  I did fly one of the Gonzalez bros printed standards once, and it felt more like an SUL.
If you are serious about the polos, I'd pm Steven Leonard (kwmf), madquad, and rich comras (quaa714) on the rev forum.  Steve and rich have polos and rev pros, and madquad just got a set of polo team kites, if I'm not mistaken.

There are of course other kites to consider besides the 1.5 size (B series, B series pro, polo, exp, sle).  Out my way (west coast) at least, 1.5s are what you will see on the beach.  Lots of people have other things, but most have other things in addition to 1.5s.  1.5s are good for team, or even if you don't care about team, they are good for flying in groups.  They mix well. They are good to learn on-not too fast.  Speed is fun, but it makes the learning process so much harder.  you don't have much time to think before*^%$(CRASH.  B2s are fun, when you're on your own.  They fly just like a 1.5, but faster. Faster along a straight line, faster turns. If you really want speed, I'd go with one of those.  I've flown the supersonic, it's also fast, but I think it'd be harder to learn on. It's crazier. 

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« Reply #24 on: July 03, 2012, 07:56 PM »



This is my choice for those kind of winds... indeed it was over 20 when I flew it this day. Full vent revB with 4wrap. Feels nice and solid, seems more stable than flying the mid vent in same winds.
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