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« on: March 09, 2013, 08:34 PM »

I'm not a big rev fan until now Smiley  Had a chance to fly a rev 2 for the first time and I've heard how good it can be for higher winds and I have to say it was fun.  Fast, agile and very responsive but not nearly as twitchy as I thought it would be. I'd say it handled the 18-25+ winds very well.  Had to try flying to one of my favorite songs for fast kites after about an hour of just getting a feel for it.   Here's the vid.

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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2013, 08:47 PM »

love it!  reminded me of my child hood watching BENNY HILL with my father  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2013, 09:16 PM »

Hmm the "benny hill" rev...has a nice ring to it Tongue.
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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2013, 09:32 PM »

I watched the Rev II and Popcan videos. Both can be chaos. Especially the Rev II in 25 mph wind when you are used to 1.5 inputs. It looked like you were already adjusting to much smaller inputs. Rev II is my favorite quad. Fun watching the Rev version of March Madness.
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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2013, 09:52 PM »


That video is enought to give me though of crossing over to the dark side.  Huh

At least for high wind days.   Roll Eyes
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« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2013, 03:17 AM »

B2, which is a JB Series of the Rev2, is my first out last back kite. So much fun to throw around.


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« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2013, 05:14 PM »

For some time I have been pondering getting a Rev 2 as my third Rev.  My thought is get it as a high wind kite & buy vented Revs later on when I go to The Outer Banks.  Inland mountain winds where I am produce high gusts on the stronger wind days during the winter.  I usually switch to smaller kites as the winds pick up.  Today was a typical light wind day.  Flights started with a Wala with puffs from the East, then Southern winds blew in & I switched to the 4D.  Finally the West wind came & got out the CDC STX for a bit.  Of course the wind blew the strongest as I was packing up.  That would have been time for the 1.5 Rev I am now learning.
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« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2013, 06:05 PM »

I bought a Rev II for a high wind kite back about 1989. Never flew it at the low end of its range, since I was almost entirely interested in dual line kites until the wind got too high for them. It must have been 10 or 15 years before I tried flying it in lower winds. Ever since trying it in less than ballistic winds, it's been my favorite kite in the bag. One topic reply said the Rev II is replaced by the B2. I hope that is incorrect; it would be a shame for such a thrilling kite to go extinct.
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« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2013, 07:15 PM »

I bought a Rev II for a high wind kite back about 1989. Never flew it at the low end of its range, since I was almost entirely interested in dual line kites until the wind got too high for them. It must have been 10 or 15 years before I tried flying it in lower winds. Ever since trying it in less than ballistic winds, it's been my favorite kite in the bag. One topic reply said the Rev II is replaced by the B2. I hope that is incorrect; it would be a shame for such a thrilling kite to go extinct.
While it gets used as the lead kite in the Progressive Stack, and stocked at most Rev dealers it will not be replaced. Damn cool colours and pattern offered on the Rev2


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« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2013, 12:17 AM »

The Rev II is my favorite, bought one for the kid as soon as they were released. Haven't flown my original Rev I much since, bought my own after she moved out. That was a bit high of wind for a real enjoyable fly, I always have one in the bag if we're ever on the field together with better wind.

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« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2013, 12:31 AM »

The Rev II is my favorite, bought one for the kid as soon as they were released. Haven't flown my original Rev I much since, bought my own after she moved out. That was a bit high of wind for a real enjoyable fly, I always have one in the bag if we're ever on the field together with better wind.


Yea it was a bit high but still fun.  Day started out about 15 mph for the first 30min or so and kicked up fast.  Just surprised at how well the kite held up and flew for me.  I'll have to get up to chico again and bring it with me.
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