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A new masterpiece

Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:00 pm

Revolution add to their interesting if impractical range, some 1s by Carl Robertshaw.

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A variety of colourways but the phrase Please call the office or me for prices..... shows what sort of "flyer" these kite-like flying devices are intended for. I'd be interested to see this approach taken with kites I'd want to fly though.

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Re: A new masterpiece

Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:24 pm

Do not like! [-(
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Re: A new masterpiece

Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:32 pm

I've got a lot of respect for Carl as a flier and for his Matrix and Fury kites, but this design for a Revolution just doesn't do it for me. But that's just my personal opinion; I wouldn't want to dictate what others should or should not fly :twisted:
 
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Re: A new masterpiece

Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:37 pm

I thought it was just me, but guess not
Little bit dull
I also agree, if you have to ask, you can't afford :(
 
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Re: A new masterpiece

Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:44 pm

Stink_Finger wrote:
Do not like! [-(

There is a purple version :wink:

plod wrote:
I also agree, if you have to ask, you can't afford :(

Well everyone has to ask so.... no-one can afford :-k

I have a fine and distinguished history of buying CarlKites™ for occasionally sizeable sums. If these designs and workmanship were available on something other than a Rev I'd be all over it inspite of really not needing another kite. Someone should wise up and tap into that sort of thing.

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Re: A new masterpiece

Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:10 am

Rereading the original info from rev, there is 150 odd designs all individual, so hopefully something more to taste
 
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Re: A new masterpiece

Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:01 pm

Had a good close up looksee of one of these today - hadn't time to grab the handles though ;-) and a nice conversation with Carl. You really don't want to know the price of these, unless you're just gonna buy one anyway - in which case the price doesn't actually matter. (Much like my lack of slef restraint when it comes to Bensons (not long now!), JoE's (not long now!) and Kitehouse's (???) - Oooh Oooh though, look out for Chris's new thing - 's coming along very nicely indeed thank you very much ;-) )

Bugger where were we?

Ah - Carl's Masterpiece Edition Revolution... 's not just a new pattern BTW, allthough you could be mistaken into thinking that if you didn't actually know. Still a couple of bits of string too many for my taste though.

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A new masterpiece

Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:09 pm

I have had a go with Carls masterpiece design,flys really well.My mate sent me a picture taken a few years ago
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Oh by the way,pulled my first Jacobs ladder yesterday(really happy as I am a quadline flyer)



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Re: A new masterpiece

Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:57 am

bryan beasley wrote:
You really don't want to know the price of these,


Ok, i'll hazard a guess, ...........masterpiece..........mmm, £600!!!!
 
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Re: A new masterpiece

Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:02 am

You really don't want to know the price of these,


Yeah I do... self restraint never been one of my strong points either... I want one. Was discussing it with Chris a year or so back when in development - look really nice in the flesh (well pixels on my laptop anyways) - 's on the have to have list.
 
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Re: A new masterpiece

Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:24 am

MMM... mine...

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You have to ask Ben for the price, it's twice what I paid for my original Rev I in 1998 but I am so looking forward to getting hold of this one. Mainly because it's a CarlKite™ and everyone knows his high standards of craftmanship 8)

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Re: A new masterpiece

Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:41 am

I like them. Distinctly Carl but with a nice twist I think. And all 150 are unique colour combos.
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Re: A new masterpiece

Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:39 pm

As stated, if you're gonna get one anyways... price don't matter. ;-)

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Re: A new masterpiece

Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:52 pm

hezz wrote:
it's twice what I paid for my original Rev I in 1998

I am ballparking it at around £350 then.

Has anyone seen a jaw anywhere around here ? Just the bottom half but I seem to have misplaced it.

EDIT: or have I undershot considerably on the price and need to locate the top of my head as well ? :shock:

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Re: A new masterpiece

Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:43 pm

Is there some sort of competition here?
Like, who's paying the highest price ever for a quad kite?
Sorry, but it all seems rather counter-intuitive to me.
Especially as the ones illustrated in the foregoing posts look, to me, just like laundry on a washing line.
Except Daz's. Possibly ...
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