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Bobthekite
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Mylar or not

Wed Feb 28, 2007 11:10 am

I have noticed that this years 1.5s dont have mylar panels any more and was wondering what advantages if any and disadvantages the mylar panels have
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Wed Feb 28, 2007 12:34 pm

I don't think they were any advantage Bob, other than a perceived (by some) layout improvement. In my experience the mylar panel's tend to deteriorate faster than the ripstop.
 
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Re: Mylar or not

Wed Feb 28, 2007 12:59 pm

Bobthekite wrote:
I have noticed that this years 1.5s dont have mylar panels any more and was wondering what advantages if any and disadvantages the mylar panels have


Mylar looks sexy.

That's about it, I think :-)

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Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:12 pm

So no major advantages to mylar then its probably as i thought ,just marketing to get a few extra sales
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Wed Feb 28, 2007 2:32 pm

No, i'd see it as a positive change Bob not just marketing. I've bought both with and without mylar in Revs and would definitely choose "without" in future
 
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Wed Feb 28, 2007 3:35 pm

David I ment the Mylar was marketing as they have now dropped it ,so I agree with you, With the introduction of the Baressi model I wonder how long the SLE will last as standard as well
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Wed Feb 28, 2007 3:58 pm

I think REV Quality in relation to the sail,be it Mylar or Wripstop isnt consistant anyway.I have two revs with the same sail pattern that are diffrent in build quality.I did buy them from diffrent Retailers if that makes a diffrence. No complaints,just noticed the diffrence.
Love the new Revs and see it as a positive[more to buy]but i have a few Revs with Mylar[customs]and i do like the look on the kite
AS TO MYLAR LOOKS.... S E X Y.....Where do i buy her something in a SIZE 10 :biggrin:
 
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Wed Feb 28, 2007 6:01 pm

With the mylar I found that it:
- tends to drop down, almost out of control at the extreme side of the wind window as compared to the all polyester sail.
- it is more radical.
- it lacks precision.
- it glides much better on the javelin throw.

I personally prefer the all polyester sail.

John
 
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Wed Feb 28, 2007 6:03 pm

Two points I have read but can’t remember where.
1. The mylar was used to provide stiffness and to reduce stretching in the sail.
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2. the mylar was removed by popular demand (I think, but not sure, I read tat on the Rev Forum, straight from the horse’s mouth so to speak)
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Wed Feb 28, 2007 6:57 pm

I must say I have owned both but prefer all cloth but I think spar choice makes more diff than mylar or not :D
 
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Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:54 am

Thought i had read the other way around BOB about the STRETCH in Mylar Vs Wripstop.Not 100% sure but i understood that the New REV was minus the Mylar to reduce Stretch and increase precision and life of the kite :-k .
Spars are the key as said above and offcourse correct line lenght .I recently flew with over 4inchs out on one line.Noticed it obviously streight away.Since that i always stretch them out after a long REVALATIONS session.

BRIAN...