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Rev1 wind range

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 10:44 am
by Wockey
Another question from a rev newbie . The publicity says "up to 25 mph" well i had mine out in 15-20 and gusty and my wrists are aching today :?
I'm up to reverse take off part of the training and after one attempt I gave up :shock: Would I be right in saying that 10-15 mph is best range for enjoying the Rev1 ?? I am new to rev's but have flown power kites for years...and the aching wrists may be because I am getting used to the new "thumb control" action.
John (looking for a vented Rev 1)

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 11:13 am
by Gary Matthews
A Rev 1 in those conditions- 15 mph and upwards will be hard work, there is a larger sail area to contend with.
Try letting a bit more "brake" out ,you won't have as much response, but it will lessen the "ache".......As far as a Vented Rev 1 why do need one of those, surely a Vented SLE will do ?.....

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 2:02 pm
by Wockey
My plan is to own 2 Rev1's (standard & vented) with 2 sets of spars (sle & ultra lights) Of course I do have a problem.......they dont make vented Rev1's !! You must understand that I am suffering from Rev Beginner Syndrome (RBS) Excitement, "what to buy next", "can I make one" etc etc............and I've not even got passed the reverse take off stage yet !!!
I'm sure i will settle down soon but in the mean time i may need advise from the experienced ones :-) At present i have a decent sized kite and cant envisage owning a smaller Rev. Maybe I will see the light but at present I cant see beyond a Rev1...........anyway,where's those extended handles that I'm halfway through making :)

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 4:39 pm
by mnkby
A Vented SLE "will do" however, a Vented 1 will always be more precise


Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 6:04 pm
by Gary Matthews
So Wockey, have you tried a SLE yet ?...not sure if he's up to more "precise" yet :P ......sounds like he's not Mr Hathaway. :cool:

Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:35 pm
by Wockey
Mr Hatherway went staight over my head :? Not tried the SLE...yet

Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 5:25 pm
by mnkby
he'd mean me ;-)

for even MORE precise fun, try a vented kite with 2 wrap rods in an 8mph wind. Sweeeeet!

Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 5:50 pm
by nic

My Rev flying is at the same stage as yours.

Instead of a vented Rev 1 have you thought about getting a set of SLE spars for the Rev 1? Price is about £45.

Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 6:01 pm
by Gary Matthews
Which set Nic....."Advantage" or" SLE"...? if your going for the Vented then it has to be the SLE........chunky mother's

Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 7:51 pm
by nic
SLEs, Gary.

I flew my 1.5 SLE yesterday in winds in which the Rev 1 had given up and was well impressed at how well the SLE flew and stayed rigid.

Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 12:39 am
by Wockey
nic,I have SLE at the moment with a set of ultra lights on the way.
Also found out that Revolution will sell a vented Rev1 :-)
Bristol aint that far,one day we will have to meet and compare what we haven't learnt !!

Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 9:19 am
by nic
Cool, I'm up for that! Maybe when we organise a Bristol fly day?

Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:54 am
by Wockey
keep me informed nic, need to see what 2 & 4 line kites can really do having only recently got into stunt kiting.