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01-14-2009 01:27 AM  9 years agoPost 21
mbkite

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If you want to get into REVs get your self an exp.
After you learn how to fly get a John Bariece B sires you will need 3
1 Solid 2 Mid vent 3 Vented they will have 2 3 4 wrap frames and when you get real good you can get race frames.
Put the race frames on the solid and fly in no wind and or get shorter lines and fly inside.

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01-18-2009 12:28 AM  9 years agoPost 22
Cameron

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So you would say this is the best to begin with for the 4 line rev styles. Why one of these versus the other ones you mention?

http://www.revkites.com/main/Rev_EX...705a6ce8a798d4b

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01-18-2009 10:12 PM  9 years agoPost 23
mbkite

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The exp is the cheapest one and will take a beating mine is 5 years old and still flys great.
when you get the exp you will also get the handles and kite lines.
and you should also get a DVD on how to fly.
They also have speed series kites shock wave and super sonic.
But all the tech is in the b
The b flys the best

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01-18-2009 10:15 PM  9 years agoPost 24
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I am thinking of getting a 1.5 What are the wraps for and which one would be suited best for 0-15mph winds.

Cameron

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01-18-2009 10:28 PM  9 years agoPost 25
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The 1.5 is the first step towards the b
John Bariece refined it and is now called the b series.
1.5 is old tech.
The wraps are how many carbon fiber wraps their are in the spars or kite sticks.
Race frames are 2 wrap with thin carbon fiber
2 wrap frame is 2 wrap with standard carbon fiber
3 wrap and 4 wrap are also standard carbon fiber.
A b solid with race frames will fly in no wind and in a circle around your self.
The vented b with 4 wrap frame will fly in a hurricane.

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01-20-2009 06:15 PM  9 years agoPost 26
Cameron

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I ordered a 1.5 sle standard last night with 90# 90ft lines. Hopefully I will be able to learn and progress with it. I saw rev has a race rod that might be helpful too in light winds. Would that make it comparable to the sul? Or no?

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Cameron

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01-20-2009 07:35 PM  9 years agoPost 27
mrloudly

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Big powerful kite

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01-20-2009 11:06 PM  9 years agoPost 28
mbkite

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I think with the 1.5 if you use race rods you might have to change the bungee grommets i think the 1.5 has a large diameter ft spar.
1.5 is close the the B
Good luck with that new 1.5.

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01-29-2009 01:08 AM  9 years agoPost 29
Cameron

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The UPS man just dropped it off today. Damn this kite is huge compared to my 2 line kites. Can't wait to take it out and fly it.

Cameron

Edit: Im 5' 11 to give you an idea of the size of the kite. Think its 91" and weighs 9.4 oz.

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01-29-2009 01:28 AM  9 years agoPost 30
Dood

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^^^I want that!

(the kite)

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01-29-2009 01:32 AM  9 years agoPost 31
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Thumbs back is gas thumbs forward is brake. try and keep forward flight But don't fly it like a 2 line kite. Keep your wrists together
For take off put small tension on the lines arms extended then pull your handles to your chest with your thumbs tilted back they should hit your chest.

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01-29-2009 01:59 AM  9 years agoPost 32
Cameron

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Okay, thanks mbkite. I hope to fly it tomorrow if the winds cooperate. It came with a dvd but it looks like it was shot in the mid 90s if not earlier, it still gave a lot of information. They show like a 5 stack in it too. That looked amazing. Dood you know you want to buy one.

Cameron

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02-04-2009 11:33 PM  9 years agoPost 33
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I finally got a chance to fly it today. It was so much fun. You can do all sorts of stuff with it. The 4 lines are a %#@!$ to work with but I think I have an idea for next time. The hardest part was trying to keep my hands pulled back, I was constantly leaning the handles forward and the kite would just head back to the ground. Hope to get some more flights on it as it is supposed to be windy the rest of the week.

Cameron

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02-05-2009 09:55 PM  9 years agoPost 34
mbkite

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Put your thumbs on the top line set and your hands will be closer to the top of the handles You get good control that way.
After you master flying it in the air you should try it in the watter.

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02-06-2009 09:37 PM  9 years agoPost 35
llamont

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Hello all

I flew stunt kites as a kid back in the day, like 15 years ago. Actually, my girl bought me a Prism Nexus DL for my birthday last summer. I've been thinking about a traction kite but after seeing some horrific accident footage, I've decided to hone in on the craft a bit more. Kite flying is a great hobby but just like with helicopters, the hobby can become extremely dangerous to the operator and spectators alike.

Loren

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02-20-2009 10:17 PM  9 years agoPost 36
countrypilot

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Yes I have several Delta's and a power chute 3 meter that when the winds is 10 kts or better gives me more of a work out thatn going to the gym. They are a lot of fun when it's to windy to fly anything else.

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02-21-2009 05:48 AM  9 years agoPost 37
Tmblewd

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Just an FYI, another good kite store is Into The Wind. I bought one of my kids a stunt kite from there for Christmas.

http://www.intothewind.com/

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