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    Rev B-Pro, Shook mesh Rev
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  1. Monark (indoor/outdoor) 11/24/17

    I definitely will. Most of my glider flying time is outside.
  2. Next up for the Karma Drawings: a SkyBurner Profile S.E. While it has vent holes and screen, it is my understanding that this is actually the Standard version. From what info I could find, this is an early 2000's design. Specs from the SkyBurner page on the Wayback Machine say: wingspan 90", height 45", wind range 2-20mph. Since I picked it up, I have hardly flown it, so it's time to find it a new home with a lucky KiteLifer. Kite is in good condition. Sleeve included. Drawing will take place in the evening (Pacific time) of Dec. 13, 2017. To enter, reply here with "I'm in." Numbers will be assigned in order of entry, and the RNG will choose a number. Good luck. Entries: 1. @GCKC 2. @Mike Klaiber 3. @mwp 4. @Michael E. Allen 5. @RobB 6. @hydro18679 7. @Breezin 8. @Lisa Bernard / Kiteworld 9. @Ca Ike 10. @Justin2kites Some rules and guidelines: Don’t play unless you’re willing to put up a prize and ship it to whoever wins. Shipping is paid by the original poster, the winner pays nothing. Be prepared to ship your prize anywhere in the lower 48 US States. Sorry, but due to shipping costs, we really have to limit this to the lower 48 US States. RULE CHANGE (7/31/2014): Members from Canada, Alaska, and Hawaii are welcome to enter the Karma drawings provided they are willing to pay half of the Karma prize shipping cost. The method and timing of the payment will be agreed upon between the two parties after the drawing for a particular prize. You can choose the length of the giveaway, but keep it between 1 and 2 weeks. Try to ship the prize promptly. You should be able to ship it within a week, but if you can’t, PM the winner and let them know. Sometimes life gets in the way! This whole thing works on the honor system so if there are any problems shipping or receiving a prize, it needs to be worked out between the two parties. Don’t forget…Karma! This isn’t a competition, but feel free to be generous! If you can only put up a hat, or a tail for a stunt kite, great! If you have something in your kite bag that you never fly and would be willing to ship, that’s great too. Either way, the people that join to win it will appreciate it. When you receive your prize, post a thank you to the thread where you won it. The thread will be locked after that point so the new **KARMA** stays above it. Good luck, and have fun!
  3. Monark (indoor/outdoor) 11/24/17

    Thanks all. Wayne, you are very lucky to have that indoor soccer center. I rarely get to fly indoor myself. The past few years BASKL hasn't even had any indoor events, so I get zero true indoor time here.
  4. Monark (indoor/outdoor) 11/24/17

    Woohoo! Awesome. I look forward to flying this. Thanks Richard @kiteflyr. Thanks @John Barresi for helping out with the drawing too.
  5. Monark (indoor/outdoor) 11/24/17

    Looks like Anthony and I have pretty good odds on this right now. 4 more days.
  6. Newbie Bay Area friends and Rev learning tips

    Just use the shower. You won't be the only one. And don't use hot water.
  7. Monark (indoor/outdoor) 11/24/17

    I'm in! Awesome prize. I believe I've seen these in action too. Richard, did you fly these in the Single Line Indoor competition at the Seaside convention as well?
  8. Windoo1 Wind Meter -- 10/27/2017

    Any updates following the teaser? My interest has been piqued.
  9. Fulcrum

    Wow! Cool you got one already. Definitely would like to hear more about it when you have more to share. I am really interested in trying one out myself. Hope it doesn't pull too hard....I don't like hard pulling kites. But, everything else I've heard/seen about this kite seems really cool.
  10. AKA Convention Spotting

    I clicked on the webcam link just out of curiosity expecting to see black since it's ~10:30pm eastern time. Guess what? There are a couple people flying right now!
  11. KARMA 9/21/2017: Revolution Rainbow Radical

    I'm in. Wow, what a great prize. Just the thing to get people excited about karma again. Thanks M.
  12. Newbie Bay Area friends and Rev learning tips

    Like Mark says, it is somewhat personal preference. 2 wraps and race rods are often used by different people in the same wind conditions. The response is different on race rods. Many people like them, some can't get used to them and prefer 2 wraps. I'm not sure what you are referring to as sul rods. Rev has the diamond frame. There are also a variety of other rods that people have made lighter than 2 wrap frames from, e.g. Skyshark P90, P1X, etc. There may even be some newer rods that I am not familiar with. These are generally more delicate than 2 wraps. I have a frame I made from P90's. I don't like to use it unless the winds are so light it's basically fly or die conditions. I'm not sure how well they will work in a (mid)vented kite because I've never tried.
  13. Silver Fox 2.3 UL Wing Tip Tension Help??

    My leech line is larksheaded onto the bungee if I remember correctly. It definitely is on one of my kites, because I've adjusted it, but don't know for sure if it's this one. Really easy to adjust when the standoffs are not in place because there is not any tension on the leech line, thus you have plenty of slack to loosen the larkshead and move it on the bungee. I guess you would still have to take it off if you were to make and use a new hole, but it should be straightforward to larkshead it back on the bungee. It doesn't even need to butt up against the knot at the end of the bungee since the bungee is kind of "soft", so the larkshead just bites into it wherever you want it.
  14. Silver Fox 2.3 UL Wing Tip Tension Help??

    FWIW, mine is like kitedad's. It's similar what you show in your picture, but the hole is about 1 1/4" up from the bottom of the spine. Mine is also a 2.5 though. Perhaps you can make another hole about an inch higher than the existing hole. You can do this with a soldering iron or wood burning tool as long as you have a tip that you don't mind contaminating with plasticky stuff (that's what you're going to get when the material melts). That will still leave quite a bit of leech line outside the velcro though. However, I never really thought of it as a problem, because if you're looking at the back of the kite, the back of the spine is recessed between the rest of the kite. Doesn't seem like it would be easy to get abrasion there. Having the leech line come out at the bottom of the spine might be more concerning.
  15. Silver Fox 2.3 UL Wing Tip Tension Help??

    kitedad's answer is probably your solution. However, I just wanted to check if the rest of the kite was completely assembled in pic 1. Often times if the kite is not fully assembled, the leech line will appear loose. It should tighten when the kite is fully assembled and the standoffs are in.