SparkieRob

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About SparkieRob

  • Rank
    Fair Dinkum Flyer
  • Birthday 03/26/1975

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  • Favorite Kite(s)
    Temptation UL by KaoS & 7SUL by SKD.
  • Flying Since
    Kites-1980, Revs-2012, SLK's and Dual Line 2013
  • Location
    Perth, Western Australia
  • Country
    Australia
  • Interests
    Big wind.
    Big Rev Stacks.
    Kite fighting.
    Freestyle dual line.
  • Gender
    Male

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  1. Handle length

    13's on all but one Rev in the 1.5 format. From B Std all the way to PoloVTD, 0 to 80km/h winds, 30 to 120 foot line sets. The exception is my street rev. 15's on that one. I have it set up to be very twitchy. It's only ever on 30 footers. In between Heaven and Earth, there are kites.
  2. Welcome Justin2kites

    Nice kite. Tube tails are a lot of fun. Welcome to Kitelife. JB has been hooking them for a while. Have a look around. There is lots on here. Have you seen any of the tutorials? Gold they are. In between Heaven and Earth, there are kites.
  3. Need advise-buying new rev (classic or b series?)

    Set up with the kite upside down. Trying to fly into the ground is the most stable and safe way. Blue kite is safe, red kite could launch. Put your handles so the kite has forward drive. In between Heaven and Earth, there are kites.
  4. Need advise-buying new rev (classic or b series?)

    Building blocks, I was meaning the very basics. Setting up, breaking down, unwinding and winding up are so essential in keeping that new kite feeling positive. If you have troubles with these you are less likely to be open to just go fly. It can be over before you start. In between Heaven and Earth, there are kites.
  5. Direct Line logs

    Good read. Some potential in here for sure. In between Heaven and Earth, there are kites.
  6. Need advise-buying new rev (classic or b series?)

    Honestly, practice set up and break down. Practice unwinding and winding up. Building blocks. Just flying and getting comfortable with the "turn left" and "turn right" is good. Landings are good too. Not sure if said or implied but use a stake and set up inverted. In between Heaven and Earth, there are kites.
  7. FS: Deep Space VTD and STD

    Great set. Someone will enjoy those. Might want to add a price or that you are open to reasonable offers. In between Heaven and Earth, there are kites.
  8. Jammin' by Skydog Kites (11/10/17)

    Big congratulations. You will love this one. It's also great to use to teach as people are less concerned about breaking a "cheaper" kite. Fully capable. In between Heaven and Earth, there are kites.
  9. B-Series MID Package (12/25/17)

    Oh, this will go nice in my boys kite bag... In between Heaven and Earth, there are kites.
  10. Jammin' by Skydog Kites (11/10/17)

    Sorry Wayne, not going to happen.... In between Heaven and Earth, there are kites.
  11. Need advise-buying new rev (classic or b series?)

    " Sure- anything can be flown - but should it? Personally - there is no way I'm putting up a std in 20mph! " Quoted Put it on 30 feet... My Rev SLE has a factory rating with the 3 wrap of 20mph!! Infact I think it is 25... In between Heaven and Earth, there are kites.
  12. Jammin' by Skydog Kites (11/10/17)

    Too late for a little trash talk. The RNG is sending this South, waaayyyy South. So it can stretch its wings in the summer breezes. Come to Oz. Come to Oz. 977 In between Heaven and Earth, there are kites.
  13. Need advise-buying new rev (classic or b series?)

    Sorry to muddy the waters... Most full sails (non vented) will fly to 20mph. Dead centre of the window can be a worry but the outer edges are fine. Get a sail you like looking at. Also ask if people have a second hand kite they want to part with. Revs will fly even if the sail is quite "worn". Glad to hear you are getting into it. Keep seeking answers and advice. There will always be someone to help here. In between Heaven and Earth, there are kites.
  14. Quick time stamp please, it's in about 5 and a half hours? In between Heaven and Earth, there are kites.
  15. Wind speed adjustment on bridle question

    Nose forward, angles the kite into the wind to give "extra" lift in lighter winds. Nose back puts the kite perpendicular to the wind. This reduces the drive from the wind and slows the kite. The tradeoff is the extra pull on the lines. I have a suite of duals so I don't adjust bridles much anymore. I change kites as the wind changes. I have them all set with nose back due to this makes the kite easier to stall and do tricks. In between Heaven and Earth, there are kites.