Justin Meyer

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About Justin Meyer

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  • Birthday 01/20/1978

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  • Website URL https://www.facebook.com/#!/justin.meyer.77

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  • Flying Since Jan 2012
  • Favorite Kite(s) Revolution 1.5 SLE, Prism Nexus and Prism Snapshot Series.
  • Country United States

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Interests Kiting, hiking, swimming, music
  1. Looking For Used Rev

    Hello Nick, Welcome to the Dark Side!!! Quad-lines are really fun and different. Are you looking for a kite alone or a RTF (Ready to Fly) package that includes lines and handles? If you search "Revolution Kite" on ebay right now you will come up with an ad for an original Rev 1 with lines and handles that is for sale at what I think is a reasonable price. (Not my listing. I would buy it right now if I had the money) Not going to cross-link to another kite website, but if you search "kitebookie" you will find my add for a Rev 1.5 Full Vent Custom Icarex sail with 4-wrap frame for sale. Otherwise, I might be willing to part with my 1.5 SLE. Purple/White with Black Center and White Revolution Logo. (The one in my profile picture) Including SLE and 3-wrap LE. (Lines and handles if needed) PM me for details and pictures. Justin
  2. Rev 1.5 SLE Versus Shockwave

    Never tried the Supersonic, but I love the Shockwave! It pulls like a beast. It doesn't fly like a 1.5 but with a little leader adjustment, some courage, and some time on the lines you can fly it like a 1.5 or you can zip through the sky like a formula 1 race car!
  3. Rev 1.5 SLE Versus Shockwave

    Aloha Marshall, I have both a 1.5 SLE and A Shockwave. If you want speed and power, buy a shockwave. It is fast as lightening and it pulls like a beast. I would recommend getting carbon re-inforced handles and 150 lb lines, but you can fly one on 90 lb lines if you adjust your leaders right. The shockwave is quite different to control than a standard 1.5. It slides around alot and is a bit harder to achieve precision control than a 1.5. But if it is speed and power that you want with the control of a Rev, get one!!! It will do a "dive stop" faster than you can blink! I love my shockwave! I really like this video of some guy flying one: If you have any questions hit me up. Good Winds, Justin
  4. Aloha Marshall, You seem to have already self-evaluated your strengths and weaknesses and gotten started on a flight plan!!! Rev flying doesn't require any tricks. Most of Rev flying is not "tricks" but rather mastering the physics of the kite and adapting it to different wind conditions. Start with what comes easiest to you! Watch all of the videos here and use the information as it works for you! Kitelife has put together an amazing set of tutorials that will get you flying in any conditions. Check out the "Grid Skills and Basic Hover" videos. Pay particular interest to the "Tuning and Line Management" videos. If you haven't added leaders to your lines, I suggest you try it. I have found that I get the most versatility out of the kite by adjusting my top leaders in or out as the wind requires. All the info is here thanks to KiteLife. Good Winds, Justin
  5. Sail tightness

    P.S. Hasek: I don't have a B-2 but I want one! I can imagine many places to fly it that the 1.5 standard is too big for... I have a shockwave and I love it! The Shockwave flys completely differently than a standard 1.5 but the tuning theory is similar. The Shockwave is a BEAST and minor tuning adjustments seem to have a greater affect on it than the 1.5. I found that marking the position of the original knots on the leading-edge bungees with a sharpie helped to keep me from over-tuning it. Instead of adding new knots I loosened the factory knots and slid them down a few milimeters to tighten the leading edge. Haven't had to adjust the wing-spars yet. Leader (brake) tuning is similar but more sensitive than a 1.5. Again, it is a matter of "feel." Set your leaders as far out as you can and then inch them in until it feels right, then inch it in one more point and see what happens. The Shockwave is not as precise as the Standard 1.5 but it has it's own unique charactaristics. It tends to slide depending how you control the brakes, but when you load the sail, it takes off like a lamborghini! It is downright scary in high winds! It will drag you down the field or at least man-handle you if you aren't prepared. There is a video on flying the Low-wind Revolution Blast that I have used to translate into flying the Shockwave. The slide techniques in this video help with flying the shockwave. Wish Revolution would produce a Shockwave flying manual but this will help. .... Justin
  6. Sail tightness

    Glad it worked for you Hasek. Like I said, It was all information gleaned from this website thanks to JB and other friendly kite pilots! You should be able to find any info you need here or at the Revolution Forums. Happy Flying! If you ever get out to Hawaii, hit me up for a fly! Justin
  7. Sail tightness

    I was reluctant to do any adjustments on the bungees because of the risk of stretching the sail, but tiny adjustments seemed to work wonders. I kept the knots as close to the factory knots as possible....
  8. Sail tightness

    Hello Hasek, I have had the same problems with sail tension. This is what I did: Tighten the bungees on the end of the leading edge by adding one extra knot right up against the original knot on the right and left side of the kite. This will stop your end-caps from popping off if you hit the ground. If they still pop off, add another knot. It's best to alternate knots at each end of the bungee. Whatever adjustments you make, the key is symmetry. If too much of the spars are hanging out on the lower wingtips, add a knot on the outside of the bungee on each lower wingtip, again as close to the factory knot as possible, on the outside of the washer. (It helps to take the spars out when you do this.) This will tighten the sail. If that isn't enough, add a knot on the inside of each lower bungee. Again, the key is symmetry. If you continue to have sail-loading issues it is just a matter of finding the right adjustment on your top leaders. It seems easiest to me to set your bottom leaders at one length and just leave them alone. That way the only variable you are dealing with is your top leaders. The farther out your top leaders are, the more brake you have. Watch JB's tutorial on Tuning (would provide a link but you can easily find it here) .... On every flying day, set your top leaders out as far as you can and still take off. Then pull them in knot by knot until it feels right... It usually takes a few flights to get my leaders right on any flying day, and sometimes I have to adjust them according to the wind. Whatever adjustments you make, the key is symmetry. This is a summary of information I have gleaned from this forum and JB's tutorials. It works in practice. Wouldn't be flying without this website... Good Winds Justin.
  9. Noname EV (Junior)

    "Last" or latest project?
  10. Great day but a bad day flying

    Hi JustMe, I usually fly at Sandy Beach Park. Many people fly kites there on Sundays, but the rest of the week the field is clear. Tradewinds are strong at Sandy's so I too am looking to buy a vented kite. I also like to fly in Kapiolani Park in the early evening as the sun is setting. The winds there are obstructed and much slower than Sandy's but I can usually get in a good session before sunset after the sports teams clear the field at 5pm.
  11. Great day but a bad day flying

    Hey JustMe, Sucks about your lines. I had the same problem with some moped riders on Oahu. Wish everyone gave the same respect to each other as surfers do. .... I just got into flying Revs a few months ago. Went to WSIKF and had an awesome time. If you are ever on Oahu, hit me up, and we can fly together!
  12. Considering Going to WSIKF for the first time.

    Thanks Spence and John. It's official. I will be there! See you on the field!
  13. Hi Everyone, My name is Justin. I am new to the forums so I hope this is posted in the right place. I recently got the kiting bug and I am considering going to the WSIKF in August. I live in Hawaii, and I have never been to Long Beach or the Washington coast, only the Seattle/Vancouver area. I 've never been to a kite festival before either, so I don't know what to expect. Just looking for some advice on planning this trip. If anyone has any essential information that they wish they had their first time at WSIKF, it would be appreciated. Thanks!