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  1. Fluke's journey

    Hi all. This a continuation of my introduction thread found right here Basically I'm a new flyer who had a paimpol expresso, just got a prism hypnotist (haven't got it in the air yet) and just asking questions around So my latest inquiry is: Is there a noticeable difference between a brandname dyneema line like the one sold by prism and a dyneema line sold on ebay? (I know dyneema is a brand name. but you get what i mean). and just because: here's a pic
  2. Hello! My name is Jason, I am from Melbourne Australia. I was recently introduced to a 2 line stunt kite by my brother in law, and I was hooked! I did some research online and am now the proud owner of a Prism Quantum and a 75 foot tube tail. I have had a few outings with it already, and I am sure you are probably not surprised to learn that I am already waiting on replacement center T as a result of some high speed soil samples. So in the meantime I was hoping for some advice and suggestions! What would you consider "must have" accessories? Is there a list of stunts or some sort of order that I should start learning them in? Good online resources for said stunts? (other than this one!) General tips and tricks for total noobs? Relating to the Quantum: Any suggested mods, tips or tricks? What parts are most prone to breaking? Thank you in advance! Jason.
  3. Hello! I am looking for a first dual line kite. I have no experience, but could always get those those old plastic grocery store kites to do loops, etc. I've been looking a bit and I thought that Prism Nexus looked like something that could take me from beginner into entry-level intermediate. After reading on the forums, I'm not so sure. I'm in the Midwest in the USA, so wind can be a problem, but there's lots of open space in which to fly! Looking for thoughts, recommendations, and maybe even someone who has a great used beginner kite for sale! I appreciate any advice and direction you're willing to provide!
  4. *****EVENT CANCELED***** This workshop is specifically tailored for first time, beginner and intermediate quad fliers who want to try their hand at team flying - if you're able to launch, hold a basic upright hover for a few seconds, fly a little left, a little a right and back down to the ground (land), you're ready for this class! It is strongly suggested that you have attend (or have attended) one of our past Quad Clinics or Rev 101 sessions, as there is key equipment knowledge (set up, etc) that really should precede team flying. Fliers MUST bring 120 ft lines to participate, as team flying requires everyone to be on matching length lines. Registration is $175 per person ($150 for KiteLife Subscribers) to participate over the full weekend of learning. Schedule is 10a-4pm on both Saturday and Sunday. == KiteLife Subscriptions - http://join.kitelife.com/ == Fliers bring their own equipment, and we do generally break for lunch in the middle of the day - DO bring some rain gear in case we get sprinkled on. Before then, I strongly encourage you to browse these FREE video tutorials for some pre-workshop study... Hope to see you there!
  5. New Rev Flyer

    I purchased a Rev 1.5 SLE back some time ago. There is a long list of thinks that kept me from flying it. But glad to say I'm leaving for the beach in the morning and it's packed in the truck. I've watched all of the training videos on the Rev kites but I don't seem to find anything about the first launch for a beginner quad person. So my first question is do you try to start inverted with the handles staked like the gentleman shows in the line management video and make the kite roll over, or set it in the upright position with the top leaning back to keep it on the ground? My second question is how do you know that you have the correct setup at the handle? Example how do you know you have the line length at the top and bottom correct? Is there a neutral position? Thanks in advance for your help!
  6. new kite, broken kite

    I recently visited the Trennepohl's store Kites and Fun Things in Plymouth MI and purchased a Widow NG. The trip to the store was surreal. I got to see the workshop and all the high end kites I had only seen in pictures, even a prototype glider Jon was working on. Remarkable stuff, and I learned about the industry and kite making process from talking to them. Super great people. I wasn't able to fly it until I got up to school in the Keweenaw Peninsula, where the wind off Lake Superior is constant and smooth. The first flight out was a learning experience, couple ground crashes, working on cornering and tracking and spin stalls. The second flight was Saturday, where I made a critical error in wind estimation. I thought it was around 4Bft, in reality it was consistently 20mph (the highest the kite is rated for) and gusting to 30 (that's bft 6-7 for those keeping score) Needless to say the kite pulled like a mack truck in the power zone and I could easily fly directly above me and to both sides of the window. The wind was whistling in the lines of my kite and the boat rigging docked next to me, so that should have tipped me off to stop flying. I was attempting to snap stall the kite at about 70% of the window when the bottom spreader exploded at the center. Whoops Now I have to figure out when I'm going to fly, because the wind frequently gets too strong for flying during the afternoon. I experimented with flying the snapshot late last night. Let me say, shooting stars and kites are a great combination. All in all, it seems I will be able to fly almost anytime here, which is awesome because I have a lot of things to work on.
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    Another in an ongoing series of Kitelife Magazine tutorials for using Revolution quad line kites, this one explaining the wind window, how your kite behaves as you travel across it, and how to start breaking down the space. NOTE: A reliable (and free) cross-platform video player is VLC, which should work with any file format including MKV.
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    Another in an ongoing series of Kitelife Magazine tutorials for using Revolution quad line kites, this one touching on the popular rollover landing - breaking it down and identifying a couple of key points will make your landings even smoother. NOTE: A reliable (and free) cross-platform video player is VLC, which should work with any file format including MKV.
  9. Rev Tutorial - Figure 8

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    Another in an ongoing series of Kitelife Magazine tutorials for using Revolution quad line kites, this one detailing the basic figure 8 maneuver commonly used in team flying - a little added technique can make your curves and control much smoother. NOTE: A reliable (and free) cross-platform video player is VLC, which should work with any file format including MKV.
  10. Version

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    Another in an ongoing series of Kitelife Magazine tutorials for using Revolution quad line kites, this one detailing the first flight launch and basic control methods. NOTE: A reliable (and free) cross-platform video player is VLC, which should work with any file format including MKV.
  11. Version

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    Another in an ongoing series of Kitelife Magazine tutorials for using Revolution quad line kites, this one detailing the 180 - an essential team flying skill that becomes more stable with the application of positive drive. NOTE: A reliable (and free) cross-platform video player is VLC, which should work with any file format including MKV.
  12. After officially joining the dark side with the gift certificate I won here last winter, I had my first chance last weekend to fly in formation with a group of other (much more experienced) Rev. fliers. What a blast! I was kite number 10 of a 10-kite flight at the third-annual Illinois Kite Enthusiasts' weekend retreat. We did some follow-the-leader and a couple of static formations. I had more trouble than anyone else staying in position, but part of the time I did OK. The other fliers were very gracious and encouraging and I got a great deal out of the experience, which is why I'm writing. If you're a novice (like me) or future Rev. flier, take heed: If a group of experienced fliers invites you to fly with them, do not hesitate! Don't worry about whether you're good enough. They've been watching you fly and know what they're getting themselves into. Do realize that group flying can help improve your precision more than solo flying. This is especially true with speed control. Flying solo, it's really hard to know how well you're really controlling your speed. In a group, you know exactly how good your speed control is! And these training benefits, I suspect, are big part of what prompted the experienced fliers to invite the novice in. They knew what it would do for my flying, because they've been there. If you haven't had a chance to fly with a group yet, I recommend that during your solo flying, you work on holding hovers more than just zipping around the sky. Then, fly horizontal figures 8, slowly, without allowing your kite to speed up on the descents or slow down on the climbs. This is particularly difficult to judge when flying alone, but work on it anyway. Then, find some experienced people to fly with. I'm lucky that the IKE retreat happens only a couple of hours from home, but there are plenty of other kite clubs around the country who have fun flies, so find one. Believe me, you'll get a lot out of it!
  13. Just returned from the Wildwood Kite Festival and discovered my teenage daughters had a great time learning to fly dual line stunt kites. While there, i pulled out a couple of old beetles to let them practice but that didn't last long. On both of them, the spreader connection broke after a couple of collisions. So now I'm in the market to replace them. I've had the Beetles for awhile and was wondering if any of you would chime in with first-hand experience with any new beginner models released since the Beetles. I'm looking for a delta, two-line stunter with a good wind range, not too quick, preferably under $80. Thanks in advance, Phil
  14. On the right track

    Hello everyone! My name is Joel and I'm from the Pearl of the orient sea, Philippines! I'm droppin this quick inquiry since I am a newbie and will be ordering my first kite. It will be the Prism Quantum. I have chosen this as I've heard it's a good starting kite and since I am on budget. I will definetly love to hear from you guys who happened to play with this kite. In addition, any other kites and brand that you can recommend for a kite that's around $100. Thanks much! Soaring high, Joel
  15. Help choosing a kite

    I am sorry if this is in the wrong place or has been answered already. If it is please direct me to the correct area. I currently have a Prism Nexus that I have flown for about a year and a half. I feel proficient with my basic control of the kite and can perform snap stalls and a few other very basic tricks and occasionally pull off a sketchy axel. I feel that I will need a different kite to progress to more advanced tricks. I am looking to get a kite that is advanced enough to do many tricks and that I will not need a new one soon. Price is an enormous factor to me. I want to spend as little as possible. I have considered the Prism Hypnotist, quantum and E3. I would like to know what alternatives there are and what kites you would recommend. My price range if flexible but I would really like to pay around e3 money or less. -Thank you ,
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    This tutorial explains two simple ways to change your frames on the field without even removing the kite from your lines. NOTE: A reliable (and free) cross-platform video player is VLC, which should work with any file format including MKV.
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    This tutorial explains some of the dynamics of line weight and length selection on Revolution kites This is one of those topics where there is no right way, and we hope the information contained in this video help you experiment and find your own favorite(s). NOTE: A reliable (and free) cross-platform video player is VLC, which should work with any file format including MKV.
  18. Version

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    Another in the ongoing series of Kitelife Magazine tutorials for using Revolution quad line kites, this one detailing how to do maintain a hover in 7 basic orientations.Once you're able to hold a hover with some degree of stability, the sky is yours because you can now stop in any position, and even control your speed when necessary. NOTE: A reliable (and free) cross-platform video player is VLC, which should work with any file format including MKV. Subtitles: English Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Basic Hover Lithuanian Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Basic Hover Spanish Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Basic Hover French Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Basic Hover Hungarian Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Basic Hover
  19. Version

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    Another in the ongoing series of Kitelife Magazine tutorials for using Revolution quad line kites, this one detailing how to make and apply a larks head knot. Aside from being the sole way most lines are attached to kites and handles these days, it's an extremely handy knot for a variety of purposes. NOTE: A reliable (and free) cross-platform video player is VLC, which should work with any file format including MKV. Subtitles: English Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Larks Head Knot Spanish Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Larks Head Knot Japanese Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Larks Head Knot French Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Larks Head Knot Hungarian Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Larks Head Knot
  20. Version

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    Another in the ongoing series of Kitelife Magazine tutorials for using Revolution quad line kites, this one detailing how to equalize your lines, ensuring equal length between right and left.All types of line stretch or "settle in" over time and will eventually end up uneven by varying amounts which effects the accuracy of your inputs accordingly... You'll be amazed at how the kite responds more accurately, and how easy it actually is to balance out your line lengths. NOTE: A reliable (and free) cross-platform video player is VLC, which should work with any file format including MKV. Subtitles: English Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Line Equalizing Lithuanian Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Line Equalizing Spanish Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Line Equalizing Japanese Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Line Equalizing Hungarian Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Line Equalizing French Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Line Equalizing
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    Full tutorial detailing the line winding and unwinding methods developed by John Barresi and Team iQuad out on the field, over the course of over one hundred festivals worldwide since 2006. One of the recurring issues we've heard from Rev fliers, especially newer pilots, is the frequency of twists and tangles when folks set up their kite to fly but using this method correctly, any flier can set up in 3-5 minutes without fail and roughly the same to pack up at the end of the day. NOTE: A reliable (and free) cross-platform video player is VLC, which should work with any file format including MKV. Subtitles: English Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Line Management Japanese Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Line Management German Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Line Management Lithuanian Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Line Management Chinese Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Line Management French Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Line Management Dutch Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Line Management Spanish Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Line Management Portuguese Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Line Management Hungarian Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Line Management
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    Another in the ongoing series of Kitelife Magazine tutorials for using Revolution quad line kites, this one detailing two basic methods for relaunching a Rev from the flat belly down position, leading edge away or toward you.Being a two-dimensional kite when not under power, the Revolution can be a little tricky to relaunch when it's flat on the ground but with these simple techniques, it's generally no more difficult than flipping over any other kind of sport kite. NOTE: A reliable (and free) cross-platform video player is VLC, which should work with any file format including MKV. Subtitles: English Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Flat Relaunch Japanese Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Flat Relaunch Chinese Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Flat Relaunch Lithuanian Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Flat Relaunch German Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Flat Relaunch Spanish Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Flat Relaunch Dutch Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Flat Relaunch Portuguese Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Flat Relaunch French Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Flat Relaunch Thai Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Flat Relaunch Hungarian Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Flat Relaunch
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    Another in an ongoing series of Kitelife Magazine tutorials for using Revolution quad line kites, this one detailing the assembly and disassembly methods used by Team iQuad out on the field, at over one hundred festivals worldwide since 2006. While putting your kite together and taking it apart may not be relevant to your flying, it DOES effect not only the longevity of the kite and its materials, but a proven process can greatly streamline and simplify your "before and after" on the field. NOTE: A reliable (and free) cross-platform video player is VLC, which should work with any file format including MKV. Subtitles: English Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Assembly and Disassembly Japanese Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Assembly and Disassembly German Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Assembly and Disassembly Lithuanian Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Assembly and Disassembly French Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Assembly and Disassembly Dutch Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Assembly and Disassembly Spanish Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Assembly and Disassembly Portuguese Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Assembly and Disassembly Thai Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Assembly and Disassembly Hungarian Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Assembly & Disassembly