Curious if anyone within driving distance by any chance has one of the new Rev Rx or XX kites on hand and wouldn't mind letting me have a feel for them? Really considering jumping for one but unsure of how they feel, since it's a different preference for every individual.
Thanks, feel free to PM too if you like.
Hi folks, just wanted to give a very warm welcome to our most recent site sponsor: HighlineKites.com
Not only am I grateful for their support, but they actually sold me my first kite in August of 1990 so owner @Tom McAlister gets my thanks EVERY YEAR for making sure I got started off on the right foot - who knows where I would be today if I'd bought from anyone else?
Some of you will also know Highline Kites as the organizer of the Berkeley Kite Festival which I'm looking forward to attending in a couple of weeks along with my teammate @windpoacher (Eli)!
Take a look around his website, you'll see his passion flowing over into the depth of info and aesthetic.
So I have had my Rev Reflex RX for 3 days and the wind has been ok to fly every day, I'm down in Plymouth in the UK and we never struggle for a sea breeze and living 500m from a huge set of public football pitches on top of a hill it is one of the best flying sites for miles.
The first day the wind was a little light and variable with a 30 deg shift in direction which made my first experience of flying a quad a "challenge" to say the least only ever flying dual line stunt kites before it was mentally very challenging to get the inputs of the quad correct and when things happened quickly my instincts as a duel liner took over often ending on me "landing" unexpectedly, but as the evening wore on I started to get used to the feel of the extra bottom lines and could fly a box and figure 8 to some fashion.
The second evening the wind was a little stronger and from a steady direction and I could really get the kite moving concentrating firstly on the box shapes then figure 8's the controls started to feel normal but not instinctive and I have to analyze what I did and how it affected the movement of the kite. Next was the hover which is much much harder than all the YouTube videos make it look! I had little success with it I feel that I must be over controlling the kite as it wants to race forwards but I can back it down very slowly but can't find the "bite" when it stops and wants to hover yet.
Day 3 and after an hour of single line flying with my son the wind felt good and steady so I set up the Rev again and really had a great time oh god this is fun to fly really felt comfortable in flying it around hovers did start to come together, I found them much easier at the top and bottom of the wind window, on the edges it veered off sliding and in the centre it was like a caged animal trying to race upwards! I felt comfatable enough to try an inverted stop and managed it a few times nicely but I lost my nerve and was pulling up high and about 2m above the ground, it did stop wonderfully but again my brain started to hurt working out inputs of the kite flying backward and upsidedown! but fun none the less.
Sorry to of gone on but I'm still buzzing from flying and had to tell someone... well anyone...you lot....
Got one thnx!
Wanting to buy a used Revolution kite!
Eyeing a 1.5 B-series, midvent, 3wrap. Since it's gonna be a first ever quad, I'll also be looking for handles and lines.
Preference for local deals so we could meet up and skip the hassle of packing for shipping and all that extra effort.
Feel free to PM me too, thanks all and really appreciate it!
Also looking for any 1.5 style rev (Reflex, Classic, vented, etc.) If you're thinking of letting one of your revs go, pm me please! Has to be RTF.