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  2. ACrop

    Rev 2 Help

    Sorry, I didn't recognize you in the 1/4 inch photo! . Nice to see you too! Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app
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  4. jsc2501

    Rev 2 Help

    April, I’m going to take Paul’s advice and reframe in P90. Nice to hear from you Jeff Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  5. jsc2501

    Rev 2 Help

    Rob, Thank you Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  6. makatakam

    4 lines... your choices

    The "s" is missing from Transeye in the list. You should correct that so we don't mislead or confuse newcomers.
  7. riffclown

    Rev 2 Help

    @ACrop ---> @jsc2501 was with us in Corolla in April.. @jsc2501, Hit me up off line, I can help you with a bridle at least..
  8. riffclown

    4 lines... your choices

    Aye, Good call and Appreciated.
  9. John Barresi

    4 lines... your choices

    Added the Djinn to the lead list / post.
  10. ACrop

    Rev 2 Help

    Are you new to flying quad? I have heard that the B2 size can be a bit more twitchy to fly, so be patient with yourself as you start. No matter how you fix the bridle - buy or make - be sure to check that it is completely symmetrical. I would try out a regular and a french bridle if you can before committing to the french style. (Paul sure rocks his french bridles, but in my hands french bridle was weirdness.) Can you tell us what rods were in the frame? It maybe that if placed correctly you can use them together just fine. Many people use a mix of rods, to get a specific feel. What do you have to work with?
  11. Paul LaMasters

    Rev 2 Help

    Then start all over, my friend making the best of the situation. call Eliot Shook, get a French bridle, 12" magic sticks and a P-90 full replacement frame,... that kite will rock your socks off in any decent wind! Best flown on shorter lines so you can throw & catch it, probably shorter than 80 feet most of the time. I like mine on 90 feet of 100# skyBond in big wind (over 20 mph) and on 50 feet of 50# Skybond when conditions warrant a more proper flailing length, down to low wind tickles. A single Axel is a miracle, doubles are too easy to do, flickin' it inside out, catching it like magnetism was employed instead just your proper techniques. I like a Rev2/B2 on longer handles (15's or longer) so you can really impart your demanding will into a wrist flick or thumb stab which yields a dramatic impact on the other end with the kite. Heck you can even fly a "2" with no bridle at all, like my coach Jeffery Burka, (He flies his UPwind one-handed w/o looking at it, .... on maybe 35 feet of line. He could do this over your thanksgiving dinner party's heads indoors or in a 20 mph breeze off of the ocean!) There are plans somewhere on the web from a French team of quad-heads, "Crazy Drivers". Their magic sticks are super short subs which bend the frame (exactly like the Reflex mechanism) and the "bridge line" of the truss stings is connected to the bottom of the sail (@ the center Vee) instead of going all the way across to the half half of the sail. This makes a very pronounced 3D-shaped sail (a flat sail flies better in no/low wind, a 3D sail is all floaty and has to be tended always like a Deca) and allows you to unroll the kite (after wrapping in up in the strings!) in flight during your throw! Oh but wait, they can catch it back rolled up again after flying around awhile. I saw this in Canada a half dozen of so years ago by one of 'em. OMG Look upon your purchase as a great example of what's possible, all from that sail. You can go into a dozen different directions and still make it back to stock if so desired. I envy you! ENJOY
  12. Exult

    You might be a kite nut.

    ... if, when asked for the temperature after checking the weather forecast for tomorrow, you simply don’t know. I mean what is it to know (to make the decision) besides wind speed, wind direction, if there will be heavy rain particularly in really low wind and if the kite would be close to the sun?
  13. jsc2501

    Rev 2 Help

    It was, has a bridle but not even close to being correct. The frame is collection of mismatch rods. Just trying to make the best of the situation. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
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  15. riffclown

    Feeling Gray

    The Feeling Gray set is coming along.. Sail #1 is a straight fade based on my diamonds technique. the other two sails resulted from starting two offsetting designs and mixing the halves with every other basting run.. It resulted in a pair of sails with a much less distinct transition pattern but an overall look that mimics its mate.. Basting is done.. Centers and sewing remain..
  16. riffclown

    Riffclown's Homemades

    Photos of my home made kites and accessories. Many made from Gomberg Kite tails.
  17. Edmond Dragut

    Rev 2 Help

    i may bet the eBay seller was raa20011. is puting on sell with omissions on description Rev sails. if you do not pay attention you will buy a Rev (like on your situation) without bridle or without frame
  18. Join Scott Weider and John Barresi for two full days of ADVANCED quad line instruction on the beautiful shores of Long Beach WA on Aug 4-5, 2018... Unlike most of our other quad clinics, this event will focus exclusively on more advanced techniques in both individual and team formats focusing on aspects including: Clockwork (all fractions) Bicycle rotation (static and traveling) Reverse flight (directional control) Tip pivot work (forward and reverse) Slack line tricks (axel, flip flac, etc) Flight and cornering without stalling Use of line tension ("pulsing" and "whump") And more! Any team flying exercises will also incorporate more use of and training on these details than usual, to provide a good group learning environment on the topic(s). == SKILL REQUIREMENTS (to participate): Relatively stable hover in any orientation, including inverted Basic reverse flight ability from a sideways hover Basic flight shapes (circle, square, diamond) == Testimonials - http://tinyurl.com/jb-testimonials Sign up link - https://kitelife.com/forum/store/product/93-advanced-quad-clinic-aug-4-5-2018/ == Ideal choice of equipment for this class is any model of Revolution 1.5 (includes EXP, SLE, B-Series, printed specials, etc) or similar "1.5 platform" models (like Djinn, Phoenix, Freilein, Los Hermanos, etc)... If you plan on participating in the team flying exercises, you'll need to also have a quality 120' set of lines in your bag. Registration is $150 per person ($125 for KiteLife Subscribers) and includes full access to the clinic on both days (10a-4p)... Please note, there are ONLY 16 SPOTS available and we expect them to fill up very quickly. If you're coming, we start the "Advanced Quad 101" portion of this class at 10AM SHARP on Saturday morning... This will NOT include the "basics" many of you are familiar with from previous 101 presentations, we're going right to the in depth flight stuff and more immediate hands on examples / training. RSVP so far: Hope to see you there!
  19. Registration for one person, provides all day access to instruction on both days of this workshop covering all ADVANCED aspects of quad line flying in Long Beach WA (capped at 16 students total)... Schedule is 10am to 4pm each day, Advanced Quad 101 starts on Saturday at 10am sharp - please be on time.

    $150.00

  20. John Barresi

    Stunt Kite Clinic (Aug 11-12, 2018)

    This is an excellent opportunity for folks from our last stunt kite clinic to "level up" the information they absorbed in June, as well as to receive the key tips they need to perfect whatever tricks they added to their repertoire in the meantime... We will still do the "stunt kite 101" for first time attendees or those who wish to experience it again, but we'll also keep at least one master instructor available during that timeframe (either Scott Weider or Paul de Bakker) to assist folks who would rather get right to flight exercises, we'll also try to incorporate more opportunities for group example and exercises in the interest of improving the learning experience for everyone, as well as a bit more scheduling (so we all know a bit more what to expect).
  21. John Barresi

    Stunt Kite Clinic (Aug 11-12, 2018)

    One spot gone already!
  22. Aug 11-12 in Long Beach WA! Led by veteran pilots Scott Weider, Paul de Bakker and myself, this dual line kite workshop is for beginner though master levels, starting from the ins and outs of your equipment on up through fundamental flight techniques and trick flying - we'll also have a few Prism kites on hand for folks to try their hand at team and "ground play" flying without fear of damaging valuable equipment. Testimonials - http://tinyurl.com/nnzsmvd Anything with two strings is welcome including foils, stacks with tails and delta stunt kites - the purpose of this workshop is first and foremost to help you maximize the kites you have, and the way you like to fly... During the weekend, we'll cover a whole range of dual line topics that interrelate. Sign up here - https://kitelife.com/forum/store/product/92-stunt-kite-clinic-aug-11-12-2018/ Registration is $125 per person ($100 for KiteLife Subscribers) and includes full access to two days of instruction from 10am-4pm on both Saturday and Sunday... We only have room for 16 students, please RSVP if you plan to participate. RSVP so far: @kff
  23. Registration for one person, provides all day access to instruction on both days of this fun and educational workshop covering all aspects of dual line flying in Long Beach WA (capped at 16 students total)... Schedule is 10am to 4pm each day, Dual Line 101 starts on Saturday at 10am sharp - please be on time.

    $125.00

  24. makatakam

    Rev 2 Help

    If you want to make your own it's relatively simple. It is a scaled-down copy of the 1.5 bridle. Get the measurements of a 1.5 kite. Measure the 2. Figure out the percentage of reduction. Reduce the length of each leg by that percentage. Or just spend $20 and buy a replacement if you haven't made any bridles before and don't want to get into that.
  25. Breezin

    Premier Wolf or Widow for 2nd Kite

    I fly the Hydra the most because I get excited and try things I'm not good at yet. It's tough, fast and I seem to have a better chance of correcting because of speed. That could just be a false perception though. Outer battens are stressed mostly from roll ups. Where I fly is fairly rough. No rocks but stubborn vegetation would be accurate. The spot is called a Playa. Different then the surrounding pasture. Have 2 on my property. In wet years filled with water by now. Not this year which sucks. No frogs, toads or dragonflys. Won't be very many migratory birds coming by this fall.Having to adjust to the day is one of the most appealing aspects of kiting. Slide stall practice and 1/2 axle attempts daily no matter the wind.
  26. jsc2501

    Rev 2 Help

    I did. Lol Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  27. Edmond Dragut

    Rev 2 Help

    you buy it from eBay? Here are the Rev bridle http://www.awindofchange.com/product/rev-bridle.html
  28. jsc2501

    Rev 2 Help

    Just picked up an old Rev 2 I excellent shape other than it has no bridal. Does anyone have specs on a Rev 2 bridal? Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
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