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  1. Rev Tutorial - Body, Posture and Grip

    Another in the ongoing series of Kitelife Magazine tutorials for using Revolution quad line kites, this one exploring the methodology and application of handle grip, body position and posture, as well as hand and arm position.One of the keys to successful Rev flying is being relaxed and comfortable, using hand and arm positions which grant you the most leverage with the least effort.

    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 - Body, Posture and Grip Spanish Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Body, Posture and Grip Hungarian Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Body, Posture & Grip French Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Body, Posture and Grip

    1,900 downloads

       (6 reviews)

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  2. Rev Tutorial - Tuning Theory I

    Another in our ongoing series of Rev tutorials, this one covering the theory and ideas behind tuning, giving you the basic understanding of how to tune lift, power, response and control to your own taste!

    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 - Tuning Theory I Spanish Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Tuning Theory I Hungarian Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Tuning Theory I French Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Tuning Theory I

    1,551 downloads

       (6 reviews)

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  3. Rev Tutorial - Flic Flac

    Another in the ongoing series of Kitelife Magazine tutorials for using Revolution quad line kites, this one detailing the inputs and approach used for executing the Flic Flac maneuver.

    Flic Flacs are a lot of fun and serve as an excellent tool for developing your timing and hand speed as well.

    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 - Flic Flac Spanish Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Flic Flac Dutch Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Flic Flac Hungarian Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Flic Flac French Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Flic Flac

    1,307 downloads

       (4 reviews)

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  4. Rev Tutorial - Light Wind Flying

    Another in our ongoing series of Rev tutorials, this one covering basic light wind techniques and how the Rev transitions between a powered state and gliding state, enabling anyone to fly in the lightest of winds, simply by cycling your ground space and know how to apply tension.

    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 - Light Wind Flying Spanish Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Light Wind Flying Japanese Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Light Wind Flying French Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Light Wind Flying Hungarian Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Light Wind Flying

    1,251 downloads

       (5 reviews)

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  5. Rev Tutorial - Bicycle Rotation

    Another in our ongoing series of Rev tutorials, this one covering a series of exercises that teach the "Bicycle Rotation" wherein the pilot is able to rotate or spin their kite in place without losing altitude!

    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 - Bicycle Rotation Dutch Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Bicycle Rotation Spanish Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Bicycle Rotation French Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Bicycle Rotation Hungarian Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Bicycle Rotation

    1,160 downloads

       (2 reviews)

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  6. Rev Tutorial - Sail Loading

    Another in the ongoing series of Kitelife Magazine tutorials for using Revolution quad line kites, this one detailing the dynamic of Sail Loading wherein the pilot is able to compress and decompress wind in the sail at will, using that pressure and added control to flex and unflex the frame, creating a far greater range of movement in varying wind conditions.
    One of the greatest uses for Sail Loading is that it also serves to minimize the amount of input required, instead relying on increased or decreased pressure to enhance smaller inputs.

    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 - Sail Loading Spanish Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Sail Loading Hungarian Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Sail Loading French Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Sail Loading

    1,056 downloads

       (3 reviews)

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  7. Rev Tutorial - 3D Flying

    Another in our ongoing series of Rev tutorials, this one covering the techniques behind "3D Flying", where the pilot is able to pull the kite of of the sky and catch it, then toss it back out to the end of the lines and fly, all without your kite even touching the ground!

    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 - 3D Flying Japanese Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - 3D Flying Lithuanian Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - 3D Flying Spanish Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - 3D Flying Dutch Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - 3D Flying Chinese Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - 3D Flying French Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - 3D Flying Hungarian Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - 3D Flying

    953 downloads

       (4 reviews)

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  8. Rev Tutorial - Side Slide

    Another in the ongoing series of Kitelife Magazine tutorials for using Revolution quad line kites, this one detailing the Side Slide from both the upright and inverted orientations.Side Slides make an excellent transition movement between other maneuvers, and it's a lot of fun to slide right above the ground, apparently breaking the laws of physics.

    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 - Side Slide Spanish Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Side Slide Hungarian Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Side Slide French Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Side Slide

    952 downloads

       (2 reviews)

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  9. Rev Tutorial - Inverted Hover

    Another in the ongoing series of Kitelife Magazine tutorials for using Revolution quad line kites, this one introducing some beginning techniques for mastering the inverted hover.

    Reputably one of the most difficult things to learn on a Rev, it's absolutely simple to do once you know how and these techniques should help you understand it more quickly.

    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 - Inverted Hover Spanish Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Inverted Hover French Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Inverted Hover Hungarian Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Inverted Hover

    931 downloads

       (3 reviews)

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  10. Rev Tutorial - Reverse Flight

    Another in the ongoing series of Kitelife Magazine tutorials for using Revolution quad line kites, this one introducing the techniques for learning Reverse Flight and how to work toward a stable execution of this movement in the basic four directions.

    Reverse Flight is far easier to learn than one might believe, using minimized inputs and changing your point of reference with regard to the initial goals.

    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 - Reverse Flight Lithuanian Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Reverse Flight Spanish Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Reverse Flight Hungarian Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Reverse Flight French Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Reverse Flight

    764 downloads

       (2 reviews)

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  11. Rev Tutorial - Traveling Bicycle

    Another in an ongoing series of Kitelife Magazine tutorials for using Revolution quad line kites, this installment provides a thorough step by step introduction to the execution and theory of the traveling bicycle maneuver.

    NOTE: A reliable (and free) cross-platform video player is VLC, which should work with any file format including MKV.

    713 downloads

       (5 reviews)

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  12. Rev Tutorial - Clockwork

    Another in an ongoing series of Kitelife Magazine tutorials for using Revolution quad line kites, this one detailing the methodology and technique behind clockwork control.

    NOTE: A reliable (and free) cross-platform video player is VLC, which should work with any file format including MKV.

    686 downloads

       (3 reviews)

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  13. Rev Tutorial - Kite Walk

    Another in an ongoing series of Kitelife Magazine tutorials for using Revolution quad line kites, this time we go through walking the kite and bringing a little bounce into your kite's step.

    NOTE: A reliable (and free) cross-platform video player is VLC, which should work with any file format including MKV.

    660 downloads

       (1 review)

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  14. Rev Tutorial - Axel

    The basic Rev axel, performed with a Revolution 1.5 in 3-4 mph winds. In this case, the trick is demonstrated in a left to right inverted hover using the new Barresi Signature Series Rev, with a 3 wrap frame.

    NOTE: A reliable (and free) cross-platform video player is VLC, which should work with any file format including MKV.

    618 downloads

       (0 reviews)

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  15. Rev Tutorial - Basic Hovers

    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

    614 downloads

       (3 reviews)

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  16. Rev Tutorial - Rotational Drills

    Another in an ongoing series of Kitelife Magazine tutorials for using Revolution quad line kites, this time introducing some rotation-oriented drills that may help refine your precision.

    NOTE: A reliable (and free) cross-platform video player is VLC, which should work with any file format including MKV.

    561 downloads

       (2 reviews)

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  17. Rev Tutorial - Line Management

    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

    491 downloads

       (3 reviews)

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  18. Rev Tutorial - Line Equalizing

    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

    485 downloads

       (2 reviews)

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  19. Rev Tutorial - Water Flying

    Another in an ongoing series of Kitelife Magazine tutorials for using Revolution quad line kites, this installment provides a thorough step by step introduction to taking your kite across the water and under the surface.

    More info about water flying can be found here - http://www.kitelife.com/hydro

    NOTE: A reliable (and free) cross-platform video player is VLC, which should work with any file format including MKV.

    463 downloads

       (2 reviews)

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  20. Rev Tutorial - Flat Relaunch

    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

    433 downloads

       (1 review)

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  21. Rev Tutorial - 180 with Positive Drive

    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.

    397 downloads

       (3 reviews)

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  22. Rev Tutorial - Assembly and Disassembly

    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

    370 downloads

       (1 review)

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  23. Rev Tutorial - Larks Head Knot

    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

    346 downloads

       (1 review)

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  24. Rev Tutorial - Basic Launch & Control

    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.

    341 downloads

       (1 review)

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  25. Rev Tutorial - Rollover Landing

    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.

    339 downloads

       (2 reviews)

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  • File Reviews

      • I have just received my first Djinn vented including the Pro Handles. I tried to fly with too little wind with no effect.

        With wind 6-15 brilliant. Messing around with leader lengths found what I considered a good starting point.

        Problem_ I have small hands, my middle fingers will not grip the handle (Duy...... Syndrome.) Trying to use JB,s Hand positions becomes difficult-

        If I place thumb on top of the handle my index fingers above the foam grip. I then lower my index finger my thumb is then on the back of the top tube. I can use my ring and little finger to hold the Foam. At present I am tempted to fashion a moulded thumb rest on the back face of the top tube.

        With the grip I am using I am able to give brake input Sideways 0-80 so I am towards JB,s ideal

        Any views on fashioning extra moulding on handles? Or any solutions to my Grip style

         

         

      • I was flying my Barresi Signature Series 1.5 Rev. In the past I used to tighten the brake lines rather than lengthen the top lines.

        Having watched the video, I added 13" graphite handles and added My home made top leaders ( Toal length 6" knotted 1" gaps.

        Wind was 1to 3 mph. On 12'' handles with equal leaders the kite took off OK and was manouvrable.

        On changing Handles to 13" and using full extension top leaders it was immediately noticeable that there was more control,

        and I was able to use the handles in the More horizontal attitude rather than the upright hold. I definitely recommend that top leaders are used. I will need to practice this in future.

        I suffer from some arthritis in my hands and fingers so was sceptical that balancing on the fingers would work. I was pleasantly surprised and with more practice perhaps a step up to ???

         

         

         

      • Looked at it again after quite a while. And learned something again. :sq-smile:

      • The ending slides <key concepts/points> are good

      • I appreciate the clear video and audio.  The walk-thrus with details followed by the real time examples is nice.

        my goal will be to do it all standing...way cool.   

        thanks for sharing your experience it helps newbies like me <smile>

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