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    • Hey guys looking for another Hawaiian. Color doesn't matter, would like one in good condition. Any help or leads would be great!!   Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using KiteLife mobile app    
    • Yep - the indoor fest is on that weekend. Since it is spring break, I wouldn't expect too many at "D" river too  many people. Might find some behind the hotel by the casino. Less traffic, bigger beach. A bit of a walk to a bathroom is the only drawback. One of my teams practices there. Undecided about indoor or out, weather will decide!
    • Several flyers will be in the area participating at an indoor fly that weekend. I’m sure a few will make it down to D river entrance to fly outside. Haven’t made up my mind if my family is going or not. Mega fly clinic the weekend before taking place in Long Beach WA. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
    • On an SUL you'd want that killer glide, it is available w/o reflex springs, you want to assemble (end-caps, washers, holes thru LE, etc) such that you introduce a pronounced curvature,... over the top of the leading edge. Your palm should fit between the sail and leading edge, touching neither.  The bridle choice doesn't matter, we each have our preferences, only that all this crap is locked down, rigid, tight.    You are after a glide where where you can toss the kite parallel with the ground, and it goes like frisbee,.... no handles or flying line, it flies an unbelievable distance straight away from you.  Test1 i prefer a bridle configuration where you are gripping outside of the frame,.... any wiggling in your choice of bridle smooths out flight by deminishing pilot commands, first take out the wiggle slop! how much mass is necessary for enjoyable flight dynamics?  Not enough and the kite needs tending on all four lines (like a Decca), too much and you have to flail and run around to MAKE flight. straight or bent leading edge construction?  My no-sew experience had 'em straight, but we used SLE 7/16 inch tubes in ours, so they "threw" like a javelin!  Years later 18 and I've learned a lot since those experiments folded over leading edge sleeve, or thicker choice to add some mass? All spectra bridle, figure of eight knots and nail polish painted, to dry over night! 3M'sVHB 9460 bonding tape and a craft iron we want pictures and enjoy the journey, I've been on it since 1993
    • @DTill The Rods with the Green Trim are part of Revolutions new formulation to counter "counterfeiting" Rev will tell you flat out there is no difference but as you have already found the weight is different and the flex is very different. For at least a short period of time the GT (green trimmed) rods were very prone to breakage. almost always into 3 pieces with the breaks about an inch from the green. Rev "corrected" that issue but never officially acknowledged there was an issue. I'm unaware of a method to discern between the ones prone to breakage and those that are corrected. There was a big topic on those rods and the differences when they first started showing up.   The meat of the conversations starts around the 2nd or third page in   https://kitelife.com/forum/topic/7033-rods-the-difference/page/3/
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