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    • LOL!!! That is why it was developed in the first place. The tight weave and the make up (material) of the line, all contribute!  That is what it is called - sleeving. Many make sets with or without it, your choice. Buy a roll and make 2 sets for the price of one. But don't forget winders and sleeving when you buy. Then it is just time involved. Oh that tool is a sleever. Some take the high ""E" string from a guitar and fold it in half. Others use floral wire. Anything thin works, but take your time and thread through cleanly.
    • frob, you are correct and I will try and refrain in the future as it is not really right to do that.  I have bought several kites from Kent and Daelyn.  They are located very close to where I work.  In fact I took the rod in question over and showed Kent this evening.  For some reason the rods on my Rev 1.5 Classic are different than the reflex rods he had.  He indicated that he would have to contact Lolly at Rev to figure out what I have.  Thanks Forum moderator, I know you do not need my permission, but feel free to move or delete if need be!! Huskies, my apologies!!
    • These questions are somewhat of a topic hijack, so a forum moderator could probably split them out into it's own discussion Nocks are used on some kites, they look much like the nock on an arrow. They have a U-shaped edge that a tight cord is placed inside. When placed under tension the cord can slip back out of the nock to release the spar. These kites use an end cap.  The cord is threaded through the cap and left in place indefinitely. The end cap is slipped on or off the spar when you set up or break down the kite. More on the rods below... A split spar is broken, even if it hasn't completely failed. You can tape it, epoxy it, or otherwise try to get some more life out of it, but that is playing with fire.  Sometime soon you'll hit a gust or a crash and the spar will fail completely.  That will probably mean a sharp edge, and it can mean the broken spar will rip through the fabric.  Better to replace the spar now rather than wait for a catastrophic failure that risks even more damage. The good news is you don't need to ship away for them. A store called A Wind of Change moved from Las Vegas to SLC a few years ago. Although they transitioned the business from a brick-and-mortar shop to an online shop, they have a bunch of good stuff in stock at their home. Email or call, explain what you're interested in buying, that you live in Salt Lake, and that you'd like to look at the parts if they can arrange a time.  Most likely either Kent or Daelyn will arrange for a visit if you know what you're planning on buying. They're located in North Salt Lake by the I-215 curve. I'm sure they have the official revolution rods as well as SkyShark rods in stock.  They could show you the difference (and similarities), and sell you whatever parts you need for your kite bag.  If you don't have one, I'm sure they could sell you a quality kite bag, too. ;-)
    • so I think Ill keep flying these 65' lines as i learn more but if i were to buy line is the best bet to buy a roll and make my own lines?  what are the 'Leaders' called (the sleeve on the line) I assume someone sells that too...and watching the line management video it seems like you need some tool to get the line through it.  I don't need someone to cut them for me, I can figure that out and probably save some money that way....or is buying some line someone else supposedly made to length better? wayne,  my SLK "rope" isn't getting near this slippery stuff.....one of my ah-ha moments was when i saw the line for these quads....am i fishing or flying....get it up in the air and spin it and you still have control.....who figured that out?
    • Lines are LPG, do not tangle with your SLK dacron lines - or POP! Your quad lines will lose that battle! Lon - I really don't know to be honest. If you are only replacing the LE, I might order a new set of end caps. If switching the whole frame, get all 6. Caps will fit almost everything, just get the ones that will fit your replacement rods. Hate to say it, but Rev's QC isn't the best on their newer stuff. Bad rods were one of the things that caused people to look at other solutions. IMHO YMMV PS: not a big fan of those new type fittings. Prefer the caps myself.
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