I'm not sure about the Z, but the QPro has a two-piece spine. The Z flies best in low winds with the bridle knots adjusted towards the nose, no weight, no upper spreader and 50' lines. You should really only drop the upper spreader in winds under 3mph, as the kite isn't as strong with it out.
I never fly my Z with the weight, the kite doesn't need it to roll up, and I always thought it threw the balance of the kite off. The only thing I changed was the length of lines that I flew on. Any flying with the Z in winds under 3mph is just flying, there aren't many tricks. Keeping the kite in the air is the biggest trick...
Thanks guys! It's been a whirlwind the past few day. Mom is a trooper. She is doing great considering what she has been through. I, on the other hand, am beat from taking care of the 3 of them. It's getting better though. I look forward to getting this kite in the air, eventually. Good news is that with our own little family I'm pretty sure momma is going to make beach trips more of a priority!
As much as I hate it, I don't think I'll be able to keep up with a drawing over the next couple weeks. I'm going to entrust it to our mods and admin here and I'll foot the bill for whatever they think is appropriate.
Thanks again for the well wishes!
Many thanks for that guys. I live not too far from a 7 mile stretch of sandy Atlantic storm beach so the wind conditions can vary enormously. I fish there quite regularly so realise quite how strong and light it can be. I don't think I've ever been there when there's less than 5mph and when it's really going for it, you can't stand up!
The reason why I mentioned the beach is that's where everyone flies. We have the mainstay of dual stunt kites, the kite buggies have always made a line for the area but I've never seen a rev here or indeed any other beach I've visited in my area. Being coastal where we live, we're lucky have loads of beaches and country parks within 20 mins drive in any direction and as I mentioned, never seen anyone with a Rev. I know as I've read about it, there are clubs in the UK but nowhere near my location so even seeing one in live action so to speak, is so far a bit of a dream.
I must be honest, the videos online are enough to want to get you moving and start but the info above that you kindly posted is very much appreciated so will continue to read and maybe save myself some money at the same time before making my mind up as to what to get!
Thanks again and hopefully catch up and speak to you soon.