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.
We went out and flew the zephyr a little today to see what would happen if I took out the upper spreader. It flew just as well without as with but the wind range didn't change much as far as we could tell, I checked with the meter and it was 3.5-5 mph. I did some checking into the frame to see if anything was changed from original. I found a place in the lower LE on one side that had been spliced and another splice in the spine about two inches from the nose. the spine was a p300, the LE was p100 and the lower spreaders were 3pt. I emailed prizm to see if that is stock. I'm pretty sure the LE and lower spreaders were right but not too sure about the spine, maybe it wouldn't make much difference if it was a heavier spine. Maybe I should replace the spliced pieces as the splice rod inside the frame might be whats adding weight.
Great info I am gonna look at getting a Zephyr. Once I get better then I will look into a boutique kite. I don't want to trash a super nice kite while learning tricks and low wind flying. I am pretty rusty but stuff is coming back.