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    • I enjoyed your experience!,.... one comment, not a criticism in any way When you launched the kite at the very beginning you "dragged the leading edge diagonally" from an inverted position.  That is two string move and NOT what you are after at all with a quad!  That's abrasion on your leading edge sleeve and wear on the bridle loops, even the end-caps!  Remember, this kite design is all about one word, control.   You allow it to drag eventually going into forward flight on the side OR you make it back up.  Practice the cartwheel until you DIAL it up to halfway point, balance there on the wing-tip (allowing your hands to go back to a neutral position, otherwise the kite also keeps right on going). That is what I want you to practice, REVERSE & speed control.  Add still more "down" in the tuning in big wind, then kite will not suddenly surge forward.  Instead you "allow" it to go forward, like you were looking over the dashboard of your car, trying not to hit a critter with both feet stomped onto the brake pedal, inches only of progress being permitted. I would stop you from flying one of my loaned kites until you mastered the cartwheel.  Love to share, so you can appreciate how serious I feel this comment to be. The quickest improvement of skills comes about with how SLOW you can fly the kite regardless of conditions.   The Speed series of wings will give you that rush if that is the ultimate objective.  Control the 1.5 platform while learning and then you can accelerate to the Shockwave, supersonic or a Blast, basically TWICE as fast in forward and reverse.  Best be ready for a huge increase of throttle sensitivity and pull.  Speed series kites are not really a great low wind choice, but they are howling fun on a beach with wind.    
    • Hi all! Good news! It finally clicked!! After taking everyone's tips and advise from this thread, and JB's videos, and his in-person priceless quick tips, aaaand the in-person help and advise of the local veterans in the area (Steve & Fred!!), this weekend I got the inverted hover! I'm so so happy. haha.  I'm just about 28hours in flying time with the rev, I'm platueing and that's just fine, it's been an exhilarating and so enjoyable a time outside, flying, words can't describe it. Who woulda thought kite flying could be this much fun?! Here's a really quick clip of some of the flying I had today during our trip to the coast, courtesy of my lovely one (sorry no HD)  Enjoy. Can't wait to nail the inverted hover even better, and then I'm eager to start figuring out how the Bicycle science works. I'm actually more used to flying in lower winds, today's video clip at the beach I was flying in I am guessing 21mph+ steady winds, the gulls and pelicans couldn't even fly straight. I had to remove my seran-wrap fix for today hahaha. My midvent/3wrap/90# was pulling hard, it slid me along the soft sand several times, but what fun!! Definitely easier in stronger winds, I get to do what I think, I like. And the kite can get so much faster too, love it. Update again soon, I sincerely thank everyone that's been a part of my Rev journey thus far, I wouldn't be flying the way I am today if not for ANY of the tips big or small, long or brief, you graciously shared with me. (I'm no master yet, nowhere near the finesse needed to be a rev flyer, but looking back at a 45mins line-setup to a 4min line-setup and the control I have today, I'm so so grateful) Thank you!!   
    • A few more of these have been spotted in the wild..  @Deke Haid and @windpoacher have published either pics or video of their adventures.. Looking forward to seeing more..
    • Why don't we go to chat? you could be right, no way to know, I would keep an eagle on it though.
    • It could also be that since mine is a UL, and should be flown in lower winds, they figure not much damage could come to the leech line. 
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