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  1. Hello @Dragonfly,

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  2. Hello @Rlasker3,

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  3. 1 hour ago, DTill said:

    Any chance at beach camping if I bumped up there for a few days? Ive got a beach capable vehicle  and a tent. Realy short notice, but I could sleep in the back of my truck.

    Yeah, sleeping on the beach is illegal. :(

    44 minutes ago, kitedad said:

    Hey Wayne and John, thanks for the replies. No headsets/w mic around here, I did find out the two I did get wont work with std 2 ring headsets. I did order a 3 ring headset that may work from amazon, will be here tomorrow. I also took John's advice and ordered the Midlands he recommended w/ the mono adapter. If plan a works then Amazon will take the Midland and adapter back. I like the onn and or the uniden as they both use aa's which I prefer and have 23m range the uniden were 50$ and the walmart onn were 30$.I really had to get the bazooka out on this one ha,ha. Somethings gotta work. 

    Good stuff. 👍🏻

    Remember, you don’t want to mess around  with a mic at all unless you plan on leading a team - typically non leading pilots just have earbuds, no mic in the line. Simpler is better. 😇


  4. Hello @bluesky,

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  5. Ah, one other thought...

    There is also a difference in demand, in knowledge and terminology between recreational pilots and “hard core end users”... Its the latter that Rev has experienced a break in communication and understanding with, they do what they do very well, they just don’t have time, interest or whatever to learn what they need to know to service the high end users. 

    And that’s ok. 👍🏻

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  6. 14 minutes ago, Buellbloke said:

    You must have used that comment to others as its been back quoted to me before lol

    Or it’s just a recurring sentiment with some customers, no real fancier way to say the same thing. ;)

    I also don’t care for drama, but I will not stand quietly when the community itself is being disserviced in any way. ✌️

    There are lots of dramatic things that happen behind the scenes, or more often, that most people simply never become aware of (recreational user), and it’s all mostly irrelevant - as I said, whatever gets you to a grin in the sky. 😎

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  7. Hello @helicoil,

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  8. Hello @helicoil,

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  9. I think the difference as I feel it is that Rev wants you to keep using their product, that’s the end game of Club 38... Honestly, I know that most fliers end up with multiple brand in their bags eventually, my end game is the experience and fortification of the end user regardless of what they’re flying.

    Its a natural difference though - I’m 24/7 kite from business to family, friends to romance, sport and hobby, it’s all-encompassing for me so my focus is the community at large... The folks at Rev just aren’t “day in day out” fliers, they don’t fly regularly and their depth of terminology / skill reflects that - compounded by the fact they haven’t endevoured to go out and learn what their buyers know.

    I think partly for that reason, their focus is now on the entry / intermediate level, and they’re very good at it. 👍🏻

    But, you also won’t find many (if any) of the world’s true known “quad aces” flying a currently made Rev product - it will be some other brand, probably made by someone who spends the time to know why differences are important.

    All that being said - I’m with Riff, it’s all good, whatever gets you there... The more you know, the more perspectives, the more styles and tastes you can sink your teeth into, the more you’ll know who YOU are as a flier irrespective of everything else.

    All IMHO, only worth the wind it blows on. ✌️

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  10. Hello @Bartman53,

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  11. Hello @derTobias,

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  12. Hello @mpela13,

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  13. Join John Barresi for two full days of quad TEAM instruction at Shoreline Park (roughly an hour from San Francisco CA) on October 19-20, 2019... We'll be covering everything from absolute basics (pure beginner team flying) all the way up through advanced techniques and
    maneuvers, all proven to help your skills along much quicker while having a ton of fun at the same time in a very forgiving environment.

    Testimonials:

    http://tinyurl.com/jb-testimonials

    Exact location:

    https://goo.gl/maps/wNmR5X6v9w2764Zw9

    Sign up link:

    https://kitelife.com/forum/store/product/99-quad-team-clinic-oct-19-20-2019/

    ==

    Ideal choice of equipment for this class is any model of Revolution 1.5 (includes EXP, SLE, B-Series, printed specials, etc) or similar "1.5 platform" models (like Djinn, Phoenix, Freilein, Los Hermanos, etc) - we'll go through painless equipment set up, good tuning and all aspects of flight - the goal here is to demystify quad flying and set you up to win. 

    You'll need to also have at least one quality 120' set of lines in your bag, this is the standard length for team flying.

    Registration is $150 per person ($125 for KiteLife Subscribers) and includes full access to the clinic on both days (10a-4p)... Please note, there are ONLY 16 SPOTS left available and we expect them to fill up very quickly.

    We start at 10AM on Saturday morning, hope to see you there!

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  14. Hello @AnthonywB,

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  15. XT is good over 15, the HV is a slug until around 23-24 but it really comes into it’s own in that range... All Djinn overlap by roughly 6 mph or more between each ascending model.

    In fact, at about 14, we could probably fly the ST through XT in a team - ST heavily loaded, XT a hair on the soft side.

    Overlap was also really important to me, after YEARS of having to regularly change both kite and frame for conditions when I flew B’s and other 1.5 type kite’s, but I haven’t changed a frame at all on the Djinns (except to experiment), and don’t change kites nearly as often, especially with the ability to open the Sync Bridle adjustment in higher winds.

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