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  1. Thanks for the tips. It was definitely a gusty day. I went from waiting for some wind to seeing trees flexing in the wind. I was going to try again today but it has been crazy windy with 35+ km winds all day. Maybe tomorrow. Sent from my ONEPLUS 3 using KiteLife mobile app
  2. Got my new EXP and took it for it's maiden flight today. Even after watching the tutorial videos and line management videos, it was a tough slog. At first, my kite would just keep arcing to the left and crash. I fiddled with the bridle and the end caps until it would lift off straight up. There must have been a line wrap somewhere. At one point the kite landed in such a way that I could not get it to launch and I made the mistake of walking to it with the handles on my hand instead of staking them. The wind gusted and I found myself and my kite wrapped up in a ball of string. Took ten minutes to untangle that mess. Finally got it flying a bit but tended to either over steer or under steer and crashed more than I would like to admit. Often, I found that I would move the handle but the kite was slow to respond. In those situations, i think I may have to yank a bit too to get more wind in the sail when gusts die down. Looking forward to trying again. Sent from my ONEPLUS 3 using KiteLife mobile app
  3. Got my new EXP and took it for it's maiden flight today. Even after watching the tutorial videos and line management videos, it was a tough slog. At first, my kite would just keep arcing to the left and crash. I fiddled with the bridle and the end caps until it would list of straight up. There must have been a line wrap somewhere. At one point the kite landed in such a way that I could not get it to launch and I made the mistake of walking to it with the handles on my hand instead of staking them. The wind gusted and I found myself and my kite wrapped up in a ball of string. Took ten minutes to increase that mess. Finally got it flying a bit but tended to either over steer or under steer and crashed more than I would like to admit. Often, I found that I would move the handle but the kite was slow to respond. In those situations, i think I may have to yank a bit too to get more wind in the sail when gusts die down. Looking forward to trying again. Sent from my ONEPLUS 3 using KiteLife mobile app
  4. Right on the ocean, just North of Puerto Vallarta! Sent from my ONEPLUS 3 using KiteLife mobile app
  5. Thanks for the tips. I get my kite Friday or Monday depending on how Canada Post feels. I will practice control and basic maneuvering to start out. Sent from my ONEPLUS 3 using KiteLife mobile app
  6. Sadly, I can't find any other Rev owners anywhere near me. 13 hour drive to Alberta where they have some is closest without having to go across the border into USA. In Mexico, I can't find anyone, never mind nearby. I figure I'm learning by watching videos and flying solo. My kite should be here end of next week! Sent from my ONEPLUS 3 using KiteLife mobile app
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    New EXP sails

    Not really sure what I'm getting as I just ordered an EXP but the new version apparently has the reflex feature (whatever that is). I guess time will tell what size the frame is. Sent from my ONEPLUS 3 using KiteLife mobile app
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    New EXP sails

    Will the spars from my EXP work with a new sail if I upgrade down the road? Sent from my ONEPLUS 3 using KiteLife mobile app
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    New EXP sails

    No idea what material is used (or what I should look for in a kite). I have the blue, yellow, black one on order. I do like the pattern much better than the one it is replacing. Sent from my ONEPLUS 3 using KiteLife mobile app
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    New EXP sails

    Picture wouldn't post in original post. Sent from my ONEPLUS 3 using KiteLife mobile app
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    New EXP sails

    Saw these on Facebook. Can't wait to get mine. Sent from my ONEPLUS 3 using KiteLife mobile app
  12. I suspect I may get a fully vented kite at some point as it can sometimes get windy. Not sure if it will be another Rev or one of those freilein kites. Will have to do some research if I find the wind is regularly too strong. Sent from my ONEPLUS 3 using KiteLife mobile app
  13. Thanks. I ordered a kite stake and hopefully it will work ok in the sand. Our beach has fairly fine sand so it should be ok. I will try to remember to thrust my thumbs forward if a crash is imminent. Appreciate the tip. Sent from my ONEPLUS 3 using KiteLife mobile app
  14. Thanks for the reply. I just ordered my kite. Apparently, it will be one of the new sail patterns for the exp. I ended up getting an extra set of 80ft lines and a bunch of spare parts so that I'm not dead in the water if something breaks. Shipping to Mexico is sketchy sometimes so I'm trying to be self sufficient. Can't wait to get my new toy! Off to watch videos now so that I don't totally destroy it on my maiden flight. Sent from my ONEPLUS 3 using KiteLife mobile app
  15. I recently retired and am planning on spending time flying a kite on the beach in front of my condo in Mexico. I probably have about 70 feet from the Waters edge to objects on the beach. During low tide, the water pulls out about another 100 feet. I'm ordering a revolution EXP that comes with 65 foot lines. I'm planning on getting spare lines in case mine break. Should I get longer lines and cut them (no idea if it is hard to tie all the Knots and get things "right") or should I buy a set that is already the right length? If I get 30 foot lines, will that make it harder for me to learn how to fly my kite? How much room do you actually need to fly one of these kites? When I watch videos, people seem to move around a bit and land frequently so I'm thinking I need to have a fair bit more open space than my line length. Sorry for the noob questions. I'm trying to make sure I buy the right things before I head down to Mexico so I don't have to deal with shipping to Mexico. Sent from my [device_name] using http://KiteLife mobile app
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