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Cot51stState

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Cot51stState last won the day on October 12 2019

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About Cot51stState

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  • Birthday January 13

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  • Favorite Kite(s)
    My original Rev1 has really grown on me. I think I'll keep it!
  • Flying Since
    1987
  • Location
    Greenville North Carolina
  • Country
    United States
  • Interests
    Learning quad line flying in light winds.
  • Gender
    Male

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  1. Congratulations @renodc2! Have fun with it.
  2. Wait! That's a MV not a VT. And where did all that Christmas gift money go? 😂
  3. <sarcasm> No, he held the drawing early! I've been exploring its low wind limit the past couple of weeks. 😉 <sarcasm> https://photos.app.goo.gl/46w93qsVkxTcEEH7A
  4. Flying Smiles is producing a Shook Mesh Rev ll. Cath was demoing at a kite festival I attended in October. I'm told they got the idea from a member of this site 😉.
  5. Several weeks ago we had a nor'easter blowing off the coast. 100 miles inland we were getting 35-40mph gusts. I'm standing in the middle of athletic fields flying a "home-vented" Lee Sedgwick Rev 1 on my original Revolution fly lines. I had to give it a go, but it is not an experience I plan to try to duplicate. The lines needed to be re-equalized after that flying session and my shoulder hasn't felt the same since. Couldn't imagine what it would have been like to be sandblasted at the same time! 😳
  6. After taking your sage advise lo these many months, you now decide to reveal this about your character? This isn't going to affect the performance of that French Bridle, is it? 😂
  7. Aaarrrgghhh... Purple be one of my colours! Thank you for all these great opportunities.
  8. https://esste.com These guys are on your side of the Atlantic and are currently having a sale (to include free worldwide shipping). They have previously had an association with Revolution providing printed art sails. I've always shied away from pretty kites out of fear that it might affect the way I fly them, but I do like looking at them 😉.
  9. That worked out well for me when John Barresi was thinning out his collection. I was able to get a kite with a custom bridle, vertical rod wear strips, leading edge reinforcement tabs, and properly tuned right out of the box. I'd love to let @Marty1959give it a try, but I don't think my wife has any current plans that have us in Scotland... and I know she wouldn't let me make that trip alone!
  10. Revolution as in brand or Revolution as in the numerous examples derived from the Hadzicki wing? 30 years ago when I was gifted my first Revolution, they were the only game in town. If possible, go to the local kite store, or kite meet up, or festival; and sample what's available. Then decide which one is best for you. I predominately fly alone and for my own personal amusement. So, I still find myself frequently flying that 30 year old Revolution.
  11. You definitely have some solid choices. For some reason my eye keeps wandering to the black with red stripes. It makes a very bold statement.
  12. Judging from some of your past kite creations, you'll come up with something truly creative. We're all patiently waiting to see what that is... no pressure 😉.
  13. If you were an East Carolina Pirate fan, I had designed a custom sail with a certain amount of Aaarrrgghhh to it 😉
  14. Congratulations. Look forward to seeing it some Sunday at Fort Macon.
  15. My silence was not to imply you're crazy. I'm more visually oriented, and for the life of me I could not 'picture' what you were describing 😁. My early (30+ years ago) dual line sets had twisted, rather than braided, fibers. Those type of lines could lengthen if you were too aggressive when removing twists in the line. I'm working on the assumption that your lines are braided and this scenario would not apply.
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