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Russ Wilson

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  1. Yes, it is still available.

    I believe it is an SUL, but I'm not the best Rev historian.  If I remember correctly, I got the kite from KiteConnection/Dave Shenkman  years ago.  It is very lightweight - compared to other Rev's I've owned.  I've only flown it a couple times.  Right now it sits in the bag since I've been flying a Phoenix Ash for the last 3 years.  

  2. Revolution 1.5 B series kites - with John Barresi's endorsement.  In great condition - kites have seen light use.

    Kite and spars, lines (LaserPro Gold 90# x 120'), and handles - RTF

        SOLD Red - Full sail with black race rods (green label)

        SOLD Rainbow - Mid-Vent with 3 wrap spars

        SOLD Yellow - Vented with gold label spars

     

    Asking $200 each buyer pays shipping USPS Priority (will sell individually or as a set)

    CONUS only

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  3. We've been practicing our stalls and had fair success at the edge of the wind window.  We can even slide roughly 10', but as we get closer to the center of the wind window forward flight takes over and we lose the stall slide.  We've been doing this in 10-12 mph wind.  I'm curious is this to be expected (at that wind level) or is it just my skill are still sub-Jedi?  I don't mind working on my skill level, but wanted to make sure this wasn't an exercise in futility at that level of wind.

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  4. On 5/4/2018 at 7:32 AM, RobB said:

    Ground work and basic tricks, I would choose the Prism Hypnotist, it is full sized & built like a tank.

    @RobB Thanks for the recommendation on the Hypnotist - you were spot on.  We've had a chance to buy several higher end stunt kites and for our current level of experience the Hypnotist is my go-to kite.  It truly is built like a tank.  The center spar's shock absorber seems like it will take almost any abuse I throw at it.  Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

  5. 10 hours ago, John Barresi said:

    Fun factor is ALWAYS huge at the clinics, and as I see it, a good weekend of education and fun can literally triple the value of all the kites you already have (applied knowledge). ;) 

    Agreed, and it provides rationale for buying more toys.  You know the saying - "he who dies with the most toys wins" ;) 

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  6. The sad reality is legal remedies are very costly to pursue - there isn't much realistic protection from patent or copyright.  The only effective way to address poor form is to educate consumers and let them "vote with their feet".  Really appreciate everyone surfacing things like this and making the community aware of the situation.  I agree with the comments about letting go of the past, but I'd also encourage making sure we keep the community aware of what is going on so consumers can make informed choices.

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  7. On 5/3/2018 at 11:22 PM, John Barresi said:

    I should also ask you Russ, what appeals most about dual line? Carving shapes? Flippy tricks? Team flying? Just trying to get a read. :)

    @John Barresi Now that I've done a bit of studying I can definitely say "Flippy Tricks" is my primary interest.  I'm up to improve skills in the other areas, but learning how to truly manhandle the kite is super intriguing.  We watched the Prism Freestyle videos last night - gotta learn some of that.
     

     

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  8. Thanks for the advise Rob and John - I really appreciate it.

    I'm curious, you both use the term "full size" but I'm not sure what that means for a delta.  I have several delta's that are all roughly the same size and I have a couple of Hawaiians.  I would call the Hawaiians super-sized.  How do you delineate full-size from other sizes?

  9. Thanks for the info John.   I'm interested in all of the above - up for any new experiences.   I have a couple of Windance foils I've always loved to fly since they are so smooth,  but there is only so much i can do with them.   Anything you can share to take experiences like that to a higher level will make the weekend for me.   Team and flippy sound intriguing,  but since i haven't done either I'm not sure what to expect. 

  10. So, we own several dual-line kites, but for the life of me I can't remember the last time I flew one.  I always grab my quads these days.  For that reason I haven't seriously considered a clinic like this - you know, "real men" do quads.  JL just challenged me on that thinking and pointed out we always learn a lot from the "101" part of a clinic like this.  She's convinced me - sounds like it would be good to improve our skills in this area.

    Given that, I'm wondering what the best equipment is for a clinic like this.  It sounds like John/Scott are pretty open to whatever people have, but if you guys had to recommend a particular setup what would that be?  I'm taking the approach of trying to improve my flying ability thru shopping.  Seriously though, is there a particular kite, line, handles that would be ideal for a class like this?

  11. That's actually what Pryme specializes in - Bluetooth adapters for Motorola and Bofang radios.  Unfortunately, they don't seem to support Midland.

    I'm finding some interesting info on headset/cell/music integration for motorcyclists.  A company called Sena sells units that use some sort of long-range Bluetooth - with a battery life supporting 12 hours of talk time.  The only downside is they are pricey.  

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