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  • Birthday 08/19/1945

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    The Rev I am flying, until the wind changes
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    Hemel Hempstead, England.
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    Enjoying retirement.Team flying
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  1. The Cross 1.3 would be ideal as first kite, I have flown this model and found it pretty good ! A kite killer is not really required but there again it would be good practice to get used to using one, a ground stake would also be useful ! If your nephew can get up to Dunstable Downs on a Sunday and look for any quad line flyers, they will help you and teach the basics.
  2. And don,t forget that the vertical rods go on the back of the kite !
  3. Hi Fubar, Jeremy Wharton gave me the tip that you are looking to fly quad line ! We are not too far from you on Dunstable Downs and you are most welcome to come and join us, we are usually on site from 10am on Sundays where we can assist you in what and where to buy and of course try our kites ! You can find me on face-book as"bill final " and team "Dunstable Downs Old Gents"
  4. Funny thing is that we had a video talk room last week and these flyers were discussed. JB can and probably will give you good information on their style of flying my only contribution was to look at the length of the handles they use, much longer that most of us !
  5. 1) Sometimes for fine tuning, usually it,s time to change kite ! 2) Yes ! Once you have found your sweet spot stick with it, and that depends on your style of flying !
  6. Never heard of that one before Paul, good idea ! To refit the ferrule, first scrape off any residue adhesive and ensure it fits into the rod with ease. Wrap a piece of adhesive tape to divide the ferrule in half leaving a tab for removal. I use a super glue gel, works for me, put a small amount in the rod and just a light smear on the ferrule. Doing it rapidly, insert the ferrule into the rod giving it a twist until it butts up with the tape. Allow the adhesive to set for a few minutes then remove the tape. Trim off any excess adhesive if required.
  7. Yes I understood that, I was basically referring to the fact that they also make custom bags !
  8. What you need is a manufacturer similar to what we have over this side of the pond, I have one of their bags that I use for quads that are folded and will hold about fifteen kites up to Rev 1 size ! https://bags4everything.co.uk/
  9. Hi Loiko, If it as a 1.5 size quad then this is what I use as a standard bridle ! Not a Turbo :- REV 1.5 Bridle V3 Aug2017.pdfREV 1.5 Bridle V3 Aug2017.pdf
  10. A translation of Loiko27,s post:- Welcome. In England https://www.kitetec.co.uk/pulse in the EU http://www.polokites.com/ http: //esste.com/ https://www.cerfvolantservice.com/ https://wind-r.com/fr/ there is A-QUAD in Sweden, but they are not very available. You can also wait for Revolution Reflex XX Tarantula in the range of 3-20 miles per hour. It will be spring in stores in the EU. when it comes to mentioning predecessors, there is no universal kite. Yes, you can wide range by changing the frame. I use an unreinforced rigid carbon tube and a modified wind bridle at a speed of about 7-9 m / s. But share it also with faster getting a kite. I am in a similar situation because I have difficulties with the availability of kites and the cost is limited (conversion to dollar x4).
  11. oapbillf

    New York Minute

    Just about all kites will " buzz " when driven hard. I suspect that as a newbie you might be flying with a lot of drive and new leaders with multiple adjustments would help, see other posts. Do you have anybody you could hook up with for hands on advice ? When wrapping up your kite try to ensure the trailing edge does not fold over as this can cause a crease that will fly out but can also add to the noise !
  12. Not sure about the site and the price you stated is far too low for a new item ! Scrolling down the site EMMAKITES is mentioned, I have dealt with them in the past with no problems and the prices quoted there are about correct for a kite without lines/handles ! Genuine FREILEIN , I have no problem with, the quality is good and they fly pretty well.
  13. And then you met me !
  14. Take a look at videos of quads being flown where the flyer is shown and take a look at their handles and leaders, this will give you an indication of what others use as their settings. One thing to note is that everybody is different not only in leader settings but actually holding the handles and eventually you will settle on what is a comfortable setup.
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