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About oapbillf

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  • Birthday 08/19/1945

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  • Favorite Kite(s)
    The Rev I am flying, until the wind changes
  • Flying Since
    2010
  • Location
    Hemel Hempstead, England.
  • Country
    United Kingdom
  • Interests
    Enjoying retirement.Team flying
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  1. 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
  2. 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).
  3. 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 !
  4. 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.
  5. And then you met me !
  6. 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.
  7. Whatever length you are after whether it be 30ft or 120ft that length is your finished target but as Wayne says it does not have to be dead accurate ! I usually add 3ft to my cut lengths which is ample to allow for sleeving at both ends and a bit of trimming to finish. I made up a set of 30 and 50ft from a standard 80ft set, sleeved at the handles only, the 30ft ended up at 30ft, the 50ft ended up at 47 ft, no big deal !
  8. Paul, Sarah is more interested in leaving the kite connected but I assume the method is very similar ! There,s a project for you to produce a good clear video, Please ! I must admit that I never seem to get it right, once ended up with a rats nest that took nearly an hour to sort out.
  9. Hi Sarah, While you are in Berck go and see any of The Flying Squad, Stephen, Daniel, Hezz, or Steve, they wrap that way frequently at festivals! Bill
  10. Change it now before your day is ruined !
  11. Kevin, it sounds like your EXP needs a good look at, make sure you bring it to Basingstoke ! I will give it the once over ! I have been flying a 1996/7 vintage 1.5 that I recently obtained in a very poor condition and rebuilt it with my modifications, I am only using it as a fun kite but the damn thing flies really well in low winds often better than a "B" !
  12. And the sooner we meet the better !
  13. oapbillf

    Uk flyers

    You bet we can we will see how many we get at the Portsmouth International kite Festival this year, 2018. Bill https://www.facebook.com/Dunstable-Downs-Old-Gents-
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