northwavesailor

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About northwavesailor

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    Rev. 1.5B
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    Washington State
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  1. northwavesailor

    Island Quad's new kites?

    Who is making the new Island Quad quads?
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    LE tabs (service available for Revs)

    Just had JB add the tabs to 4 of our Revs. It should extend the life of these kites and prevent some mesh tearing. Nice work, JB!!!
  3. northwavesailor

    KARMA 9/21/2017: Revolution Rainbow Radical

    Congrats Elmo! VERY nice offering from Mark, thank you!
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    Equalize!

    Just DO IT..............equalize your lines that is........... to borrow a line from Nike! I'll admit to being negligent and not checking for quad line stretch often enough Our lines need to be off enough to affect flight to realize SOMETHING is not right I just equalized 6 quad sets (80', 100' & 120') and all (even the ones I equalized back in June) were off! 5 of the 6 required the line shortening method and only 1 was off so little that the fast and dirty 'add a knot' method worked. I doubt equalized lines will make me a "mo' betta" flyer.............but I'm sure it couldn't hurt
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    How Many Revs Will Fit?

    That's no fun Ya gotta have your quiver of kites with you on the field or beach ...........not off in the RV park or parking lot!
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    How Many Revs Will Fit?

    Overheard at a Seaside, Oregon 12 step meeting this week; "Hi....my name is Nick and I'm a REV-a-holic" "I can stop buying REV's whenever I want" "Just 1 more and then I'll quit" We have all been (or are) there with you Nick!!!
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    added a nym and b-pro the my bag this week...

    Yup, Rev vents are really nice! We are fortunate to live where we fly vents way more than our standards. Wayne Dowler said it best: "Like Buttah!!!" As far as range, Mark may have the top end of the XV a bit more than we fly our XV's, even with a 4 wrap: "The extra-vent B- Pro will handle up to 40 MPH and probably more" We started on XV (w/ 4 wrap) on the Oregon coast at Rockaway Beach yesterday, got blown off and headed North to Sunset Beach to find less wind. Flew mid vents until 8:00.................a very nice day indeed!
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    Need to rant?

    "So ... Can you believe it..... I Have to pull out a brand new x-tra vent, that I have had for almost a year and never flown..... AND FLY IT .. For almost 3 hours ...before the other flyers showed up" Glad you had the XV and got to fly it!!! Nobody said this kite flyin' thing would be easy............
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    Need to rant?

    Could have been a brand new 120' quad set................THAT, my friend, would be a rant!!! Still sucks............................ but life is short.
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    Kite Field Line Tangles

    Last October, at the very end of the Lincoln City kite festival, a kids kite that was flying freely (no kit attached!) snagged a Rev parked on the ground and it sent it into power lines and a burnt mess! There are some pics of it on the forum. I, thankfully, have no first hand experience getting our lines cut but understand it is the melting point of the the lines.
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    Reinforcement Patch ?

    You will probably find the 3M 9460 tape in 1/4" width difficult to locate. I had a very difficult time finding a supplier, but got some cut for me by MBK Tape Solutions, 101 Canoga Ave., Chatsworth, CA 91311-3005. Their phone number is 818-998-1477. You will need to purchase a minimum of $150 of tape, but they can cut it from a master roll to any width you want, and add about $10-20 for shipping. Takes about a week to ten days to get it. I recently bought 10 rolls of 7/32" x 60 yards, that's a 32nd under 1/4", for my builds, and it's about 8 rolls more than I need. My cost was $161.30 plus $14.74 for S&H, which comes out to $17.60 per roll. If you think 7/32" will suit your purpose I can send you some at my cost + shipping. First class mail will be under $3 to continental US. I would like to recoup some of the cost to buy other supplies. Anyone interested in getting some can PM me. The tape has a shelf life of 2 years, stored in the open. I have it sealed in airtight plastic bags. Very cool offer, Mark! I found some 1/2" tape on Amazon that had mixed reviews, but comments from others regarding this 3M tape pointed out that it likely was old stock from the vendor as it did not stick. 60 yards may seem like a lot for folks not into buiulding kites......... but a rip in the REV screen is not pretty! Attaching the fabric at the fold points w/o sewing, BEFORE it rips is a great idea, even if you only use a fraction of a roll of this 3M tape!
  12. northwavesailor

    Reinforcement Patch ?

    Yeah, we asked Lolly to have Bazzer add them on our last couple of Pro's and did the 'aftermarket' thing for our other Revs. Seems like a no-brainer and couldn't add much to the labor cost or materials on any Rev model, Pro or production.
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    Reinforcement Patch ?

    We have had Bazzer add the band at the fold points on our last couple of Pro's. Don't know if it is standard issue on Pro's at this point but, as Paul, Wayne and JB have noted, it shoud be! We also had it added to our used quiver of 3 Pros so all of our Revs now have it in place.
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    Making Your Own Kite Lines (How do you do that?)

    Thanks to Nick (Reef Runner) for the detailed 'how to' instructions with pics! I broke a line on a 120' quad set and thought this would be a good excuse to make a 50' set. E guitar string, black/ white Shanti sheathing, and with Nicks help I have a 50' set made! I opted for 12" sheathing but would go with 15" next time as used by Reef Runner to end up with a little longer finished loops.