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887 downloadsAnother in the ongoing series of Kitelife Magazine tutorials for using Revolution quad line kites, this one detailing the dynamic of Sail Loading wherein the pilot is able to compress and decompress wind in the sail at will, using that pressure and added control to flex and unflex the frame, creating a far greater range of movement in varying wind conditions. One of the greatest uses for Sail Loading is that it also serves to minimize the amount of input required, instead relying on increased or decreased pressure to enhance smaller inputs. NOTE: A reliable (and free) cross-platform video player is VLC, which should work with any file format including MKV. Subtitles: English Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Sail Loading Spanish Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Sail Loading Hungarian Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Sail Loading French Subtitles: Rev Tutorial - Sail Loading
310 downloadsAnother in an ongoing series of Kitelife Magazine tutorials for using Revolution quad line kites, this one detailing the 180 - an essential team flying skill that becomes more stable with the application of positive drive. NOTE: A reliable (and free) cross-platform video player is VLC, which should work with any file format including MKV.
EXTENDED ENTRY UNTIL FEB. 20,2014 Ok everyone...here is your chance to be immortalized in Quad Heads Kitelife history! What started as something for a giggle and smile....has gained momentum. What exactly is this? Best "Got Whump?" Tshirt design challenge What can you win? Not only do you get the first shirt of the winning design fresh of the presses free! Mr. B himself has been so kind as to throw in and extra bonus..a 1 year Kitelife subscription or Renewal! This challenge will run through January 1, 2014.. With a winner to be announced by January 14, 2014 So don't miss your chance!!!!!! Designs to be posted to this thread. Winner will be chosen by JB with great influence from input on peoples favorite designs. lwhump wh-ump verb using arm motion and backward stride, to pull the flat of a sail toward you using all four lines in order to create pressure and flex in the frame, producing drive."the pilot whumped his sail to load up and initiate forward flight" synonyms: load, initiate, kick, tap; similar technique, applied very quickly to accentuate and power up through a short, precise movement."he whumped his kite into a forward roll one foot above the ground, finishing in a solid forward 45 landing" synonyms: load, initiate, kick, tap; One hint from the man himself ..too quote " I think the Rev silhouette would be best, "well loaded", as if it's just been whumped"........ if used Reference whump material : http://kitelife.com/forum/topic/5530-pigtails-tuning-your-rev-with-knotted-leaders/page-5#entry37769 http://kitelife.com/forum/topic/5645-rev-needs-some-personality-training/?view=findpost&p=39425&hl=whump http://kitelife.com/forum/topic/5581-short-line-flying-on-walkwaysstreetspathways/?view=findpost&p=38349&hl=whump http://kitelife.com/forum/topic/5670-tip-pivotsladder-up-down-and-a-little-zone-envy/?view=findpost&p=40046&hl=whump http://kitelife.com/forum/topic/5584-what-is-different-here/?hl=whump Throughout these links you will find details,definitions and video of said "Whumping" for review and a better understanding And for non forum members... Sign up is free and can be done right here : register Once settled in...head over for some live action chat So whip out your pencils,pens,and keyboards and get to work! The clock is ticking...... Good Luck! I will be excluding myself from the challenge as to remain unbiased. If anyone needs help or assistance .....shoot me a p.m. without fear of me stealing your ideas ...and for some humor associated.... Hi! My name is Scott. I fly Revs and I'm a Whumper.. I didn't always Whump...Very little Whump involved in the beginning. But once I tried Whump..I knew right then and there, I couldn't Whump enough. In high wind I Whump a little less...In low wind I Whump a whole lot more. As a matter of fact, I will be Whumping not too long from now..Probably a mild Whump. So my Whumping question to you is........... Got Whump?