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Hello to all. 

   I am now in a position to purchase my first quad line after years of flying duels. I can only afford to buy one kite and have my heart set on a revolution kite, the big question is, which one, if you can only have one? Thanks.  

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Given your stated preference, I would go out of my way to find a good used B-Series..

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Revolution as in brand or Revolution as in the numerous examples derived from the Hadzicki wing? 30 years ago when I was gifted my first Revolution, they were the only game in town. If possible, go to the local kite store, or kite meet up, or festival; and sample what's available. Then decide which one is best for you. I predominately fly alone and for my own personal amusement. So, I still find myself frequently flying that 30 year old Revolution. 

 

 

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54 minutes ago, riffclown said:

Given your stated preference, I would go out of my way to find a good used B-Series..

That worked out well for me when John Barresi was thinning out his collection. I was able to get a kite with a custom bridle, vertical rod wear strips, leading edge reinforcement tabs, and properly tuned right out of the box. I'd love to let @Marty1959give it a try, but I don't think my wife has any current plans that have us in Scotland... and I know she wouldn't let me make that trip alone! 

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If your only buying one why not buy a Djinn, I believe the wind range to be far bigger, just my thought I'm sure others will chime in soon, whatever you choose enjoy.

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19 minutes ago, JWharton said:

If your only buying one why not buy a Djinn, I believe the wind range to be far bigger, just my thought I'm sure others will chime in soon, whatever you choose enjoy.

I also agree with the Djinn but I limited my response to the name brand identified by the OP.

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What is available to you locally? You said you are on a budget - how big? (please convert to $) What are your "normal" winds? Are you tied to a "brand" or open to other choices?

You've asked a very open-ended question.....

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2 hours ago, Wayne Dowler said:

What is available to you locally? You said you are on a budget - how big? (please convert to $) What are your "normal" winds? Are you tied to a "brand" or open to other choices?

You've asked a very open-ended question.....

Hi Wayne. 

    There is nothing for me locally, it's going to be a internet purchase and no chance of fly before i buy. i have a budget of about $400 and I've only come across Revolution kites, which i know i can get in the UK or europe and if i buy from the US i'll be liable for import tax. I won't be out in heavy winds, max around 20mph ish.  

 I'd like to thank you all for your kind replies and advice, it is very much appreciated. 

   Kind regards, Marty.

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https://esste.com

These guys are on your side of the Atlantic and are currently having a sale (to include free worldwide shipping). They have previously had an association with Revolution providing printed art sails. I've always shied away from pretty kites out of fear that it might affect the way I fly them, but I do like looking at them 😉

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While you might see kites rated 5 - 20 mph, that is not real. Not if you intend to keep the kite for very long. They will stretch in too much wind, and once stretched, well they aren't going back. 

You are caught in the trap of hoping that one kite will do it all. Sorry - not happening. In those winds I suggest 2 - a full sail and a full vent. With that, you cover most of the wind range (extremes not included). Bought with different frames, you can mix frame and sail to handle most conditions.

To look at Phoenix kites if you're on FaceBook - try Kites & Designs by Bazzer.  Or directly through - gluedtotheblue@gmail.com

Another place might be The Kite Shoppe or Ocean Shores Kites. Both ship overseas. The Kite Shoppe features 3 Winds Kites, Ocean Shores has The Freilein. Both solid choices.

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Witamy.

W Anglii https://www.kitetec.co.uk/pulse w UE

http://www.polokites.com/

http: //esste.com/

https://www.cerfvolantservice.com/ https://wind-r.com/fr/

 jest A-QUAD w Szwecji, ale nie są bardzo dostępne. Możesz także poczekać na Revolution Reflex XX Tarantula w zakresie 3-20 mil na godzinę. Będzie wiosną w sklepach w UE. jeśli chodzi o wzmianki o poprzedników, nie ma uniwersalnego latawca. Tak, możesz szeroki zakres, zmieniając ramkę. Używam niezbrojonej sztywnej rurki węglowej i zmodyfikowanego uzdy na wiatr o prędkości około 7-9 m / s. Ale podziel się to również z szybszym uzyskaniem laticiel. Jestem w podobnej sytuacji, ponieważ mam trudności z dostępnością latawców, a koszt jest ograniczony (konwersja do dolara x4).

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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).

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