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Looking for confirmation....

 

I won a used Supersonic on our club raffle last weekend and finally got around to assembling it to check out the overall condition.

 

The way the bungees are on the leading edge end caps for the 4 verticals makes me think the previous owner flew it with the spars in front of the sail.

 

I would have assumed that they should be behind the sail like a 1.5 model. I just have never seen an actual SS before so I guess anything is possible.

 

Before I start retying the bungees could someone verify the Supersonic is the same as a 1.5 with the spars behind the sail??

 

Thanks

Tim

 

 

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All revs have their verticals on the backside of the kite....however the Speed Series...Super Sonic and Shockwave....have a little frontwards curve on the LE when assembled....  

bt

 

 

 

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you are right, the spare should be in back of the sail. Also the caps are moving on the bungee or with them give you at one moment sensation they are on front . at assembly just move them on the correct position and you are good to go

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The Supersonic (and all the Speed Series) is a special critter. You put the vertical spars into the top caps and then swing them over to the back side. This puts a curved "rollover" leading edge on the kite once all four uprights are installed. It's supposed to look like that. Think airfoil shape. This also eliminates the air dam created by the leading edge spar on normal Revs while the kite is flying in reverse which reduces drag enough to make the kite nearly as fast in reverse as it is in forward. Use plenty of brake until you get used to this beast. It has moves you didn't anticipate. It also does some interesting things that regular Revs don't. Type supersonic into the search bar and read about it. If you want to learn to do circles leading with the tip, both inside and outside, this is the kite for it.

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Thanks guys!!

This makes a lot more sense now. I was about to re-tie the bungees, glad I asked first.

As always you guys rock!!


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P.S. -- Put the bottom ends of the spars tucked between the bungee and the sail. The rather quick moves inherent to the Speed Series tend to make them fly out sometimes.

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