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Yeah, I read similar comments about the Diamond vs P100 in a separate forum post.  Since I can't get Greenie replacement rods, I'm curious about the new Diamond rods - I see them on The Kite Shoppe website with the description "Black Diamond shafts are back, and better than ever!"  Does anyone have experience with the new and improved Diamond rods version 2.0?

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I think the "new" diamonds are only in the Reflex size - 5/16", not the 1/4" of the older rods. Might be wrong, but .......with everything they put out using the "new" size rods, it makes  sense.

 

Just looked - yep 5/16", not 1/4'

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Lisa, I'm flying a Phoenix Ash for low wind conditions.  Was referring to the Green Label Diamond shafts I have - the ones Revolution seemed to have quality control issues with.

The wind gust that broke my spar today might have been over spec - meaning my fault.  However, I suspect part of the problem traces back to the Green Label spars.

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"Greenies" refer to the label used on newer Rev rods. There  is a green band on each end of the silver ID label. These were made with questionable materials, questionable QC, and tend to break in conditions the older rods handled with ease. Some one here flew both types of rods in identical sails - the green label broke, while the others held. The worst seemed to be the diamond and race rods, but the label is on everything now. I understand that they discontinued the 1/4" diamond rods altogether.

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The Phoenix Ash is made by Bazzer in Australia - if you got used to the Revolution Pro the Phoenix is a great way to go.  I thoroughly love my set of Phoenix's.

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Bazzer Poulter - used to sew the "B" pro line, but struck out on his own. I fly 5 of his sails.

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OLD rods were gold, then they went silver, then they added the green bands to the silver labels.

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There are lots of shaft options out there.  The rods I fly with the most are my two sets of "Black" Race rods - I really hope I never break those because they are wonderful.

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I still have gold ones in my old Rev 1 from the late '90s. Just one set of "greenies" my diamonds. Everything else is silver label.

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Not sure when introduced, but I started getting them in the 2012? and on era. Green bands are 2-3 years old now.

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