Jump to content
KiteLife Forum
Sign in to follow this  
peterbruusmadsen

No love for the Reflex line?

Recommended Posts

 

If I understood the promo materials and pix - the end "innies" are stepped down and will accept both the new and old rods. May need a slight bunji adjustment?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Rev 1,5 is having 31" spars, new Reflex models have also 31" spars. old Reflex are 32.6". i do not paid attention the question was referring to the NEW models 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So someone tell me I'm not crazy and did see a "new" end fitting that would use both the newer Reflex rods and the older rod sets!! Is it on a different model?? 

Making me think I have a case of CRS!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
27 minutes ago, Wayne Dowler said:

So someone tell me I'm not crazy and did see a "new" end fitting that would use both the newer Reflex rods and the older rod sets!! Is it on a different model?? 

Making me think I have a case of CRS!!

That feature was touted but I have yet to see it implemented anywhere.. But in all honesty, I don't even follow Rev any more.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Wayne Dowler said:

So someone tell me I'm not crazy and did see a "new" end fitting that would use both the newer Reflex rods and the older rod sets!! Is it on a different model?? 

Consistency is no longer one of Revolution Kites' strong points. It takes forethought to make things compatible.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pardon me asking - but what is a "classic Reflex"? There are Reflexes (2 sizes - 1.5 and slightly larger) and the rebranded "B" called a "Classic", also in 1.5 size. Yes the "Classic" does come with the reflex technology.

Your terminology confuses me!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Rev has decided the paperclip technology is the next new thing and has decided to equip all of their kites with it.. I still see Rerlex when I look at the logo..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Of all the options in the new Reflex lineup, I believe you made the right choice. It's a 1.5 size, that makes it a thousand times more versatile or customizable with other frame options compared to the XX...

I bought the XX a little over a year ago, then learned my lesson. I promptly exchanged it for a B...


Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I apologize for being so blunt. I forget that not everyone is so up on what Rev has been using to label their sails.

That said - just by swapping those "inny" connectors to the older cap system, will allow use of all the old frames they make!

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@peterbruusmadsen The kite you purchased will serve you well and you will enjoy it. Don't worry about the decision you made. The kite is well-made and capable of doing everything you will want it to once you gain experience. It is a bit more forgiving to the beginning flyer than other designs and will help you learn control more quickly. Ignore the politics in the other topic you read. Change is never easy and there will always be a few "bumps" along the way. Rev Kites will eventually fill in the gaps created by heading in a new direction, and all will be well again. It's a good kite and can do many things the older models can't.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, makatakam said:

The kite you purchased will serve you well and you will enjoy it. Don't worry about the decision you made.

Hear hear.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think you made a good choice. A bit of the old and a new twist with the kite coming with reflex rods. You can change them out or turn them around for more of a traditional 1.5 kiting experience or fly it with the springs against the kite. Your going to love it.

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The controversial springs.  A little bitty wire, a sleeve on the tube & some Velcro.  This one has a vinyl protector added to the vertical.

large.57d888861ba06_Riffsvertmodkiteassembled.jpg

Good lookin' kite.  Hard to go wrong with red, white, blue & black.  And look at that curved leading edge, nice.

large.57aca50cddd0e_RevolutionReflex.jpg

And it fits inside the pick up fully assembled.  Who needs others riding along?

large.57acea3fcb909_ReflexinSierra.jpg

This one is staying with me.  It's a keeper.   SHBKF

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Add 16 inch magic sticks, so it will roll-up (clam-shell) too.  

The "catch" is done with the bottom lines (honest!)

I have that exact patriotic kite pictured above and don't use it, preferring the discontinued Zen(s),.... so if anyone is interested I could make you an extraordinary deal!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just got home from the first flights with my new rev. There wasn't must wind and a lot of active air, so not great kite weather (it was inland). But so far I like it. Looking forward to some more wind and hopefully to get some good beach time on it soon.

Just want to say thank you to you guys for all the help and advice. It's much appreciated :)

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...