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Stunning Quad Handles

Posted: Thu, Dec 07 2006, 12:37 PM
by Mike
This has been posted on other forums, but I wanted to make sure y'all didn't miss these.
The design is done by wrapping layers of thread, like they do for fancy fishing rods.
He figures he put in around 25 hours on these.
They are made from aluminum tube, Carbon prototype golf shaft stock, made by Fenwick golf division, Canadian rock maple, (for the eye ends) And EVA foam grips.

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Re: Stunning Quad Handles

Posted: Thu, Dec 07 2006, 01:18 PM
by Chris
:shock: Man those are cool :-D Who made them?

Re: Stunning Quad Handles

Posted: Thu, Dec 07 2006, 09:03 PM
by TheBigKiteGuy
Nice handles, When I was flying a six pack of Rev Is I had handles made from B1 bomber titanium brake line tubing, but they just looked like longer than normal handles.

Re: Stunning Quad Handles

Posted: Thu, Dec 07 2006, 10:22 PM
by ZippyD
imagine my eyes bulging out and the cartoon 'ah-oooo-gah' sound.

gorgeous.

Re: Stunning Quad Handles

Posted: Thu, Dec 07 2006, 11:59 PM
by Frodos Majik
:rotfl :ditto :rotfl

:shock: :eek :shock:

Re: Stunning Quad Handles

Posted: Sat, Dec 09 2006, 04:27 AM
by denverberry
Well, if it's attention you're after, having gear like that will certainly do the trick...

But what do they do that standard handles don't? Oh yeah, they $cost$ more than I make...

Re: Stunning Quad Handles

Posted: Sat, Dec 09 2006, 04:29 AM
by denverberry
I do dig the multi position though, saves time adjusting lines while the wind is good...

Re: Stunning Quad Handles

Posted: Sat, Dec 09 2006, 07:49 AM
by Mike
denverberry wrote:Well, if it's attention you're after, having gear like that will certainly do the trick...

And in my experience, most quad fliers are looking for attention :-D :revspin: :revspin: :revspin:

Re: Stunning Quad Handles

Posted: Sat, Dec 09 2006, 07:53 AM
by Mike
denverberry wrote:I do dig the multi position though, saves time adjusting lines while the wind is good...

When you get to fly with us, I'll show you the usefulness of the knots. Rather than line adjustment, they're most often used to give more "break" or "reverse" while flying a rev.

Oh, I don't think those handles cost more $$ than a standard set, they just took a lot of time for him to make. He made them as a gift for his son, so that's pretty cool.

Re: Stunning Quad Handles

Posted: Sun, Dec 10 2006, 01:37 AM
by denverberry
Well in the case where he made them for his son that would be something special.

Really special!

Re: Stunning Quad Handles

Posted: Sun, Dec 10 2006, 01:41 AM
by denverberry
As far as reverse flying, I'm still a bit jittery, same with inverted slides, and stationary spins. (You're going to have fun trying to teach me stationary flying techniques!) I'm spending most of my flying time working on stationary stuff, and I blame most of it on the wind of course :oops:

Re: Stunning Quad Handles

Posted: Sun, Dec 10 2006, 01:49 AM
by denverberry
I have multiple adjustments on my foil risers, and yes I keep my brakes set tight when flying. Not only does it help control the power, but reverse flight, soft landing, reverse launching is all quite easy with a quad line foil.

And yes, that's something I never would've thought to try were it not for the REV... Before REV I would stake the kite, walk up and lay it back out for launch, but using REV reverse launching technique works just as well on a foil kite.