Higher Wind Rev Advice Wanted

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Re: Higher Wind Rev Advice Wanted

Postby basicbill » Sun, Aug 10 2014, 08:08 PM

Mike wrote:
basicbill wrote:...
(I think this rig needs a black bridle. Does anyone make those?)
Bill

I can check to see if I have one in black when I'm home, which won't be for a week or so.
Feel free to PM me if I forget...


Thanks! With my skills I'll probably put it on backwards. Geez.

Bill

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Re: Higher Wind Rev Advice Wanted

Postby KiteVoice » Mon, Aug 11 2014, 07:11 PM

Nice choice. Club colors, too!

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Re: Higher Wind Rev Advice Wanted

Postby makatakam » Mon, Aug 11 2014, 08:47 PM

I have one that is very similar in a red bridle.
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Re: Higher Wind Rev Advice Wanted

Postby Jeepster » Mon, Aug 11 2014, 10:03 PM

basicbill wrote:... I think this rig needs a black bridle. Does anyone make those? ...


If Mike doesn't have one, you might give Lolly a call at Revolution. She goes out of her way to help Rev folks and might be able to come up with one for you. Or, you can buy some black bridle line (Big Mike might be able to help with that) and make your own bridle. They are not that complicated to make.

Good looking kite ...

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Re: Higher Wind Rev Advice Wanted

Postby basicbill » Wed, Aug 13 2014, 07:27 AM

Assembled correctly.

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Those "hybrid" leading edge end caps popped off the lighter rods several times after some less than graceful landings yesterday. But not "crashes" certainly.

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Re: Higher Wind Rev Advice Wanted

Postby TMadz » Wed, Aug 13 2014, 09:52 AM

Bill, those end caps shouldn't pop off so easily. Check the tautness of the bungees. You'll get real good fast on how to get as flat a crash landing as you can to avoid breaking rods.
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Re: Higher Wind Rev Advice Wanted

Postby Mike » Tue, Aug 19 2014, 04:49 PM

Bill, I've got a black bridle. I can give it to you at the retreat--and help you put it on.

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Re: Higher Wind Rev Advice Wanted

Postby basicbill » Tue, Aug 19 2014, 06:10 PM

Mike wrote:Bill, I've got a black bridle. I can give it to you at the retreat--and help you put it on.


Thanks. Very nice of you. All the more reason for me to show up. (I've got the boss's OK already.)

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Re: Higher Wind Rev Advice Wanted

Postby basicbill » Sun, Aug 31 2014, 08:48 AM

My 1.5 SLE vented hung in there yesterday when the wind gusted to slightly over 25 mph at mid-day. I had hoped to get up to Two Rivers but was unable.

A couple of photos:

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A hawk came by, too.
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Re: Higher Wind Rev Advice Wanted

Postby basicbill » Sun, Aug 31 2014, 06:14 PM

I couldn't resist buying this used, matching 1.5 standard.

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Is there a twelve step program for Rev addiction?

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Re: Higher Wind Rev Advice Wanted

Postby TMadz » Sun, Aug 31 2014, 11:19 PM

basicbill wrote:Is there a twelve step program for Rev addiction?
Bill


In order for you to have a recovery program you have to admit there's a problem. I don't see a problem. :twisted:
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Re: Higher Wind Rev Advice Wanted

Postby Mike » Mon, Sep 01 2014, 04:54 PM

basicbill wrote:I couldn't resist buying this used, matching 1.5 standard.
Bill

Good looking kites--you can never go wrong with club colors!

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Re: Higher Wind Rev Advice Wanted

Postby goestoeleven » Mon, Sep 01 2014, 07:59 PM

basicbill wrote:Is there a twelve step program for Rev addiction?
Bill


Um . . . . nope.

Well, you could get more Revs. That seems to help ease the symptoms a bit. Sort of like methadone . . . .


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