Posted: Sat, Nov 22 2014, 05:02 PM
Is a Rev 1.5 - 1 and 1/2 the size of a standard Rev. I'm trying to figure out the sizing on the kites. Thanks
goestoeleven wrote:Here's the challenge with the naming convention. The first rev (or Rev 1) came out about 1989. A few years later, they came out with a much smaller Rev, and they named that one the Rev 2. It's smaller and quicker than a Rev 1. Then . . . . they came out with a Rev that was smaller than a Rev 1 but bigger than a Rev 2, and they needed a name . . . . so it became the Rev 1.5, being halfway between the 1 and the 2. The Rev 1.5 was "just right" for most flying, and it is now flown by the most people. It is the "right" one to fly when you are starting out, and by far the most common for group flying.
Some time after that they started coming out with other kites like the speed series, and the kites started getting names instead of numbers. So after that, you start to hear Shockwave, Supersonic, Blast, Power Blast, Indoor Zen, New York Minute, etc. etc. Note - before anyone picks on me, that list is NOT in the order of release. Plus they added naming (like the B-Series and B-Series Pro) to the 1.5 when Barresi was endorsing the kites, and other "model" names for variants like the EXP and SLE versions.
There's a Rev History over here at this link if you are really interested.
makatakam wrote:The size of your Rev doesn't matter; it's how you use it that counts.