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What's The Difference?

Posted: Sun, Feb 25 2007, 05:41 PM
by NewbFlyer
Alright so!...My curiosity has gotten the best of me :oops: , so I'm forced to ask a dumb question. What's the difference? I got the whole 4-line thing, but other than that, what's the difference in performance, size, and anything else relevant. Thanks for your help and putting up with my newbyness. :(
-Shane

Re: What's The Difference?

Posted: Sun, Feb 25 2007, 06:58 PM
by Sheyala
I'll let the fanatics go into more detail ;), but basically - with the four lines, you have an amazing amount of control. A quad kite can stop dead in midair, fly backwards, etc. I had a chance to fly one in January, and it was a startling change from the dual kites I'm used to. Good stuff, though. :)

Take a look at this video:
[youtube]Mj0FAhBmSwU[/youtube]


(edit: I simply can't figure this board out. Experimentation follows....)

Link

[url="http://youtube.com/watch?v=Mj0FAhBmSwU"]Link[/url]

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Mj0FAhBmSwU

/end experiment. I have no idea why everything looks prefect on preview and fails after submitting.

Re: What's The Difference?

Posted: Sun, Feb 25 2007, 07:24 PM
by Babbman
Victoria...

Take a look at your previous post (click on edit) and look how I did the youtube embed...

if you look at all the icons above the color bar on the right side when you are posting a message, you will see a bunch of different types of media that you can embed... youtube is one of them. When you want to post a youtube file, click on the icon and then enter the text after the = from the url...

Re: What's The Difference?

Posted: Sun, Feb 25 2007, 07:41 PM
by Sheyala
[strike]*chuckles* Right, but none of the BBcode works for me. Take a look - I broke it again simply by editing. It's acting as if I have BBCode disabled in my posts, but that's not the case unless it's in my forum prefrences somewhere.[/strike]

Sure enough, it was disabled in my control panel. Apparently that overrides the little checkboxes below. :shock:

Re: What's The Difference?

Posted: Sun, Feb 25 2007, 07:57 PM
by Babbman
NewbFlyer wrote:Alright so!...My curiosity has gotten the best of me :oops: , so I'm forced to ask a dumb question. What's the difference? I got the whole 4-line thing, but other than that, what's the difference in performance, size, and anything else relevant. Thanks for your help and putting up with my newbyness. :(
-Shane


Shane, your question is very general so I'll hit some of the highlights... you are encouraged to keep asking on specific issues and types...

single line, dual line, quad line, power kites and a little of everything else in between.

Sizes are fairly standardized on the stunt kites for the most part although Revolution has some fairly large kites (Powerblast Series) and power kites (typically foils of some type) range from 1 meter in size to double digits... Single line kites are all over the place in all respects.

Power is a function of a lot of different variables. Obviously, larger kites typically have more power. Some Revolution kites are large and float like a leaf in a light wind with virtually no pull... when the wind speed increases, the pull increases significantly. Power is also a function of placement in the wind window.

Most of my experience in with quads... I've been flying all the Revs except 2... the Powerblast 4-8 and the indoor. I also fly Ozones and have the Imp, LD Stunt and Riot. I have 2 Dual Lines but don't fly them much. I am currently experimenting with Single Lines both in flying and building...

While we wish that IKE was the end all of places to get Kite information, we really are still building our forums as we just opened for business, so to say, in October of last year.. Feel free to explore this forum as well as any of the other forums on the internet. There is a forum out there for almost every taste and I can guarantee that as you explore, not only will you learn, but you will find new things that you want to learn about.

What we WOULD like is for you to feel that IKE is your home for all things kite. Never hesitate to bring things you find on other forums back here to discuss and learn about. There is an incredibly diverse group of people here who are knowledgeable in all different areas and it's really quite amazing how open and giving everyone is with their knowledge, experience and love of the sport.

I started kiting just last April and in the last 10 months, I realized just how myopic I was when I first started and how much more there was... 10 months later and I am still learning, discovering and falling in love with the sport all over again virtually every day...

Re: What's The Difference?

Posted: Sun, Feb 25 2007, 09:25 PM
by Chris
:ditto

Re: What's The Difference?

Posted: Sun, Feb 25 2007, 11:44 PM
by Frodos Majik
Wonderfully put Babbman. :up:

Shane I would like to say "Welcome Aboard", and you can dont need to lead in with "I have another dumb/stupid question" for there are NO stupid questions. Only dumb people for not asking. :wink: :wink: For every one of us here were in your same place at one time or another. Even if some wont admit it. :oops: :lol:

Re: What's The Difference?

Posted: Sun, Feb 25 2007, 11:59 PM
by Frodos Majik
Thanks Sheyala, I was feeling your pain too with not being able to post links, etc... till you opened my eyes about the control panel. DOH!! :shock: :oops:

Re: What's The Difference?

Posted: Mon, Feb 26 2007, 10:14 AM
by Mike
With Revolution quads, you can start and stop on a dime.
Here's a sequence a quads flying at Kite Party ("KP"):

We're all experienced quad fliers, but we had never flown together before.

Re: What's The Difference?

Posted: Mon, Feb 26 2007, 03:59 PM
by Chris
That's cool, Mike! :up: Looks like a bunch of bugs flying around! :rotfl

Re: What's The Difference?

Posted: Mon, Feb 26 2007, 07:12 PM
by Mike
I gave some kid I didn't know my camera and told him to take tons of photos and keep taking them. He did a great job, and took enough to make it look like a movie. And I even got my camera back!

It was a blast, that was the largest mega fly I've ever been in.

Re: What's The Difference?

Posted: Tue, Feb 27 2007, 12:01 AM
by Frodos Majik
Too KWEL!!! I am so jealous!!

Re: What's The Difference?

Posted: Tue, Feb 27 2007, 03:28 PM
by NewbFlyer
Mike, where was this awesome picture taken?
-Shane

Re: What's The Difference?

Posted: Tue, Feb 27 2007, 10:31 PM
by Mike
Kite Party is a festival in Huntington Beach, California.
I just got back from there.
The quads flying in the photo are two professional teams, iQuad and Team Too Much Fun, and 3 Ike members: Jim, Lynn and myself.
Mark Lummis of Team Too Much Fun designed the KP letters by drawing in the sand and telling the rest of us where to fly.

A few more photos can be found at Rev's forum:
http://www.revkites.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=265