Looking to step over to the darkside

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TMadz
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Looking to step over to the darkside

Postby TMadz » Thu, May 16 2013, 05:49 PM

OK. I'm looking to buy a Rev. My flying time has not developed at all so I need to find something that I can put in the air quickly for a short time. Maybe I'm ready to do quads because I'm hoping to progress more quickly with brutal inland winds, limited and irregular flying time. Plus I'm tired of flying alone. I just want suggestions for what people think is the right model. I'm not looking to buy a B pro series or a complete basic entry level. I want soemthing I can fly and progress on for a while and then MAYBE start to fill out a larger bag.

I'm looking for something that's going to allow me to fly in the widest range of winds possible. Probably not in the dead air of summer, but anything from 5-15 mph.

I'm putting it to you guys here because I don't have a ton of time to research and I know the can of worms it'll open on the Rev forums. I know I can change frames too, so maybe something that I can put in a different frame and widen the wind range. Thanks guys.
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Mike
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Re: Looking to step over to the darkside

Postby Mike » Thu, May 16 2013, 08:56 PM

A stock Exp would do the trick.
If you get into it more, you can add a vented 1.5 sail down the road.

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goestoeleven
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Re: Looking to step over to the darkside

Postby goestoeleven » Thu, May 16 2013, 09:00 PM

New or used? I might have a used rev . . . . and handles. Although we all know a guy who makes a really nice set of snagless . . .

If you want new for a "starter" rev, I'm with Mike - I fly an EXP as my go-to full sail these days, although . . . . . I long for a full set of B-Pros plus a Shook mesh . . . but that is not in the cards right now.

I keep my EXP wrapped up right next to my 40 foot line set. I can get that in the air in no time, and tear down is just as quick. Plus you can fly in smaller spaces. However, the window is tiny (think no time to react) so 40 foot probably not a good choice for line length when you are just starting out on quads. I'd start with at least 75-85 foot line sets. If you are only going to get one line set, get 120s, because that's the length most people use to fly in groups.

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Re: Looking to step over to the darkside

Postby Trigger » Fri, May 17 2013, 02:01 AM

Get an EXP,,,,, then call JON and get some S.S. tubes. The seconds are cheap and he'll cut them and ferrel them for ya. I don't use the race frame at all (yet) but the S.S. tube stays in it all the time!

WELCOME!

don't give up on the dually though! i need someone to trick with at the IKE outings 8-)

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goestoeleven
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Re: Looking to step over to the darkside

Postby goestoeleven » Fri, May 17 2013, 02:51 PM

Funny you should say that . . . . I ordered a bunch of S.S. seconds from Jon and made myself a rev travel frame last year. If I'd been a little bit smarter . . . I would have had him put in the ferrules. The tubes are really nice & smooth . . . . and the frame has worked well for me in SUL, full, and vented sails.


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