Jump to content
  • Announcements

    • KiteLife

      Use of Forum

      Greetings, we've received notice of a few forum members soliciting other users for specifications on some of the Revolution kites... Please be advised, any such confirmed activity will result in immediate suspension of forum privileges. Making your own Rev style kite for artisitic purposes is admirable, but directly copying the patterns in use will not be encouraged here.

Dayhiker

Forum Member
  • Content count

    106
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    21

Dayhiker last won the day on March 19

Dayhiker had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

74 Excellent

About Dayhiker

  • Rank
    Occasional Poster
  • Birthday December 11

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Darkside of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia USA
  • Favorite Kites
    Revolution Sportwings
  1. Wiggles progress

    A simplification of the explanation of the increased brake setting may be that you are essentially setting your sportwing to be in a stall, barely flying enough to support the kite's & it lines weight. Then any change of holding the handles or pulling on the lines directs your kite to move according to the intention of your input. It is a popular style of flying.
  2. Global Rev Count.

    Dayhiker +1 (28) another Supersonic, how'd that happen? Well it is really good lookin'. SHBKF
  3. Global Rev Count.

    Dayhiker -1 +1 (27) still same count but traded a spare B2 for a SLE vented which was actually part of a larger deal containing a kite measured in meters & a bug
  4. Packed up dimensions on Reflex?

    I don't know the nomenclature but it is the larger one.
  5. Packed up dimensions on Reflex?

    Just came up from the Dungeon. Measured in it's manufactures sleeve the original Reflex is a minimum of 35.25" to maybe an additional half inch depending on how you would load it diagonally. The standard 1.5 B series measured right at 35". So if the smaller one fits your luggage the slightly longer Reflex may just squeeze in there too. The tubes are quite stiff so I don't think you could flex them a little to fit, but maybe. Sometimes I flex my dualies a little to get them to fit in a tight storage spot. The first Reflex is not radically larger than a B. SHBKF
  6. Super Spider! And more.

    I agree that modifying parts have issues that may be problematic. Original equipment manufacturer, sometimes called OEM, parts are always the first & best choice to maintain your kites original performance characteristics. Modifications & adaptions take you into a different realm. Field repairs to keep flying can lead to some interesting thoughts. SHBKF
  7. Super Spider! And more.

    Maybe stating the obvious but you can always buy Rev 1 tubes & trim them to any shorter length you might wish them to become for any other Rev that could make use of that particular wrap. The end cap issues could easily be overcome with modified ends or swapped out pieces on some kites if needed. The Speed & Power series have their own separate issues though. I have pondered using the famous SLE tubes for verticals. They would be pretty tough but would undoubtedly change feel & balance a bit.
  8. Super Spider! And more.

    Stepped out on the front porch of the office this afternoon and the wind was whistling through the railing! I have been wondering what might become available in the extra vent type category. I really like the look of this new kite & hope to be flying one soon. Today would have been a good day to fly such a kite here in the mountain valleys of western Virginia. Winds were from the west at 15 to 20 mph with gusts much higher mid afternoon today. SHBKF
  9. Global Rev Count.

    Dayhiker +1 (27)
  10. Forum Upgrade

    Lookin' good, a smoother transition than some others I've seen. Thanks, SHBKF
  11. Global Rev Count.

    Dayhiker +1(26) Just received another gold/black Super Sonic. Now have three matching sails for a stack of two vented & a standard. Yee Haw! SHBKF
  12. FORUM USAGE

    I actually enjoy the re-asking of questions as I have gained insight & experience from the reviewing of the latest thoughts. I also like the enthusiasm displayed by many people who are just entering into a world of serious, or not so serious, kite flying. But I have also been kind of put off by some who got after me for not reading the existing topic & previously asked basic question. I blundered on regardless. Sometimes I have been curious about a particular topic & was unable to find a current example or even anything at all about the subject. The forums have search features but you still have to know what to look for. But I digress. Please ask any questions & make new topics for us to enjoy if you so wish. You may have thoughts that go beyond those of us who think we know enough..... SHBKF
  13. Global Rev Count.

    Dayhiker +2 (25) Blue Black White 1.5 SLE, going to the stack, now three Revolution Reflex, from second run Love 'um, SHBKF
  14. The return of the forum!

    Part of my daily kite ritual was missing for a bit. Glad it's back. SHBKF
  15. I must admit I have a few I have not flown. I blame it on, on, ??.....on conditions not being ideal for that particular Rev, ya, that's it. SHBKF
×