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    On the Super Blast (Now called the Power Blast 2-4), The bridle had a down-line that ran from the top bridle to the one of the bottom bridles, one down-line on each side. Some people took this line off and said the kite had a little better precision without it. It flies fine with or without the down-line. Is this what you are talking about? If you do need a new bridle, we have them in stock. http://www.awindofchange.com/product/rev-bridle.html As for the rubber washers/spacers. Those go onto the leading edge end caps. Their purpose is to protect the bridle line from being cut by the larger leading edge rod. You should have one spacer on each end cap on the leading edge. (two total on the kite). Sometimes this spacer gets pushed off and it falls onto the bridle line, just move it back to where it goes when you see it. http://www.awindofchange.com/product/rev-stopper.html
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    The health issues sound horrible. I know aging is something that happens to all of us, but it stinks when it does. I've had my own bouts of "Oh, that's what they meant!" regarding joint pain, but not the issues you describe. As for this: There are several active kite forums, and activity seems to go in cycles. Currently both Kitelife and GWTW Forums are more active than the Rev forums, although that can always change back. I think several things contributed to these forums dropping in popularity. The site took a big plunge after the revkites.com site was redesigned to be a more traditional sales site, they moved the forums to revkites.net which broke all the existing links, broke the ranking on search engines, and otherwise made it harder to visit. The expiration of the original rounds of patents (by several groups) also meant more competitors have entered the market, so while Revolution kites is still by far the biggest brand, they're no longer the only player on the field. There is the natural ebb and flow of the web, where content breeds more content and stagnation breeds more stagnation. Combine them all and the RevKites forums have dropped a bit in popularity for now. The cycle will likely change again over time, different web sites ebb and flow in popularity.
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    because the wind can blow for a longer amount of time on the sail when the kite is laid out on it's side inverted? the weight of the leading can "drag" the kite along for the ride (the glide) Upright hover is the least effective orientational use of the airstream

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