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  1. Very much appreciated. Nice stuff,best yet on the Zen in what seemed ZIPPPPP winds . BRIAN...
  2. Watty could be correct and its a good point to make.Because it does happen,its a good practice to check ferrules. Had a good look at the break and it is possible the ferrule worked loose and cracked the spar,but usually when that happens.The damage isnt as elongated.,,,,Was the Ferrule loose at all..... When the glue fails to hold the ferrule and as the ferrule works its way more into one spar than the other[because its loose].This causes more stress on the spar end.The end is usually wher it would then crack or splinter and its usually the spar with the least amount of ferrule.That would fail first or the one that does splinter ive found. The break looks like the ferrule held the rod on impact and smashed through due to the force of impact.The practure,splintering and break would seem to suggest that.Im no C.S.I. agent though,,, :} BRIAN... I cant remember it happening on any of my Revs,but on SLKs,Duals and other stuff,its always worth a good tug at the ferrules every now and then.I doit as second nature on any spars that have Ferrules.
  3. Having the 3wrap and Race.Would realy cover the full wind window.Race Rod from low to say 14mph.Then double the leading edge for above that wind. Four Wrap would probably be a better option,but i wouldnt mind as long as the Race Rods wher in ther. BRIAN...
  4. Home Safe ,,,Jobs a Goodn. I bet your glad Thers no place like home is ther.A great story to tell your Grand kids.....[Hovis theme plays softly in the background] Welcome home Luca BRIAN...
  5. Me like Thats Kewl,sorta old School,but not.The coulors i wouldnt have chosen,but they look great.The centre is a winner. I like the Into The Wind Catalogue. Thanks Aerochic,,,,,,,wher you tempted,,,,,,,Did the rev voices come and whisper,,,,,,,did you resist or did you give in,,,,,,,,, Im cracking and giving in,,,,goda go BRIAN...
  6. Hello Steve Sorry about the rod breaking,but its the same for us all.Ive slammed stuff and though,HO SH...Thats smashed.Only to find it ok.Cant remember the last time i broke a rod,but it happens and its painfull.Usually happens when your outa ya comfort zone,pushing the boundries or trying new stuff in perhaps less than ideal conditions.With perhaps the wrong set up of kit. Longer lines would give a little more reaction time.Shorter the lines.Faster the kite,less time to react.A vented would obviously level the gust.Rather than a full sail.Which will catch the full gust. The spars are strong,but not indistructable.Looks like a pritty streight forward break tome from ya photo.Its a bummer just the same.I hope you have better winds soon. Keep the faith and keep practicing.Dont let it putcha off. BRIAN...
  7. We flew yetserday with sedgwicks[rev 1s] for most of the morning.The wind was a beech wind,but blew ZIP,ZERO,through to 3mph at best. Three pilots.All with same kite,BUT I was perhaps the most experienced and had Race Frame.The other lads had Ul rods.One hates the sedgwick.The other Loves it.I ADORE mine The point Kev who hated the sedgwick[noted Hated].After two hours of sold HARD WORK,flying,gaining ground,keeping tension and basically learning how to fly in low wind with the kite.Left with a proper BDG, Myself and Kev swopped kites.He said he couldnt maintain a hover or fall with the conrol and at the pace i was setting with my KITE[which was painfully slow he was to fast]].I didnt for a moment think it was the kite,but the pilots experience at work.We swopped and Kev handled the moves and control much,much better.BUT,i still set the pace exactly the same,with the same control,but with his kite that couldnt doit earlier.I hadnt changed a thing. Take what you will from that.I hope its the word EXPERIENCE.Kevs a top pilot btw. For me its simple.The ZEN has tobe some kite to BETTER the Sedgwick.For me ,low wind flying is what usually sorts the wheat from the chaff or the experienced good pilots from the real gifted,dedicated pilots.After flying the sedgwick yesterday and having a ball with it.I have to ask.What does the ZEN then give me.That the sedgwick doesnt . Well,i beleive from what ive read.Thers isnt a bucket full of diffrence that all will notice.Infact.I beleive most wont get it because they just dont yet get or have the experience [yet]required and thats wher the ZEN sits for me.It kicks on from the Sedgwick in experienced hands and helps less experienced pilots find a real ZEN MOMENT.I cant now wait ti fly one,because low wind flying is way kewl when you get it.The ZEN for me will just give that little extra in its design and development.that will make the diffrence. Just my 2penth BRIAN...
  8. Thanks for the info Mark,Mel,everyone. We shall see,fingers crossed BRIAN...
  9. Having recently helped create a gallery on our site.I know what efforts are involved.Its not like posting a snap on here,,,,if only. My instant reaction to yours was .We need a better one now than thers now Great job Simon,quality mate all round BRIAN...
  10. Which is tyhe best Airport to fly into from the UK guys, Cheers BRIAN...
  11. Thanks David for the insite, If it wasnt our AGM on Sunday.I would make the trip over and have a nosey down to Blackheath. Im bursting to try one of these dam kites. Thanks again BRIAN...
  12. Cracking shots of the weekend Cheers BRIAN...
  13. I was thinking about a feathered theme for a print.Not unlike my Wings Masterpiece or an RAF Spitfire look. The problem is,if it only came in black[lets say].Then thats the choice.Thers so much these guys can do.Thers nearly to much choice.If ya see what i mean. Putting a deal on a limited edition run is kewl and gives you some great options FREE.Along with a superb deal and helping make your mind up. Without flying the kite at the weekend.I personally wouldnt have considered one,but they fly reallllyyyy nice. A chance to paint/create and then fly your own Masterpiece at a very reasonable cost BRIAN...
  14. Waw Simon,a Mum & Dads worries can be a test. Get well soon Luca. Thers always a brightside though to an Athletes injurys. When i broke my shoulder[colar bone].The rest of the Rugby team ran streight over the top ame and put six luvly stitches in my jaw,brused my ribs.Left me unconcious. We had only been playing a few minutes. Then we lost the match and our coach brokedown on the cold pennines,on the way home[i was waiting for x rays in BRADFORD,,,,,,,ARGH. Whers the brightside ,,,,well i made loadsa freinds[mainly LADIES ] while in Hospital,ate lodsa ice cream,Watched tele all day long[scoobie doo was big then]and unfortunetly,had nine weeks off school..... Stay Kewl,get well soon and home safe and sound. Thers always next time Luca BRIAN...
  15. Waves for me i think or my own design. What a cracking offer this is.Works out at around £215 for a realy good package. Very Tempting.After flying one now,its almost a certanty. BRIAN...
  16. Hey Vince, What was the fellas name flying the Prog Stack[r,w,blue] What a BDG he had.Once i swopped his lines over and explained about leaders and how they worked.The kite was almost incontrolable when i tried it.No Brake at all.Swopped stuff about which made a massive diffrence for him.He had gone home to make some leaders and return Sunday to give it a spin,but the wind i think put him off.He was ther,but i didnt see him fly it.Nice fella]Bob i think] He said his lines had over five inch diffrence in lengths,when he checked them BRIAN...
  17. Have A Goodn Happy Birthday BRIAN...
  18. Took a while to bridle,the spars wher tricky to fix and launching.It near resembled Hinbenburg at one point. Wind Speed ZERO-gusting to zero point one Flew with grace,loads of drive.Very manuverable.Hovers in no winds,clock turns are doable. Thanks for your concern Felix,but you should know better by now my freind.Im 110% a rev man,but i do luv a leg puller BRIAN...
  19. Dont worry,Ile have a few shots of my Low Wind Monster i mentioned.Just need to fine tune it Coming Soon BRIAN...
  20. Thanks Simon,noted and understood... Keeping the hands away from my mouth has always been a trate ive enjoyed to much....... .The large tub of babbies will substitute nicely,i won in the auction.Along with two large pork pies and a fantastic low wind quad... BRIAN...
  21. Champioooooonis,Champioooooooonis,Hooooray,Hoooray,Hoooray I never thought having Susan n Stephen would end up with us being handicapped.Beating a full FSquad team with only three men in our team.Made it sweeter though.... .Once Stephen and Susan retiered ther help.Due to a conflict of intrests.I thought we may struggle.I dont think anyone got The Lomas question.I think The Hoaths played fair on that one.We rose to the challenge,myself,Dave B and Bob.The Blackbird picture, i couldnt beleive anyone got that,,,,Bravo Gary.Ive had one and still have one,but didnt get it.Helen hoause was the killer.Her name was on everyones Tongue,.The sickner was the EOs[expandable Object].I think myself and Dave have severn or eight between us and went for Skunks fry up. Anyways its the taking part that counts,,,,,,,,,Like it is. Champiooooonis,Champioooooonis .Hard luck guys.We decided to give the winnings[a large Tin of Chocolates] to a very,very good cause.Im sure you will agree.Keeping The young Hoaths quiet on the trip home with Mum Susan and Dad Stephen,was a splendid thought. The printed Revs.Seem quite a good buy atm.The deal thats on them is kewl.The Euro is struggling against the £££.The chance to have a realy individual kite or set of kites for a team is a great prospect. The kite i thought was a definate improvement in the wind conditions from my std B.Would have liked longer on it and then give a Zen a spin in team.I think you also had that idea Gary,along with some others. I liked it,i have to say.Very clean and smooth.Drive was an improvment also.Enjoyed the chance to try them.Without that.I would not have considered one.Now i probably will go buy one or we may even use them for team stuff,if we think of a theme to print on them and then raise the funds.Stephen and Susan are great judges and pilots.Ther enthusiasum for them says alot.The Zen for now has missed the Boat for me im afraid.I wont buy one until ive tried one or Bazz turns up with his at Ainsdale and we have the conditions. weve had no first hand evidence its a low wind improvment on a SUL or Sedgwick we have been useing.The printed Revs i think just may fill that space. We watched intently when you guys gave them a spin.The patern wouldnt be my choice,but the kite seemed well equipped to handle the very low wind.Once flown well. Whats your take on the Printed ones Gary,Hezz. The printed Revs i beleive will use Race Frames i have and dont require a New fangled frame.Again,more cost effective. Cost and deal is very in the printeds favour......we shall see. I have to say also. Ive flown a Homemade QUAD,That out performed everything i flew at the weekend, in low and zero winds.Which is frightening.Also quite Taboo on here,but true. BRIAN...
  22. Mondays trip to see the Chemist ended up with me having another two weeks of the 21mg patch.They recommend a minimum of six weeks at this level.Ive been on them for three now.The machine was A OK with my Toxins.5weeks and jobs a goodn. In summary.All is well and we are good.Next visit is in two weeks. Hard over the weekend at the Rev weekend.A meal ,A beer, and fag would have been perfect,i did miss a sociable smoke with the few smokers that are still puffing.Having a fly and then breaking for a coffee is also sociable,again a fag would lend itself well.I looked forward to a brew and a smoke.Driving near four hundred miles,i could have passed some of the time smoking.Kev was a gent and i think smoked two all weekend in my presence.So hes also getting the benefit. Dazz,dont give up,giving them up.Refocus and start again pal BRIAN...
  23. Very diffrent videos,in many ways.The best of the talents on show was for definate,TKs video skills..... Thanks for my morning fix. BRIAN...
  24. Seems everyone got home ok then. Also forgot to mention about the Printed Revs.Had a quick go on one in very low winds[0-3mph].Thanks to Stephen & Susan for the use of them. Tried my pro series streight after[sul].Would have been nice then to give a Zen a spin,but still ther isnt a UK pilot that can conpare or give a qualified take on the kite.As ther still arent any to try. The two biggest gatherings of Quad pilots ever in the North of England and the Zens is missing,,,,,,,Exclusive or Illusive.I heard many comments on this theme., May not be a case of when the boat comes in now.I watched the likely Lads anyways. BRIAN...
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