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  1. Hi All Been a while since i posted and still fly my revs regularly but don't get much opportunity to fly indoors so my indoor rev is up for sale on eBay; http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/132260926670?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2648 Thanks Marty
  2. Hi All Been a while since i posted and still fly my revs regularly but don't get much opportunity to fly indoors so my indoor rev is up for sale on eBay; http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/132260926670?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2648 Thanks Marty
  3. It makes sense, but you're right you get more for your money with B package. One HEALTH WARNING though . . . . . . you may find your foils get dusty . . . . . 5 Rev's later mine have!!! Welcome
  4. Good observation Baloo - yep the tide was coming in and wrapping round the sand bar i'm standing on so there was a nice bit of water flowing in between me and the promenade (where the cameraman is stood) for some water action which unfortunately wasn't caught on camera . . . Naturally it was MY kids that had laid a number of boobie traps to test my footwork as well as my flying!!! Marty
  5. Hi Everyone Had some chums over in North Wales for a juggling weekend that turned into a complete kite-fest with 4 of us spending the majority of our time flying rev's. Here'a bit of roughly edited footage of me on my SLE with 3-wrap and 20' lines - just to prove i haven't completely disappeared off the kite radar!!! Cheers, Marty
  6. Hi JB and everyone on the forum, It's been ages since i posted but i continue to lurk on the forum from time to time and still fly my rev(s) whenever i get chance. Some of you know my story, in 2008 i was diagnosed with cancer, Non-hodgkin Lymphoma, and whilst i craved being out in the fresh air and running and cycling, flying my rev was the thing that got me through 6 months of chemo. We're incredibly lucky to live by the beach and on days where i felt like i'd been given a gallon of weedkiller to drink, getting out and flying was the thing that cleared my head, and body, ready for the next onslaught of chemo. Plugging in to my ipod and flying for a couple of hours did wonders for my mental health during that time. Now i'm in remission and training for my second triathlon having completed a half marathon, 140 mile charity bike ride, bungee jump and about to complete the 15 Snowdonia peaks above 3000 ft all for charity, but i will always value the joy that flying rev's gave me during that time and still give me, but above all it was this amazing community of people that gave me love and hope at a really crucial time in my recovery. All this is probably why i've not been so active on the forum!!! Love to the family, Martin www.marti-thon2010.blogspot.com
  7. REALLY sorry i missed the weekend everyone was well up for some Rev fun too. Unfortunately, in the end we had family staying at short notice so it wasn't a go-er. poo
  8. Aaaah That was a GOOD day Bri . . . almost a year ago now and i still get that stupid grin whenever i fly with others
  9. I will def be there one of the days, ideally both, my only problem is that since the date got changed me and Mrs Juggles have a prior engagement on the Saturday night . . . . Ready for some team flyin' tho . . .
  10. Must. . . . re.....sist . . . . . nope i can't. I'll have a 3-pack . . . . that's one GOOOOOOOOOD lookin' kite
  11. i know, i know, i've been a bit quiet lately but i full intend on being there for at least one of the days. Marty
  12. hmmmm got me puzzled too Bart. i know what you mean but i can really only think it is to do with the wind. a few feet off the floor where you're sliding the wind can do some odd things if it's a bit gusty. it does happen to me occasionally and i'll need to look next time i'm out to see what the winds doing - normally we get consistent winds here on the beach unless it's coming over the mountains. i think i find it's normally less smooth in an inverted slide at the edges but i'll need to go out and experiment. can't see it's your set up especially but we'll see what other more experienced bods say . . . . i'm sure once you get some sweet winds you'll realise how much skill you've built up flying in the mush!
  13. Welcome Airin, I always used to do LE up launches because that's what the original vid i got 6 or 7 years ago told me to do, it's only through using this forum for the last year or so and meeting up with some other Rev Flyers that my techniques and habits have really changed so you've come to the right place for good advice! - I'd suggest, as others have, as soon as you're able to turn the kite over from parked or reverse launch that it provides the better option. Finally, for team flying i will quote the advice given to me from a certain large gentleman on this very forum "own thy hover". Enjoy your rev - they're GRRRRRRREAT, to quote tony the tiger
  14. Kimbo, in a response to your orginal question, it may be worth considering your technique too. I really only occasionally get snags when i'm doing tricks where the line goes slack so it shouldn't be something that's happening too regularly. No snag handles look sweet but when they first appeared i was kind of surprised to see a solution to a problem i'd never really experienced. Try looking at what's happening when you're getting snags - if it's in normal flight, are you over controlling to cause this problem?
  15. I'll be in for another raffle, completely missed this . .. .
  16. mmmmmm that's a stunning day on constantine beach . . . . . thanks for the vid nigel Bart - I learnt on 20' lines and regularly use 40' lines, although in higher winds i always find myself running to make the catch!!!
  17. Looks right to me. The most common mistake people make is putting the vertical spars on the front of the kite, but it looks like yours are on the back. Most Rev's that come up on ebay seem to have the vertical spars on the front - no wonder people end up selling them! - they don't fly so easily that way
  18. Sorry been struggling to upload pics to the rev forum. So finally, here are some pics of our day revving - on the facebook site but should be viewable by anyone even if you're not on FB. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=2545...mp;id=530928065 Marty
  19. Hi Everyone - 'official report' below and photo's to follow, my Dad was there with his fancy camera and got some good shots of the team flying so I will post those later, once i've got them on my MacBook. Cycled down to the flying field on the seafront at 0930 with my boy Ozzy (5) on the tagalong. Tide was going to be high at 12 so there was no way we'd get on the beach till at least 2pm so the field was the sensible option. Just as i was getting my lines out Big Bri, Dave and their boys Henry and Mikey pulled up and starting unloading their kit. The weather wasn't looking great with generally overcast cloud and the looming threat of rain coupled with a fairly bumpy wind coming, unusually, from the South East over the mountains, i was concerned the day may not be the best. Put my gold and black B-Series vented up with 3-wrap frame and the usual 15" handles which seemed fit to manage the wind which seemed to range from next to nothing up to a gusty 15mph. Paul turned up next followed shortly by Richard and Simon and thankfully, 'Kev's Caf' arrived in time for an early afternoon snack and so, our group was complete - with a couple of no-showers. Thanks to Dave B's pop up tent and waterproof coats we got through a couple of lightish showers and then overall had a a clear day which got better and better and by 4pm we'd settled into blue skies, glowing heads and wind light enough to consider a full sail. Did some great team flying abley led by Dave B high points of which were crisp 'dosey does' (sp.) with 6 kites, compound benefits and edges benefits. Drooled over Dave B's dragon custom full sail and all black vented and enjoyed a go with Bri's B-Pro mid-vented. Another great day and thanks to all who came. Funniest moment of the day was Big Bri asking, in the tongue-in-cheek way that only Bri can, if Paul had considered getting a fishing rod ;o) And also realising that my supersonic, off fleabay, i'd bought from Paul who'd originally bought it from?. . . . . . . Big Bri! - is there NO kite in my bag that hasn't come from Bri??! - small world. Ozzy was a superstar and spent the day playing on the edges of the field, ripping up all the weeds and climbing on the fence. 2 ice creams and a can of coke made sure he was sugared to the max and enjoyed his day with 'the boys' . . . he's still sleeping well. Loved watching Kev fly his two delta's simultaneously and was pleasantly surprised that i didn't immediately ditch both kites when i got to have a play! Anyhoo, I've rambled on but it was another good day and i'll be trying to identify some more weekends where i can get over to the NKG fly-ins/ festivals to see everyone again and meet some more of you over the summer. Hope y'all got home safe, Marty
  20. Looking forwrd to seeing y'all in the morning - is anyone stopping over??? - Forecast is better for Sunday . . . .
  21. Huzzah!!!!! does that mean you're coming Choccy (and showing those other southern softies Sailor and Jonesey how to commit to your rev brethren) .??? Cake will be bountiful . . . For directions you need to head for the Prestatyn Nova Centre: LL19 7EY There is pay and display parking and we then need to decide on beach or field or a bit of both for play time - i'll try and be there early on the field and we can maybe retire to the beach later as the tide subsides. . . Minor threat of isolated showers over the weekend at this stage but overall looking forward to another weekend like the last - beautiful weather and even got some play time on the kite buggy. . . There is a coffee/ ice cream place right next to the field. See you then, if anyone gets here early or needs help drop me a line on 07747 108000 Take it easy Marty
  22. Yarp, looking forward to having you all over here for fun and games . . 12 should give us some nice formation flying - will try and bag a video camera to at least grab a bit of the action (equity members please let me know before i post on youtube). Weather here has been great for the last few days and have had plenty of opportunities for flying over Easter weekend. Red carpet will be rolled out first thing Saturday morning. Marty
  23. Hey buddy - i find i can usually pull of an axel in higher winds by taking the kite right to the edge of the wind window. You still need to walk (or run) forwards to give it enough slack but worth a go. Lighter winds are definitely easier when you should be able to do it right in front of you by just stepping forwards a bit. Glad the weather's warming up for you at last, you made it through the winter!!!!
  24. yarp . . . happy birthday sailor, hope to see you in sunny prestatyn in a couple of weeks. have a good day
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