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Stephen Hoath

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  1. Thanks for the input. I am begging to suspect that I am the only person who likes tails on a train of Rev's (with the notable exception of John Mitchel :wink: ) I will try the tails on the front kites and see how it goes.
  2. Thanks for this Sam, I am afraid I am too weedy to fly a "mans" train :wink: , but the Rev II'2 look great in a team of 4. Currently we just use the back kite to host the tails. We use 6 tails in pairs on the bottom two tips and one pair from centre of the leading edge. This gives us the benefit on not getting tails caught in the following kite but does weird things to the back kite. Another question, do you adjust the bridles on your trains at all?
  3. Has anyone successfully built a train of Rev II's? Next question, have you put tails on them? If the answer to these questions is yes then I would like to know what length stacking lines you used and if they were the same length for the whole train. Finally, where is the best place to anchor the tails? On each kite or just the last one? We will be flying 4 in team and so tail tangles with kites is a big issue.
  4. I am looking for some training exercises that we can use as a team (anywhere between 3 & 8 people). We have some moves we already practice but I am looking to improve static moves control (in wind under 3mph). Has anyone looked into this already and if so, what worked well?
  5. As with everything in life, it's not quite as simple as my friends would have you believe. The SLE does have a place. Personnaly I have been "anti" SLE for some years but have recently started flying with them again. They perform best in the mid to upper wind range of which ever kite you are using them in. They then give a degree a rigidity that allows for very solid flying. However, whilst I have to agree with John ( ) I do find that the ordinary rod is far more effective in the light to medium wind range of the kite. Therefore. buy both and get the maximum out of your kite. Enjoy.
  6. Hola Jose. I have just got back from a festival in Valencia where I was judging in the Spanish National Championships. There were many excellent Rev pilots there and so I am sure that you will be able to find some help (in Spanish! :wink: ) Try contacting Team Bolau (http://www.euskalnet.net/bolau/index2.htm) who I am sure will be able to give you some help. Rev flying in Spain is hot stuff with some of the best flying I have seen for a while. Keep at it and have fun.
  7. I have just got back from the kite festival in Berck-sur-Mer. We flew a Rev mega team with 18 kites which probably looked great. The only problem is that I was concentrating so much on not crashing that I didn't see it! Did any one get any decent photo's. If so I would love to see them
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