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The Race Rod by many is considered taking the best of the 2 wrap and best of the 3 wrap rods all in one.

It was really designed for the full sail however I can see the advantage of using it over your 3 and 4 wrap rods in a vented sail for lighter winds.

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Like John said - not really useful for a vented, other than lowering the wind range of the sail. They have a different flex/rebound action than the "wrap" rods. Some really take to it, others struggle with them. Considering where you are at in your flying - spend more time flying, less time buying!

And again - it will pay to try some first!! Get together with some other fliers and ask if anyone has some you can use. Then you can make up your own mind, being better informed.

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Just remember that low wind flight is dictated mostly by pilot ability and equipment makes up a small percentage of that equation.

I use the heavier frames regularly back home because I have to fly on shorter lines and get some strong wind, but when I'm in the USA with longer lines I don't need it very often.

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Race Rods, very worth it. My short line set up uses a Black Race frame, 30 foot lines and it sees from 4 to about 25km/h winds.

The race rods load/unload very efficiently and are great all rounders for a full sail.

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Full sail for sure ....

Once the wind is up I switch to the mid vent with 3 wrap frame - a little venting goes a long way to making me look smooth and sharp :)

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I did a write-up on the different rods available for the 1.5 model kites that may help understand a little about the different types. You can find it here: http://www.awindofchange.com/product/rev-15-comp-frames.html

It doesn't include the Green Race or the Diamond rods, but all others are there.

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I did a write-up on the different rods available for the 1.5 model kites that may help understand a little about the different types. You can find it here: http://www.awindofchange.com/product/rev-15-comp-frames.html

It doesn't include the Green Race or the Diamond rods, but all others are there.

I am little confused ... and I am still learning ... 18 rods (image) for $75 ?

comp-1-5frames-250_245x275.jpg

Save on complete frame sets. Each frame set is specially designed to fit into your Revolution kite and comes with every rod needed to completely frame your Revolution Kite.

We currently have 3 types of complete frame sets for you to choose from.

I am trying to understand which is which ... $75 is just for 5 standard rods ? or the whole thing in the image for $75 ?

How many rods is complete frame exactly ?

I know that my B-Series have 5 standard rods ...

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The picture shows all the different types of rods. One complete set consists of just 5 rods - except for the Travel Frame which is 10 rods.

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And to prevent further confusion wink.png the travel frame is 10 rods because each one is half the length of a regular rod. So, when it's all put together, you end up with the same framing in the kite whether you're using a travel frame or not.

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