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Postby MissionMan » Thu Nov 08, 2007 8:34 am

tucker3000 wrote:ehhh still not really the same. The takoon "saftey line" is still a pretty good length more line. The rev bar's release system works the same but its only a foot and a half long with 4 lines leaving your bar and going strait to the kite. the extra 10 meters of line and the Y connection are just more to deal with and you may sacrifice some of the ability to use the saftey and then be able to climb back to your bar and relaunch without tangles. which is sick!
The Furia has only 4 lines so the leash doesn't create any additional lines. Both front lines run off a single line parallel to the so in essence its a 3 line kite with a 4th line so no more lines to contend with than normal. when you drop the kite, you can still relaunch it again with the leash system because the kite doesn't rotate on the way down.

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Postby ian c » Thu Nov 08, 2007 10:17 am

yep pic looks familiar - like I have mentioned before -I have a wipika classic bar from 2000 that will take a year of solid riding at least to wear out

harness, abrasiveness, its not too hard to work out minimizing wear, just costs and less consumables to sell..... Super smooth PTFE hole insert would be a start and plastic covered dyneema - but problem to do with 07 depower ie going around pulley/stainless ring..) anyway a bit of fun engineering...

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Re: I love my REV, but the depower rope......

Postby Piotr S. » Sun Mar 16, 2008 12:05 pm

hi guys, i am replacing the depower rope and need little help,

can someone post a hi-res photo of the bar showing threading of the depower rope and location of the "stopper bar"?

thx

p.

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Re: I love my REV, but the depower rope......

Postby panchito » Sun Mar 16, 2008 1:05 pm

gravey wrote:This is a truly awesome kite in all respects - the only downside is that it appears that my depower rope is looking alarmingly freyed after only 5 sessions (I will post a pic).

Has anybody else experienced this? :o

Yeah .... had a lot of experience with it ... 9 Slingy kites ....

I though after they started to include a metal insert in the bar hole things went apparently better ....

But then .... it is quite easy to change the rope .... i was able to do it with closed eyes in 5 minutes :lol:

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Re: I love my REV, but the depower rope......

Postby heffe » Sun Mar 16, 2008 3:42 pm

Does anyone have any detailed/close-up pictures of the Rev safety/front line flagging setup? I can't seem to find anything useful online.
Thanks, appreciated
-H :thumb:

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Re: I love my REV, but the depower rope......

Postby steve_t » Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:03 pm

I've been riding my 05 SS bar pretty hard for well over a year now - chicken loop rope is still going strong. No issues. I do dip it in the water before starting to ride, maybe this helps.

Which reminds:

Shymac, bring back the 05 bar :) , or the pro model or whatever

Did I mention that before?

(and my bar is starting to creak on one of the sides...it's only a matter of time before I need a new one....so please hurry up, thanks).

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Re: I love my REV, but the depower rope......

Postby DSZ » Mon Mar 17, 2008 3:15 pm

I have found soaking my line in Rainex helps prolong it and reduces wear.

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Re: I love my REV, but the depower rope......

Postby pdqmach26 » Mon Mar 17, 2008 7:12 pm

Try this! The line will last an entire season.
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Re: I love my REV, but the depower rope......

Postby heffe » Mon Mar 17, 2008 8:03 pm

Nice! (and I got a couple of these to boot, on an old Longhorn bar). Does the stopper actually work well with it? How much do you find the bar "twists" because the hole is off center?
Thanks,
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Re: I love my REV, but the depower rope......

Postby pdqmach26 » Tue Mar 18, 2008 5:28 pm

It does not twist much at all. The stopper is great. I saw it on another post, some guy on the East Coast had made one like it. Just a nylon broom handle with holes drilled in it. Let my know if you have any more questions.


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