Revolution Reflex

Revolution Enterprise in San Diego, US announces a NEW kite for 2016: The Revolution Reflex.

Features of the Rev Reflex:

New, larger sail size, strategically reinforced pattern design, optimized panel lay-out for maximum performance, and a ‘No-fray’ Leading Edge. Highly custom Reflex framing designed specifically for this sail. A free extra shaft is included with each kite.  New Carbon Light handles with multi-knot settings.  Kites will still be packaged with the Rev Training DVD, and instructions.

Price tag will be under 400 bucks for the complete package – ready to fly.

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Revolution kites is also developing a new Rev Club 38. It is about 38 Rev moves, progressing into master Rev flyers around the world … you can leave your hat on!

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All sails have the standard White and Black panels. There are 4 Color choices:Red/ Blue, just Red, Lime/ Purple, and Sunset Yellow/ Orange.

Kite Trick Tutorials

Ever wondered how to do all these fancy freestyle kite tricks and what are the names of the different moves? – Look no further, check out these two amazing guys and their step-by-step guides to achieve amazing kite tricks for yourself:

> Randy G’s – Freestyle Trick Kite Tutorials on Kiteclique.

> Martin Madsen’s – Trick Kite Tutorials on YouTube.

A big thank you to Randy Greenway and Martin Madsen for permission to link to these kite trick tutorials.

Larks Head Knot

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Below is a video tutorial how to tie a larks head knot or loop.
This is the only knot you need for flying sport and stunt kites.

Use the larks head knot to attach flying lines to the bridle points (pig tails) of your stunt kite.
At the other end of the lines use this knot as well to connect flying lines to your hand straps.

Make sure the coloured loops (e.g. red & green) on flying line ends correspond to your right and left hand and to the right and left side of you stunt kite bridle.
Good luck 😉

Imagine Waterford Arts Festival

A most inspiring article about kite flying by .

“HAPPINESS ON A STRING” – Waterford Arts Festival

Flying a kite is surely the ultimate carefree pastime, for young and old, there is nothing more calming, more fun and joyous than watching your kite ebb and flow in the currents of the wind.

Kite flying is a natural inter-generational fun for all ages, a way to celebrate our family time and enjoy time together outdoors in crisp autumnal weather. Kite flying connects us to nature, especially the sky and the wind, it teaches us so much about the mechanics of flight and enables us to fine tune our mindfulness, coordination and problem solving amongst other things. There is a unique joy in seeing something you’ve made or bought flying up in the sky … flying any kite is a celebration of the moment, of life, of our world.

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The Waterford Arts Festival’s IMAGINE Come Fly a Kite day is on Sunday 18th October, 11am to 4pm at WIT sports Campus Carriganore. It is an entirely FREE EVENT. To add both colour and spectacle to the event, some of Ireland’s top kite flyers will be there on the day to display their spectacular kites and perform some dramatic flying displays throughout the day.

Stunt Kite Videos to keep

Rummaging through the server, we found loads of kite videos, old and new.
Here’s a compiled list. Feel free to download and keep.

Sessions 12 (140MB)
Virtual Freestyle 19 (5MB)
Virtual Freestyle 18 (7.5MB)
Tricks Tutorial (344MB)
Freestyle Combos (25MB)
Flic Flac (7.8MB)
Cold & wet (37.5MB)
Ophidion (50MB)

Black Pearl (332MB)
Gentleman (29.2MB)
Level 1 Project 1 (32.4MB)
Easy – Level One (19MB)
Thor’s Hammer – Indoor (1.5MB)
Thor’s Hammer (1.1MB)
Backspin Cascade Multiaxel (1.1MB)
Jumping Jack Flash (23.2MB)
Jump – Level One (20.2MB)

Plasma Project 1 (43MB)
Plasma Project 2 (10MB)
Sin – Kitehouse (1.5MB)
Blue Moon 61/49 (20MB)

NB: All video formats will play with Open Source VLC player.