Revolution Design 1991
In 1990/91 we approached Revolution Kites and they agreed to make us a set of custom Rev 1 sails to a design by Jørgen Møller Hansen. We think that this may have been a 'very early' example of custom designs for Revolution sails!
In 1998 a new set of Rev 1 sails were made using the original graphic.
Blackheath 17th February 2008.
Jørgen gave us permission to use his design again, for two 1.5 sails sewn by Martin Lester and finished by Bazzer, which were raffled for the benefit of The Bristol Kite Festival 2009. (one yellow and one blue)
Bristol 2009 Raffle sails
Rich Comras won the blue sail which Alden Miller has returned to The Decorators in October 2021 saying that before passing Rich told him of his kites, "you will know what to do with them".
(The yellow sail is with Ben D'Antonio as at 16/12/2022.)
Original 1991 sail found 7th January 2022.
This original 1991 sail was found along with three sails in the 1992 graphic.
The original bridle was not configure for equal length lines and included a swivel at the line attachment point.
The original sail was printed with the Revoultion logo in pale green. The replacement sails that were made in 1998 had an appliqued logo.
Blackheath 5th March 2023.
The stack of the 1991 and 1992 sails had been slightly reconfigured again, the spars in the last two kites have been replaced.
It was a bit gloomy today compared to 20th March 2022 but great to get the stack configured ready for Cervia Artevento 2023.
Thanks to Marian Linford for the images.
Blackheath 20th March 2022.
The stack of the 1991 and 1992 sails had been slightly reconfigured and flown today with the two 1992 Rokkakus, also in train.
Blackheath 13th March 2022.
The stack of the 1991 and 1992 design sails was flown as a first fix today.
Blackheath 7th November 2021,
Washington State International Kite Festival 2009, thanks to Laura Berg for these images of the raffle kites in flight
Scheveningen 1993 with the second set of Rev 1 sails.
Page Updated August 2022 Felix Mottram