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  1. 8 points
    @Northern Kites Australia found your Waterfoil bridle
  2. 6 points
    pictures or it didn't happen An interesting Kite with some strange characteristics. It generated a fair amount of pull in about 10 knots. A Fun kite to fly. It takes ages to inflate with its little Goatse inlets. @.Joel suggested bring your own leaf blower. Anyway after giving here a spin, I nominated @Chook who jumped to the task like a trooper. "It flys like a rev" After Chook had a blast, he nominated @The Duke. more to come ...... Thanks Joel. now I won't have a giant Cock for an avatar.
  3. 6 points
    Mez

    Poker Face @ Kingston 2018

    New position available..... Some photos from our last couple of days here (you’ll find photos from earlier in the week on the blog) @roblukin @Chook @roblukin @Chook and @igeighty @roblukin and @igeighty @Mez and @igeighty Kingston S.E Foreshore
  4. 5 points
    igeighty

    Summer 2017/18 Sandy Point Sessions

    no worries buddy, however I found them in my boot and back seat. thinking you would miss them, I put them safely in your R1 bags... not sure which one. Im sure if you uses your nose, you'll sniff them out.. cheeky bugger....
  5. 5 points
    Chook

    Poker Face @ Kingston 2018

    Pining badly for more beach action and missing the fantastic company I had while there. I'm shit at editing so please forgive this old fart!!! Modified Sysmic 2 buggy on Beach racers and a 7m2 Ozone R1
  6. 5 points
    RedSky

    The Need For Speed

    Why, hello there.May I present to you my video from yesterday, Wednesday morning Jan24 2018.Thanks guys, hope you enjoy.
  7. 5 points
    Top fun. Will have a quick edit ready soon. DrWind and I got new PB's and Nigel clocked up just on 150kms for the day. Here's the edit
  8. 4 points
    Yes the Michelin S83's were spitting sand every where!! I might not have been the fastest buggy on the beach, but no one had rooster tails behind them the whole day!! While the 15 year old Libre might have been outclassed by the new shiny GT's it wasn't far behind. My GT would have needed to be jammed in the little Fiesta, the Libre was already in bits from the last outing. 131km covered for the day. PS: I am glad my ARC has spars, no chance that Joel can do that with it!!! (hang on, he is Greek!?!?!) Velvet pure soap to wash your kite Doug, and some gloves required.
  9. 4 points
    @Outlaw: Props for the Frankenstein 16+ kite. I'm an old school Dutchie hooked on F's and P's. Proud to fly them regularly in 2018! On mountainboard, buggy, skateboard, skies and on steady wind days even on the water. I really love these kite, ever since the introduction. Depower can be found in choking the kite and keeping it choked until the kite reaches the edge of the windwindow or zenith. By choking you can lower the speed of the kite and so you are able to kill the apparent wind quotient. F12 and F9 are far favorable over F16, because of the respons and turning speed. Nice alternative are the Phantoms, but I am still head over heels on my F's. ArcSissy
  10. 4 points
    Awesome trip! @rednblackmatuka, @bakersdozen & I camped at Waratah Bay for the night and slept under the stars all night with the swags open. I'm sure Mark's swag was "vaping" at times Woke up to a beautiful morning and views of the water in the distance, we could see the wind come through as the white caps hit. Toasted sandwiches on the BBQ then off to the beach to catch up with @Mez, @igeighty & @nigel. Wind was onshore from the moment we stepped on the beach, kited for a while and then the wind felt like it stabilised a bit and picked up out towards the point. My first day on the 7M R1 and managed to break 81km/h which I was happy with. Nigel spent the day playing in the sand with his wheels Overall a great day! The Silver Fox just chilling.... PS @Mez & @igeighty thank you for bringing my socks back!
  11. 4 points
    Great day out with Mark Joel Jim Mezz Nigel and Maggie, the 4.5m vapor spanked me so I changed down to a 3.2.
  12. 4 points
    igeighty

    Yeppoon 2018

    starting saving now for next year. there ya go Andy you shamed me into it lol
  13. 4 points
    Chook

    Poker Face @ Kingston 2018

    We arrived home safely just before lunchtime today after covering 5,443km for round trip in the Patrol. Man it was the most heat I have ever experienced on the road heading home, with the outside air temp in the Patrol showing a top of 52.4 degrees C, as we passed by Lochiel, North of Adelaide and passing Lake Bumbunga with really strong NE winds. You couldn't hold your hand on the inside of the windscreen. The front mudguard on my buggy folded over with the heat and wind pressure and we were dodging the sticky patches of tar on the road driving mostly along the fog line to keep the wheels clear of the soft tar. We got to Wudinna and it was still 41 degrees when we had tea at the pub and stayed the night. Up early next morning and under way again and it was still 37 degrees and the sun didn't rise for another hour of travel. A bizarre day as we headed west, it got hotter with 42.4 at the Fowlers bay turn off. Refueled at Nullabor, still stinking hot and Diesel costing $189.9 per litre. The further we travelled west we entered an enormous thunderstorm and the temps slowly dropped as the drizzle increased and we spent the rest of the day with the wipers on (which was great as it flushed all the salt from Kingston and tar off the vehicle). We ran out of puff 430kms into WA at Caiguna and had tea at the roadhouse and a motel room for the night. Went to bed cooked. Up at 5.00am and back on the road and MUCH cooler too. Lots of road kill and huge wedge-tail eagles feasting on the fresh carcases. The Nullabor is the lushest I have ever seen it in all the years I have been crossing it. This was my 53 crossing being from South Aust originally. (Victor Harbour) Thanks everyone for such a great time and the Caravan park #6 cabin has been booked from the 13th to the 27th Jan for 2019. So you will have to put up with us once again. Lotsa luv, Chook and Anne.
  14. 4 points
    igeighty

    Poker Face @ Kingston 2018

    winds blowing that way..
  15. 4 points
    Mez

    Poker Face @ Kingston 2018

    I was first out on the beach yesterday afternoon in the Blokart. I put up my 5.5 “traffic cone” sail and screamed it down wind, finding it hard to stop, so came in and swapped it for the 4m. @Mez on the 5.5m Blokart sail A few photos from our best day at Kingston S.E 2018. Everyone got out for a fly, even the Adelaide kids got out in the buggies for a drag race and the Blokart was well used today. @Chook on his 7m Ozone R1 @.Joel on his 10m Ozone R1 R1’s in the sky.... @Chook @.Joel @.Joel @.Joel @.Joel @.Joel @.Joel @roblukin @igeighty on his Peter Lynn 5.4m Vapor @igeighty @Chook @The Duke on his Peter Lynn 4.5m Vapor @Chook @igeighty @igeighty Extreme Kites Crew 2018
  16. 3 points
    gannet

    Yeppoon 2018

    Easter is just around the corner guys and girls, so get your shit together and I'll see ya there 😃 Don't forget to bring your best Hawaiian shirt. I'll bring the pink tutu for you to wear if you don't have a Hawaiian shirt 🤣
  17. 3 points
    Juan Valdez

    Sonic2's Smoking Chooks

    Same place, but more wind for plummet
  18. 3 points
    SoutherlyBuster

    Kitesurfing video New Brighton

    Light wind free style session at Brighton beach, @TheVelcroCats having a ball.
  19. 3 points
    gannet

    Yeppoon 2018

    Yeah flight aren't cheap this year , I had to push the dates out two extra days each end to get down from $1200 to $850, I really don't mind staying 4 more days 🤣 March 28 till April 23 < my b.day sitting in airports
  20. 3 points
    Chook

    Yeppoon 2018

    My flights have been sorted since November Andy, to get the cheap rates on the 3 flights each way!!! Esperance - Perth, Perth - Brisbane, Brissy - Rockhampton and return. The flight are fairly expensive so a month in Yeppoon makes it easier to swallow. It's all about kiting "smiles per kilometer" in the end. Cant wait to get there and catch up once more.
  21. 3 points
    igeighty

    Poker Face @ Kingston 2018

    G'day Norm, I was standing at work, waiting for the asphalt truck to show up after setting up the worksite. Looking at the tyre marks on the pram crossing thinking about all the tyre marks that we left on the beach at Kingston and Beachport. I became a bit melancholy pining for another run on the beach. Work to live, live to work. the playtime is just an added bonus. I appreciate the fellowship of the kite flyers and their families. Oh well double time tomorrow, and more asphalt.... At least the wind is the wrong direction at sandy point
  22. 3 points
    Chook

    Poker Face @ Kingston 2018

    Beach is almost back as smooth as it could be, just a few continuous corrugations and bigger whoops in places when the tide comes in. Not a lot of beach up at the Narrows (15km peg) when the water comes in. Had a ball today chasing @roblukin and running back and forth to 5 kms past the Granites from the Blackwood drain. Fastest time to the rocks was 14minutes 35seconds. Wind was about 35 degrees across the beach at about 20 knots in the end. The "Champagne Crew" that stayed back put up lots of display kites on the foreshore in front of the park and they could be seen from the 15km peg riding high above the pine trees. Looked fantastic even from where we were. Even though the beach was a bit rough I had a great day on my 7m R1, with a top of 89.2 kmh. I'll flick my footage through to Dougie to edit. Guess we will just have to do it all over again tomorrow. Life is so tough sometimes............. Just helped Joel sort out his new to him 7m R1 and bar, so there's no more excuses big fella.
  23. 3 points
    Juan Valdez

    Video Les Hemmes

    The link has been changed: https://youtu.be/miv0hMEnunM The link has been changed:
  24. 2 points
    Tiger37

    Currarong Beach NSW

    Thanks @BobM for recommending going further south from Shoalhaven Heads. I'm staying in Huskisson for a week and took my PL Buggy to Currarong. Parked in the town 50m easy access down a sandy slope to the beach. Winds on shore about 13 knots. Brilliant! The 7.5m LongSar as my engine gave me hours of fun. Beach is solid but narrow in places but pretty well deserted apart from 2 fishermen. A recommended location. Note for @Chook - my 7.5m kite looked a bit small after borrowing your 15m Chrono!
  25. 2 points
    windstruck

    Born-Kite RaceStar

    Steffen shared a picture with me of the soon-to-be-released RaceStars in all their natural beauty. They have done a lot of testing with them in the snow and as a result have worked with the bridle line manufacturer to make the lines silver grey. In their original white color folks could step on the lines since they blended in with the snow. These should be available by the end of February!
  26. 2 points
    Spike J

    Revo Trucks

    came across this by accident, I know its two years old but here's the deal, I designed the Revo trucks many years ago, if anyone wants the CAD models so they can make there own or get a machine shop to make them then let me know and I can send them over. I also have the mould to make you own seals so if some one wants to pay the shipping costs ill be happy to send it to Oz Spike
  27. 2 points
  28. 2 points
    ArcSissy

    Peter Lynn F-Arc 12 or 16 New $120

    ... and assured me it flys and is bloody fast ... You bet ... faster than I will trust myself. She's very stable but beware of gusts ... it lofted me a few times during speedruns. Luckily I know jumping from kite surfing, so soft landings were no problem. 20 feet of the ground at 70 kph makes the world look somewhat different .
  29. 2 points
    Chook

    Yeppoon 2018

    I like the fold away extension drawbar idea in the pic for launching boats, but not the lizard onboard Gozzy!!!
  30. 2 points
    ArcSissy

    Peter Lynn F-Arc 12 or 16 New $120

    Well .... here's a little introduction to my kite 'career'. It started back in 1990 (bless me) when I bought a Peel 2.5 and lines. I fabricated a harness my self of car safety belt and started an addiction, which I still crave every day. Heavy wind days left the beach full of skit marks and sour legs, which brought me the idea to experiment with skies on the sand. At first I just shortened alpine skies, but found out pretty quickly the normal size skies work the part as well. On one of my excursions (downwinder) I saw the first buggier, so another habit grew pretty quick as well. A few days later I met a physically disabled guy, strapped to a knee board, who was skimming the surf ... you'll guess by now .... That was what I had to try-out for my self. This first watersesh was in the days the Leganioux brothers were experimenting with bladders and kites. The second sesh was years later on a C-Quad 6.3 in 6 Bft. winds on a regular windsurf board. It was no succes, but the water seed was also.... Then Peter Lynn introduced the standard Arc range, which left me high as a kite and broke in one sweep. But I kept buying and collecting kites for special purposes, so in came the F's, Bomba, Phantoms. I even ended up with a set of Flexifoil Blades (Mk. II) and was happy and satisfied for a decade. Then ... the news arrived me, Vliegerop (kite wholesaler for Europe) had to close shop and that left me with another dent in my budget. I think my kite quiver holds about 30 PL twin skins and several single skins and I even bought a 'pumpy' for the really stormy days. The inflato (Fuel 9) came in as I found out that even a 1.6 'trainer Arc' was to much for a 100 kg pilot, but I use it rarely. I still prefer the hassle, pull and lift of a F. To enlighten all of you who own a Hi-Arc which doesn't fly, the final product from China has a production error which can be corrected. Only simple machine sowing skills are needed, the back part of the cell-walls where turned upside-down in manufactering. Open up the trailing edge, loosen all back parts of each cell wall en re-sow flipped upside down. The production models all have a trailing edge bowing down, but the have to be bowing up (the PL Peel edge stabilizer if you like). I went through the hassle of correcting the kite and have a ultra fast and stable kite. The kite has shown me I have smaller cohones than I thought, I never dared to take it to the max (100 kph is enough for me and the 'gas' had some power left, phew). I hope you all like reading the older stories and hope I inspire a Hi-Arc owner to (re)vive the kite to its design splenders! It's really worth it. PM me if you have any difficulties with it, I'll try to help you out. Cheers, Aart @Nigel Those kites are in my holy quiver as well, but they seemed somewhat tuned down or eased up. I got used to the F's and like the direct respons and instant pull versus the ease of use and auto-zenith of the later ones. When totally used to the bridled twin skinners, they are just as nice I guess, but I never took the effort ... F's are always pulling my attention.
  31. 2 points
    ArcSissy

    Peter Lynn F-Arc 12 or 16 New $120

    I live in the Netherlands, close to former 'Vliegerop' and I knew a salesrep who has helped me acquiring some Arcs, F-Arcs, P-Arc and even a proper flying Hi-Arc. Besides I'm a twin-skin addict and using several other PL models as well like Vapors (buggy and skateboard) Synergies (surf). The F-9 is a proto, which has a 'after-market' tweek in the form of a top skin tug. It is now as stable as a standard Arc, but a little less depower as result. The overlap with the F-12 is almost complete, so I fly the F-12 more often. My first love still is the F-12, which will haul my weight (100 kg) fine in normal Dutch conditions. It has a larger windrange and can be flown in little overpowered circumstances, in contrast to the F-16 which has a extreme small windrange.
  32. 2 points
    RedSky

    Greenland Snowkite Crossing

    I once bought an 8.5m Blade II from a woman who used it to cross the Greenland ice sheet. It seems to be a regular thing now. Of course, this is how Indians came to be in North America. They crossed the Bering Strait during the last ice age using home made buggies on skis which they called sleds. The women were responsible for weaving the Ripstop and Dyneema line sets. True story.
  33. 2 points
    igeighty

    Sonic2's Smoking Chooks

    small kites in big winds are best fun..
  34. 2 points
    123matt

    2018 Kheos

  35. 2 points
    Mez

    Happy Birthday Jase

    @Jase Shepperd - hope that you've had a Happy Birthday and got a fly in there sometime! All the best, @Mez and @igeighty
  36. 2 points
    Juan Valdez

    Sonic2's Smoking Chooks

    btw, the link to that video has been changed:
  37. 2 points
    Chook

    Oy Joel.

    With it in. With it out. http://www.powerkiteforum.com/viewthread.php?tid=34035
  38. 2 points
    Chook

    Yeppoon 2018

    Look forward to catching up again with you both. We will certainly pop down and throw a bit of colour into the air. Hope you ordered a little more wind than we have had in the past. Yeh it hurts Mary. Our local carrier REX charges enormous flight prices to Perth, (with only 15kgs total baggage) but I'm not walking. It's 10 hours by bus for the 760kms. We have a "holiday account" that Anne set up, that automatically debits each pay and this eases the pain when it comes crunch time.
  39. 2 points
    nigel

    Summer 2017/18 Sandy Point Sessions

    Can't make Saturday, but if the winds good on Sunday, I might be able to join you all. Fingers crossed.
  40. 2 points
    .Joel

    Summer 2017/18 Sandy Point Sessions

    Saturday looks pretty poor, Sunday looks immaculate! This far out though, that may change and we get two ripper days!
  41. 2 points
    windstruck

    Born-Kite RaceStar

    I'm right there with ya! I'm getting a 5m and 9m RS and will hopefully have them in hand by the end of February. My first realistic chance to fly them while moving in a buggy will be the first week of April on Ivanpah at IBX2018. Can't wait!
  42. 2 points
    Phil Litchfield

    Sydney Guys

    well it was great to meet you too Tiger and thanks for the tips gotta keep working the loops and holding it in the window. a big thank you to pete for the lift down and the lend of the gear, it was my first time landboarding and well say no more but I'm sure It was a piece of sand in my teeth this morning.. keen to have another go.. I will make more than 50 mtrs.. oneday!!
  43. 2 points
    igeighty

    Summer 2017/18 Sandy Point Sessions

    lol, not sure why I am responding to this, but I have had a few after work beers and just have to. The 2 man rowdy group was actually about 12 people who kicked on till after 2 am with doof doof and where still there the next day but never let truth get in the way of a good story k s. Also, the site vacated by Shane and John, (still paid for by them) was let out to someone else. So good job on the double dip. We asked the bank for a charge back on two nights, as we stayed one night and was refused a refund on the 2nd and third night. we did this as the owners treated us like assholes. As for the other 'facts' well lets say they have been edited for television... Thumbs up for Sandy Point caravan park. cheap rates, right across from the beach. and no bullshit from the owners. Roll on 10th and 11th....
  44. 2 points
    igeighty

    Poker Face @ Kingston 2018

    I miss Kingston and you guys already.
  45. 2 points
    igeighty

    Siblings

    From the album Igeighty

    @Mez's Delta made by Rob Brassington, and a 1995 MEFM by Warren McIntosh. similar colorway a pair of classics.
  46. 2 points
    Tiger37

    Sydney Guys

    Met with @Mfwetu and @Phil Litchfield at Shoalhaven Heads today. Great to meet you both. Wind started NE at 12 - 15 knots. Had a great buggy run south down the beach with @Mfwetu amazingly kiting on shortened skis! It was quite a sight. Covered 18km with max speed 49.8kph before the wind sadly moved more northerly making it very difficult to get back up the beach. A good day in the buggy on the beach and good to meet two more enthusiasts! Thanks.
  47. 2 points
    .Joel

    Poker Face @ Kingston 2018

    Awesome day today, dropped in to the Sandy Grove farm cafe. Then headed down to the beach at around lunchtime, put out the 10M "Heineken" R1 and chased a @Chook up and down the beach for the afternoon Overall one of the best day's kiting I've had in the last 12 months, and that 10M R1 was just an absolute gem of a kite to fly for the day. Did 3 trips to the granites, top speed just over 74km/h and a few airborne moments over some rises in the beach. If it wasn't for the tide coming in I reckon I would of gone another 3 hours without getting out of the buggy as it was just that comfortable. @Mez was out with the camera putting herself on the line for the perfect shot @roblukin and @igeighty dropped off a nice surprise for lunch tomorrow ty fellas! Looking forward to seeing the large kites on the beach tomorrow morning, Olivia loved watching them yesterday with Mel. We'll spend some time down there then head off to the beach again for more bugging
  48. 2 points
    andy666

    Death Kite Nomination

    Just hook in and fly the damn thing! You are on dry land with friends around to help. Worse case scenario is that you pull the safety and let the kite fly into the bushes. Then just pay Joel his $50 and leave the kite there
  49. 2 points
    Chook

    Poker Face @ Kingston 2018

    Thanks Trevor we head off after Australia day. Spent the morning risking my life wrestling gators to keep the caravan park patrons safe. Hit the beach with the gang again today but it was cut up so badly with one tide change it was unbelievable. Only did 18.6kms and the strong wind was practically straight down the beach. That rough only edged up to 67.9kmh and my neck and kidneys hurt so packed away like the rest of the group. We all came back to the foreshore in front of the park to fly display kites and discuss tactics .
  50. 2 points
    riffclown

    Couple of new builds 2018

    bungees, Caps and Bridles now..
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