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  1. 4 points
    roblukin

    Frustration

  2. 3 points
    .Joel

    Next Challenge....

    For those that enjoy a sail between their legs...
  3. 3 points
    Mez

    Tread Marks @ Speed Week 2018

    25 more sleeps until Tread Marks @ Sandy Point 2018 Yesterday, I was organising with the Foreshore Council and Waratah District Surf Life Club access for two members to park at the Surf Club house as they have difficulties getting their stuff up the hill at Sandy Point. The Council need to approve but Surf Club are quite happy to accommodate them to get them up on the beach. Calendar Event to be posted shortly. Please RSVP so if we do decide to have a BBQ and/or Fish Creek meal, we can get it organised between us. Just waiting on a clearer forecast to be able to pick a BBQ day. We had a lovely Thunder Storm last year.
  4. 3 points
    Chook

    Funny Videos

    I raced landyachts against this guy last weekend at Lake Lefroy WA. He's a card in real life too. He hates cats nearly as much as I do.
  5. 3 points
    windstruck

    Born-Kite RaceStar

    THIS JUST IN Already in production and to be commercially released in October is the RaceStar+, a matching 5.0, 7.0, 9.0, and 11.0m quiver to the original RaceStar. A forthcoming video will explain the nuances, but the principle difference as Steffen explained it to me is the addition of some flexible vertical spars in the trailing edge to keep the shape of the kite more complete during jibe turns. Gotsta love how Steffen keeps on innovating in the SS DP world! I'm really loving the RSs and now have a complete quiver. For my needs the RS+ is overkill but I can see how this refinement could be important in racing and other maximum performance conditions. A small weight and packing penalty, but these SS DP 6:1 AR kites still come in way lighter and pack more compactly than comparable race kites with their (unnecessary) second skins.
  6. 2 points
    Tiger37

    Harden 2018

    Great day and lovely to see old friends from the Extreme Kites community. Not much wind but had a short session in the buggy. Such a shame that traffic control when we left was non existent and it took an hour and a half to get out!!
  7. 2 points
    Kathleen

    Tread Marks @ Speed Week 2018

    We'll be there so count us in for BBQ hope the weather is better than last year
  8. 2 points
    Grants

    Tread Marks @ Speed Week 2018

    How's the weather shaping up for this so far our weather is starting to come through for us which is about a month later than last year a cameo might be on the cards
  9. 2 points
    Chook

    Funny Videos

    We don't watch TV in WA we get out and build shit...………….
  10. 2 points
    plummet

    HELP! Ozone Chrono bridle

    I too wouldnt use the bar listed. It looks henious and unsafe, like a bar out 2005. You've spent the money on a decent kite. Back it with a high quality bar. Get one with a braking strop too. PS most modern depower bars have the larks head and knot system.
  11. 2 points
    Chook

    HELP! Ozone Chrono bridle

    I’ve worn all my ozone line sets out and replaced them with q-line pro and don’t use the stopper ball. The kite flags out well before it gets too far up the lines anyway when buggying. May be a different story on water though.
  12. 2 points
    igeighty

    MEFM heading home

    An immaculate example of a classic deep dish kite. Thanks @KaoS for the opportunity to give this baby a new home.
  13. 2 points
    Dave Shepp

    My best M8's last kite

    Kobi's last kite
  14. 2 points
    Kathleen

    First INTERNATIONAL Flash Mob Kite Fly

    Thanks for organising this @jo a great time had by everyone. The kites looked fantastic and we were so lucky with the weather. It was great to catch up with everyone again.
  15. 2 points
    BigTone

    Born-Kite RaceStar

    So I got to fly my 9 and 11meter Racestars this weekend. I'm just loving these kites. My friend Rik, who is relatively new to buggying was on the 5, then graduated to the 7 and even the 9 m as the wind dropped to about 5 knots. And found them all easy to fly - (although there was the odd brown trouser moment when the odd gust blew through when he was on the 7.) Oddly I've found that the 7 meter like a 55cm bar but the 5, 9 and 11 are perfectly happy on the 50cm. (But that could change when the wind picks up a bit.) The only downside to these kites fro me is that im getting less and less inclined to fly my beloved foils anymore.
  16. 2 points
    Mez

    First INTERNATIONAL Flash Mob Kite Fly

    bSuch a successful day at the Victorian Flash Mop Kite Flyers Meet at Dingley's Spring Road Reserve. This was an event where all the local kiters (and this time around, some international visitors attending after the Festival of the Winds 2018 in Bondi) can put up their static kites for a free display. So many members of the public came through to show their appreciation. Thank you to @igeighty, @Jo Baker, Ricky, Trent, Margaret, @Darren Tibbey, Naomi, Thomas@nigel, @Kathleen, Alexander, Georgia, @The Duke, Tracy, Dete, Donna and Fred Taylor from Canada, to name but a few who put up some fantastic displays!
  17. 1 point
    BobM

    Harden 2018

    Sad that I missed you. I was there in the morning and left around lunch time. If you follow the event on Facebook, there seems to be a lot of feedback regarding traffic. I think the organizers were overwhelmed by the sheer number of people who showed up to this event. It was certainly the largest (people-wise) that I have been to. I decided not to fly any kites on the day as I am currently carrying a shoulder injury (due to doing a youngster's sport in an oldster's body) Cheers BobM
  18. 1 point
    Cheezycheese

    Wildwood Buggy Bash

    Oct.8-14th was the Wildwood buggy bash held in Wildwood NJ, Usa. What started as a weekend get together has evolved into a week long gathering of buggy, boarding, and blokart family. This year, those who arrived early were treated to some amazing onshore winds courtesy of Hurricane Michael. Wildwood beach is approximately 7 miles of amazing hardpack facing the Atlantic ocean. This year we had 4 GT buggies, a PTW and 2 MG Supras as well as the assortment of PL and Flexifoil buggies. Having upgraded my gear this year allowed me to set several PB's. I buggied more this bash than all my previous ones combined.
  19. 1 point
  20. 1 point
    BobM

    Harden 2018

    Was good to catch up with the three of you. I'll see you in Yeppoon :-)
  21. 1 point
    Northern Kites Australia

    eBay & Gumtree Finds

    Damn! And another @andy666 too!
  22. 1 point
    jo

    Opening of Spring Road Reserve

    Next Flash Mob Kite Fly will be Sunday the 14th of October The Council have asked us to put some kites up for the official opening of the park Some flyers will be in Harden so if anyone can make it it would be appreciated to show the council we are using this amazing kite flying site.
  23. 1 point
    alf

    Skate board pumping

    Must be due to the surfskate trucks fast turning they make you pump differently they require less energy i find and work more buy weights transfer from side to side than doing curves.
  24. 1 point
    Cheezycheese

    Aviator bar setup

    So Jeff ftw. Finally rigged this bar. Your diagram sure helped. PL website wasn't very clear, or I'm not very smart. But all good now.
  25. 1 point
    Tiger37

    Tread Marks @ Speed Week 2018

    @Mez thanks. We have to confirm our park bookings by about 26 Oct.
  26. 1 point
    nigel

    3.5m Flexifoil Blurr for sale

    @Gilbert Taylor an awesome first purchase. Might not be the biggest, but get your learning done on one of these and you'll be set for a bigger one soon.
  27. 1 point
    igeighty

    Frustration

    nice you guys having a blast, and look at you with your upwind turns with kite loop on the exits Fang it brother....
  28. 1 point
  29. 1 point
    Tiger37

    Harden 2018

    @Mez and @BobM the day is in my diary and I hope to be able to make it. I’ll just pack kites and buggy in the car and see what happens on the day! Cheers
  30. 1 point
    Mez

    Funny Videos

    After 10 years in our house, a few months back we finally go a tv-Ariel....just needed a big shed I guess!
  31. 1 point
    igeighty

    MEFM heading home

    At the moment a three stack is definitely on the cards
  32. 1 point
    nigel

    Re Peter Lynn

    Stunts like this?? Or this??
  33. 1 point
    Juan Valdez

    Video Les Hemmes

  34. 1 point
    bakersdozen

    HELP! Ozone Chrono bridle

    Ah! That's what that ring was on the 5th line of the bar I got from you mate. I thought it was for adding a little weight so the 5th line hung down a little to sit out of the way if the 4 main lines. That may have just been a happy coincidence. Genius work either way 😀
  35. 1 point
    Kamikuza

    HELP! Ozone Chrono bridle

    One popped up just yesterday in a Facebook group I follow, but now I can't find it. kiteracing2hand has a few from a while back, but they're international so you might not like the prices...
  36. 1 point
    jeffnyc

    HELP! Ozone Chrono bridle

    @Tiger37 That bar looks fine. 2 things to check - I would make the throw a bit longer - it says 36cm on the diagram - I *believe* ozone is 40cm. You can even go a bit longer and adjust with the stopper ball if you wanted. If you have long gorilla arms I suggest the longer throw anyway My guess is the Chronos have more depower available than the kites the totem is made for. You'll obv need to make the steering line leaders longer as well to compensate - either add pigtails, or make new, clean leaders. Things start to look pretty frankenstein with all those pigtails. The other is where the kite flags out to on the flag out line. If there's a stopper ball, make sure it's far enough up the line to accommodate the kite size. Pretty sure it's at least one kite length (measure kite tip to tip, then set your stopper up the line at least that distance). So when Kamikuza is talking about the bars working with individual kites, those are the major differences, assuming FLS, 4 line equal. (oh - forgot bar length! - totem is adjustable, so prob you're fine) Flysurfer uses 4.5 line - flag out is to a separate line that's spliced into the 4th line part way up. If that splice isn't far enough up the line, or your stopper ball isn't far enough your kite won't flag out fully. May or may not be a problem. With these systems you only get about 80% anyway (don't quote me on that number, it's something around there), and the full 5 line will be closer to 95%. Or even 100% in the case of the awesome ozone re-ride. That's my man-splaining for the day. (and you probably already know all this, Tiger) Anyone feel free to jump on my sh*t if I got anything wrong
  37. 1 point
    Kamikuza

    HELP! Ozone Chrono bridle

    Well, stuff usually gets designed and tested together. Although I can understand you not wanting to use an Ozone bar... Same. There's even some people who leave their lines on tubes, but I tend to use only one or two sizes of bars so need move them around. Especially with the prices of bars these days...!
  38. 1 point
    igeighty

    Multi-Rotor Thread

    Follow me mode, is the mode I need to try, however it is a bit dicey to have to carry the remote onboard in order to be tracked. Maybe the GT, could have its one special drone box to hold your gear ") and while in this mode the mavic has a top speed of 10m/s or 36kph (22.3mph) anyway, follow me mode is the one I was thinking about. I am yet to try it. and have watched a ton of youtube about it this week. here is one that breaks it down.
  39. 1 point
    Tiger37

    HELP! Ozone Chrono bridle

    It's a Totem bar that I purchased from Bornkites when I purchased my two Longstar 2 kites. Its a little different from this http://www.venturi-power.de/product_info.php?info=p274_ls-universal-control-bar.html which is the current bar on their website and like mine, is adjustable in length from 55 to 45 cm. You can see the colour coded line loop ends protected by small nylon sheaths.
  40. 1 point
    Tiger37

    HELP! Ozone Chrono bridle

    @Kamikuza Thanks and yup, fully understood. The bar I use for my other depower kites has 4 equal length lines all colour coded and all ending in loops. I think I have the solution to adapt the Chrono to my bar having searched my spare parts box and found these pigtails which if I extend the Chrono speed system by equal amounts on all 4 lines will hopefully work. Thanks for the advice.
  41. 1 point
    Kamikuza

    Surfboard

    Very nice!
  42. 1 point
    jeffnyc

    Surfboard

    Damn dude - I just got done going through your foil build thread, and now this. Love the attention to detail - your home projects look fantastic.
  43. 1 point
    Dave Shepp

    Friday 14th

    https://youtu.be/tBR4TJVYUKU Footage from session last Friday at Wenonah Head Not many waves on offer but plenty of ramps for other fun things, this was the first time I've tried to do a backroll tail grab and I ended up with a bunch in both directions
  44. 1 point
    Kathleen

    First INTERNATIONAL Flash Mob Kite Fly

    I haven't heard it's not on so would say it is, just wear your best winter woolies and bring your raincoat just in case @Mez. The sun is out at the moment and you will need a range of kites because the wind is mean't to drop off later in the afternoon. Come and meet @nigel 's newest creation "Louee the Moooooeeeee" (if the kids don't change it's name).
  45. 1 point
    roblukin

    Frustration

    Im up there now @Tiger37
  46. 1 point
    socommk233

    Kite foil

    I'm using pine for the structure. Light and strong and fairly cheap too
  47. 1 point
    123matt

    Funny Videos

  48. 1 point
    .Joel

    Funny Videos

  49. 1 point
    Bill

    Funny Videos

    The latest electric car from Mercedes.
  50. 1 point
    igeighty

    kite-sky.jpg

    From the album Igeighty

    some more pics that I found byron main beach 1996
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