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  1. 6 points
    Cheezycheese

    GT Buggy on New York south shores

    This is probably my first post here. I usually frequent Powerkiteforum.com. But I am a heavy lurker here. In fact I feel like I know some of you, I read your threads so much. Especially the GT build thread. Was a big influence in my decision to order one, and is still a great reference. I love this buggy. Only two times out in it so far, but the love affair is solid. Here is a quick clip of my second session(first one on duros)
  2. 5 points
    Cheezycheese

    GT Buggy on New York south shores

    Thanks @.Joel. Feel like part of the family now. Here are some shots of mine.
  3. 4 points
    .Joel

    Tread Marks @ Speed Week 2018

    Tread Marks @ SPEED WEEK 2018! Saturday November 3rd - Tuesday November 6th. More info to follow.
  4. 4 points
    Cheezycheese

    GT Buggy on New York south shores

    Hi Mez, I have the Rapide V. The website was revised after I placed my order. No pics of the Raw yet. As I mentioned I followed the buy/build thread of those guys closely. They are part the blame for my purchase. Here is a video of my last ride in my Peter Lynn with some friends. Short and sweet. Amazing what you can do on your phone these days
  5. 4 points
    .Joel

    Eco Charging....

    I can see a small row of these lined up on the top of either @nigel's or @igeighty's & @Mez's campers.....
  6. 4 points
    .Joel

    Home Brewed Kite Buggies

    Fa Be.... building something new..... Looks pretty solid with that double side rail
  7. 3 points
    .Joel

    Home Brewed Kite Buggies

    Received this from Fa Be yesterday
  8. 3 points
    Cheezycheese

    GT Buggy on New York south shores

    I dream of riding Ivanpaugh, but we have a sweet spot here on the east coast called Wildwood Beach that is a buggy paradise. And a lot kinder to your kites. This is a friends video. I don't think he'll mind me posting it. You'll see another GT bug in it. I think it belonged to Stephan. My buddy Rich owns it now. He really pushed me to get a GT.
  9. 3 points
    Cheezycheese

    GT Buggy on New York south shores

    Well, I chose the number years ago when I started. Coincidence I guess. I always figured if I turtled the buggy at least everyone would know it's me...
  10. 3 points
    plummet

    Born-Kite RaceStar

    Ok here's my review. Tony had the kites set up on an ozone bar. Out of the box we had to put some rear line extensions on (which is recommended). This got the kite flying in the right without too much back stall. First up I flew the 5m. That was a fun kite. It flew like a normal traction kite but also you could stall and pivot loop it easy for some aerial gymnastics while flying. Upwind was good. Better than my lei's but not as good as my Chrono. The 7m was less pivot turney and flew slower as you would expect with a bigger kite. My gut feeling was that I wanted a bigger bar on the 7m. Power per meter squared was similar to a fixed bridle. The 7m was a similar output to my 10m lei. Power delivery was smooth, the kite lacked punch until you got some ground speed up then you felt the power and speed turn on smoothly. The kite really likes to pivot turn. Which means it looses power through the turns, but it does a tight radius turn for it's size. To do a powered turn you need to ensure line tension on both steering lines. It's a technique that would take a little while to master on each size kite. If you like powered turns this is the only real down side I found on the kite. Running down wind slack lining the kite showed good drift. It simply floated back in the window without bow tieing. Letting the bar go when powered up would depower the kite and make the trailing edge flat. Bridlles follow a standard methodology and there's a normal 2 pulley speed system. The speed system isn't adjustable and the bridles running through the pullies are a little skinny for my liking. I would mod the speed system with thicker bridlles and make it adjustable. All in all I enjoyed flying the kites and think they make a great buggy engine. I would buy I set for adventure riding sand dunes if I had the cash.
  11. 3 points
    SoutherlyBuster

    Eco Charging....

    and then there is the perfect bliss of camping without being bothered by a mobile phone ...
  12. 3 points
    Jason

    Sweet Vid

  13. 2 points
    mik333

    Tread Marks @ Speed Week 2018

    As Doug said, we stay at Foster, which is a very nice park and town, but is 20 min from Sandy Point. It appears that the Sandy Park has improved through new management, so may suit Tiger. Michael
  14. 2 points
    riffclown

    Couple of new builds 2018

    Got an opportunity to get it up with the sun behind it yesterday..
  15. 2 points
    igeighty

    Peter Lynn Arc Comprehensive FAQ

    its a bugger when you are waiting for someone to upload measurements eh hahahaha. Just joking NakKAs
  16. 2 points
    jo

    Dean Kite Festival

    The Dean Kite festival is on again Sunday 2nd September... Fathers Day.... Dean Rec Reserve.. just out of Ballarat... very small event but a chance to show off some kites.... Starts at 12 till 4 We will be running Kite making workshops... Hoping for some sunshine and a nice wind this year...last 2 years has been very chilly..... Lots of great country food available to purchase.....
  17. 2 points
    BigTone

    Born-Kite RaceStar

    Got to fly the 5 (and the 7 after I’d got it back off Plummet) at the BlueBalls Buggy Bash this weekend. Gotta say Steffen has out done himself with these. The new bridles alone are worth it, no more single skin spaghetti, but the Racestars are definitely a great kite. I had a blast with the 5 most of the weekend but the 7 I think is my new favourite kite. Smooth power buildup, plenty of grunt, brilliant upwind and they go like cut cats. And that’s in the dunes, can’t wait to try them on a flat beach.
  18. 2 points
    plummet

    Born-Kite RaceStar

    Flew Tony"s 5 and 7 on the weekend. Ooooooh.
  19. 2 points
    Kamikuza

    Eco Charging....

    I wouldn't have thought they'd burn for very long?
  20. 2 points
    .Joel

    Eco Charging....

    You're all doing it wrong... No tents, no sleeping bags, no food. Really get back to nature... dumped in the middle of nowhere, naked, with the rhythmic clapping of your thighs as you walk for music.
  21. 2 points
    nigel

    Tread Marks @ Speed Week 2018

    The tides are looking magical!!! Friday 2nd Nov (if you get there early), low tide 1:05pm Saturday 3rd, low tide 1:59pm Sunday 4th, low tide 2:57pm Monday 5th, low tide 4:00pm Tuesday 6th, low tide 5:02pm
  22. 2 points
    Juan Valdez

    Video Les Hemmes

  23. 2 points
    Chook

    Eco Charging....

    Yeh totally agree! Also if you need music in the bush, you are simply doing it wrong.
  24. 2 points
    .Joel

    Duotone / TRUE Kiteboarding 2019 Gear

    And now it gets more interesting So B&M (Boards & More) we're designing and manufacturing North kites such as the Rebel, Vegas, Dice etc, they also make ION accessories and a few other brands. They're now moving forward as "Duotone" or "True" ... However the owners of the North name (Oakley Capital / North Sails/Group) apparently are re-entering the market and will keep the North brand going... So essentially the design team behind the largest selling brand became Duotone... North, one of the longest names in the history of Kiteboarding will now essentially start all over... https://www.kiteworldmag.com/news/northkiteboarding2019/
  25. 2 points
    .Joel

    Jetman Dubai : Young Feathers

    Alright, things are progressing a bit
  26. 1 point
    Scott

    GT Buggy on New York south shores

    This is an awesome buggy
  27. 1 point
    Scott

    GOT KITE!

  28. 1 point
    Tiger37

    Tread Marks @ Speed Week 2018

    @Kathleen and @igeighty thanks for your advice. I do remember the good location from previous speed weeks when I stayed in shared houses but I never really looked at the facilities. I’ll try and book as soon as I can confirm being able to come. Have you guys booked in there yet? Cheers
  29. 1 point
    Kathleen

    Tread Marks @ Speed Week 2018

    @Tiger37 Don't let reviews about management put you off as management has changed. It depends what you are looking for it's a small park and the facilites are old but clean so it gets the thumbs up from us. As @igeighty said it's straight accross the road from the main beach you can't get any more convienent. Can't help with Walkerville as we haven't stayed there but most parks in the area will be busy at this time so wherever you decide book early. Also keep in mind there is often wildlife on the road at dusk/night so be careful at these times.
  30. 1 point
    socommk233

    Kite foil

    Hey hey peeps. Think this needs an update. So.......after 2 failed attempts last year and only getting back to it 3ish weeks ago here's the progress....... Well, the foil works....really well. It's not fast but it's pretty stable and I have been able to learn on it. It has a steady stall and you feel it before it lets go at very low speeds. It's lack of sharp edges means so far only bruising but no cuts on impact. But it also sings but I've seen production ones do that too. Overall I am really happy with it. It owes me £200 and is strong sturdy and stiff enough for the job. Imo the best way to learn foiling is on your own build. This has had another effect.......mk2 is now in the making. Slimmer, sharper, adjustable, interchangeable wings and hopefully faster. We shall see.
  31. 1 point
    igeighty

    Tread Marks @ Speed Week 2018

    We stayed at sandy point holiday park. it was good. not as pretty as Waratah bay. but pretty good none the less. and it was straight across the road from the buggy beach and not too far to push lukins buggy stay clear of shallow inlet caravan park (over the other side near yanakie) Michael says Forster caravan park was good..
  32. 1 point
    Cheezycheese

    GT Buggy on New York south shores

    No apologies necessary brother. We're all here with the same goal.
  33. 1 point
    igeighty

    GT Buggy on New York south shores

    Very cool cheezy, meet its Australian cousin. I have a set of Kenda Beach Racers on Sysmic rims. although since getting the landseglers' I doubt ill use them again.
  34. 1 point
    Jasper

    Peter Lynn Arc Comprehensive FAQ

    Hi all, we have put the whole thing on here: http://www.arcusers.net/mx5alan.html There's a few images missing that we couldn't salvage. Phantom 2 was discontinued and we still do the Charger 3, although in limited quantities as they're not 'hot sellers' anymore. Tips for zips, candlewax
  35. 1 point
    BigTone

    Born-Kite RaceStar

    Cheers Plummet. You've written most of mine for me. :-)
  36. 1 point
    windstruck

    Born-Kite RaceStar

    'Bout time!
  37. 1 point
    Mez

    Tread Marks @ Speed Week 2018

    Love the title!
  38. 1 point
    mik333

    Eco Charging....

    They would make a classic pair of earrings..
  39. 1 point
    Jason

    Kitesurfing in Brisbane

  40. 1 point
    socommk233

    Les hemmes 8 hour 2019

    I done the 8hr this year. Was a brilliant race. Managed a 7th place finish with my team mate Karen cutbush. Brilliant few days on the beach.
  41. 1 point
    igeighty

    Multi-Rotor Thread

    That is Mary's new car.. the Xtrail retired and needed more money to repair than it was worth. It is a VF Sportwagon. (SV6) same colour as the Xtrail and very comfy. We went for a quick run down to Tooradin and had a drone fly but when a fish eagle appeared, we quickly realised not a good idea to fly there
  42. 1 point
    mik333

    Multi-Rotor Thread

    Is that a new car Doug??
  43. 1 point
    igeighty

    Multi-Rotor Thread

    magpie approves..
  44. 1 point
    BigTone

    Born-Kite RaceStar

    Can’t wait to fly these suckers!
  45. 1 point
    Kamikuza

    Axis aluminum foil

    Still no video but I've a new setup now SUP foil with the kite foil board. No ride yet but if it's as good as the demo it'll be epic!
  46. 1 point
    Is it perhaps it is over flying after which most kites will have a probelm. So when it goes to Zenith, is it further forward than usual, ie when you first had it?
  47. 1 point
    This isn't the standard measurements , it was designed by Funalex on tubleskites. (Been modifying kites for years). It changes the profile so not as flat but with less twist and flaring of the tips. It Does aid depowering. Like i said it isn't the standard line length, Funalex mods was always worked well from the initial one i done on a blade 3 to my Arcs. The aligned mixer Following this, while waiting for the recommendations of Funalex, aligned the 4 outputs of the mixer (by shortening the C of about 7cm s and the B of 3.5: I doubled the lines between the pulleys and the blue lines). aligned the 2 inputs of the mixer by replacing the front pigtails with longer adjustable house pigtails so that when the ABCZ are aligned the connectors of the front / back lines are also aligned (I think it was about 10cm longer than the pigtails factory). Mark
  48. 1 point
    Tiger37

    IBX 2018 Born-Kite Style!

    Thank you for an entertaining and instructive video of what looks like a great meet. I'm quite jealous and would like to attend one day if at all possible. As another BornKite fan, I was particularly interested to note the obvious difference in aspect ratio of LongStar2 and RaceStar. Coupled with your previous comments on your first impression of RaceStar this was very informative. Thank you. I now have to make a decision as to which one I purchase to replacing my 9m Peak 1! And I agree - great sunset at the end. Thanks @windstruck
  49. 1 point
    soliver

    Kiting Gone Wrong!

    I have a nice OBE at the end of this one.
  50. 1 point
    igeighty

    Me and John

    From the album Igeighty

    Kingston Beach South Australia Jan 2016
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