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  1. 7 points
    bakersdozen

    Venus Bay Session

    Another great run with @DrWindthis past weekend.
  2. 6 points
    .Joel

    Big Daddy Deluxe!

    Early Christmas present from the parents... Sandy Point overnighter's sorted. This swag is.... HUUUGGGEEE! Getting Olivia's approval....
  3. 4 points
    KaoS

    Rev ZEN and Rev Triple Stack

    Putting them up here first... Revolution ZEN - Green Fade. $300 (includes shipping in Australia) Very clean, very good condition 9/10. Flown less than 10 times. Fitted with "French" bridle, standard bridle included. Would be "Like New" if not for pinholes created when a dog tangled with the lines and pulled the kite over. These have been repaired with CA. Very difficult to see (even harder to photograph!) *** SALE PENDING *** Revolution Triple Stack. $360 (includes shipping in Australia) Matching Rev 1, Rev 1.5 and Rev 2 fitted with tuneable stacking lines. Very good condition, 9/10. Small hole in Rev 1 repaired with applique star - see photos
  4. 4 points
    Chook

    Chook Powering Up his Land Yacht

    Cracked my 10k kilometers this arvo. Helps that I only live 2 kms from my playground. (the red dot at the bottom right is the Chook-house) Havin' a celebratory nectar or three.
  5. 4 points
    igeighty

    Poker Face @ Kingston 2018

  6. 4 points
    Juan Valdez

    Video Les Hemmes

    Part 1 of the 10/2017 Les Hemmes video:
  7. 3 points
    SoutherlyBuster

    Naish Foil Board

    I have been waiting on the side lines patiently for some years now, hmm shall I buy one, shall I make one, too expensive, bills to pay ... Any way, Niash have currently a special going on, well I guess it's a special since they are offering a complete foilboard package for just under 2000 $NZ -- the board, mast, foot straps, fuselage, horizontal stabilizer and main wing. Purchased from KiteSports New Zealand, South New Brighton. Sure lots of other deals going, but want to support the local kitesurf shop. Sure it's a beginners board, but that is what I am with foilboards at the moment, and if I decide to upgrade, Zac gets to use it. Hey and guess who suggested the board to me? My lovely wife. . So here are some pictures of it It's what they call a free ride board with a low aspect ratio wing, so will not be breaking any speed records with it, but not trying to do this anyway. Just want to have some free ride fun out in a lazy swell when the wind is on the ligth side. Not exactly light weighing in at 9.7 kg but looks like it is robustly built, so will be more tolerant of my mistakes whilst learning. It is has 90cm mast, have already been told that I should consider a short mast for learning, hmm will see how I go. There is no angle of attack adjustment screws or similar, but suspect with such a low aspect ratio wing this will not be necessary. All the bits and pieces came undamaged and fitted well. Though not shown in the pictures also comes with a heavily padded carry bag for the mast, fuselage and wings -- nice. The screws interfacing the mast to the fueslage were a tight fit, needed quite some torque to screw them in, so these will not be unscrewing them selves in a hurry. Now all I need is some wind in the right direction to try the board out. Spot of Easterly onshore predicted for this evening at 18:00 but fluky whether it will actuall come through and tomorrow is forecast for solid Southerly (not onshore, blowing over the PortHills before reaching the beach). Will be interesting to see which of my FlySurfer kite sizes work best with the board, 8, 10, 12, 18 m^2. Guessing my 8m^2 Speed IV will be the best. Some more tech specs: Main wing Aspect ratio= 3.38, area 880 cm^2 wing span 54.6cm; board length 160cm width 48cm max; textured foam top all over. Also comes with a pair of 9cm heigh stubby fins for the board so you can use the board without the mast/hydrofoil. Might actually work well as a light wind kiteboard with such a large surface area, but really when the wind is light I will be aiming to use it with the hydrofoil. So I am expecting plenty of amuzing launches and unexpected landings -- all part of the fun and new learning experience.
  8. 3 points
    igeighty

    Big Daddy Deluxe!

    if you bridle it properly I reckon it would pull like a truck
  9. 3 points
    outlaw

    Buggy bits clean out.

    Axles $30 ea plus freight. Length Wheel bearing size sideframe size 1.4m 20mm 25/32mm 1.4m 15mm 25/32mm 1.2m 12mm 25/32mm 1m 20mm 32mm 1m 20mm 25/32mm 1m 20mm 32mm composite ends 1m 20mm 32mm composite 1m 12mm 32mm Flexifoil width 76cm 20mm 32mm 95cm 12mm 25/32 X2 1.1m 20/12mm 25/32mm 5 wheel Downtubes $25ea 50mm gooseneck 25x50mm gooseneck. Custom gooseneck 4 wheel adaptor fork. $25 5 wheel kits various. $20 set 2x kite bike adaptors $25 8x6 3 piece wheels x4, not assembled. $25ea Nabx buggy, no downtube or fork. $100 4 wheel buggy frame $100. buggy seats $50ea Wheels and tyres various, offers. 5x duro bigfoot slicks 1x duro bigfoot slick on asymmetric rim. 2x 16x6.50-8 3x 16x6.50-8 on rims, 12mm bearings. 1x 18x8.50-8 10x 4.80x400-8
  10. 3 points
    the_hatman

    Peter Lynn Waterfoil 5.6

    OK @.Joel this has gone on too long. The quick fix is take it to you next meet let every one use it and the one it kills us it to drape over the coffin.
  11. 3 points
  12. 3 points
    Jase Shepperd

    Wanna Dunes Buggy

    Boys went for an arvo session in the dunes Thursday... Robs first Wanna session Post more up later
  13. 3 points
    andy666

    The future of wind power

    Interesting. But there will be no wind on the first day of testing. Curse of the new kite
  14. 3 points
    .Joel

    Ozone Hyperlink V1 2017

  15. 3 points
    .Joel

    The Dark Force

    Joining the dark side of the force for 2018
  16. 3 points
    Chook

    The Dark Force

    Welcome to the real world!!!!! Bout time you saw the light and bought a real weapon. Be a pleasure to be around you now. Thank Christ there will be no more sookin' about your stretched arms and sore shoulders from the flysurfer bar pressure.
  17. 3 points
    .Joel

    Poker Face @ Kingston 2018

    Bull & Jenny dropped in this morning for a couple of hours, they were down for the Melbourne Cup. Lake was discussed, not much rain there lately however not as dry as it was years back. If we can get the top 1/3 or top 1/2 it would be a good result. Anyway, you're the one married to the meteorologist what's the forecast?
  18. 3 points
    .Joel

    The Block 2017

    Your 'Columbo' skills are wedged right next to 'Alex Sanz's Human Powered Windmeter' Try this... https://www.humanbenchmark.com/tests/memory
  19. 3 points
    mik333

    The Block 2017

    Definitely not. That show is just a cobbled together, edited for effects, nonsense reality show. Michael
  20. 3 points
    KaoS

    Quad leading edge mesh

    The leading edge mesh on my workhorse finally fell apart. I let the holes at the fold points get too long - 18cm and 20cm. It has had a hard life over the past 5 years, so I'm not complaining, but it is time to do something about it. Instead of putting the same fibreglass mesh back onto the kite, I decided to experiment with 1.5 oz ripstop instead. Check back in 2022 for a comparison...
  21. 3 points
    plummet

    Moose Meet details

    Credit to Perrin, Dan, Veronica, Pete and Tony for these photo's.
  22. 2 points
    bakersdozen

    Rev ZEN and Rev Triple Stack

    Quick @Mez, check his arms and speech next.
  23. 2 points
    nigel

    Big Daddy Deluxe!

    I seem to recall two men huddled in an ARC on a cold and wet Elwood day a few years back...... Got the images to prove it. What were you doing in there with Danny??? Your swags tiny, get a real swag. Survived more than gale force winds and driving rain. How do you not get a wet bed when it's raining, and you need to get in your swag??? Where do you keep you wet boots?? Outside with the scorpions? (you'll need a UV torch next)
  24. 2 points
    Jase Shepperd

    Wanna Dunes Buggy

    Before and after repairs to the 7m Ikon. Back in the air for another day.
  25. 2 points
    .Joel

    Four Wheel Kite Buggy

    At least this one doesn't steer backwards like the last one @Chook and @BobM brought to kingston
  26. 2 points
    CasualRural

    Chook Powering Up his Land Yacht

    Lucky bastard!!!!!!!
  27. 2 points
    SoutherlyBuster

    League of Silent Flight

    Some more fun with 25 knots winds in the Port Hills in New Zealand Still some snow in the moutains, yet 20 degrees C in the low lands. Fun afternoon out, though some repairs needed that evening, all fixed that night ready for another fly next day.
  28. 2 points
    Chook

    Chook Powering Up his Land Yacht

    Cheers Dougie. Combination of my kite buggy AND landyacht. Wind powered on wheels. Managing to get out 3 times a week now that summer is on it's way.
  29. 2 points
    igeighty

    Chook Powering Up his Land Yacht

    congratulations. this is a massive effort. Definitely would be some kind of record. covering more kilometers on a buggy than most of do in a car yearly. Fantastic mate, we are proud.
  30. 2 points
    Tiger37

    Poker Face @ Kingston 2018

    @igeighty I'm hoping to get there again this year but can't be sure just yet. It's always fun and if I do come, I'll bring the caravan and stay in the usual site.
  31. 2 points
    andy666

    Happy B'Day Andy666

    Cheers Goz. I’m surprised I’m not wearing the same shirt in both picture 😄
  32. 2 points
    Chook

    Happy B'Day Andy666

    Thanks for the good times brother. Happy Birthday.
  33. 2 points
    .Joel

    The Block 2017

  34. 2 points
    Darren Tibbey

    Dingley Christmas Fly

    A few pics from todays fly at Dingley.
  35. 2 points
    Jase Shepperd

    Friday buggy session

    Guess who’s been shredding the beach since 6am
  36. 2 points
    Jase Shepperd

    Friday buggy session

    The overlay with the gauges is fantastic to see how fast and where is fastest part of run. I have got 2 GoPro Hero 5 camera’s which have built in GPS. Then it’s just a matter of using the GoPro Quik software to turn what gauges you want on and positioning them where you want. It has totally changed our view 👍👍👌👌
  37. 2 points
    Chook

    Land Yacht Overtaking Rules

    Good heads up Mary as a head on would be really nasty at our closing speeds. I have seen a few blokes hurt in T-bones and collisions during the crazy 2 minute wind up before the start of the race at relatively low speeds. I just got home from a run in the 5.6 mini Land yacht on our local Pink Lake. (2kms away from the Chook-house) The first for this season due to the strong Easterlies we have had for the past fortnight blowing the water over to the western side. It was still pretty damp and quite soft but with the wind gusting to 23knots we had a ball. Greg was turning at high speed in the slippery conditions and managed to hit a semi submerged tree limb (that had floated into the area we sail on over winter and was bleached white like the rest of the surface) at right angles and bent his 20mm axle into the hub of the 26" fatbike rim. His wheel construction held up though. He managed to sail back to the car to pack it up. I towed the limb back to the carpark area with my yacht to keep the area safe. My top GPS speed for the arvo on a 7.2m2 sail was only 84.7kmh due to it being really soft. Any day you play is a great day eh?
  38. 2 points
    Mez

    Poker Face @ Kingston 2018

    Shall be prepared for Kingston S.E - just obtained myself a green 3m sail for the Blokart.
  39. 2 points
    .Joel

    Website Upgrades

    The new season down under is upon us, so it's time to upgrade the website and launch a new section Today I've done the basic upgrade, there's a few areas to fix and polish then I'll be launching a new section which will keep you hooked for hours There will be some errors and issues, they can be submitted here: http://www.extremekites.com.au/bugs/
  40. 2 points
    Kiwikarl

    Melbourne Foil

    Water is starting to warm up again. For those interested, The Zu Boardsports in St Kilda have received all this summers new hydrofoil stock. Heaps to choose from at the moment, ultra fast carbon fibre setups, a few more free riding based and even some easy to learn rigs with shorter masts etc. They also have a JetSki setup so that you can learn behind that if you want to take the kite flying out of the equation.. I Love it, it’s great in that you don’t need as much wind and it’s really fast. The Zu even have foils for windsurfing, SUP and surfing, it really has started to go mainstream now. There is already a growing crew of foil riders in Melbourne, nows a great time to get started and join in.
  41. 2 points
    DrWind

    Venus Bay Session

    Video looks great Mark. Goid to see the drone makes fir some great shots. Yes Chook I use a Wichard attached to the harness and I generally add a metal ring where the chicken loop would normally be. Has always worked well for me though I very rarely actually use the safety.
  42. 2 points
    I'd have to fly them side by side to notice any difference in where they sit... My S3 15m is at least as good for me as a Zephyr 17m for the locals, but I can hang on to it a lot longer. I don't have a lot of love for the 12m on a TT, and as SKB says apparent wind and lack of grunt may be the reason. Given how gusty the wind is when it really picks up here, I wouldn't like a 9m foil at all. I tend to use 15m and bigger foils, then 12 and smaller LEIs...
  43. 2 points
    Kamikuza

    Axis aluminum foil

    Rode the prototype in NZ and liked it a lot. Also lighter than my old set ups, so that's nice. Can't wait to get it out on the water...but naturally, the wind isn't co-operating Thanks to Adrian for hooking me up with an early delivery!
  44. 2 points
    KaoS

    Quad leading edge mesh

    No, I made a metal stencil thingy with that rounded slot. Then I placed it along the leading edge at measured intervals and used a conical tipped soldering iron to hot cut each hole. Didn't take long, maybe 10 minutes. Sometimes the manual way of doing things works just fine
  45. 2 points
    No bobbins left but what about glitter or craft glue ? I might even have a Bedazzler
  46. 2 points
    Darren Tibbey

    Melbourne Cup Fly Day.

    7th November Melbourne Cup Day. Dingley reserve. Horse race who cares. Lets fly cause its a day off. Bring whatever you like. If your not at Sandy Point for the weekend. Come join us for a day out. More than enough room for everyone. (Even Peter Lynn couldnt fill this area.😉) Kick off time. Whatever cause its a day off.
  47. 2 points
    "Take on the role of Commander Iden Versio in a story following the destruction of the Death Star II and the death of the Emperor" Video game tie in for the story of Star Wars. This version of battlefront 2 has a single player campaign which fills in the story after the Ewok battle of Endor. you are never too old for video games..
  48. 2 points
    KaoS

    Quads heading north

    I'm on a roll here!
  49. 2 points
    nigel

    Melbourne Cup Fly Day.

    Have you sent him an email and asked???
  50. 2 points
    jo

    Melbourne Cup Fly Day.

    The Bakers will be there from about one at this stage..... even Trent may make that date he just might be finished Uni by then Yeaaaaaaaaaaa
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