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  1. 5 points
    roblukin

    Yeppoon 2019

    My best Yeppoon trip ever. I buggied 27 out of the 29 days. Covered a total of 1600 kms. Max speed 79.3 kmh. Lots of days in the mid 70s but I couldn't crack 80. Thanks guys for all the great company and help. The only thing that would be better is if we had more people there! Till next year...
  2. 4 points
    Chook

    Yeppoon 2019

    Well it was sad to see Andy and Bob go but the winds have held up. It was a great time again today and managed a PB distance in the 29 consecutive days we buggied. I got to meet some great people along the beach and some fantastic nights at the sailing club with good mates. I pack up tomorrow and out to tea and 3 flights home on Tuesday after Rob drives me to Rockhampton for my first flight.. @roblukin never stopped buggying and put the pressure on me when I said I wanted to cross Australia from Byron Bay to Steep Point in WA. 4102kms. I managed that last Tuesday and Lukin said I couldn't go through the desert and had to travel by road. 5113kms. So I've had a really FAT TIME!!!!!! I didn't quite cover the distance from Yeppoon to the starting point at Bryon Bay. Missed it by that much!!!! All new bearings before I started this year and I had a wheel bearing fail on the front at 3,115kms. 3 of the balls fell out and it sounded terrible. I borrowed a midi off Rob till @Bernie got me 2 new bearings. (Cheers mate). Now my rear wheel bearings are totally stuffed with 10mm of side movement at the tyre wall on the right hand rear, and 5mm on the left. Now have 3 bald tyres too. This pic is when the front bearing failed. Stuffed front wheel bearing. I'll post more pics when I get home. Thanks
  3. 3 points
    Jason

    Flysurfer Soul

    Interesting, I have never seen you here. Actually I never kite Sandgate, so not only do I not trust your kite advice it seems you can't be trusted in general to be truthful. If those videos can be done with any kite, why haven't they??? Also why are you even on this thread? I't generally poor form from a "business" to bag out other products just to pretend their product is just as good. No Pansh are not as good, period. They don't fly properly out of the bag, are made of lesser materials, don't have the R&D, don't fly as well and often won't even relaunch from the water. In essence you are a lying, trolling bottom dweller.
  4. 2 points
    KaoS

    Dual and Quad sport kites

    I've always felt kites are for flying, not collecting. The slow progression of arthritis in my thumbs and wrists means these don't get flown... but they should. Hopefully a new owner can do them justice. Posting here before I put them on other sites next week. Rev I - Lee Sedgewick model. Excellent condition, flown maybe 3 times. Fitted with Revolution Strong frame (as standard), Race Rods frame included. $275 shipped in Australia. KaoS Quad. Excellent condition. Fitted with Revolution 1.5 Race Rods frame, "Spanish" bridle, and "French Sticks" on the rear (for faster, more stable reverse flying). $275 shipped in Australia. Level One "Reloaded". Brand new, never flown. Complete with original, unused lines, straps and winder. $200 shipped in Australia. *** SOLD *** Blue Moon "Killer Bee". $295 shipped in Australia. *** SOLD *** Blue Moon "Mongoose" STD (black) and UL (charcoal) - matched pair. As new condition (unflown by me, but flown once by the original owner/collector). $295 each or $500 for both, shipped in Australia. *** UL IS SOLD *** Sensible offers will be considered Thanks, Kevin
  5. 2 points
    Northern Kites Australia

    Flysurfer Soul

    LOL.. from what I've heard from "your" locals around Sandgate, I would say you're not far behind either. Besides - those videos are useless. Change the kite to an Ozone, or even a PANSH Aurora II and they too give you floaty landings and decent jumps. When are kiters going to stop this rort of buying expensive over-priced kit, when wind-is-wind and it all comes down to the pilot - not the kit (not as much anyway).
  6. 2 points
    BobM

    Yeppoon 2019

    Home safe after a 1600km drive. What a great time with great company. Now to bed before cleaning all the gear tomorrow before it gets packed away for the winter. Looking forward to next time.
  7. 2 points
    Mez

    Blokarting in New Zealand

    Ripiro Beach is located on the Kaipara Coast line, (North West of the North Island of New Zealand) (close to Glinks Gully where the Moose Meet is held) Taken from the Coast New Zealand - aired May last year. Ripiro Beach is a 107lm long golden beach and is a gazetted highway so the standard rules of the road apply. It is possible to drive along its hard sands two hours either side of low tide, 4WD vehicles are recommended. It is suggested that you ask locals about the conditions before venturing on to the sands. Fantastic location for buggies and land yachts and yet another reason to attend the Moose Meet future events. Coast - Blokart 1.mp4
  8. 2 points
    Chook

    Yeppoon 2019

    Yeh I reckon the discs would shine @igeighty. The beach is really nice. Awesome fun chasing Lukin all over the place. He's keeping me on my toes big time. Mind you the Midi XL's don't go too badly matey.
  9. 1 point
    Chook

    Video Les Hemmes

    What a great video!!! Ha ha, I feel his pain. It took me a good while to change over from my Peter Lynn Vapors to Ozone R1's. It wasn't till Pete from New Zealand gave me a few tips and got me up and truly running depower, then I've never looked back.
  10. 1 point
    Bredzel59

    Peter Lynn F-Arc 12 or 16 New $120

    Hello @outlaw I have used f arc 12 & 16 few years ago, sold them, and looking for now again. Would you still have any for sale (16 mainly, but 12 too) , and if yes, post to France ? (NZ post rate finder seems acceptable). As I am a newcomer, I can not PM you, could you PM me for answer? Thank you very much, and good ride. Morgan.
  11. 1 point
    Juan Valdez

    Video Les Hemmes

    Yes, Frank doesnt use a harness - his kite is connected with the safetybelt of his buggy. Another way of riding, but not allowed for FISLY events.
  12. 1 point
    Juan Valdez

    Video Les Hemmes

  13. 1 point
    Jason

    Flysurfer Soul

    This has firmly placed you at #1,000,000,009 ranking of trusted kite reviewers. https://www.thekiteboarder.com/2019/03/tkb-review-2019-flysurfer-soul/ https://www.kiteworldmag.com/gear/flysurfer-soul-review/
  14. 1 point
    Northern Kites Australia

    Flysurfer Soul

    Actually no. I did "have one" a while back as a loan from another local here. How can I say this... I didn't like it. It's a good kite, but for the price... again... meh.
  15. 1 point
    Sold: Noble NBL kiteboard 138 $10 excellent condition. No straps, fins, etc. comes as pictured below Sold: caution kiteboard 145 FREE excellent condition. No straps, fins etc. comes as pictured below Sold: Peter Lynn fury 13m $75 Fair condition. No known leaks (pumped up today for 30 minutes), one small patch. Kite and bag only. Mystic 155 board bag. $10 good condition. One zip runner broken, but the other still works and zips entire bag. NOTE: I won’t post any total purchase under $20 (ie. I won’t post a $10 board bag on its own, but I will post a $10 bag and $10 board together)
  16. 1 point
    Yeah it is, but it’s sold now. Sorry
  17. 1 point
    KaoS

    Found - AVIA Gforce UL

    Aaargh! Why didn't you say so?? I would have sent some in the spars parcel!!
  18. 1 point
    igeighty

    Found - AVIA Gforce UL

    Thanks @KaoS the spar replacement is perfect, and has restored the kite to a pristine condition. next for me is to go over these old kites and replace the bungee, that has deteriorated over time, found that stuff here, and is on its way. https://www.ropegalore.com.au/o3mm-x-5m-shock-cord-free-postage/ thanks again. Dougie
  19. 1 point
    andy666

    Yeppoon 2019

    It was an epic couple of weeks. Cranking wind every day. Awesome speed runs. Kite repairs. Buggying until after dark. Hanging on for dear life during rain squalls. And most importantly, great company and plenty of laughs. This year had it all. 🍺
  20. 1 point
    Chook

    Yeppoon 2019

    Been too busy kiting for updates gang. It was a sad day at Driftwood today as Andy and Bob headed back home. Safe travels guys it was awesome to get together. Rob's already bouncing the ball around in the kitchen since you left Andy. Fussy prick. It was a light wind day and we were like fish out of water after the winds we have been getting since arriving. Had the 18m2 ELF out in 5-10 knots and gave up when the rain set in and the wind died off. I managed to get to 70.0kmh on the big girl with 6 runs over 68kmh and travelled only 84 kilometres before heading back to do my washing. Rob drove in and it was pitch black once again. (well after sunset) Hope this rain clears overnight for a good weekend to wind the stay in Yeppoon up. Rob and I will pack up Monday and I fly home Tuesday.
  21. 1 point
    KaoS

    Found - AVIA Gforce UL

    I've got a pair of used G-Force UL at 76cm long, three at 68cm, and two at 66cm. If these are any use, you are welcome to them. A full length (82.5cm) G-Force UL weighs about 16.5 grams. Large end O.D. 9mm, I.D. 7.4mm. Small end O.D. 6.5mm, I.D. 6.0 mm. Ferrule size 7.3mm hollow carbon tube (no idea where to get that any more!) A Skyshark 5PT weighs 15 grams. Large end O.D. 7.9mm, I.D. 6.2mm. Small end O.D. 6mm, I.D. 4.5mm. Ferrule size 6mm (0.2400" solid carbon rod) (A Skyshark 7PT weighs 20 grams - way too heavy!) A Skyshark Nitro STD weighs 15 grams. Large end O.D. 8.3mm, I.D. 7.2mm. Small end O.D. 6.4mm, I.D. 5.2mm. Ferrule size 6mm (0.2400" solid carbon rod) I hope this helps
  22. 1 point
    andy666

    Yeppoon 2019

    Today with the 8m venom 2
  23. 1 point
    Chook

    Yeppoon 2019

    Another great day with Bernie joining us for a run. Started off as a 15m2 R1 kite day for me but the wind slowly increased and changed down to 13m to be more comfortable after 2 point runs. I'm wearing Lukin out. He has not gone this hard in a long time. Me too, the wind is just phenomenal. Every day from the SE and blows stronger later in the afternoon. Covered 1,300 kms this last 7 days (180.5 kms today) and topped out yesterday at 75.4 kmh on the 13m2. Rob's only just behind me on his 7m tube. He's smoking down the beach at lowtide. I was checking out the lady in the nice bright orange bikini and ran out of good area to turn at the point. She did offer to help though.
  24. 1 point
    roblukin

    Yeppoon 2019

    A few shots to show you the condition of the beach. The creek is a non event this year, heres Chook not even getting his feet wet at half tide Sorry @igeighty, i havent got any more drone stuff, its been too windy..
  25. 1 point
    jhn.holgate

    Libre Vmax

    I've had my Vmax since 2009 and have currently done just over 8000km in it. The only thing that has broken in all that time, are the two plastic tri-glide buckles that hold the excess seat straps in place. This thing was just built right from the word go. It's very stable, it's very comfy. You can modify it with all sorts of extras if you want. I've added a bigfoot fork, alloy wheels, made a back rest for it (possibly the only thing missing from stock), a swan neck downtube and some axle extenders. Center of pull was pretty good from stock for my size with the buggy just breaking out at the back end first. I've added 4" extensions so all three wheels will basically slide together with midi's on and flying the Nasa Stars. The picture below has the Libre 8" extensions on the back end of the side rails but this makes it want to break traction on the front end first so they're a bit too long for me - I swapped to some home made 4" extensions and it's just about perfect now. All bolts are SS and none have seized on me. The downtube/swan neck can be easily adjusted by loosening the four bolts attached to the side rails and sliding the downtube fore/aft. The seat is very generous - it doesn't 'hug' you quite the way some other buggys do. You couldn't jump this without being strapped in. It's also a little heavy for that being around 25kg in stock form. Mine is quite a bit heavier now with alloy rims and midi tyres. Speaking of stock... note the excellent foot pegs with the padding up the side. The webbing heel strap is my addition. I was all set to buy a Peter Lynn as my first buggy....but made the mistake of having a ride in one of these. It was so much more comfy and sure footed that there was no way I could go for the smaller PL bug. Obviously, if you need a buggy that's quick to take apart and put in the back of a small car, then the Vmax will be at a disadvantage then. But if cruising or speed is your thing, then this deserves your consideration. I have had so many great trips with this buggy that I really regard it as THE best thing I have ever bought. You can see that with the stock straight downtube and bigfoot tyres, there is plenty of ground clearance. It's a bit lower with the swan neck downtube.... The only thing I would change is make the seat three inches narrower to really fit me. Although with a hotwire system, that sort of becomes irrelevant. Oh, and despite being super comfy, I think it's better with a back rest, something you'll have to knock up yourself as I don't think Libre make one for it. Highly recommended.


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