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  1. 3 points
    .Joel

    Kite buggy and kites

    Maybe in 1950.... Please list a price for the package, thank you.
  2. 3 points
    plummet

    Here for advice - Plummet

    Switching from FB to depower involves quite a bit of change of technique. Most fb flyers will choke an lei by holding the bar too far in. The term depower is really incorrect. Its more a power up kite. Think of the bar out being no brakes on a fb kite. Pulling the bar in adds more brake/power. You need to pull the bar in until you find the sweet spot. That sweet spot is usually between half and 3/4 in.
  3. 2 points
    plummet

    Here for advice - Plummet

    Sorry boys i havent checked this forum for a while. Some good advice here. Both Redsky and Rob know their stuff and do more lei buggying than me! You won't get a lei to do 13-27 in one size without being underdone or overdone. 8m would be closest i guess, but it depends on your buggy and set up. I'm hardwired on a bigfoot bug and generally hold more power than most. Here's my wind ranges below. 12m chrono. crab fart -16 knots 10m edge 12-20 knots 8m enduro 15 -25 knots 6m reo 20-35 knots 4m uno 25- stupid. PS i can take these kites both higher and lower than this. Thats the general wind range I use the kites in.
  4. 2 points
    andy666

    Here for advice - Plummet

    @72hundred I haven’t flown the switchblade, but I can tell you that you will not be flying it in 27 knots. Those numbers quoted on the cabrinha website are for twintip riding. They are also the extreme limits of its range. you need a lot less power in a buggy, because there is less rolling resistance / drag and no need to have enough power on tap to get up on a plane like when kiteboarding. another guy that will be able to give you more advice is @roblukin. He flys exclusively pump up kites in the buggy and is a bloody good pilot.
  5. 2 points
    Juan Valdez

    Video Les Hemmes

  6. 1 point
    Juan Valdez

    Video Les Hemmes

    76kmh with an 18m? Wow!!! I think its hard to get an used R1 21.0, because they didnt sell so much? I have never seen one. The AeroV2 is a very fast kite, but easy to fly...
  7. 1 point
    Chook

    Video Les Hemmes

    Thanks Juan. I have a 15m Chrono V2 and a 15 R1 and they are very different kites with the Chrono 2 being MUCH more docile. Would love to buggy with an Aero just to compare. It looks fantastic in your videos. Even the Ozone R1 V2 is dulled down from the original R1's. V2 is much lighter, has better manners, incredibly delicate materials, but seems to lack the top end speed of the first R1's. Would love to know if it's just my imagination. I also love my 18m Joker 7 ELF. Its one hell of a kite. Extremely well behaved and goes like hell when the wind comes up. Been to 76kmh with it. Would love to get an original 21m R1 to get buggying in really low wind. If anyone has an old one, or I would even consider a damaged one I can repair. Cheers.
  8. 1 point
    Terry M Castella

    COATING YOUR KITE..

    So you want to coat ur sweet kite, here is how you do it... Mix pure, new silicon sealant with turps/white spirit/mineral spirit (oudorless if possible). MIX thorughly then put into a clear water bottle and shake until the silicon is FULLY suspended, no lumps. Apply two coats to the extrados 1st coat 5:1, then, leave overnight and then 2nd coat, 3:1 (3 parts white spirit,1 part silicon sealant). Be aware that the first coat will soak through and you dont want a slippery floor 😀. The turps evaporates fairly quickly the fully silicon cures up to 24hrs later The extrodos (outer surface) takes all the wear as its pumped up, deflated, and packed away on the sand (or whatever). Also the extrados takes the main UV hit. Best to start treating the kite in the first year. Im hoping that one treatment will last the life of the kite as silicon doesnt not break down. We will see! It can be applied applied a broad brush and cereal bowl. Kite must be dried flat. The kite weight will increase by the about the weight of the silicon chaulk, but the canopy will not hold water as it is hopefully non-porous. The kite MAY still be lighter than original weight.Tear strengh improves, hang time inproves, wear is reduced big time. For the LE you may wish to try the window film, for areas that touch the sand (not tried) or car wax wipes. If the LE bladder is out u can coat the whole kite in one go (u dont want to unglue valves, or contaminate the bladder). Ive never had a strut blow out, so why add to the weight. I live in thailand, UV damage is a bitch. Everytime u use the kite it gets lighter. Prevention is better than cure (and MUCH cheaper). c u on the water.. Doctor Terry 😀 PS..Hey, let me know how u get on!
  9. 1 point
    andy666

    COATING YOUR KITE..

    @Northern Kites Australia Do you see how on the spray can you linked to it says “silicon lubricant”? That’s why it won’t work. It will never dry. The silicon and turps mix terry talks about uses a silicon sealant, which will dry. you would need to use a clear natural cure silicon. https://www.bunnings.com.au/parfix-300g-clear-all-purpose-silicone_p1232674
  10. 1 point
    Rhys Patterson

    Kite buggy and kites

    Asking $2000 for the lot open to reasonable offers Peter Lynn kite buggy Bomba 13 kite surfing kite 3.6 water foil 2.4 water foil 2 x harness’s Spare lines Spare bar Replacement value over $4k Open to reasonable offers, this setup was amazing and I could go out in all conditions with this variety of kites. Don’t have time to use it any more unfortunately. All gear is in good working order with no issues.
  11. 1 point
    Juan Valdez

    Video Les Hemmes

  12. 1 point
    Juan Valdez

    Video Les Hemmes

  13. 1 point
    jeffnyc

    Here for advice - Plummet

    @72hundred Those Kite College vids are good. I found Progression to be well worth the $, they go through everything in excruciating detail. The sections where they point out everything you can do wrong are particularly helpful. Some of this guy's vids on launching, landing, setting up are worth a watch: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7xlkRmlJK58p_0zkBvaC2A/videos Lots of others with varying degrees of usefulness. @RedSky I'll see about posting some stuff at some point. I have a GoPro, but see it as more of a distraction, so almost never use it. And I'm pretty happy in light wind, so I enjoy summer here and my giant kites (21, 18, 15 speeds). I spent my younger years battling angry mother nature, now I get to watch you and Plum do it from the safety of my computer
  14. 1 point
    72hundred

    Here for advice - Plummet

    Thanks @roblukin, Don't actually know anyone - I could look into that. In the mean time any good YouTube resources? I've found https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL41dAinz_9ZeaG5FJ_XU8vyBAE_HL_Cgl which seems pretty good. Cheers @RedSky, I'll definitely post back an update once I get going with. Thanks for the drive from the airport offer - would sound amazing if it wasn't for that old thing of "work" , it seems to get in the way a lot! Cheers @jeffnyc, thanks for all the help. I'll post back alright. Really looking forward to giving it a go now.
  15. 1 point
    jeffnyc

    Here for advice - Plummet

    Yeah, Had a great time on the 12m on an inlet in @18 - 24. All came back pretty quick. I realized I hadn't flown it in almost a year. Everything is so much easier on water powered up in a little wind. Will be a bit lighter today and tomorrow, but will hopefully get out both days. Don't do as much land boarding in the summer - they close off most of the beaches here for the birds and swimmers. Looking forward to your next edit, first one was fantastic. Not usually a fan of that type of music, but it fit perfectly, watched it 5 times in a row @72hundred I've not flown a switchblade, but the folks that fly them here love them. You will have fun! Let us know how it goes.
  16. 1 point
    roblukin

    Here for advice - Plummet

    @72hundredThe kites I fly are C hybrids, I find that they have a bit less side pull/lift than Delta shaped kites. I fly by myself and have no problem launching and landing q but they are a different beast and you really do need to know what your doing, is not the same as a foil kite. Personally I would only use my 9m to 18 knots my 7m up to 25 knots and then my 5m. These would be my upper limits. Definitely try and chat with @plummet as well.
  17. 1 point
    Juan Valdez

    Video Les Hemmes



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