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  1. 7 points
    KaoS

    Two Aussies fly into the US...

    I'm pleased with how these ones turned out. Hopefully, the new owner in Colorado will like them too.
  2. 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...
  3. 5 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
  4. 5 points
    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..
  5. 4 points
    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.
  6. 4 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.
  7. 4 points
    Chook

    Yeppoon 2019

    Well I arrived in pissing rain once more and once that's buggered off it's been bloody brilliant. @Bernie was kind enough to store my buggy, so got it assembled with the longer axle (I built and left with @Mez in Kingston which she kindly got couriered up to @Goz workplace for me. Cheers for that guys.) Wind has been super good once it turned onshore after all the rain finished. The beach is awesome at the high tide mark and also when it gets to around 2 hours each side of low tide. Just a bit of a rougher area in the middle which bumps you about changing lines around dog walkers or horse riders. Great fun chasing cars and best of all @roblukin all over the place. The creek is a total non event this year as it's silted up with sand and it's still only 50mm deep even when the tide is up at 3mts so it's buggy till you drop conditions. Caught up with @basilandsibil over the weekend which was also brilliant. I've been knocking out cruisy 200 + km days and then playing bait for Rob's drone, fooling about while he is trying different drone settings. Even Rob's covering lots of kilometres in the fantastic winds on his buggy. Been doing lots of point runs and there is no shell grit and the beach is rock hard all the way up to the point. There is an even bigger sand bar at the point out a long way into the ocean at low tide. Dunno but it must be 700mtr or so. Even the hoons are not cutting up the beach when they are doing circle work as it's way too hard to do any damage. It's ok @gannet I'm going round all the soldier crabs. Got one up the leg of my boardies yesterday and the buggers like chicken. Chewed shit out of me with his claws before I stopped and got the little prick out. There are billions of them and even after all this time it still amazes me how they can screw into the beach quickly enough to avoid the buggy as it's approaching. We are really missing you Pete and Miss T. Big week coming up with favourable winds every day. So better get to bed and make the most of the time I have here. Cheers.
  8. 4 points
    .Joel

    Now THAT's how you use a drone....

    Finally, a bit of zip
  9. 3 points
    igeighty

    A hard day at work

    Now I realise that small things amuse small minds, but I found a video from a mate that sums up my day at work.
  10. 3 points
    Chook

    Sysmic S3

    Now I love my old Sysmic 2's but this is really compact! All alloy and into a bag for travel which is pretty cool. Or just folds up. And a fibreglass axle. http://www.buggykiteshop.com/index.php/buggy/sysmic-s3-a.html
  11. 3 points
    Kite Clearout. Hi Guys. I have some kite gear that is no longer used, and would hope that we could find a good home for it all. All gear is in A1 condition with no rips, tears or repairs. All gear is clean and stored with no mould or stains. Located in Melbourne Australia. Ozone method 6.5m kite only and bag Ozone method 5.0m kite only and bag Ozone method 4.0m kite only and bag Ozone method 3.0m kite only no bag Ozone Turbo Bar $900 for the set. I prefer these all go to one owner as a set. it would be like splitting up a family. Peter Lynn Viper 5.3 kite only (with bag) $225 Purple, yellow, black, white Peter Lynn Viper 2.6 kite only (with bag) $200 Red, Yellow, Orange, white Peter Lynn Comp XR+ $400 Great condition, midi wheels on plastic hubs, wide front forks I am happy to arrange delivery to anywhere in the world. Prices negotiable. Methods. Vipers 5.3m Viper. 2.6m Viper (sand not included) XR+ Buggy Harness and Dog not included Best Regards, Doug.
  12. 3 points
    I'm cool with that as long as I get to spoon with Lukin.
  13. 3 points
    .Joel

    Kite buggy and kites

    Maybe in 1950.... Please list a price for the package, thank you.
  14. 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.
  15. 3 points
    DrWind

    Snowkiting Mt Mckay and surrounds

    Hi All, Thought it was about time I uploaded some content. This was shot on a weekend of snowkiting back in September 2017 . . . yes I am a bit slow when it comes to editing 🙂 Light conditions but great snow. It was my son's first time on a snowboard / snowkiting and he is now hooked!
  16. 3 points
    jeffnyc

    Sysmic S3

    https://www.revolve-wheel.com Website is the absolute worst sort of corporate hipster technobabble imaginable, but there ya go... foldable wheels. Do like the guy in the video and steal a set off a wheelchair.
  17. 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.
  18. 3 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
  19. 3 points
    Chook

    Yeppoon 2019

    Blowing again yesterday and my buggy back up to 93.9kmh and cruising the edge of the waves all arvo chasing Lukin. Great fun splashing about. Beach is sensational still. Even the water temp when I get it wrong with the wave timing is like you piddled in it. (Very unlike Esperance's 18 degrees water temp this time of year). We both returned drenched and worn out. As I cruised home yesterday I had a lady with 2 dogs waving madly at me to stop in front of Driftwood and when she come running up to me, I thought the worst. It was @Ant Mum. She gave me a big hello hug and spoke about how Ant is in Italy kiteboading. They are going over at the end of the month to watch him compete.. What an awesome surprise as she is a great lady. A bloke from next door ran down and asked to sit in my buggy while we chatted. When she said goodbye in Japanese the Auzzie bloke in my buggy replied too and then had a 5 minute chat to her in her native language. His wife was Japanese. So Ant's Mum went and caught up with her for a yarn. Good things happen with kites eh? Nice to catch up with Clive (just here for a spot "room inspection" ) and Bernie (cheers for the pizzas Bernie) last night and fix the problems of the world over a nectar or 3. Well the automotive problems anyway. Clive was driving back to Emerald early again today. The tide is now the only thing that's holding us back. The cycle of a 4.17mtr high tide at 9.38am, so soon as it gets down to 3 metres we are back into it once more. Forecast wind is back to 17 knots today and the perfect direction for more beach frolicking and point runs. It's bloody tough here!!!! Hope to have Bernie join us today on his weekends off and look forward to Andy, Bob and Goz in the next week to add to the tyre tracks along Farnborough Beach. Stay posted guys.
  20. 3 points
    andy666

    Yeppoon 2019

    Come on. Stupid work be over already, so I can get there!
  21. 3 points
    Chook

    Yeppoon 2019

    4th day buggying. Fastest average for a kilometre so far. Rest of the week looks fantastic. Beach was 312mtrs wide today by my gps at low tide and almost too hard to dig with your fingers to sand the kite.😍 look forward to catching up @BobM the beach is outstanding.
  22. 3 points
    BobM

    Yeppoon 2019

    Keep up the commentary - I'll join you on the 15th
  23. 3 points
    Chook

    Yeppoon 2019

    Come on @Goz!!!!! This will be my 8th year back in Yeppoon over Easter and I cant rely on you to get it done mate!!! All the previous years there has been a tropical cyclone in the week before I arrived to level the beach. Without exception. With T.C. Trevor it looks as if you ordered him a bit too far north ya mug. ……………….
  24. 3 points
    RedSky

    Had a quick session on Tuesday

    Had a short session yesterday. The forecast looked promising, 60kph with 82kph gusts, perhaps enough wind to reach my PB, who knows. Got rolling at 10am. Tide in by 11:15am, so had to be quick. The beach was in perfect condition and I had it all to myself but the wind started to drop during the hour, and of course picks up again as the tide covers the beach. Still, I topped out at 100kph but I'm paying the price. My arm is killing me. It felt broken yesterday, like I needed a sling to put it in. Today is better though. Did not bother reaching for the trim when heading up wind and because time was against me I just ignored it. The load on my right arm was too much. I need one of those trim extensions I think. Anyway, here's hoping for better conditions next time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MB9yUGw0ISg
  25. 3 points
    plummet

    Ok which one of you is the smart arse?

    https://www.iflscience.com/space/colossal-drawing-of-a-penis-that-can-be-seen-from-space-proves-humanity-will-never-change/?fbclid=IwAR2sx6KYDTBrPaMa3YBZlyJYtp9BFYFWeSgPn1raAFsKTS9lrnuutX81EBA


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