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  1. 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.
  2. 4 points
    .Joel

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

    Finally, a bit of zip
  3. 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.
  4. 3 points
    andy666

    Yeppoon 2019

    Come on. Stupid work be over already, so I can get there!
  5. 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.
  6. 3 points
    BobM

    Yeppoon 2019

    Keep up the commentary - I'll join you on the 15th
  7. 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. ……………….
  8. 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
  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
    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
  11. 2 points
    Chook

    Yeppoon 2019

    If Meteye is correct we have another 7 days before the forecast winds slow down below 10 knots onshore every day. http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/meteye/ Got to run and gear up as the tide is almost out far enough and its gusting to 24 knots. The perfect direction too!!!!.
  12. 2 points
    jeffnyc

    Flysurfer VMG 13^3 - Game changer!

    Wow! That makes a lot of sense now... I was a photo retoucher for a long time, and I could find no trace of editing on those photos yesterday. I seriously couldn't figure out how they did it other than it was real, and I didn't totally believe that - I mean, who would go to all that trouble? Their ad copy on the web page totally cracks me up... "scare the hell out of your competitors" 😁
  13. 2 points
    socommk233

    Pansh Genesis 2019

    Sadly I've no experience of this kite. After modifying my 8m Adam to depower successfully, I'd love a go on one of these. Maybe some time in the future I'll treat myself, sadly paragliding has taken over...ooops.
  14. 2 points
    Juan Valdez

    Had a quick session on Tuesday

    I agree with Tiger: the acceleration is really impressive!👍
  15. 2 points
    Yep, it was me - you found me out. @igeightyat least we know the "owners" have a sense of humor now, so it may be a viable option . not to be confused with viagra option.
  16. 2 points
    plummet

    Best Kiting Food

    Good work Southerly. I'm still rolling with no refined sugar. I'm also focusing on more veggies and less carbs in my main mean, That has trimmed a couple more kg. I'm now 75 kg at age 47, which is pretty darn good considering my racing weight in my mid 20's was 73kg. Side note there is now less kiting and more mountain biking. Mountain biking adds to aerobic fitness way more than kiting. So my endurance and general fitness is as good as it was in my 20's also. Oh yeah i'm feeling good.
  17. 2 points
    Mez

    new buggy spot near Barwon Heads.

    But the tip looks a little soft and sticky in places, but you’d have to be nuts not to go and have a look!
  18. 1 point
    igeighty

    Yeppoon 2019

    I hope you guys are having a good time. Chook is consistently doing 85-90 kph, I wonder how long take would take you to crack 100, with some skinnies. ? Bloody good effort mate. impressed as always. Where is the drone footage @roblukin im counting on you buddy !
  19. 1 point
    Jason

    New Mid Season Kite releases.

    Sometimes Mid Season releases go under the radar. Here are a few new releases- Duotone Juice. We have already tested this in a 15m and their claims aren't unjustified. NAISH Triad. I think the 99% of the population bit is a reflection to an advertisement they had many years ago saying "the wrong sport for 99% of the population" Naish Dash. Freestyle/freeride Ozone Amp. Ruben rides it, what more can we say? Duotone Mono Naish Boxer
  20. 1 point
    Chook

    Pansh Genesis 2019

    Yeh I converted a 4mtr Pansh Cerberus to depower using an Ozone speed system. I tried it in Kingston on the clay pan in 25 knots plus with some help from @Mez, but it was too gusty and not enough depower range. The centre of the leading edge was folding under and stalling it, only to reinflate after I had passed by it, which was a bit disconcerting. It had potential but I was not tweeking it those muddy conditions. It did get me to 73kmh though. Big walk of shame back with a twisted bundle of red cloth!!! I changed to my 7 mrt R1 and then could relax a bit. I'm hoping the Genisis will give me a few more ideas as the Cerberus went like hell right off the mark. I just had the power lines a bit too short.
  21. 1 point
    Randy

    First Builds

    I have exactly the same machine and have now used it quite a bit for 3 years. Sewing kites is one of the least demanding things (for the machine) you can. The fabric is very thin and pretty easy to sew. The "Heavy Duty" name is probably overstated though - my machine can't make it through the seam when hemming a pair of blue jeans for example. But if kite making is the main use of the machine you don't need much. I've only ever used 3 stitches - straight, zig-zag and triple zig-zag. Probably every machine made now has many more stitches than that. So you don't have to spend a lot. A walking foot is probably a necessity, and for NPW's I would get a cording foot. This is because often you use kite line as a seam reinforcement (see Tom White's plans on kiteplans.org). This provides a very strong attachment for bridles. It is very hard to sew a a reinforcement line without one, but quite easy with one.
  22. 1 point
    SoutherlyBuster

    Power Kite Line Sets

    line load is proportional to kite area, is proportional to the square of apparent wind, then the various proportionality constants depending on the kite design. For power kites, in my opinion ultimately depends on how much the kiter can hold down on load regardless of wind condition and kite size/design, hence why kite manuals say for typical 70 kg rider .... . For non-power kites, they usually will have an upper design limit on max wind speed, hence they would also state the line strength needed. So does a table exist to cover all kites — no. Dynamic similarity can help you though, so pick a similar kite with known limits on wind speed and line strength and you can figure out the strength needed for your kite, assuming we are talking about non-power kites, or pick a line strength based on how much you think you can hold down.
  23. 1 point
    Mfwetu

    NSW and Canberra Buggy Meet

    Thanks @Tiger37. Nothing too serious but I won't be able to get away for the next couple of weeks. Hope you guys have a good session this afternoon
  24. 1 point
    DrWind

    New Kiting spot (Melbourne)

    I managed to take a GoPro on Saturday to give the local Melbournian's a closer look at the site. Hope you like it! https://vimeo.com/183436797
  25. 1 point
    oneeyedfranc

    HUGE RAPTOR

    For Sale: Joel Scholz's 20' Raptor, flown twice. Complete with CrankMaster reel and 500' of 300# line. Asking $200 plus S&H.


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