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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
    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. ……………….
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 2 points
    Juan Valdez

    Had a quick session on Tuesday

    I agree with Tiger: the acceleration is really impressive!👍
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 1 point
    Anyone doing it. I've recently started it as a no wind activity that is also a good workout and you don't even realise it because your having such fun.
  12. 1 point
    Chook

    Yeppoon 2019

    Lucky the little fella shot up the outside leg of my shorts. It’s really red and itchy this morning. Could do with a bit of swelling on the inside leg. 😜 Poor little shit would have starved if he went up there for a feed though. Wind is cranking now just really impatient waiting for the 4.2mtr tide to recead enough.
  13. 1 point
    jeffnyc

    Yeppoon 2019

    Were you also able to find the crab?
  14. 1 point
    andy666

    eBay & Gumtree Finds

    I know those rev storage bags aren’t cheap to buy new, but $100 is asking a bit. Or maybe I’m just a cheap bastard 😄
  15. 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.
  16. 1 point
    RedSky

    Had a quick session on Tuesday

    Hey Tiger, You are correct my good sir. I believe you mentioned that you had your honeymoon close by in Rye? I do love this beach, although its less than ideal for speed runs. You have to get the power down straight away if you want to go fast or you'll run out of room quick, so gale force winds at a minimum. The kite is a Genetrix Hydra 7m, a great storm kite yet pulls strongly from 35kph. The canopy is extremely flat, held rigid by a bridle that connects directly to the struts. This makes it possible for the kite to be that flat. The canopy stiffens also as the wind increases but relaxes as gusts hit. There's so much depower that you could easily stall the kite in gale. Perhaps the only LEI you could ever hope to hot launch in high wind and live. On the downside , heavy bar pressure, its not for everyone. I do miss the light bar of the 7m Cabrinha Crossbow for this reason, another great kite for high wind, although it tops out earlier than the Hydra. Its a shame they stopped making that kite and to add insult to injury there's now no production of the Genetrix Hydra either. They've decided to temporarily postpone production.
  17. 1 point
    Tiger37

    Had a quick session on Tuesday

    Great video and that’s not only a great top speed but some impressive acceleration as well. Is that Camber Sands? What kite were you flying as a matter of interest?
  18. 1 point
    Looking good @Northern Kites Australia, getting a bit of speed up on the down hill sections 👍
  19. 1 point
    I am making my own paddle at the moment, and testing some different T handles and end-stick ends... the old grandpa walking rubber ends don't last and break apart quickly, depending on how aggressive you paddle, so I am experimenting with a mix of rubber and silicone ends. But here is a great video that shows you the technique I am learning, and yeah it's a upper chest work out. I think it's a great all-body exercise.
  20. 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.
  21. 1 point
    SoutherlyBuster

    Best Kiting Food

    So what is your favourite or best kiting food to get you going in the morning and keep you going well into the day for kiting? Here is what we have as a tradition on the weekends, 50% - %50 flour and ground oats pan cakes. Keeps us going till late afternoon. Served best with a spread of butter, stewed blue berries and cream on top, not to forget a strong cup of black coffee and good company. Variations include, toppings of either nutella, honey or lemon juice+icing sugar.
  22. 1 point
    jdhot

    NSW and Canberra Buggy Meet

    Sorry guys, had to much work (real estate agents) just has to be done. Good wind from what your saying. Question, how hard is it to get big buggys onto the beach from Currarong end, its very difficult from hammershead. Will have to try another day if possible, Sundays suit me best ... about the only day I don't work. JD
  23. 1 point
    BobM

    NSW and Canberra Buggy Meet

    What a great session - Thanks for organizing @Tiger37 Saw a couple of bluebottles on the beach, the resident sea-eagle, couple of pelicans and lots of seagulls(rats of the sky) Only a few hardy beach goers, a few joggers and an amorous couple enjoying (what they thought was ) the seclusion.
  24. 1 point
    Mountainboard is quite fast with 5 bar pressure. Paddle used as bar
  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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