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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
    BobM

    Yeppoon 2019

    Keep up the commentary - I'll join you on the 15th
  4. 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. ……………….
  5. 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
  6. 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" 😁
  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. 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.
  10. 1 point
    DJ_Sylk

    Yeppoon 2019

    Nice looking wind forecast there Chook
  11. 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.
  12. 1 point
    andy666

    Yeppoon 2019

    Don’t go using up all that wind before I get there chook. The count down is on now...
  13. 1 point
    Mfwetu

    NSW and Canberra Buggy Meet

    @Tiger37, What a difference a day can make in weather predictions. It's still too early to tell but we may yet get a session in on the weekend. I'll keep the day open and wait until Friday before deciding one way or the other
  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
    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
  16. 1 point
    Mfwetu

    NSW and Canberra Buggy Meet

    Currarong is good if the wind is from the NE. Let's plan on meeting there at this stage and we can see closer to the day what the wind will be doing
  17. 1 point
    Chook

    Video Les Hemmes

    I always look forward to your latest videos Juan!!! Great work mate. I really appreciate watching them.
  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
    Juan Valdez

    Video Les Hemmes

  21. 1 point
    bakersdozen

    Ok which one of you is the smart arse?

    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.
  22. 1 point
    Selling this old gem! Bar, Lines, and Bag included. No rips or tears. In great condition for its age. Asking $300. For more info on this kite have a read through this webpage: http://www.racekites.com/1494/ Happy to negotiate price and answer any further questions. Can also arrange postage. Cheers!
  23. 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
  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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