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  1. 4 points
    Decided to go out for a quick fly with the family today (as it's corona Kite fest weekend), and take some pics to add to the fun. But greeted with a buggy zipping around the field and a new kiter struggling with twisted lines. So a big Hello to the boys their today!! Don't be lurkers, say hello, post up a message, and we can include you in our events, or random banter. Plenty of old farts kiters here to help if you want it. Or even if you want a hand setting up a kite! Hope to catch you both next time!!! And a pic of what I set up for the Corona Kite Fest.
  2. 4 points
    SoutherlyBuster

    Thinking of you all!

    I was lucky enough to be working for an essential service when the COVID19 lockdown commenced here in New Zealand, so are still working and earning money. Have not been kiting or flying my RC gliders for a few months now, have been putting my efforts elsewhere, now concentrating on my music productions. Funny 7 years ago when I started making videos of kitesurfing etc., looking for music to go with it, vids got silenced for using copyrighted material (oops, then switched to a paid service) and thought, why don’t I write my own music — not so easy. But I have been steadily working on music compositions, so now instead of thinking about writing music for videos I have made, I film videos to promote my music. Fortunately I do not need a recording studio, just use my home gear. I use a combination of virtual instruments driven by a midi keyboard, electric instruments like my violin, mic up my acoustic harmonica and the odd sampled sounds I find around the house using a contact piezo or mic. This all gets assembled on a digital audio workstation (DAW) software on my computer. My son Zac is continuing his university degree locally but all online from home. Here is a link to my latest work:
  3. 1 point
    andy666

    Easy buggy backrest

    Needed a backrest on my Peter lynn bitsa buggy, but I don’t have easy (Cheap) access to an engineering workshop anymore, so I came up with an easy diy design. parts needed: 1m of 32mm stainless tubing. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/114008760179 2x 32mm tube jointing connector thingys (if someone knows what these are called that would be great) https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/123935778624 I do have a cheap pipe bender, so I gave it bit of a bend. Sorry @Chook, I should of done your trick of filling with water and freezing so it doesn’t kink, but it a slight bend that nobody will see 😉 then Just cut it to length and bolted it on. All that was left was wrap a pool noodle around it and make a cover. I have also been gathering the bits I need to build a composite giga axle. But that’s for another day...
  4. 1 point
    Northern Kites Australia

    eBay & Gumtree Finds

    Now this is a "buggy"! wow https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/townsville/other-sports-fitness/skytrek-powered-parachute-ppc/1248668905
  5. 1 point
    andy666

    Wanted to buy dirtsurfer

    How hard did you look? Found one for $50. It’s located in WA, but for $50 it’s worth paying postage. PRICE REDUCED!! Downhill Dirt Surfer on Gumtree http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/1246855500?utm_campaign=socialbuttons&utm_content=ios_VIP&utm_medium=social&utm_source=sms
  6. 1 point
    bakersdozen

    Wanted to buy dirtsurfer

    @Mark Duyvesteyn These are super hard to find. I can't send you a PM because you have a low post count, but if you want to chat you can email me at bakersdozenaudio (at) gmail dot com
  7. 1 point
    Juan Valdez

    Video Les Hemmes

    Brouwersdam 05/2020
  8. 1 point
    Chook

    Yep it's time for Yeppoon 2020.

    Hey a huge thankyou to Bernie in Yeppoon for sorting out the return of my kite gear. Cheers mate. AUS $126.00 is the cheapest It's ever been to post one way so well done Bernie. Is it ok for you to hang onto the other parcel/bar till next Easter Bernie? If not please give me a yell. I always post my box a month ahead to allow for any delays and it includes spares etc, ready for our annual months pilgrimage over Easter in Yeppoon. Then the world turned to shit and the wheels fell off with Covid 19. Boy have I missed catching up with everyone and the beaches. It's left a big hole in my yearly planning. I unpacked it straight away (when my wife picked it up from the post office today) and have put everything safely away. I try hard to keep the weight down to less than 20kgs. Included was my 19m2 ELF, 15m2 and my 7m2 R1's, all my 666 armour, Shin pads, Helmet, gloves, 2 white sports pressure T-shirts, 2 bars, spare lines, 3 soft kite dry bags, Peter lynn buggy dry bag (that I bought home to repair last year) , my kite repair kit with sticky-back ripstop in 6 colours, spare bridles, fids needles and speed-systems etc, full set of wheel and steering head bearings, grease, pliers and 2 pairs of sunnies. All fits into this box. The box is behind the orange R1. I enclose the contents within a double black "wheely bin" liner to protect it against moisture. This cardboard box has now been across Australia 16 times and there and back to New Zealand for the "Moose meet". I think most of the Christmas stamps have now fallen off the stickytape covering. The post office uses up all of the previous Chrissy stamps on my box to get rid of them. Anyway is was with a sad heart I put my gear back unused. But the positive thing is I'm in fantastic health. Take care gang and keep safe. Catch you next year. (Yes I've already booked the unit for a month.) Chook
  9. 1 point
    BobM

    Yep it's time for Yeppoon 2020.

    I was just reminded that I should have spent this last weekend in Mackay, Qld.
  10. 1 point
    bull31

    eBay & Gumtree Finds

    Yep that sure is mine. Jenny sold hers to Andy at Australia Day fly. I haven't used mine a lot in the last few years and after a small stroke early Jan thought it wise to down size a few toys and give me more room in the shed now that we are semi permanent living here in Kingston SE. Cheers to everyone in these strange times.


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