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SoutherlyBuster last won the day on November 5 2018

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About SoutherlyBuster

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    Christchurch, New Zealand
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    Kitesurfing, landboarding down hill or with kite, RC gliders, skate boards.

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  1. SoutherlyBuster

    Lightweight Buggy rims

    I’ve experienced the same geometric wobble on my plastic MBS landboard rims, three of them perfect, one has the wobbles. Fortunately for me I do not go fast enought where it matters.
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    If you are lucky @goshen might give you some lessons, he is located in Geelong, one of the best landboarders/kiters in Melbourne, he used to run Kitepower in Geelong some years ago.
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    Hello. newbie Q bout depower kites-

    Great to hear you got s landboard. Ok so if you are new to landboards, you now have two new skills to master, board and kite. For the board, find a grassy hill and practice some down hill runs with board only, get you used to steering and balance. Also learn how to power slide so you can stop, but for the first hill not too steep so no power slides needed. As some one else said learn to go with the flow, so, if the kite suddenly pulls you forward, don’t fight it, squat down and leap forward to take the tension of the lines, then keep on riding.
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    Hobbies - the definitive list

    Age range of hour kids? Hobby for kids or parents or both? Can make a difference in choice of hobby. Musical instruments can be a great hobby. Get them started on a simpler instrument to see if they like it. So a piano as first choice is perhaps not the best idea. A blues harp harmonica is a much better choice, this was my first musical instrument. Don’t get a cheap crappy one, start with a Honer Marine Band Blues Harp, plastic body, metal to and bottom, costs about 50 bucks. Once they advance they can bend the notes. Some thing both kids and parents can play together. Learn to play be ear first, then learn to read notes. There are some great instructions on the internet. Or a 4 string Ukulele, learn to play chords then to pick out notes. Then if you want to annoy people who have a distinct dislike for South American Pan flutes, a pan flute — make it yourself. Find some bamoboo, cut to length, fine tune by cutting to correct length, join them up with string/glue and wah lah a musical instrument. PVC pipe can also be used. Plenty of free tunner Apps out there to get the tuning right. Harmonica link, not a tutorial bet gives you an idea of how a good a harmonica can sound, the explore around on his channel for in depth tutorials.
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    Kiteboarder in trouble

    I can just imagine the realestate agent talking .... and now come round to the back of the house, look your own personal launch site and lake for kite surfing ... client, grins ... to his wife, I want ot buy this place ... four weeks later, after unpacking the box, let’s kite surf.
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    The things you find at jaycar

    somone was watching too much Dr Who. “Designed to work hand in hand with a small nuclear reactor or other suitable power source, the flux capacitor is capable of opening up a hole in the fabric of space time allowing transportation to a user defined point in the past or future.” ... $200,000.00 Great find Andt666.
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    Théo de Ramecourt Strapless Loops!

    good riding skills, every time I go riding strapless in big winds in the surf, invariably the board gets left behind on the water and I go vertical as I go over the waves . I just save the strapless days for ultra light wind days.
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    Ozone Explore

    Ya just ask the kiters at Stockton Beach, NSW, Australia. On long weekends the beach is a like a scene from a Max Scene due to cars being allowed on the beach. Then the rangers tell the kiters to go away from the beach and or the dunes. Go figure.
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    Someone giving his new(2nd hand) Chrono a fly

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    Acoustic and live performances

    No practice session, sound check, then just improvise, brilliant.
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    Foil board for next Olympics

    Now this will be interesting to watch, Foil Kites with Foil Boards now accepted as event in 2024 Paris Olympics, see https://www.iksurfmag.com/kitesurfing-news/2018/11/world-sailing-agm-confirms-kiteboarding-for-the-paris-2024-olympic-games/ Sorry LEI fans, no LEI’s permitted Will be an open class.
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    SOLD Trampa mountainboard

    Looks like MBS Trucks, but the deck looks like a custom, I am thining more like a Trampa rather than MBS board, MBS’s usually come with shinny ripple free decks with a picture on it rather than the raw out of the mould finish.
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    Hello. newbie Q bout depower kites-

    Jumping with an 8m^2 depower, DON’T, not yet any way. At this size the kites are very responsive and typically the winds needed to boost you off the ground for this size kite are big winds and tend to be gusty — all translates into unpredictable, you go up quick and come down hard. I would probably go for a 10 m^2 depower as the first depower, winds will be lighter right for it, safer for you and boosting will be better. Don’t worry about boosting until you are total comfortable with your kite and landboard. If using handles with your fixed briddle, rig up a strop, ie rope between your handle ends which hooks into your harness, this takes the load off your arms. Bar systems to make fixed briddle systems into “like” depower are ok, my son used the ozone turbo bar, they are nice, but if you are on a budget and really have in mind a true depower kite, then a strop is a better option.
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    The next big thing?

    Difference between this and and LEI? Small diameter pressurized hosing? Advantages? Not much said about the design in the video. Oh sorry just looked at the web page link provided, ya cool.
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    Night Buggy

    My son and and and I did some night flights on the clay pan at Kingston, great fun, all the wind gusts had dissapeared, very steady wind and the moon was out. Just had to remember where the nasty obstacles are.