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  1. Peter Lynn Arc Comprehensive FAQ

    Here was me thinking arcs had been cancelled in 2008.
  2. Born-Kite RaceStar

    Ok here's my review. Tony had the kites set up on an ozone bar. Out of the box we had to put some rear line extensions on (which is recommended). This got the kite flying in the right without too much back stall. First up I flew the 5m. That was a fun kite. It flew like a normal traction kite but also you could stall and pivot loop it easy for some aerial gymnastics while flying. Upwind was good. Better than my lei's but not as good as my Chrono. The 7m was less pivot turney and flew slower as you would expect with a bigger kite. My gut feeling was that I wanted a bigger bar on the 7m. Power per meter squared was similar to a fixed bridle. The 7m was a similar output to my 10m lei. Power delivery was smooth, the kite lacked punch until you got some ground speed up then you felt the power and speed turn on smoothly. The kite really likes to pivot turn. Which means it looses power through the turns, but it does a tight radius turn for it's size. To do a powered turn you need to ensure line tension on both steering lines. It's a technique that would take a little while to master on each size kite. If you like powered turns this is the only real down side I found on the kite. Running down wind slack lining the kite showed good drift. It simply floated back in the window without bow tieing. Letting the bar go when powered up would depower the kite and make the trailing edge flat. Bridlles follow a standard methodology and there's a normal 2 pulley speed system. The speed system isn't adjustable and the bridles running through the pullies are a little skinny for my liking. I would mod the speed system with thicker bridlles and make it adjustable. All in all I enjoyed flying the kites and think they make a great buggy engine. I would buy I set for adventure riding sand dunes if I had the cash.
  3. Born-Kite RaceStar

    Flew Tony"s 5 and 7 on the weekend. Ooooooh.
  4. Les hemmes 8 hour 2019

    This moose meet is something you will never forget! It is glorious in every way. and probably not that expensive to travel from Aus. But logistically challenging. I have a full size canvas tent that you guys can sleep in and cooking facilities. All you need is clothes/sleeping gear, kiting gear, food and a method to get there. ..... .. . . . . We can probably sort load buggies and landboards too..... .. ......
  5. 2018 Moosemeet

    Details Moose Meet The Moose meet will be in October in the dunes 22km south of Glinks Gully on Bayles Beach near Dargaville. Dates are Thursday the 25th till Sunday the 28th. Tides for these days are: Thurday 25th- 5:00pm low Full moon this night<br> Friday 26th- 5:30pm low Saturday 27th- 6:00pm low Sunday 28th- 7:00pm low Bring all your camping and kite gear for a weekend of kiting at the beach
  6. Les hemmes 8 hour 2019

    Details Moose Meet The Moose meet will be in October in the dunes 22km south of Glinks Gully on Bayles Beach near Dargaville. Dates are Thursday the 25th till Sunday the 28th. Tides for these days are: Thurday 25th- 5:00pm low Full moon this night<br> Friday 26th- 5:30pm low Saturday 27th- 6:00pm low Sunday 28th- 7:00pm low Bring all your camping and kite gear for a weekend of kiting at the beach
  7. Les hemmes 8 hour 2019

    Come to the moose meet instead. Ill be there. Im in the planning stages to punt another landboard 24hr. You and bakersdozen could race me!
  8. Frustration

    Sounds like very bad planning
  9. Project speed

    Yeah. I oggled over flex boards back in the day. Even thought about making my own. The Revo design won the internal race in my head for simplicity and near zero maintenance requirements. Nah I haven't got the remaining rims yet. Been trying to find s/h set. Might have to pony up and and buy new.
  10. Look out beaches Poodle360 is back

    I thought i was going to see a 360 deg gopro mounted to a poodle on a beach..... But alas it reminds me of the time i went to the zoo to see only a small dog in a cage. It was a Shih tzu.
  11. Born-Kite RaceStar

    Nice.
  12. No wind toy ideas

    Mine.
  13. Born-Kite RaceStar

    Seems a shame to just stare and them and not use them..... Send em down to me and i'll fly them for you while your back heals up. You can live vicariously through me
  14. May the 4th be with you??

    I cooked myself up a wookiee steak the other day............... It was a bit chewie.
  15. Worn out Springs

    I havent run springs since March 2009
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