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  1. plummet

    Here for advice - Plummet

    Switching from FB to depower involves quite a bit of change of technique. Most fb flyers will choke an lei by holding the bar too far in. The term depower is really incorrect. Its more a power up kite. Think of the bar out being no brakes on a fb kite. Pulling the bar in adds more brake/power. You need to pull the bar in until you find the sweet spot. That sweet spot is usually between half and 3/4 in.
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    Here for advice - Plummet

    Sorry boys i havent checked this forum for a while. Some good advice here. Both Redsky and Rob know their stuff and do more lei buggying than me! You won't get a lei to do 13-27 in one size without being underdone or overdone. 8m would be closest i guess, but it depends on your buggy and set up. I'm hardwired on a bigfoot bug and generally hold more power than most. Here's my wind ranges below. 12m chrono. crab fart -16 knots 10m edge 12-20 knots 8m enduro 15 -25 knots 6m reo 20-35 knots 4m uno 25- stupid. PS i can take these kites both higher and lower than this. Thats the general wind range I use the kites in.
  3. plummet

    how old is too old ?

    You know you too old when you dont know how old you are, This also works for when you are too young.
  4. 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.
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  6. plummet

    Night Buggy

    Yep. Do it. Full moon kiting is surreal. I've done it with and without lights and in sand dunes also. You dont need lights on the kite. You can see it well enough on a full moon.
  7. plummet

    What is this?

    Too true!
  8. plummet

    What is this?

    What local kite shop? The nearest one to me is 300km away.
  9. plummet

    What's everyone's go to kite in patchy light wind.

    Have you ever ridden a buggy? I'm pretty sure you dont have one.
  10. plummet

    Moose Pictures

    Do it! book it in now. I've done 11 in a row and there hasnt been a dud yet.
  11. plummet

    Moose Pictures

    Hey lads. Here's some moose pictures to drool. Another fantastic Moose. Dunes were just perfect! smooth, rolling no harsh sections. Wind was lighter I used my 12m chrono for most of it.
  12. plummet

    HELP! Ozone Chrono bridle

    Make sure you have equal line lengths. +31cm on the front lines wont work on the chrono. I should make my own bars. But havent yet. Maybe i will too soon as the price for a bar is damn stupid. I would also suggest you do a mixer and a bridle length check. For EXTENSIVE instructions and discussion read this thread on kiteforum. http://www.kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2390593&hilit=chrono+speed+system
  13. plummet

    HELP! Ozone Chrono bridle

    I too wouldnt use the bar listed. It looks henious and unsafe, like a bar out 2005. You've spent the money on a decent kite. Back it with a high quality bar. Get one with a braking strop too. PS most modern depower bars have the larks head and knot system.
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    Kite foil

    Looking good. Both on the board and the new build. My one bit of advice is put the rear stab on the top of the fuse. That way the water force is pushing the stab into the fuse rather than trying to tear it off.
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