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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Nice low wind session from Kris Beech

    Just for your guys frame of reference. That location has a nice heather updraft coming off the small bank and buildings directly upwind. Its not ya standard flat beach wind. So they are getting more height and float than standard.
  5. Just like all other race kite manufacturers claiming the same bollocks. The fact is they are all pushing extremely similar designs. Super high aspect zillion cell multi-rib, 2 pulley speed system, light fabric, skinny bridle foil kites. There has been no revolutionary change for years.
  6. Born-Kite RaceStar

    World famous.
  7. Its how fast you are relatively travelling directly upwind/downwind. its what wins races. A kite that can produce a better vmg will win all other factors being equal! Until you race me in the sand dunes. Then its doesnt matter how high your kite points if you cant ride the terrain fast,,, heheheh then an old shitty beater lei will take the win! PS hahahahaha.. A revolutionary design... ahembullshitahem. looks like every other high aspect foil kite. No doubt it is a good kite. But dont try an bullshit the bullshitters that its revolutionary, Bloody marketing hype!
  8. Peter Lynn Arc Comprehensive FAQ

    Here was me thinking arcs had been cancelled in 2008.
  9. 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.
  10. Born-Kite RaceStar

    Flew Tony"s 5 and 7 on the weekend. Ooooooh.
  11. 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..... .. ......
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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!
  15. Frustration

    Sounds like very bad planning
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