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Chook last won the day on December 1

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About Chook

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    malfunctioning oracle
  • Birthday 12/15/1959

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    Esperance Western Australia
  • Interests
    I fly radio controlled helicopters, planes and gliders.
    I have a private pilot licence.
    I kite buggy
    I design, build and race land yachts.
    I work at the local Agricultural College part time (3 days a week) and also work from home from 8.00am till 12 knots.

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

    Very very true. We found that out when @roblukin and I attended the "Moose meet" in New Zealand and we were literally blown away kiting in 45 knot squally conditions. My buggy and 7mtr R1kite spent most of that day constantly being retrieved from the lake in the dunes! @gannet was still on a 9 meter foil and is probably only 2/3's my weight and was happily buggying all day. @plummet couldn't be stopped either.
  2. Flysurfer Speed 2 19m - mixer issues

    It is VERY possible that I got it wrong me being an old fart. As I did have to readjust back to where they were when I purchased it. (Second hand but in mint condition) Cheers for that Kami.
  3. Flysurfer Speed 2 19m - mixer issues

    I have the 19mtr Speed 2 "Silver Arrow" The line lengths are NOT equal on this kite!!! Now I was flying this quite a while ago but.... i'm fairly sure I let the front lines out 90 to 100mm on their adjustment above the trim (if you have the Flysurfer bar) or make pigtails for the kite end. I made the very same mistake when I got mine. I tuned/shortened/adjusted them back to even line lengths before I flew it at Yeppoon and it was a pig to fly with no power. Stopped a few kilometers up the beach and spent some time shifting it back to it's original setting, where it was when I got it and away it went. I had been corrupted by my Ozones equal line lengths. and just as Kami says gotta be light on the bar. That's pretty tough as it's heavy as hell and takes the whole universe to turn 180 degrees even with a 800mm bar. I would run out of bar movement in the buggy and would just tent pole the bar!!! (grab a handful of rear line and lock it down onto the bar towards the centre to get more throw on that line. (A maneuver shown to me by @gannet to get my Ozone R1's to almost propeller on the spot without fluttering or the tip folding in. You can hear me commenting to Gannet at the start of this video on its maiden flight. (Before shifting the lines "back"? out.) The first frigging dog in the video bit me on the leg that day. The bitch of an owner didn't even say sorry, so I dropped the kite down low, went slowly along "tea bagging" the dog and let it chase me 5 kms up the beach. Last I saw of it it was lying panting under a palm tree out of the heat while it's owner walked the beach whistling it for an hour or so. Didn't see them for the rest of the month I was there.
  4. Video Les Hemmes

    With our local beaches battered to bits by this past winter storms and the local Pink Lake still flooded, I always look forward to your videos while I'm grounded @Juan Valdez .
  5. Oh no @Tiger37. That's a real bummer mate. We so enjoy your company.
  6. eBay & Gumtree Finds

    4 stack of 6' Flexifoil Powerkites. A 6' version of these. (These are a 10' stack.)
  7. eBay & Gumtree Finds

    Ha ha, just logged on at a fluky time mate. Pure luck as they had been listed for only 7 minutes. Angela who owned them was stunned too. She was great as there were over 20 phone calls she said. Cost $67.50 for the bubble wrap and postage from Sydney, but still a good deal for a 4 stack of new 6 footers in their bag.
  8. Another reason to go to Yeppoon

    Bernie showed me where they were building it when I was there at Easter.
  9. eBay & Gumtree Finds

    Snooze ya loose!!!! Ha ha. Looking at stacking them with the ones I've already got, just for old time sake. My mate had one here Mez. It's not flash, as the Albatross is 2800mm and much heavier with the extra rods. Doesn't perform like a 1.5 Rev.
  10. eBay & Gumtree Finds

    I'll let you fly them in Kingston mate!!!! I bought them last Saturday evening.
  11. Bye Dad.

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

    This January at Kingston in South Australia I was on my Chrono 18m2 in bugger all wind. In Yeppoon QLD at Easter I ran my ELF 18m2 Joker 7 kite. A quick video of @gannet trying it out one afternoon. Even the butterflies were overtaking us down wind that day.
  13. Beachracers on Sysmic rims - sold

    Unfortunately you will require a bigger fork on the Sysmic, as Midi XL's are the widest that will fit the standard one.
  14. Beachracers on Sysmic rims - sold

    That is a "Very" fair price, good luck with the sale.
  15. Funny Videos

    Made me giggle.