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  1. Chook

    Yeppoon 2019

    I didn't drink or eat when in the buggy so that helps @jeffnyc. I've forgotten what a condom is mate! Wind is cranking up again now. But I'm in no hurry to chase the 500 just now.
  2. Chook

    Yeppoon 2019

    Good 21-22 knot SE winds all day today. The beach just keeps getting better. Rob was flying and covered a smidgen under 100kms. I kicked off just on 8.00am after breakfast and had my best ever distance without getting out of the buggy. (Went and had a shower and tea and had forgot to turn the Garmin off) Had to empty my apple juice (personal comfort) bottle overboard once though. Bit miffed I pulled up 3 kms short. It was too dark to see my GPS. My Suunto watch went flat at the 439km mark. Looking forward to Andy's arrival tomorrow.
  3. Chook

    short kiting video

    Very clever. Nice to see the fun your having.
  4. Chook

    Yeppoon 2019

    The wind was fairly light today so Faulty dropped in with the cure.
  5. Chook

    Yeppoon 2019

    Ah you can see I am really tech savvy.... NOT. Sorted now. Another fantastic day on the sand. 4 1/2 hours chasing the tide and knocked out another 206.4kms. Looking at the forecast we have another week of SE winds ranging from 10-25 knots.
  6. Chook

    Yeppoon 2019

    Another great day with Bernie joining us for a run. Started off as a 15m2 R1 kite day for me but the wind slowly increased and changed down to 13m to be more comfortable after 2 point runs. I'm wearing Lukin out. He has not gone this hard in a long time. Me too, the wind is just phenomenal. Every day from the SE and blows stronger later in the afternoon. Covered 1,300 kms this last 7 days (180.5 kms today) and topped out yesterday at 75.4 kmh on the 13m2. Rob's only just behind me on his 7m tube. He's smoking down the beach at lowtide. I was checking out the lady in the nice bright orange bikini and ran out of good area to turn at the point. She did offer to help though.
  7. Chook

    Yeppoon 2019

    Blowing again yesterday and my buggy back up to 93.9kmh and cruising the edge of the waves all arvo chasing Lukin. Great fun splashing about. Beach is sensational still. Even the water temp when I get it wrong with the wave timing is like you piddled in it. (Very unlike Esperance's 18 degrees water temp this time of year). We both returned drenched and worn out. As I cruised home yesterday I had a lady with 2 dogs waving madly at me to stop in front of Driftwood and when she come running up to me, I thought the worst. It was @Ant Mum. She gave me a big hello hug and spoke about how Ant is in Italy kiteboading. They are going over at the end of the month to watch him compete.. What an awesome surprise as she is a great lady. A bloke from next door ran down and asked to sit in my buggy while we chatted. When she said goodbye in Japanese the Auzzie bloke in my buggy replied too and then had a 5 minute chat to her in her native language. His wife was Japanese. So Ant's Mum went and caught up with her for a yarn. Good things happen with kites eh? Nice to catch up with Clive (just here for a spot "room inspection" ) and Bernie (cheers for the pizzas Bernie) last night and fix the problems of the world over a nectar or 3. Well the automotive problems anyway. Clive was driving back to Emerald early again today. The tide is now the only thing that's holding us back. The cycle of a 4.17mtr high tide at 9.38am, so soon as it gets down to 3 metres we are back into it once more. Forecast wind is back to 17 knots today and the perfect direction for more beach frolicking and point runs. It's bloody tough here!!!! Hope to have Bernie join us today on his weekends off and look forward to Andy, Bob and Goz in the next week to add to the tyre tracks along Farnborough Beach. Stay posted guys.
  8. Chook

    Yeppoon 2019

    Yeh I reckon the discs would shine @igeighty. The beach is really nice. Awesome fun chasing Lukin all over the place. He's keeping me on my toes big time. Mind you the Midi XL's don't go too badly matey.
  9. Chook

    Yeppoon 2019

    If Meteye is correct we have another 7 days before the forecast winds slow down below 10 knots onshore every day. http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/meteye/ Got to run and gear up as the tide is almost out far enough and its gusting to 24 knots. The perfect direction too!!!!.
  10. Chook

    Yeppoon 2019

    4th day buggying. Fastest average for a kilometre so far. Rest of the week looks fantastic. Beach was 312mtrs wide today by my gps at low tide and almost too hard to dig with your fingers to sand the kite.😍 look forward to catching up @BobM the beach is outstanding.
  11. Chook

    Flysurfer VMG 13^3 - Game changer!

    We need an injection of tech into the kite world that takes a completely different direction. Most things seem to be graphics changes with very little deviation from 5 or so year old designs. I think we stepped up into the depower race development and they have only been tweeking them since then. Not much has radically changed. Even agriculture is advancing faster that the kite development.
  12. Chook

    Yeppoon 2019

    Lucky the little fella shot up the outside leg of my shorts. It’s really red and itchy this morning. Could do with a bit of swelling on the inside leg. 😜 Poor little shit would have starved if he went up there for a feed though. Wind is cranking now just really impatient waiting for the 4.2mtr tide to recead enough.
  13. Chook

    Yeppoon 2019

    Well I arrived in pissing rain once more and once that's buggered off it's been bloody brilliant. @Bernie was kind enough to store my buggy, so got it assembled with the longer axle (I built and left with @Mez in Kingston which she kindly got couriered up to @Goz workplace for me. Cheers for that guys.) Wind has been super good once it turned onshore after all the rain finished. The beach is awesome at the high tide mark and also when it gets to around 2 hours each side of low tide. Just a bit of a rougher area in the middle which bumps you about changing lines around dog walkers or horse riders. Great fun chasing cars and best of all @roblukin all over the place. The creek is a total non event this year as it's silted up with sand and it's still only 50mm deep even when the tide is up at 3mts so it's buggy till you drop conditions. Caught up with @basilandsibil over the weekend which was also brilliant. I've been knocking out cruisy 200 + km days and then playing bait for Rob's drone, fooling about while he is trying different drone settings. Even Rob's covering lots of kilometres in the fantastic winds on his buggy. Been doing lots of point runs and there is no shell grit and the beach is rock hard all the way up to the point. There is an even bigger sand bar at the point out a long way into the ocean at low tide. Dunno but it must be 700mtr or so. Even the hoons are not cutting up the beach when they are doing circle work as it's way too hard to do any damage. It's ok @gannet I'm going round all the soldier crabs. Got one up the leg of my boardies yesterday and the buggers like chicken. Chewed shit out of me with his claws before I stopped and got the little prick out. There are billions of them and even after all this time it still amazes me how they can screw into the beach quickly enough to avoid the buggy as it's approaching. We are really missing you Pete and Miss T. Big week coming up with favourable winds every day. So better get to bed and make the most of the time I have here. Cheers.
  14. Chook

    Video Les Hemmes

    I always look forward to your latest videos Juan!!! Great work mate. I really appreciate watching them.
  15. Chook

    Yeppoon 2019

    Come on @Goz!!!!! This will be my 8th year back in Yeppoon over Easter and I cant rely on you to get it done mate!!! All the previous years there has been a tropical cyclone in the week before I arrived to level the beach. Without exception. With T.C. Trevor it looks as if you ordered him a bit too far north ya mug. ……………….
  16. Chook

    Pansh Genesis 2019

    Yeh I converted a 4mtr Pansh Cerberus to depower using an Ozone speed system. I tried it in Kingston on the clay pan in 25 knots plus with some help from @Mez, but it was too gusty and not enough depower range. The centre of the leading edge was folding under and stalling it, only to reinflate after I had passed by it, which was a bit disconcerting. It had potential but I was not tweeking it those muddy conditions. It did get me to 73kmh though. Big walk of shame back with a twisted bundle of red cloth!!! I changed to my 7 mrt R1 and then could relax a bit. I'm hoping the Genisis will give me a few more ideas as the Cerberus went like hell right off the mark. I just had the power lines a bit too short.
  17. Chook

    Pansh Genesis 2019

    I have a 3mtr headed for Yeppoon that I ordered last Tuesday 5th, evening. Which reminds me...……. I better let Bernie know its coming.
  18. Chook

    eBay & Gumtree Finds

    Albatros is from Flynns Beach still shows up for me. https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/kellyville/other-antiques-art-collectables/kites/1208615757
  19. Chook

    Video Les Hemmes

    Wow 4.2mm spokes that is solid. They are on 20mm axles? Yeh 26" would get in the way on a buggy for sure. We use the 26" to roll over a very soft surface where I live but cant use them in competition as the rules state 400mm Od wheelbarrow tyres on International 5.6 landyachts. Thanks for your time Juan I really appreciate it. Cheers.
  20. Chook

    Video Les Hemmes

    Ahh thanks for your reply Juan, that's what tricked me the plastic spoke covers. We are trying 26" x 3 1/2" Fatbike rims with heavy duty hubs and 12g spokes on our land yachts but the spokes keep pulling out of the hubs with the greater side loads. A yacht has so much more down-pressure imposed than a kite buggy. Cheers Chook
  21. Chook

    Video Les Hemmes

    Hi Juan. You guys have a hell of a lot of fun. From your video on October 26, 2018. What brand are these wheels. I love the heavy spokes to take the side loads. Thanks Chook.
  22. Chook

    Yeppoon 2019

    That's a real shame gannet hope the girl repairs quickly. Good Friday the 19th of April so time is ticking away folks. Emu Park "Festival of the wind" is on Sunday the 14th April. https://www.festivalofthewind.com/ Already getting my gear in order ready to post ahead of my arrival.
  23. Chook

    eBay & Gumtree Finds

    Nice one!!! You wont be disappointed with this.
  24. I wondered about the trailer on the clip. Left me scratching my head. Your a card mate.
  25. Some awesome shots there mate. Back home, settled back in and missing Bull's coffee already. It was fantastic to catch up with close friends once again and a shame others couldn't make it. Had a brilliant trip home experiencing nature at its best with heavy fog out of Ceduna at daybreak all the way to Yalata then 46 degrees as the day warmed up further into WA. Booked into the Park at Kingston again for next year and cant wait for it to roll round. Did an oil change and filters on the Patrol, vacuumed through the old girl and she's several kilograms lighter now. (Yes Bull I got rid of "The mobile sand dune" in Meningie at the car wash while Anne grabbed lunch at the bakery. ) Good trip and covered some ground.
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