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Everything posted by Chook

  1. Chook

    Tribe of Trilobites

    They look fantastic!! Hey just a reminder, when the wind is pretty light Dougie there are tapes at the bottom of the outside cells and you tie them shut.
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    Stockton Beach Disappearing

    We have the same hassle here. Winter storms have removed a hell of a lot of the width of our beaches.
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    Peter Lynn Synergy (is back?!)

    Yeh seems crazy!
  4. Chook

    Composite Laminating

    G'day Pari. Very clever mate. I loved your wheels and now this is true craftsmanship once again. Keep the pic coming it's looking awesome.
  5. Chook

    Video Les Hemmes

    Thanks Juan. I have a 15m Chrono V2 and a 15 R1 and they are very different kites with the Chrono 2 being MUCH more docile. Would love to buggy with an Aero just to compare. It looks fantastic in your videos. Even the Ozone R1 V2 is dulled down from the original R1's. V2 is much lighter, has better manners, incredibly delicate materials, but seems to lack the top end speed of the first R1's. Would love to know if it's just my imagination. I also love my 18m Joker 7 ELF. Its one hell of a kite. Extremely well behaved and goes like hell when the wind comes up. Been to 76kmh with it. Would love to get an original 21m R1 to get buggying in really low wind. If anyone has an old one, or I would even consider a damaged one I can repair. Cheers.
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    Video Les Hemmes

    All good fun!. How does your Peter Lynn kite compare to the Ozone?
  7. Chook

    Video Les Hemmes

    Great times. Tapping my toes along to this.
  8. Chook

    eBay & Gumtree Finds

  9. Chook

    Video Les Hemmes

    How did you manage to run into him Juan as you seem to be looking that direction. I'd love to buggy with you guys but can only speak English and live the other side of the planet. Another great video. I love your efforts. Keep them coming mate. Cheers.
  10. Ha ha. Ahh thanks, so that's where I was getting ballzed up. Andy got married last month!
  11. Thank you Kevin. Now I just have to track down that bridal line Andy gave me.
  12. Chook

    Now this is interesting

    At 2.33 he mentions the fabric is also less than half the weight of dacron at 70gm2 so agree with you Kami. Unreal materials that may even be Lukin proof. Eh @roblukin
  13. Starting to get organized @KaoS. I know, I know Kevin. Yes WA stands for Wait a While. These measurements are to the plastic end caps? If so, then I would have to add some extra bridal for attachment loops and knots to get to these final figures? Cheers.
  14. Chook

    Sysmic S3

    Now I love my old Sysmic 2's but this is really compact! All alloy and into a bag for travel which is pretty cool. Or just folds up. And a fibreglass axle. http://www.buggykiteshop.com/index.php/buggy/sysmic-s3-a.html
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    Video Les Hemmes

    That's bloody brilliant!!!
  16. Chook

    Video Les Hemmes

    That looked like an intentional exit at 1.27. ? Thanks once again for sharing your adventures.
  17. Chook

    Video Les Hemmes

    What a great video!!! Ha ha, I feel his pain. It took me a good while to change over from my Peter Lynn Vapors to Ozone R1's. It wasn't till Pete from New Zealand gave me a few tips and got me up and truly running depower, then I've never looked back.
  18. Chook

    Video Les Hemmes

    Fantastic video!!! The buggy at 4.46 is neat with the rollbar fitted Juan. Is it because he's hotwired?
  19. Chook

    Pansh Genesis 2019

    Yes Cheers for that. I saw that on facebook some time ago. I was going to get a depower set for my 5.4 Vapor but it was almost the cost of a new kite for his conversion. It was a complete new set of bridals for the conversion.
  20. Chook

    Yeppoon 2019

    Well it was sad to see Andy and Bob go but the winds have held up. It was a great time again today and managed a PB distance in the 29 consecutive days we buggied. I got to meet some great people along the beach and some fantastic nights at the sailing club with good mates. I pack up tomorrow and out to tea and 3 flights home on Tuesday after Rob drives me to Rockhampton for my first flight.. @roblukin never stopped buggying and put the pressure on me when I said I wanted to cross Australia from Byron Bay to Steep Point in WA. 4102kms. I managed that last Tuesday and Lukin said I couldn't go through the desert and had to travel by road. 5113kms. So I've had a really FAT TIME!!!!!! I didn't quite cover the distance from Yeppoon to the starting point at Bryon Bay. Missed it by that much!!!! All new bearings before I started this year and I had a wheel bearing fail on the front at 3,115kms. 3 of the balls fell out and it sounded terrible. I borrowed a midi off Rob till @Bernie got me 2 new bearings. (Cheers mate). Now my rear wheel bearings are totally stuffed with 10mm of side movement at the tyre wall on the right hand rear, and 5mm on the left. Now have 3 bald tyres too. This pic is when the front bearing failed. Stuffed front wheel bearing. I'll post more pics when I get home. Thanks
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    Yeppoon 2019

    Been too busy kiting for updates gang. It was a sad day at Driftwood today as Andy and Bob headed back home. Safe travels guys it was awesome to get together. Rob's already bouncing the ball around in the kitchen since you left Andy. Fussy prick. It was a light wind day and we were like fish out of water after the winds we have been getting since arriving. Had the 18m2 ELF out in 5-10 knots and gave up when the rain set in and the wind died off. I managed to get to 70.0kmh on the big girl with 6 runs over 68kmh and travelled only 84 kilometres before heading back to do my washing. Rob drove in and it was pitch black once again. (well after sunset) Hope this rain clears overnight for a good weekend to wind the stay in Yeppoon up. Rob and I will pack up Monday and I fly home Tuesday.
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    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.