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    I have some spare kite fabric that I was going to do a side by side comparison on between silicon and storm sure, but it’s getting myself motivated to do it that is the problem 😄
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    PL phantom2 15

    @winddrifter What $$$ if selling?
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    Soul on Waves

    Nice. What size?
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    eBay & Gumtree Finds

    There is a flexifoil buggy for sale on eBay (not mine). Current auction price is at only $56, so it may be a cheap buggy for someone in need. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Fliexfoil-Kite-Buggy-/161226777819?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_15&hash=item2589dd64db&_uhb=1
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    Composite Laminating

    Yeah 600 gsm is pretty heavy. I think from memory I’m using 250 or 300. You can always add extra layers. you will need to clean off the blush, waxy build up, from the cured resin in between layers. It’s water soluble so warm soapy water and green scourer works well. or if you use peel ply when vac bagging the blush comes off with the peel ply.
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    Composite Laminating

    I’ve vac bagged 2 boards now, with average results. slow set epoxy gives more time (and less stress) when setting up light weight fibreglass helps get into the corners. what did you use for a vac pump? I just cut the compressor out of an old fridge I got off free on gumtree. Check out kiteforum.com there is a gear builders forum with heaps of info https://kiteforum.com/viewforum.php?f=107&sid=189339b87ab74a2ec5d01c406ad96da8
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    Peter Lynn Synergy (is back?!)

    Yeah, I’m not sure why they reused the synergy name though 🤷‍♂️
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    Sorry, didn’t see your question before. no I haven’t done this myself, but I should give it a go. I’ve also wondered if dissolved stormsure glue would work better then silicon???
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    @Northern Kites Australia Do you see how on the spray can you linked to it says “silicon lubricant”? That’s why it won’t work. It will never dry. The silicon and turps mix terry talks about uses a silicon sealant, which will dry. you would need to use a clear natural cure silicon. https://www.bunnings.com.au/parfix-300g-clear-all-purpose-silicone_p1232674
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    Kite buggy and kites

    Where are you located? Would you be willing to post?
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    Cheers terry for the write up. It does seem like a very simple method of extending the life of the kite. do you find that the sand sticks to the silicon?
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    Filling your kite with Helium?

    Yes! The age old question had finally answered. I’m sure everyone has had this though about how to improve the light wind ability of lei kites, but I guess that idea has been busted. 😄
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    Here for advice - Plummet

    @72hundred I haven’t flown the switchblade, but I can tell you that you will not be flying it in 27 knots. Those numbers quoted on the cabrinha website are for twintip riding. They are also the extreme limits of its range. you need a lot less power in a buggy, because there is less rolling resistance / drag and no need to have enough power on tap to get up on a plane like when kiteboarding. another guy that will be able to give you more advice is @roblukin. He flys exclusively pump up kites in the buggy and is a bloody good pilot.
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    Kitesurfing Brands... Interesting Video!

    Yeah, it’s a bit crazy how many brands there are. It makes you wonder how the smaller brands survive.
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    Now this is interesting

    New material to replace Dacron. stronger, stiffer, lighter
  16. I made mine that the measurement is to the end of the bridle loop.
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    Now this is interesting

    The impression I got from the video is that it is just replacing the Dacron struts and the bladder material that s being replaced I can see some super light weight 17m+ LEI’s coming out that will compete with the big foil kites in light wind efficiency.
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    Flysurfers new(?) control bar

    Half the pictures are north bar and qr 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️
  19. Flysurfer have released a new(?) control bar. The Force control bar. Heres some pics. What are people’s thoughts? Complete package Quick Release 4.0 Different colours? Short safety leash and replaceable chicken loop. Rumour is that Flysurfer are releasing an all new “Click” bar next session 😂
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    Sysmic S3

    Wow, now that is very cool. Very unique way of making the side rails compact for travel. Which is what I found to be the hardest part to pack when I have flown with my buggy.
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    Cheap/free Kiteboarding gear

    Yeah it is, but it’s sold now. Sorry
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    Cheap/free Kiteboarding gear

    Sold: Noble NBL kiteboard 138 $10 excellent condition. No straps, fins, etc. comes as pictured below Sold: caution kiteboard 145 FREE excellent condition. No straps, fins etc. comes as pictured below Sold: Peter Lynn fury 13m $75 Fair condition. No known leaks (pumped up today for 30 minutes), one small patch. Kite and bag only. Mystic 155 board bag. $10 good condition. One zip runner broken, but the other still works and zips entire bag. NOTE: I won’t post any total purchase under $20 (ie. I won’t post a $10 board bag on its own, but I will post a $10 bag and $10 board together)
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    eBay & Gumtree Finds

    Louis force hydrofoil and board $850 http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/1217223821?utm_campaign=socialbuttons&utm_content=app_ios&utm_medium=social&utm_source=sms
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    eBay & Gumtree Finds

    Ozone R1 v1 kite 11m $500!!!!! http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/1217192120?utm_campaign=socialbuttons&utm_content=app_ios&utm_medium=social&utm_source=sms
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    eBay & Gumtree Finds

    Kite buggy $275 (maybe radsail) https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/350853905741068/ kite buggy $250 (original flexifoil) https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/317399485614298/ Dirtsurfer $300 http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/1209739343?utm_campaign=socialbuttons&utm_content=app_ios&utm_medium=social&utm_source=sms