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    analogue gps speedometer

    Wow. That’s awesome and some serious speed. I had to rewatch the start, because the speed just kept going up so fast. Brilliant.
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    eBay & Gumtree Finds

    21m speed 3 $700 https://www.seabreeze.com.au/Classifieds/Kitesurfing-Kites/~lomf4/2011-Flysurfer-Speed3-Deluxe.aspx?_page=2&search=NEIcyx8LOaA%2Bt7qcQIuwaw%3D%3D
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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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    Peter Lynn zipper replacement mod

    No worries.
  5. I had a zipper on my 16m venom 2 give up on me last week. Bloody frustrating, as it was the inflate zipper and I was about to launch 🤬. The slide was so worn out that it won’t close the teeth anymore. anyway, I have fitted new waterproof zips to an arc before, but they can be a bit expensive and hard to find. So I thought it was a good chance to test out a Velcro alternative. its basically just a short sock and Velcro opening similar to the deflates in the flysurfer kites. the Velcro valves work quite well. I inflated the kite and slowly opened the Velcro. No air was escaping until it opened far enough to for the end of the sock to open. Sorry, no pictures before they got sewn in. But a few pointers I worked out for anyone wanting to do this mod. -Make the sock width about 50mm more then the zipper opening in the kite. - place sticky ripstop inside the kite where the zipper stitching was removed. - measure from the opening in the kite to the cell wall, subtract 1cm. This is how long the sock needs to be. -sew the sock in the direction you would use it to inflate the kite (pointing towards the centre) - sew a deflate valve into the trailing edge to replace the deflate zipper.
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    Easy buggy backrest

    Needed a backrest on my Peter lynn bitsa buggy, but I don’t have easy (Cheap) access to an engineering workshop anymore, so I came up with an easy diy design. parts needed: 1m of 32mm stainless tubing. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/114008760179 2x 32mm tube jointing connector thingys (if someone knows what these are called that would be great) https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/123935778624 I do have a cheap pipe bender, so I gave it bit of a bend. Sorry @Chook, I should of done your trick of filling with water and freezing so it doesn’t kink, but it a slight bend that nobody will see 😉 then Just cut it to length and bolted it on. All that was left was wrap a pool noodle around it and make a cover. I have also been gathering the bits I need to build a composite giga axle. But that’s for another day...
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    Wanted Peter lynn charger v2 15m or Phantom v2 15m

    Me too 😄
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    Wanted to buy dirtsurfer

    How hard did you look? Found one for $50. It’s located in WA, but for $50 it’s worth paying postage. PRICE REDUCED!! Downhill Dirt Surfer on Gumtree http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/1246855500?utm_campaign=socialbuttons&utm_content=ios_VIP&utm_medium=social&utm_source=sms
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    eBay & Gumtree Finds

    Liver vmax $300 https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/580140955933492/
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    Thinking of you all!

    Well that’s all over my head. But I guess it’s been a lot of experience and learning to get to know what works. 👍
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    Thinking of you all!

    Bloody nice looking setup @Chook It just looks like something that is made to go flat out.
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    My Collection

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jODlnE6_AY&feature=youtu.be Peter Lynn Arc Kite Collection.mov This is my collection of Peter Lynn Arc kites. It all began with a couple of f-arcs a few years ago, that I picked up direct from the peter Lynn factory in NZ. The collection and my interest in arc kites quickly grew from there. The full list of kites shown in the video is below, but some of the rarest are the 24m Charger, 6m Hi-arc, and custom size f-arcs. There are also a few kites not included in the video as they are either doubles or in the post to me now (yes, the collection is still growing) Nearly all the kites have and do get flown, with a few still needing repairs to get the ready to fly. In the video.... 600 Hi-arc 600 F-arc (fully custom made by myself) 900 F-arc (cut down from 12m) 1200 F-arc 1600 F-arc 1830 F-arc (cells added to a 1600) 630 S-arc 840 S-arc 1120 S-arc 15m Guerilla II 8m Venom II 10m Venom II 13m Venom II 16m Venom II 19m Venom II 16m Scorpion 12m Synergy 10m Charger 12m Charger 15m Charger 24m Charger 15m Charger II Not in video.... 600 S-arc (prototype) 1200 F-arc (brand new factory condition in bag) 1600 F-arc (brand new factory condition in bag) 1830 F-arc (spare) 13m Venom II (spare) 16m Venom II (spare) 19m Venom II (spare) 15m Synergy (currently in the post)
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    My Collection

    Cheers @SoutherlyBuster Yes it’s an addiction. how are things going over there. How does the lock down actually work? Are you allowed out for food? Work? Sunlight?
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    eBay & Gumtree Finds

    Flysurfer 21m speed 4 Lotus $900 6 knots and you are on the water. http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/1244077171?utm_campaign=socialbuttons&utm_content=ios_VIP&utm_medium=social&utm_source=sms
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    Video Les Hemmes

    Haha, yep been there many times. Usually do more distance walking backwards try to get the kite in the air then actually in the buggy. that aero sounds so crispy.
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    PKD Buster Soulfly 3.3 help

    All the bridles On either the left or right of the kite, except the ones along the very tail edge of the kite should come together and connect to the lines that go to the top of the handles. the trailing edge bridles should come together nd connect to the lines that run to the bottom of the handle on that side.
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    Yep it's time for Yeppoon 2020.

    And then there was one... At this time I am still planning on heading to yeppoon.
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    Vliegers & Co Closing Down Sale

    That is very true.
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    Vliegers & Co Closing Down Sale

    Yeah I have been following them for a while on Facebook. they are venom 1’s in the most readily available sizes. In my opinion their “sale” price is probably what they should of been selling them for in the first place.
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    Should I ask for warranty?

    What do you think my chances are of getting a warranty claim on one of the extreme kites t-shirts? I love this shirt, but after ONLY 8 years of regular exposure to sweat, salt water, sunscreen and sunlight it has started to fall apart. @.Joel what was the warranty period on these shirts, because I feel like I should of got at least 10yrs out of it? 😄
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    Yep it's time for Yeppoon 2020.

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    Wanted: Buggy

    Bribie is ok, but a bit narrow with trees on the dune. You could try Brighton at low tide, but you will get covered in fine silt. Or if you want a drive south, I have heard Kingscliff is good. if you are looking for holiday and to meet up with some other buggiers, there are a few of us heading to yeppoon again this Easter. Check it out in the events section.
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    Wanted: Buggy

    @Jackboy Where abouts are you located? SE QLD covers a reasonable size area.
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    eBay & Gumtree Finds

    flexifoil kite buggy on Gumtree only $300!!!! http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/1240211019?utm_campaign=socialbuttons&utm_content=ios_VIP&utm_medium=social&utm_source=sms
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    Wanted: Buggy

    Try contacting Jason at BrisKites (on the Northside). He may have a new or 2nd hand buggy in stock. he will also be able to help out with plenty of advice. Jason is the Australian buggy speed record holder, so he knows his stuff. https://www.briskites.com.au/ Try contacting Jason at BrisKites (on the Northside). He may have a new or 2nd hand buggy in stock. he will also be able to help out with plenty of advice. Jason is the Australian buggy speed record holder, so he knows his stuff. https://www.briskites.com.au/ there is also a zebra buggy for sale on the gold coast on Facebook market place (you will have to search for it)