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  1. Meet "Lolly" the lionfish - made by Rolokite
  2. Chook, Goz, Here are the bridle measurements I was talking about at Emu Park
  3. Bridal line: noun; The almost invisible thread that is used by young, single women to ensnare unsuspecting, male prey. 🤕
  4. Correct! You have to allow extra for constructing the loops, etc.
  5. I'm pleased with how these ones turned out. Hopefully, the new owner in Colorado will like them too.
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    Dual and Quad sport kites

    I've always felt kites are for flying, not collecting. The slow progression of arthritis in my thumbs and wrists means these don't get flown... but they should. Hopefully a new owner can do them justice. Posting here before I put them on other sites next week. Rev I - Lee Sedgewick model. Excellent condition, flown maybe 3 times. Fitted with Revolution Strong frame (as standard), Race Rods frame included. $275 shipped in Australia. KaoS Quad. Excellent condition. Fitted with Revolution 1.5 Race Rods frame, "Spanish" bridle, and "French Sticks" on the rear (for faster, more stable reverse flying). $275 shipped in Australia. Level One "Reloaded". Brand new, never flown. Complete with original, unused lines, straps and winder. $200 shipped in Australia. *** SOLD *** Blue Moon "Killer Bee". $295 shipped in Australia. *** SOLD *** Blue Moon "Mongoose" STD (black) and UL (charcoal) - matched pair. As new condition (unflown by me, but flown once by the original owner/collector). $295 each or $500 for both, shipped in Australia. *** UL IS SOLD *** Sensible offers will be considered Thanks, Kevin
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    Dual and Quad sport kites

    No, never assume... INSIST!! 😤
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    Dual and Quad sport kites

    ... and just your colour, I feel sure! 😁
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    Found - AVIA Gforce UL

    Aaargh! Why didn't you say so?? I would have sent some in the spars parcel!!
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    Found - AVIA Gforce UL

    Consider them yours. By the way, one of the spars already has a ferrule. I'll mail them off to you tomorrow. I presume you're still at Croydon? ...and FYI, I have a stock of Skyshark spars in pretty much all sizes if you ever go down that path
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    Found - AVIA Gforce UL

    I've got a pair of used G-Force UL at 76cm long, three at 68cm, and two at 66cm. If these are any use, you are welcome to them. A full length (82.5cm) G-Force UL weighs about 16.5 grams. Large end O.D. 9mm, I.D. 7.4mm. Small end O.D. 6.5mm, I.D. 6.0 mm. Ferrule size 7.3mm hollow carbon tube (no idea where to get that any more!) A Skyshark 5PT weighs 15 grams. Large end O.D. 7.9mm, I.D. 6.2mm. Small end O.D. 6mm, I.D. 4.5mm. Ferrule size 6mm (0.2400" solid carbon rod) (A Skyshark 7PT weighs 20 grams - way too heavy!) A Skyshark Nitro STD weighs 15 grams. Large end O.D. 8.3mm, I.D. 7.2mm. Small end O.D. 6.4mm, I.D. 5.2mm. Ferrule size 6mm (0.2400" solid carbon rod) I hope this helps
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    eBay & Gumtree Finds

    ... especially as it has been custom embroidered for the current owner
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    eBay & Gumtree Finds

    Never heard of them. But probably worth the money just to find out what they are!
  14. Orange uniform... surely a Russian cosmonaut. ☺️ And if you look closely, it's carrying a pair of six shooters!
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    Bye Dad.

    Heartfelt sympathy for you and your family. I'll fly one for him today
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    eBay & Gumtree Finds

    Now reduced to $350!
  17. Stumbled across an unflown MEFM that has spent its entire life hanging on a lounge room wall in the USA. It's currently heading back Down Under...oooh! I'm excited!!
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    MEFM heading home

    It was a good day today...
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    Dean Kite Festival

    Nice video, thanks for sharing. Love the shot of Neil and his burger!
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    MEFM heading home

    Ooh... love the french accent
  21. The locals just want to fly their single line kites... but they can't all fit on the sand, so it's into the water... Nice to see the kite surfers giving them space...
  22. Gotta start the new year with a new kite! Just a shame the wind was too strong to give it a real fly
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    Fulcrum Down Under

    You mean one of these? Or a "Flic" from France (these work surprisingly VERY well!)
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    Fulcrum Down Under

    Wow, it's been 6 months and I FINALLY got a decent fly on the Fulcrum yesterday. What a beautiful kite! You definitely need to fly it as a Fulcrum, not a Rev alternative. The main difference being how you use the handles. Holding the handles in the centre, not near the top, opens up the performance of the kite. Once I discovered this, I realised why. Rev movement is concentrated around the movement of the leading edge. The Fulcrum movement is around the horizontal centre line of the kite. Duh! (Slaps hand on forehead). I flew for over an hour, loving every minute. Graceful, easy to control, easy to impress the onlookers. Saving up for a vented version now!
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