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northernal321

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  1. northernal321

    The Moose Meet 2016

    Are you going to bring the ungodly fire of plum and incinerate marshmallows? That's always fun.
  2. northernal321

    The Moose Meet 2016

    It's easier for us both if I bring it an take away....I'm a long drive from camp but it will fit in the van easy...it's yours for the duration...easy.
  3. northernal321

    The Moose Meet 2016

    I have a spare Bigfoot buggy for anyone over 6 foot....it's full race size but quite long if that suits anyone who needs it.
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    The Moose Meet 2016

    Dune race....down....down dune race...big dune....down.....oh yeaas
  5. northernal321

    86.9

    Thanks man....have really come to like that kite..goes well in a big wind with the aoa let go....very good fun in the dunes.
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    Sea Turtled / safety notice

    no pete no.......not project chook! thats just mean
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    86.9

  8. northernal321

    Sea Turtled / safety notice

    4 points of failure....interesting perspective their...I never looked at it like that.....I will have to contemplate this next time my 4door car is on fire with the kids in the back.
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    drifting buggy pic's

    yes, it was good sand for photographing that day....very powdery and light.
  10. northernal321

    Buggy Kite Harnesses

    hardwiring is without doubt the best way of extracting all possible power from the kite in a VERY controlled manner...your body is not built to properly handle the forces a traction kite and buggy are capable of withstanding....to put simply, you are the weakest link...your equipment is capable of handling a whole shit load of power...why not utilise it in the best possible way a human will naturaly tence up when it knows an impact is coming, its totaly natural to do this and is part of an involuntary set of saftey devices wired into our brains...rather punishing...but downloops and gusts need not be buttock clenching...once familiar with the feel kitebuggying becomes a very different game when hardwired, especialy in 20+ knots...the amount of energy extractable is realy quite exiting i think.......try and imagine the force required from your imaginary mate, to pull you sideways through the sand...he is gonna have to pull pretty hard to get you an your bug to slide, that exact same force has to travel through your body if your harnessed.....kite does it easy tho, and can do it all day..
  11. northernal321

    drifting buggy pic's

    yeeehaaa.........figour 8 racing at muriwai...pinning the flag.
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    drifting buggy pic's

    drifting the moose.
  13. northernal321

    Harnessing in ?

    i dunno, never used one man......cant see why it wouldnt work....my buggys pretty heavy tho....bout 50kg and if iv gotta pull that up a hill or off the ground thats a lot of weight to hold and id rather have the wire do the work..
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    Harnessing in ?

    yea slartiB your right, i dont have a video of the working system but all the wrist leash is, is an attachment to that orange toggle you see, i just run the orange toggle on any given day and run the wrist leach on a real scary day or if im in the sanddunes....te idea is that when you fly your arms are more ore less bent (short) and if you let go the handles and stretch your arm out it will be longer than the leash and so in throwing your arm out it will pull the pin....it dosnt work on big kites, my 6.6 blade for example likes a strop longer than my arm to fly well and so its uceless... i agree with your point about threading the line through the hole...i wouldnt trust my left arm to do anything fast enuff regardng pulling the pin, so all m saftey and clips are right handed affairs....this is questionable logic as if i broke my right arm id be fairly screwd so i will look at re fiddling it as you say.. wolfie your right aslo about more pilot skill n not OBE,ing whilst harnessed........but we have so mutch more fun hardwiring is lazymans buggying thers no point deniying it, but we also ride in dunes up, and down some pretty steep stuff and you just get pulled out if your trying to climb a hill whilst looping downwind or rolling upwind, downhill...hardwire fixes that and id probably why it came into common use here......because of the terrain....at ths point its te only option or you ave to stick with flat beach or live with all your hardwired mates overtaking you!!! peer pressure is indeed a bitch!
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    Harnessing in ?

    sorry, got a double up their....but im sure you get the gist.....basicly the wrist leash is a much more reliable way of findng the eject toggle, throw your arms out and BOOM kites gone, nice when its really really windy....this one isnt my fave leash, iv got a shorther one without te bungee that works faster but very restrictive with arm movements....remember this is a last resort....thers nothing pretty gong on here....
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