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  1. What's everyone's go to kite in patchy light wind.

    It's all relative. One person's "nuking" conditions is another person's "light and patchy"
  2. Hello. newbie Q bout depower kites-

    Hi @alison melia, welcome to the forum. On the difference between fixed bridle and depower, for kites of similar size, aspect ratio and projected sail area, when sheeted out fully the pull from a depower kite is very roughly half that of a fixed bridle kite BUT when sheeted in fully it's going to be pretty much the same power size for size so a powered-up 6m depower kite has the same pull as a 6m fixed bridle. Bigger kites are slower through the air so you have more time to react but there are going to be many times when the wind is too strong for it, especially while you're learning. I reckon you're better off with a smaller de-power to start off with as you'll get more use out of it. A popular choice over the years to learn buggying and kite landboarding has been the stable, low AR snowkite models around the 6m mark like the Ozone Access and HQ Apex foils and more recently the single skin models such as Flysurfer Peak. If you do go this route the chances are that you'll sooner or later outgrow them so I'd suggest you buy second hand and get something more advanced when you're ready for it. You can then choose to on-sell or keep the first kite as a storm sail. These kites are high quality builds that last forever and you can pick them up pretty cheaply. As an example, I recently got a 6m Access XC with bar, lines, harness and bag in really good nick for $ 150. Good luck and keep us posted.
  3. Ozone Explore

    Thanks for sharing. Where do you ride?
  4. NSW and Canberra Buggy Meet

    I think lot of folks will find it difficult to find the time before Christmas so the new year would probably be better. Maybe have a look at dates after Kingston? Accommodation will be easier for anybody wanting to stay over and beaches will be emptier as school holidays will have finished.
  5. Super Tracks - video

    Really impressive @RedSky. At the risk of embarrassing myself because I know nothing of the tech and don't know if this even exists but it looks like footage was shot from a drone on a programmed wireless tether?
  6. eBay & Gumtree Finds

    Sorry! I was toying with the idea myself but passed as I don't do enough static flying
  7. One more

    I'm so tempted to sign up under the alias "@Liftywonds"
  8. NSW and Canberra Buggy Meet

    We've camped at Culburra and Currarong parks in the last couple of months and enjoyed our stays at both. Clean ablutions and plenty of activities for kids. Culburra has a pool which is nice if anybody gets tired of being sand blasted and just wants to relax next to the water. There are also parks at Gerroa and Shoalhaven Heads which are at either end of 7-mile beach but we haven't checked them out as yet. https://www.holidayhaven.com.au/culburra-beach/ https://www.holidayhaven.com.au/shoalhaven-heads/ https://www.holidayhaven.com.au/currarong/ https://www.kiamacoast.com.au/seven-mile-beach-holiday-park/
  9. NSW and Canberra Buggy Meet

    I'm keen
  10. eBay & Gumtree Finds

    A bunch of 6' stackers going for a song https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/winston-hills/miscellaneous-goods/4x-flexifoil-powerkites/1200593566
  11. Bye Dad.

    Condolences on your loss.
  12. What's everyone's go to kite in patchy light wind.

    Weekends for me. Maybe start a new thread in the Meets forum?
  13. What's everyone's go to kite in patchy light wind.

    That sounds like a good idea. Suggest Culburra/Currarong/7-mile depending on wind direction. Lots of holiday parks in the area if anybody want's to stay over.
  14. Ozone Explore

    New single skin kite from Ozone for 2019 called the "Explore". It will be available in 4, 6, 9 & 12m and looks to be aimed as direct competition to the FS Peak. Manufacturer's blurb: "The new Explore by Ozone has something to offer for everyone. Consistent pull through the wind window, instant de-power, minimal upward lift, relatively slow flying speed, and damage-resistant single surface design make the Explore an amazing kite for entry level and intermediate riders. Advanced riders can push the boundaries - tight and dynamic or slow lazy loops can navigate difficult terrain while excellent drift allows riding down slopes without worring about the kite. For experts the lightweight design means it can fly in very light wind, allowing you to work the low end efficiently without having to worry about keeping the kite in the sky. The proven Re-Ride System means you can land the kite quickly and safely." I was thinking of getting the 12m Shaman 2 as a low wind engine but it looks like I'm going to have to wait a bit now. https://ozonekites.com/products/land-snow-kites/explore-v1/ https://vimeo.com/293139314
  15. @twojaythomo, a bit far to drag the buggy all the way around but if you don't mind a few k's on the pushy, jump on the ferry at Nelson with your bike/kite/landboard. Hop off at Tea Gardens and pedal to Yaccaba spit. Works well in a NE breeze and I've never been bugged by rangers at Hawks Nest