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    NSW and Canberra Buggy Meet

    Updated wind forecast for this weekend. I don't have a kite big enough for really light wind conditions so it looks like I'm going to be doing more fishing than kiting
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    NSW and Canberra Buggy Meet

    Sorry to hear about the leg @jdhot but you won't be missing out this weekend. Winds very light and from an awkward angle so I'm going to give it a miss. Hopefully we get some Easterly breezes over Easter.
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    NSW and Canberra Buggy Meet

    @Tiger37, What a difference a day can make in weather predictions. It's still too early to tell but we may yet get a session in on the weekend. I'll keep the day open and wait until Friday before deciding one way or the other
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    NSW and Canberra Buggy Meet

    Not impossible that things change before then but the wind forecast isn't looking good for a beach session next weekend. Sorry guys, probably my fault for bringing on the winter winds early. New kite curse - picked up a couple of old inflatables that I want to experiment with and am expecting a new 8m Blaze III which I was hoping to test on the weekend. If this weekend doesn't work out, we're camping at Culburra over Easter and it would be great to see another landkiter in action so shout out if you'll be in the area
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    NSW and Canberra Buggy Meet

    Currarong is good if the wind is from the NE. Let's plan on meeting there at this stage and we can see closer to the day what the wind will be doing
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    Hello. newbie Q bout depower kites-

    Hey @alison melia, If you haven't found a kite yet, I came across this one on Gumtree which looks good. The price is a bit strong but it's been up since August last year so the owner might be open to an offer and to posting it. https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/bruce/snow-sports/ozone-access-kite-6m/1191819253
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    Pansh Genesis 2019

    The Genesis is the depower version of the Adam which you already have. Apart from the colour change I don't think the 2019 version is very different from the previous model so you'll know basically how it flies. Unless you're looking specifically for a medium/low AR depower in a smaller size why not have a look at the Blaze III instead? Open cell so I wouldn't use in on water but then I don't think I'd be using a Genesis on water either, even if Pansh says you can. The Blaze has been out long enough for the wrinkles to be ironed out and does a good job of impersonating the Summit but at a fraction of the cost. The Genesis 8m is the same price as the Blaze III 8m at US$139 but with an AR of 4.9 vs 3.7 for the Genesis, it'll be a lot more exciting for somebody who knows how to fly. The Blaze also has the upgraded 5th line safety system borrowed from the latest Ozone foils which is really good (Genesis has traditional) and they're also doing the same 50% deal for footage/reviews on the Blaze. Food for thought . . . .
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    NSW and Canberra Buggy Meet

    Saturday 6th may be possible but I can definitely do the Sunday.
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    NSW and Canberra Buggy Meet

    Thanks @Tiger37. Nothing too serious but I won't be able to get away for the next couple of weeks. Hope you guys have a good session this afternoon
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    NSW and Canberra Buggy Meet

    Sorry guys, I have to pull out. A family emergency means I won't be kiting this weekend 😢
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    NSW and Canberra Buggy Meet

    Wind update. Looks like winds will be NE both days. Unless the wind direction changes on the day we'll probably head straight to Hammerhead Point on Saturday. Aim to get there 11:30 (ish) I can be reached on 0400332499
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    NSW and Canberra Buggy Meet

    For those that can make it, conditions are looking fair for the weekend with Saturday being the pick as wind will be more onshore. The wind swings more to the North on Sunday so Culburra or Hammerhead could be better than 7-Mile on the day.
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    NSW and Canberra Buggy Meet

    I'll be day-tripping and I travel light so it doesn't matter to me although 7-mile is a bit closer for those coming from Canberra
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    NSW and Canberra Buggy Meet

    Sunday looks better but sadly I'll be working
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    eBay & Gumtree Finds

    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/horsley/surfing/foil-kite-ozone-r1-11m/1207806408 If you can't wait for Branson or Musk to get their act together or you might not be able to afford their ride, here's a cheap way to get into orbit . . . . .
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    The things you find at jaycar

    Classic! I tried a store search for hoverboard but they must be out of those too Are you maybe confusing this with the fux capacitor?
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    F#@k It All....

    25.8m up - that's big. Slo-mo or no
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    NSW and Canberra Buggy Meet

    Give me a shout if you need a lift on 2/3 Phil
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    Nasa Star 4

    On 40m lines if you're content with big slow turns you don't need a lot of force to bring the kite around but if you want to hurry things up then you've got to give a good strong pull. I did try a 4m NS3 on this setup and it worked well - turned really quickly with minimal input but unfortunately just wasn't big enough to ski behind.
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    NSW and Canberra Buggy Meet

    Tides are better for the weekends of 2-3 Feb, 16-17 Feb or 2-3 Mar. Can't tell what the winds will be doing at this early stage so I guess we settle on an date and hope the winds blow fair. I'm flexible on dates.
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    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
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    Blowback in time.... Spartan Kite Skating!

    Hi @Htxdea, welcome to the forum. I had exactly the same idea as you and was lucky enough to pick up a good second-hand pair of Powerslide nordic skates. They feel very different to inline skates and skis so I've taken a while to get into them but they are a lot of fun - even @carltb has got himself a pair now although he spends so much time in the air it doesn't really matter what he's riding They do cost a bomb so suggest you buy second hand or borrow before committing - you may find you prefer the off-road inline models rather than the "wheels of doom" nordic skates. I could be wrong but I think that @windstruck played about with both styles before an unfortunate accident made him change his ride. Have a look at his posts under this section of the forum