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    ssayre got a reaction from RedSky in POTUS Vote   
    No, you've got it backwards.  God help us if Hilary wins.  The majority of middle aged americans want trump.  Businesses want trump, Military wants trump.  She will continue to cut our military back.  That's not popular in todays times.
    Unfortunately, we only have 2 choices.
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    ssayre got a reaction from Mez in Peter Lynn Waterfoil 5.6   
    Now that's funny. I just spit my tea out. 
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    ssayre got a reaction from windstruck in Born-Kite StreetStar   
    I love it.  the mainstream kite manufacturers are competing with each other for the same customer base.  Meanwhile in Steffenville  he continues to innovate for the niche street kite market and doesn't care what the other manufacturers do.  I would love to try this one out.
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    ssayre reacted to bob2 in ripsurf toy and kite - short video   
    hello all
    I've been busy on Gumtree and picked up a ripsurf for $50.00.  They are awesome.  They are pretty cheap new as well - I think about $130 from Target.  They are easier to ride than a rip stick and have a real surf feel to them. 
    The wind was a bit rubbish (a bit too light) but I think the potential for speedy carving action is there. So, if you like longboarding with a kite, consider adding one of these toys to the play box. 
     
    Bob2
     
     
     
     
     
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    ssayre reacted to Freda Latou in Born-Kite StreetStar   
    i had to try it      would be easier with stephen streettkite but i had fun and want do  on sup       somehow better than kitewing
               the bar is a land paddle stick
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    ssayre reacted to andy666 in Flysurfer Peak 3   
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    ssayre got a reaction from bakersdozen in Irig   
    That's awesome. Would love to try that out. 
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    ssayre got a reaction from windstruck in Photobucket - Holding the internet to "Ransom"   
    That's what I like so well about this site. I don't use any third party for posting pictures here. Just click and drag images from my desk top. I had to use photobucket on pkf because I was never smart enough to embed pictures directly in the post without it. Either way, I could care less if I live on through my kite pictures posted and definitely won't pay photonucket. It was always awful to use.  The only other forum I post pictures to is weber kettle club and that's because i can post pictures direct from my phone using their app. 
    Ha, just learned I can upload direct from my phone here.

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    ssayre reacted to Dingo in Irig   
    Check this out. At 6:20 you can see the base plate that comes with it.
     
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    ssayre reacted to alf in Irig   
    The sail should be symetrical to allow kitewing and kite use
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    ssayre got a reaction from windstruck in Born-Kite StreetStar   
    Thanks Steve!  @windstruck sent me kite that steffen sent him to try out.  Kite control was intuitive but still took time to get the hang of while moving.  My style of street kiting involves a lot of fluid transitions in a semi confined area so that's what I wanted to test first.  It took me a good hour to get transitions down.  The main reason is one handed control.  This is where it gets hard to explain and will vary for different riders.  I'm goofy footed (right foot first) and I transition from frontside to backside and ride toe side so my right foot is always forward.  keep in mind your thumb always needs to be pointed to the top of the bar.  This means I'm comfortably riding toe side using my right hand (I'm right handed) but when I transition there are 2 options.  continue to hold the bar in my right hand but upside down (a little awkward but doable) or switch hands and use my left.  I've never been good flying left handed so that took a lot of time to get down.  Keep in mind your switching hands during the transition.  All that is to say that when I use a normal bar on a nasa star, I would always fly toe side one handed with my strong hand and when I would transition to front side, I would be flying with both hands on the bar so I've never been forced to use my left hand solely.  I've only used it for a couple hours so far so this will probably be a minor hurdle and something that I already was getting good at by the time I left.
    The relaunch and landing works flawlessly.  Really impressive.  The turning works well but does take some practice and getting used to as to be expected.  My first impression is that a standard nasa star would be much easier for a beginner but for intermediates, this kite offers a much more dynamic flying experience and most likely will have much better upwind capability.  I'll test that out when the wind direction cooperates for a couple of my long road spots.
    Transitions were much more similar to flying my peak on handles as far as how the kite behaves but using just one handle for all control.  Very wild and fun kite.  It does take some skill to use but I like that.
    I would like to add some 2m or 5m lines to see how that goes.  I will take a look at how easy that will be to add next time I'm out.
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    ssayre got a reaction from windstruck in Born-Kite StreetStar   
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    ssayre got a reaction from windstruck in Photobucket - Holding the internet to "Ransom"   
    That's what I like so well about this site. I don't use any third party for posting pictures here. Just click and drag images from my desk top. I had to use photobucket on pkf because I was never smart enough to embed pictures directly in the post without it. Either way, I could care less if I live on through my kite pictures posted and definitely won't pay photonucket. It was always awful to use.  The only other forum I post pictures to is weber kettle club and that's because i can post pictures direct from my phone using their app. 
    Ha, just learned I can upload direct from my phone here.

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    ssayre got a reaction from windstruck in Photobucket - Holding the internet to "Ransom"   
    That's what I like so well about this site. I don't use any third party for posting pictures here. Just click and drag images from my desk top. I had to use photobucket on pkf because I was never smart enough to embed pictures directly in the post without it. Either way, I could care less if I live on through my kite pictures posted and definitely won't pay photonucket. It was always awful to use.  The only other forum I post pictures to is weber kettle club and that's because i can post pictures direct from my phone using their app. 
    Ha, just learned I can upload direct from my phone here.

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    ssayre got a reaction from windstruck in Born-Kite StreetStar   
    Thanks Steve!  @windstruck sent me kite that steffen sent him to try out.  Kite control was intuitive but still took time to get the hang of while moving.  My style of street kiting involves a lot of fluid transitions in a semi confined area so that's what I wanted to test first.  It took me a good hour to get transitions down.  The main reason is one handed control.  This is where it gets hard to explain and will vary for different riders.  I'm goofy footed (right foot first) and I transition from frontside to backside and ride toe side so my right foot is always forward.  keep in mind your thumb always needs to be pointed to the top of the bar.  This means I'm comfortably riding toe side using my right hand (I'm right handed) but when I transition there are 2 options.  continue to hold the bar in my right hand but upside down (a little awkward but doable) or switch hands and use my left.  I've never been good flying left handed so that took a lot of time to get down.  Keep in mind your switching hands during the transition.  All that is to say that when I use a normal bar on a nasa star, I would always fly toe side one handed with my strong hand and when I would transition to front side, I would be flying with both hands on the bar so I've never been forced to use my left hand solely.  I've only used it for a couple hours so far so this will probably be a minor hurdle and something that I already was getting good at by the time I left.
    The relaunch and landing works flawlessly.  Really impressive.  The turning works well but does take some practice and getting used to as to be expected.  My first impression is that a standard nasa star would be much easier for a beginner but for intermediates, this kite offers a much more dynamic flying experience and most likely will have much better upwind capability.  I'll test that out when the wind direction cooperates for a couple of my long road spots.
    Transitions were much more similar to flying my peak on handles as far as how the kite behaves but using just one handle for all control.  Very wild and fun kite.  It does take some skill to use but I like that.
    I would like to add some 2m or 5m lines to see how that goes.  I will take a look at how easy that will be to add next time I'm out.
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    ssayre got a reaction from windstruck in Born-Kite StreetStar   
    the depower works, its similar to a peak.  trailing edge flutters without tension but you lose all steering depowered.  Not unlike trying to turn a depower with the bar all of the way out.  It turns solely by the back lines so without tension it doesn't turn.  flying unhooked, you have to find the sweet spot between power and depower.  Almost like flying a nasa on 4 line without z bridle but different.
    I don't think the depower is that usable unless flown hooked in which I have not done.  I would guess it would be a dream for those with hard pack beach or beach pathway that can cruise long distances.  you could hook in and have full control over the power I would imagine.  Still a balancing act as there is no built in limiter like a standard depow bar has.  I might rig a harness line and try it on a longer stretch although I'm always a little leary hooking in on asphalt.
    I had some technical difficulties with my old camera.  I've never plugged the camera I bought from you in yet so I'll try that one.  I'll have to get some mounts for it though.  I have a little bit of cell phone video, but I'll try and do better than that.
    My favorite thing about it right now is landing and super easy reverse launch.  That works flawlessly
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    ssayre got a reaction from windstruck in Born-Kite StreetStar   
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    ssayre got a reaction from windstruck in Born-Kite StreetStar   
    Thanks Steve!  @windstruck sent me kite that steffen sent him to try out.  Kite control was intuitive but still took time to get the hang of while moving.  My style of street kiting involves a lot of fluid transitions in a semi confined area so that's what I wanted to test first.  It took me a good hour to get transitions down.  The main reason is one handed control.  This is where it gets hard to explain and will vary for different riders.  I'm goofy footed (right foot first) and I transition from frontside to backside and ride toe side so my right foot is always forward.  keep in mind your thumb always needs to be pointed to the top of the bar.  This means I'm comfortably riding toe side using my right hand (I'm right handed) but when I transition there are 2 options.  continue to hold the bar in my right hand but upside down (a little awkward but doable) or switch hands and use my left.  I've never been good flying left handed so that took a lot of time to get down.  Keep in mind your switching hands during the transition.  All that is to say that when I use a normal bar on a nasa star, I would always fly toe side one handed with my strong hand and when I would transition to front side, I would be flying with both hands on the bar so I've never been forced to use my left hand solely.  I've only used it for a couple hours so far so this will probably be a minor hurdle and something that I already was getting good at by the time I left.
    The relaunch and landing works flawlessly.  Really impressive.  The turning works well but does take some practice and getting used to as to be expected.  My first impression is that a standard nasa star would be much easier for a beginner but for intermediates, this kite offers a much more dynamic flying experience and most likely will have much better upwind capability.  I'll test that out when the wind direction cooperates for a couple of my long road spots.
    Transitions were much more similar to flying my peak on handles as far as how the kite behaves but using just one handle for all control.  Very wild and fun kite.  It does take some skill to use but I like that.
    I would like to add some 2m or 5m lines to see how that goes.  I will take a look at how easy that will be to add next time I'm out.
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    ssayre got a reaction from windstruck in Born-Kite StreetStar   
    Thanks Steve!  @windstruck sent me kite that steffen sent him to try out.  Kite control was intuitive but still took time to get the hang of while moving.  My style of street kiting involves a lot of fluid transitions in a semi confined area so that's what I wanted to test first.  It took me a good hour to get transitions down.  The main reason is one handed control.  This is where it gets hard to explain and will vary for different riders.  I'm goofy footed (right foot first) and I transition from frontside to backside and ride toe side so my right foot is always forward.  keep in mind your thumb always needs to be pointed to the top of the bar.  This means I'm comfortably riding toe side using my right hand (I'm right handed) but when I transition there are 2 options.  continue to hold the bar in my right hand but upside down (a little awkward but doable) or switch hands and use my left.  I've never been good flying left handed so that took a lot of time to get down.  Keep in mind your switching hands during the transition.  All that is to say that when I use a normal bar on a nasa star, I would always fly toe side one handed with my strong hand and when I would transition to front side, I would be flying with both hands on the bar so I've never been forced to use my left hand solely.  I've only used it for a couple hours so far so this will probably be a minor hurdle and something that I already was getting good at by the time I left.
    The relaunch and landing works flawlessly.  Really impressive.  The turning works well but does take some practice and getting used to as to be expected.  My first impression is that a standard nasa star would be much easier for a beginner but for intermediates, this kite offers a much more dynamic flying experience and most likely will have much better upwind capability.  I'll test that out when the wind direction cooperates for a couple of my long road spots.
    Transitions were much more similar to flying my peak on handles as far as how the kite behaves but using just one handle for all control.  Very wild and fun kite.  It does take some skill to use but I like that.
    I would like to add some 2m or 5m lines to see how that goes.  I will take a look at how easy that will be to add next time I'm out.
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    ssayre got a reaction from windstruck in Born-Kite StreetStar   
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    ssayre reacted to riffclown in Revolution Mesh Kite   
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    ssayre got a reaction from windstruck in Born-Kite StreetStar   
    I love it.  the mainstream kite manufacturers are competing with each other for the same customer base.  Meanwhile in Steffenville  he continues to innovate for the niche street kite market and doesn't care what the other manufacturers do.  I would love to try this one out.
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    ssayre got a reaction from windstruck in Born-Kite StreetStar   
    I love it.  the mainstream kite manufacturers are competing with each other for the same customer base.  Meanwhile in Steffenville  he continues to innovate for the niche street kite market and doesn't care what the other manufacturers do.  I would love to try this one out.
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    ssayre got a reaction from Chook in Singing in the shower.   
    Wow, that's great. Very well done. 
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    ssayre got a reaction from windstruck in Born-Kite StreetStar   
    I love it.  the mainstream kite manufacturers are competing with each other for the same customer base.  Meanwhile in Steffenville  he continues to innovate for the niche street kite market and doesn't care what the other manufacturers do.  I would love to try this one out.
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