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Randy last won the day on December 28 2019

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  1. Randy

    Reaching out...

    Never got my taxes done sooner. Then they gave us 2 more months.....
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    Born Kite 10m Nasa Star 2

    Do you ship to the U.S. ?
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    Born-Kite StreetStar

    Yes. I think the Redux kite has a bigger wind window, but it doesn't pull as hard, and is less stable so it is less effective. I think it is better than NPW on a 3 line bar with longer lines though.
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    Born-Kite StreetStar

    I've been using single handed bar now with my buggy. Works quite well.
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    short kiting video

    You managed to cover just about every form of land/wind sports in one video! Impressive. What was the 3 wheel thing that looked like a trike at the start?
  6. Randy

    First Builds

    I have exactly the same machine and have now used it quite a bit for 3 years. Sewing kites is one of the least demanding things (for the machine) you can. The fabric is very thin and pretty easy to sew. The "Heavy Duty" name is probably overstated though - my machine can't make it through the seam when hemming a pair of blue jeans for example. But if kite making is the main use of the machine you don't need much. I've only ever used 3 stitches - straight, zig-zag and triple zig-zag. Probably every machine made now has many more stitches than that. So you don't have to spend a lot. A walking foot is probably a necessity, and for NPW's I would get a cording foot. This is because often you use kite line as a seam reinforcement (see Tom White's plans on kiteplans.org). This provides a very strong attachment for bridles. It is very hard to sew a a reinforcement line without one, but quite easy with one.
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    Foil boarding with a wing

    Homemade NASA parafoil - sound interesting. Can you post or pm me pics? Tried to build a few myself.
  8. Randy

    IBX 2018 Born-Kite Style!

    Awesome vid Steve - love the music too!
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    Born-Kite StreetStar

    I am building a 4.2 M version now. Not sure if I will build it for buggy (full ribs) or street (nose ribs only). The material is actually light polyester - just looks like tarp. My first version was tarp but didn't use the full wrap around LE. This is the 4th iteration. Plans are online. I doubt it would be as good as your 4.0 StreetStar though. http://www.laboratoridenvol.com/projects/gkite/gkite.en.html http://www.laboratoridenvol.com/projects/jouetbhl/jouet.en.html
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    Born-Kite StreetStar

    @Freda Latou Here you are. Not sure if this has a true depower, but it has a "power dump" ability which is pretty useful. Just tilt the bar back and the kite flutters and depowers, but keeps flying. You can hit full power by feel. Think I need to use it with a harness.
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    Born-Kite StreetStar

    I'm working on it. It seems to fly better with the middle line hooked to my harness. Here is a video. _.bbf0958c97998df58d2c4c40e3131321
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    Born-Kite StreetStar

    @Freda Latou It is just a PVC pipe about 60cm long, bent with a heat gun, a few holes drilled and notches in the ends to wrap line around. I put a line in the middle for harness hook or maybe depower if I can figure that out.
  13. Randy

    Born-Kite StreetStar

    Tried my homebrew single handed handle today. If you have enough wind to ride it provides plenty of control. Fun way to ride. Easy to make the bar with PVC pipe, a few drill bits and a heat gun.
  14. Randy

    eBay & Gumtree Finds

    Here's an interesting listing. Only about $50 more than Pansh themselves would charge. (They did cut the price from $198 though.) https://www.ebay.com/itm/Pansh-Adam-4-5m-Kiteboarding-Trainer-Kite-Closed-Cell-Water-Relaunchable/152901879914?hash=item2399a9886a:g:-WcAAOSwHo5afk6B
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    Born-Kite StreetStar

    Does StreetStar come with the bar or do you have to buy that separate?