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BigTone last won the day on August 3

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About BigTone

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    we have Ignition

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    Auckland NZ
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    Kites. Lasers. Music.
  1. Born-Kite RaceStar

    Cheers Plummet. You've written most of mine for me. :-)
  2. Born-Kite RaceStar

    Got to fly the 5 (and the 7 after I’d got it back off Plummet) at the BlueBalls Buggy Bash this weekend. Gotta say Steffen has out done himself with these. The new bridles alone are worth it, no more single skin spaghetti, but the Racestars are definitely a great kite. I had a blast with the 5 most of the weekend but the 7 I think is my new favourite kite. Smooth power buildup, plenty of grunt, brilliant upwind and they go like cut cats. And that’s in the dunes, can’t wait to try them on a flat beach.
  3. Born-Kite RaceStar

    Can’t wait to fly these suckers!
  4. Born-Kite RaceStar

    Backs healing up fine.... should be good to go in a few weeks. Just in time for the Blue Balls.
  5. Born-Kite RaceStar

    @andy666 I think the prices on Born Kites are more than reasonable compared to other manufacturers. And no other manufacturer, to my knowledge, is making high aspect single skins. Most companies are going down the closed cell path, and they are very expensive. And imo putting off newcomers to the sport due to the cost - but that’s a whole different rant. 😁
  6. Born-Kite RaceStar

    My 7 and 9 racestars have arrived. The 5 and 11 should be on the way soon. Cant wait to get out and have a fly with them. They look incredible, the 9m in particular is an awesome colour. Ive been laid up with a back injury, so having to just look at them at the moment.
  7. Born-Kite RaceStar

    @plummet I've got a full set coming, so once they have arrived I might pop down to the Naki for a road trip. :-D
  8. Born-Kite RaceStar

    Cheers. Back is coming right, slooooowly - Stupid disks, why they can't stay between the vertebrae where they are supposed to be is beyond me.... Another few sessions with my Back Man should help.
  9. Born-Kite RaceStar

    Hey @windstruck, how are the RS bridles? With the new stiffer lines, is there less tangling? Can’t wait for mine to arrive. Hopefully my back issues will be resolved when they arrive and i’ll actually be able to fly them immediately.
  10. Born-Kite RaceStar

    I was going to get a select few... but I couldn't decide between sizes so i just bought one of each.... as you do. :-)
  11. Born-Kite RaceStar

    Just ordered mine. :-)
  12. Born-Kite RaceStar

    Nice.... can't wait for mine. See you have the FAS installed on yours. I've just retrofitted my 12.5 LS2 with it as it makes replacement line-sets much easier to make. And i agree, the Born-Kite stitching is always absolutely top notch.
  13. Born-Kite RaceStar

    Hey @windstruck Did Steffen send you the two extra pig tails for your 12.5 LS2? He sent me a red and blue pigtail about 6 inches long with the kite, but i didn't put them on for ages, but when i did, it was like flying a different kite. It turned a LOT quicker (relatively speaking) that it does without them. So if you don't have those pigtails just make up and add about 4-6 inches to the red and blue lines....
  14. Born-Kite RaceStar

    Steffen says it will go on sale next month (Feb). Im thinking about a 9 as well - to start with..... :-)
  15. Born-Kite LongStar 2

    @Tiger37 the 3.5LS2 is a hoot isn't it? Im looking forward to getting my hands on a Racestar though.