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    DrWind got a reaction from jeffnyc in Snowkiting Mt Mckay and surrounds   
    Hi All,
    Thought it was about time I uploaded some content. This was shot on a weekend of snowkiting back in September 2017 . . .  yes I am a bit slow when it comes to editing 🙂
    Light conditions but great snow. It was my son's first time on a snowboard / snowkiting and he is now hooked!
     
     
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    DrWind got a reaction from jeffnyc in Snowkiting Mt Mckay and surrounds   
    Hi All,
    Thought it was about time I uploaded some content. This was shot on a weekend of snowkiting back in September 2017 . . .  yes I am a bit slow when it comes to editing 🙂
    Light conditions but great snow. It was my son's first time on a snowboard / snowkiting and he is now hooked!
     
     
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    DrWind got a reaction from jeffnyc in Snowkiting Mt Mckay and surrounds   
    Hi All,
    Thought it was about time I uploaded some content. This was shot on a weekend of snowkiting back in September 2017 . . .  yes I am a bit slow when it comes to editing 🙂
    Light conditions but great snow. It was my son's first time on a snowboard / snowkiting and he is now hooked!
     
     
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    DrWind reacted to .Joel in Now THAT's how you use a drone....   
    Finally, a bit of zip  
     
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    DrWind got a reaction from Mason D'Alo in New Kiting spot (Melbourne)   
    I managed to take a GoPro on Saturday to give the local Melbournian's a closer look at the site.
    Hope you like it!
    https://vimeo.com/183436797
     
     
     
     
     
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    DrWind reacted to andy666 in Hottest Sexy Female Kiters! (Pt2)   
    Great kiteboarding video, that features 4 amazingly talented and sexy kiters
     
     
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    DrWind reacted to Mez in new buggy spot near Barwon Heads.   
    But the tip looks a little soft and sticky in places, but you’d have to be nuts not to go and have a look!
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    DrWind got a reaction from Phil Litchfield in Something diffetent   
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    DrWind got a reaction from Phil Litchfield in Something diffetent   
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    DrWind got a reaction from Phil Litchfield in Something diffetent   
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    DrWind got a reaction from Phil Litchfield in Something diffetent   
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    DrWind got a reaction from RedSky in Super Tracks - video   
    Love it! Love it! Love it!
    Soooo many new angles. And it looked like you were moving pretty fast. My son has a Fusion and I know how much can be involved with editing. Well done. You've set the bar very high.
     
    Sorry to hear about our camera. 
     
     
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    DrWind reacted to Jason in Sweet Vid   
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    DrWind got a reaction from Tiger37 in Shout out to all the regulars....   
    Hey Mary.
    Nice to hear from you. Last buggy was about 3 weeks ago at Balnarring beach which was fun. Have been juggling between kitesurfing, foilboarding,  mtb riding, sailboarding,  motorbike riding and paragliding.  Too little time for too many (mainly wind based) intetests. Would be out on the buggy this weekend but the wind just isn't cooperating. Looking forwards to catching up soon. 
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    DrWind got a reaction from Tiger37 in Shout out to all the regulars....   
    Hey Mary.
    Nice to hear from you. Last buggy was about 3 weeks ago at Balnarring beach which was fun. Have been juggling between kitesurfing, foilboarding,  mtb riding, sailboarding,  motorbike riding and paragliding.  Too little time for too many (mainly wind based) intetests. Would be out on the buggy this weekend but the wind just isn't cooperating. Looking forwards to catching up soon. 
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    DrWind reacted to Freda Latou in bugying on water   
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    DrWind reacted to SoutherlyBuster in Foil boarding with a wing   
    Hey @bob2
    here is something to tempt you since you already have a wing, 
     
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    DrWind reacted to nigel in Summer 2017/18 Sandy Point Sessions   
    Nigel sets new PB!!
     
    Well it's taken a bit of planing, but it worked.
    Set the bench mark quite high for you lot.
    Could have gone faster but the kids were asleep.
    At this speed I almost feel asleep as well.
    Top speed 50.00 kph.
    In this!!
    Three passengers and one kite.
     

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    DrWind reacted to Jase Shepperd in Louth Bay Drone chasing GT Buggies   
    Just a little taste of todays action with Rob Lukin via some drone footage captured by a friend...
    Absolute awesome day and some great footage to go through (4 GoPro Camera's and the drone...... going to be a long night)
     
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    DrWind got a reaction from igeighty in Yet another windy day...   
    I feel for you Mez.
    Just to rub it in I managed to get out Friday evening for some kite foilboarding in around 20 knots, went sailboarding on Saturday in 20-30 knots, and then kitesurfing again on Sunday in a good 25 knot Southerly. I chalked this up as a good weekend with some mountain bike riding thrown in for good measure! Love this time of year :-)
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    DrWind got a reaction from igeighty in Yet another windy day...   
    I feel for you Mez.
    Just to rub it in I managed to get out Friday evening for some kite foilboarding in around 20 knots, went sailboarding on Saturday in 20-30 knots, and then kitesurfing again on Sunday in a good 25 knot Southerly. I chalked this up as a good weekend with some mountain bike riding thrown in for good measure! Love this time of year :-)
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    DrWind got a reaction from igeighty in Yet another windy day...   
    I feel for you Mez.
    Just to rub it in I managed to get out Friday evening for some kite foilboarding in around 20 knots, went sailboarding on Saturday in 20-30 knots, and then kitesurfing again on Sunday in a good 25 knot Southerly. I chalked this up as a good weekend with some mountain bike riding thrown in for good measure! Love this time of year :-)
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    DrWind reacted to RedSky in The Need For Speed   
    5 hours ago, Jase Shepperd said:
    Great video... love the acceleration 👍👍👍.
    see you’re on beachracers as well. What kite are you running?
    we are hanging to crack the 100km/hr but can’t get anywhere near that, seem to hit the 70km/hr then it seems a lot of the power is pulling buggy sideways and thus losing speed.. what’s the go🤔... just need to grow bigger balls????  Really  don’t need another flight of bewilderment and pain to find out 👍😳

    Thanks Jase!
    I was running an 8m Genetrix Hydra.
    I'm no expert. I'm constantly messing with the setup and testing new ideas but it seems that I have hit a brick wall too.
     
    Long Version
    Its likely that location dictates whats possible, except we can't know whats possible unless we push the limits.
    I'm certain that my location will never give me 80mph in the buggy. I'd have to relocate else where for that.
    I believe that our beaches have an inherent upper speed limit. Yours may fall below 100kph and no amount of advice will help you go any faster. Hopefully that's not the case.
    My beach is narrow and short, therefore I have little choice but to ride in fairly breezy conditions in order to get the power down early. Your location may call for a completely different approach. What applies here may not necessarily apply there. 
    Correct me if I'm wrong but your beach looks even narrower than mine. Yet I noticed that there are no 180 turns in your GPS path data, so I'm assuming your beach is lengthy?  Your options may solely rely on flying a smaller kite in much higher winds.
    You're flying a 9m SS Rev with a 30knt range? Perhaps its that upper 30kt range that's holding you back.
    What's the highest wind speeds you've seen at your beach and how often can you expect them to come ashore ?
    Your equipment needs to be optimized for those higher winds. The official wind range has your 9m Rev topping out  at 30knots with trim applied?.. without trim applied I'm guessing your kite tops out somewhere in 25-27knts range.
    The reason I ask this is because, for speed runs, you want to avoid applying any depower. You'll notice that my kite is always fully lit, both on the trim and bar. I'm almost hanging on with my finger tips. You only sheet out to slow down. Its uncomfortable sure but it is what it is.
    So I'm kinda doubtful that your fully lit wind range of 25knts will give you 100kph in the bug at your location. Do tell me if I'm coming across as an arse. 
    You may need to downsize or find another kite with a larger range and one that you can safely ride in high winds without ever trimming the kite for depower or sheeting the bar out. Doesn't have to be all the way in, but close enough. You need to let the kite breath a little if it's starting to choke.
     
    Short version
    To conclude, I'd recommend a kite with an upper wind range of at least 40knts or at least a kite capable of easily doing so and flying that kite in a 35knt wind. Then you should easily get to 100. That is if you get 35kt winds of course.
    Might be worth looking on ebay for a cheap 5m Best Warro and using that in high winds. I can vouch for its ability to go beyond the official range.
    Flight of Bewilderment - Now there's great video title
     
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    DrWind reacted to RedSky in The Need For Speed   
    Why, hello there.

    May I present to you my video from yesterday, Wednesday morning Jan24 2018.

    Thanks guys, hope you enjoy. 
     
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