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Northern Kites Australia last won the day on October 28 2017

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  1. Advice seeking on how to tune bridles - A,B,C and Z

    Tuning a kite is not just about making either the steering / front lines longer or shorter. I get that. But for kites that have a mixer like Flysurfer kites, is it the same principle in tuning the bridles? My Pansh is up for sale, but I flew it out of the bag last week for the first time in a year, to see if everything is ok. Alas, the leading-edge crumbled on me when the kite went to 12 o'clock. It doesn't tend to happen along the other areas of the wind-window, such as 3, 2 and 1 o'clock, but only when it's at zenith. And not all the time, sometimes. The problem I think is that when the wind dies down a little, the leading edge collapses, and doesn't hold its shape like a Flysurfer does. The kite used to fly perfectly, and I think some bridles have either shrunk or stretched. I was told that by shortening the B or C (or both), this problem tends to go away. I've not done that yet, but when I do align the bridle connecting points, they are about 2-3cm apart in this order: A is longer, followed by B and then C. What tips/advice could you give please?

    You're scaring meeee !!!!
  3. Flysurfer Speed 3s, and Psycho 4 deluxe for sale (8m Psycho now added)

    Wow, that 19m looks tempting. I have the Speed 4 15m deluxe and I have to say it is my favorite kite for boosting. I wonder how much air I would get with the 19m, but I am worried it will be very slow to turn once at peak height. How much of a jumper is she really?
  4. Peter Lynn Waterfoil 5.6

    Bahaha... he wouldn't take my $2 offer. Besides, WTFWIWTKF, as I already have one !?
  5. Poker Face @ Kingston 2018

    Wow. I wish I could be there with my Waterfoil and other stuff. I never knew of this place, until you guys have been frothing about it here. But I do remember Robe back in my surfing days, and that place cops some amazing huge waves, and yeah the wind... poah... that entire coastline is like wind heaven.
  6. Peter Lynn Waterfoil 5.6

    Hey thanks @Olof Palmolja for the line plan. I just can't be stuffed measuring mine, so I am just going to take pics. I never measured my lines when I split them into a mixer system, and with a lot of tweaking and seeing myself getting dragged over to the trees a few times, I've managed to stabalise the kite, but a sudden pull of the bar and it will still spin out of control (!!)... mine's the purple 5.6m size. Anyway... I guess now that competition has brought me out of the woodwork, I'll have to commit or else ... yikes.
  7. Death Kite Nomination

    I too accept... what winds do you prefer me to try it on? The most I can handle is 17knots with the WF. Mind you, mine's been modded so not sure if it qualifies because quite frankly it flies pretty well now. pssst... it's why suddenly my account now magically works! Gee I wonder who could have fixed that!
  8. The Block 2017

    !?!? what ever Joel.
  9. Alex Sanz - Longest Kite Replies in History thread

    Alex is a great guy when you want to talk kites and the design of kites. Seriously, he knows a lot about kites, arc-kites, foils, Peter Lynns and old very old single skins. I admire him for that, and I will always keep my ears pricked for when he discusses the pros and cons of a kite BUT!!! Yeah - his alter ego and "check me... I know more than you... f you..." tone in his responses leaves a lot to be desired. Mind you, I tend to do the same... and I am my own worst enemy. But... slowwwwly I am seeing the errors of my ways. Back on topic though. Alex was in Sri Lanka, came to OZ for a while and went back to Spinoza and is now going over to South America. Where he gets the money for these trips - I have no idea. Maybe he made a fortune whilst being one of the Gladiators on TV back in the 90s? If there is one thing I would not do when I go overseas, is treat people with any ill-convinced assumptions about what the "women" there are like and his sexist "not so easy" complaining and whining. One day - he'll be pooing with a black eye. So Alex, if you're reading this - I admire your spirit, determination and passion (obsession?) over kites and anything wind powered, but as I posted on your FB posts - please man... be a gentleman and you'll find her one day.. I know you will and suddenly I know you will never be the same again.
  10. The Block 2017

    I had a feeling that same meme from Seabreeze would end up here. Now I know the alias you use there!
  11. Alex Sanz - Longest Kite Replies in History thread

    Alex - you're awesome man, but this thread takes the cake!
  12. Nice low wind session from Kris Beech

    I wonder what the wind was really like? "low" - yeahhh riiighhhtt...
  13. The Block 2017

    No one gives a shit?
  14. Peter Lynn Waterfoil 5.6

    Great idea. That's what I'll do
  15. The Block 2017

    Some of you may have seen the final last night, and pondered about the property market on these "high end" properties. Huegh's bought the winning property #5 from Josh and Elise and they've pocketed and won over $500k overall. Unfortunately the same cannot be said about the other properties, but everyone walked away with some coin - decent amount of coin never the less. What was, yet the same situation in all of these shows, is that the bidders are predominantly buyer's agents. No one else - except for one bloke at the back, raised their paddles to place a bid. The fact that buyers - real fair-dinkum buyers are there to buy the properties, are using buyers agents is a testament to how well and worthwhile a buyers agent is worth their weight in gold. They handle the process from beginning to end, and all you have to do as a client, is say yes or no to the bids or the negotiating process. We used a buyers agent to buy our home and it was the best thing we did. No agency BS, sweet talking, legal jargon, etc... our buyers agent did the lot and we had the keys handed to us in the end. Cannot recommend them enough. ps... I think Scott Cam should have kept his bogan mouth shut when the agents came in for directions. He has zero property experience and blew chances of a negotiation with that Nicole buyers agent lady.