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  1. Northern Kites Australia

    eBay & Gumtree Finds

    Recent finds: 12m Ozone Frenzy https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/attadale/snow-sports/12-ozone-frenzy-land-snow-kite/1214441178 HQ CrossFire 3.2 https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/kingscliff/other-sports-fitness/hq-crossfire-3-2-traction-power-kite-/1210494379 PANSH Flux and Landboard deal https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/south-coogee/skateboards-rollerblades/pansh-flux-power-kite-wheeled-kiting-board-and-kite/1214714512 Colt 90 MBS Landboard: great for landkiting https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/langwarrin/skateboards-rollerblades/colt-90x-mountainboard/1213560338 Kites and Buggy: https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/tamborine/other-sports-fitness/kite-buggy-parastorm/1215235049
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    Flysurfer Soul

    Meh
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    Pansh Genesis 2019

    I have the 2019 Genesis 12m and have only being using it on water so far. It is actually a bloody good kite for the price, and it handles similar to the older Pyscho III or HQ Neo kites, which I used to have. I have a ride using it on Strava https://www.strava.com/activities/2088155015 No pics, sadly. Look to be honest, the Genesis is far more stable than the Aurora 1 12m, which I also had and sold. The Genesis spins like a C kite, but stays there and pulls like a fixed bridle kite. There was no folding, collapsing or wing-tip folds during flight. The jumps are amazingly good! That's when I really wooohooo'd out on the water and being so fast at turning, I had no problem re-directing for a soft landing. My only gripe with the kite is the packdown. She holds air like a balloon. The two little wing-tip zips are useless for deflating, and the magnetic-valves are useless as well. They are great for a kite crash, which I did do, and the kite did not blow up or anything happened. The valves just opened up to release the pressure. I know because a Flysurfer would not have survived had I'd done the same. I actually heard the "magnetic pop" sound of the valves releasing the air. Yeah that brought a smile too! The leading edge inlets are very wide, perhaps too wide as the kite automatically fills with air even without trying or opening one of the zips. This caused me grief recently, when I left it inflated and flapping in the wind, and the bridles got all tangled up! Speaking of bridles, they are brilliant. Thin, yet stiff and crispy feel-like. I've done the mixer test and all four joins are perfect! Pansh got it right with this kite, or at least the bridles for once! Relaunch was also "like a C kite". It was easy. The kite did not bow-tie. I just pulled on one of the steerers and she opened. I highly recommend the Genesis 2019. I think there is still a 6m for sale on Gumtree for $90! I would get it, but I don't have a need for small kites.
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    Land paddle boarding ( land SUP)

    Not me mate, the video I mentioned. I wish it was me.
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    Land paddle boarding ( land SUP)

    I am making my own paddle at the moment, and testing some different T handles and end-stick ends... the old grandpa walking rubber ends don't last and break apart quickly, depending on how aggressive you paddle, so I am experimenting with a mix of rubber and silicone ends. But here is a great video that shows you the technique I am learning, and yeah it's a upper chest work out. I think it's a great all-body exercise.
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    Lessons

    Shame you're not up here in Tonwsville, QLD. I could teach you land-kiting lessons easy
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    Hello. newbie Q bout depower kites-

    Hey fellow landboarder! Welcome. I actually taught myself to landkite at a local park first and then progressed from there. Now I do both land and water kiting using the same kites, and depending on winds, etc. Just one thing to NOT do at this stage, is to try and jump. Try and keep yourself learning just "mowing the lawn" and then ease into kite-surfing on water where you can jump as much as you like, but even there do so when you're confident and beyond beginner stage - can go upwind, do a toe-side and back, transitions and have excellent control of the kite. Oh and yes, you'll need a bigger kite but as it's known - with immense power comes immense responsibility, so you have to know what you're doing. I hope by then you would have had lessons out on water to make sure you've ironed out any self-taught mistakes. But I love land-kiting as much as I do on the water, because it's [1] easy to setup and get going without changing gear and [2] no one around! All the best and let us know how you go.
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    Kiteboarder in trouble

    Obviously a beginner whos' had no lessons
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    F#@k It All....

    All kite jumps look huge in slow mo
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    Flysurfer Speed 2 19m - mixer issues

    So I read this thread after your advice there @Kamikuza https://www.kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2392553&start=30&sid=2059c7dd26231c033dba699230f3c8d1 And applied the extra lengths on the SPL (100cm to start off with), and re-adjusted the mixer as per your tips too. VOILA!! Speed2 flies like my old Speed3 15m! Wow... what a difference in performance. Steady as a rock. Boosts like a rocket if I dare send it and pulls like a truck still but at least with more upwind. Thank you again guys.
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    Peter Lynn Guerilla 2 13m

    Is this the same kite? https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/mandurah/other-sports-fitness/kitesurfing-foil-kite-peter-lynn/1202905403
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    WTB: Peter Lynn Charger II - 12m or close to it ideally

    Click your Messages tab in your profile. Anyway could you please let me know if you're still interested in selling the PL Charger 3? I will need pics please. Don't mind paying the postage etc.
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    WTB: Peter Lynn Charger II - 12m or close to it ideally

    PM'd you re: Charger. Wow.. 8m.. you would need at least 25knots to ride it (water)?
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    WTB: Peter Lynn Charger II - 12m or close to it ideally

    Sold all my PL foils in the past year and all I have are my LEs and one Flysurfer Speed 2. So I want an Arc kite again. Make me an offer over $2 (sorry had to put that in for you-know-who).
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    Peter Lynn Bomba

    Prototype? How does it compare to the official version? I am missing and regretting selling my PL foils. Yeah so I am after the Synergy or better yet a Charger II if anyone has one?
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