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    An answer / response is appreciated! 🤔
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    2019 Kite Construction Guide

    Question (nice write up by the way), GONG kites as you know have a single strut by way of a flattened flex-pole, that the kiter simply slides into a "middle pocket" and this keeps the kite more rigid and reduces flutter. No need to pump a strut bladder. I think they have other models with the same concept but with more re-inforcing :struts" along the canopy of the kite. The only inflatable part is the leading edge. No valves too of course which is great. It was a common feature in older C kites (slingshot, naish). There must be a reason why the modern bladder solution took over, and it's not weight. I've weighed these flex-struts for want of a better term, and they are lighted than a similar sized bladder inflated. I would have thought a strut with diameters as much as 4 inches in some kites, would generate wind resistance and create an obtrusion to the flow of wind underneath the canopy. So why not have embraced a more simpler design like the GONG kites?
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    Thanks @andy666. Just wanted to clarify. So you've done this obviously. Did you push out all of the silicone from the caulk bottle into a bucket and mixed it with turps? How did you go? What ratios did you use? What kites did you try it on? Please share.
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    What silicone sealant would you recommend Terry? Like would this work? It's already to spray and it's water proof. https://www.supercheapauto.com.au/p/3-in-one-silicone-spray---300g/135463.html
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    Flysurfer Soul

    LOL.. from what I've heard from "your" locals around Sandgate, I would say you're not far behind either. Besides - those videos are useless. Change the kite to an Ozone, or even a PANSH Aurora II and they too give you floaty landings and decent jumps. When are kiters going to stop this rort of buying expensive over-priced kit, when wind-is-wind and it all comes down to the pilot - not the kit (not as much anyway).
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    Peter Lynn Nova - Closed Cell Foil

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    Flysurfer Soul

    Actually no. I did "have one" a while back as a loan from another local here. How can I say this... I didn't like it. It's a good kite, but for the price... again... meh.
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    Cheap/free Kiteboarding gear

    Fury a good kite?
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    how old is too old ?

    Por la puta madre hueon!!! Feliz cumpleano! AAAiiiii Translation:
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    eBay & Gumtree Finds

    Not kite surfing related, but a novel idea! https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/petersham/fishing/fishing-kite/1208900308
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    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

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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. video yet 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.