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  1. Northern Kites Australia

    F#@k It All....

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

    Hi guys, I am hoping someone kind enough will help me tune this kite properly. Thanks in advance for your time. I've tuned this kite like 6 times now, and it still wants to fly past my head and into my rear! But if I shorten the back lines on my bar, the kite stalls into the wind window. I just can't seem to get it into that sweet spot. A great kite, but pulls like a truck if it suddenly wants to go to the zenith or edge of the wind window. So in flight, if I give the AOA full power, the kite flies over my head. If I pull the trim strap all the way out, the kite sits too low into the wind window, and it slowly and gradually picks up speed and pulls like a truck when it's moving into the zenith. There is a powerkite forum thread about this very problem and someone recommended the B and C bridles be shortened, and to ignore the "mixer test" alignment videos on youtube. I've not done this yet. My lines on the bar are all equal, including the fifth. I have flown it without the 5th line, and it really wanted to fly over my head. When I put the fifth back on, it steadied a bit better. Seems the natural weight of the 5th line and bridles makes it "heavier" so it floats better? Anyone had experience with this very kite, and how it flew for you? The latest is that A, B and C are all aligned, but I've left Z alone. Both sides are the same. I cannot get the Z adjusted anyway unless I change over the line entirely to something shorter (by about 2 inches). And yes, I've loosened the WAC line whilst tuning. Thank you so much for any advice.
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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

    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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    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)?
  8. Northern Kites Australia

    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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    Flysurfer Speed 2 19m - mixer issues

    You guys are amazing! Thank you so much. I've made some adjustments as per some in the kitefoil.com forums suggested (way back then when it came out), but I have to fly it to test. If it fails my "lofty stamp of approval" flying style, I'll try your awesome tips. Thank you soooooooo much again.
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    eBay & Gumtree Finds

    LOL. Yeah I saw that and thought..... hmmm does it come with solar panels and motor for when the wind dies?
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    Flysurfer Speed 2 19m - mixer issues

    Aww come on guys. Have I annoyed you all too much or something?
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    WTD: Flysurfer easy line connectors or PANSH variant

    All sorted. I bought a swag of ELCs from a new Flysurfer dealer in NSW. Daves' the man.
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    WTD: Flysurfer easy line connectors or PANSH variant

    Lost mine yesterday. Hole in pocket!
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    Pansh Adam 5.5 on PL Cross Over Bar

    The crossover bar is worth more. Nice!
  15. Northern Kites Australia

    FS: Depower and chicken loop

    Just what I've been looking for. PMd
  16. Northern Kites Australia

    2019 NAISH Foiling

    Damn, I thought it was a new Naish foil kite.
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    FS: Flysurfer Speed 3, 15m. Complete with bar & lines.

    It did look well looked after. I was about to offer you something for it, but I bought a 19m instead from Denmark. Luckily I have family there. And yeah I was going to offer a lot more than $2.
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    eBay & Gumtree Finds

    Damn! And another @andy666 too!
  19. Northern Kites Australia

    NestPhoto KAP Images

    Nice pics, but where you kite surfing, land kiting?
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    Nice low wind session from Kris Beech

    Someone should do a good video of landkiting at Elwood. All I have are now grey and fainted memories of my son and I giving it a go there back in 2013, with my old Montana V 12m.
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    Kite foil

    What wood are you using? I've built model planes in the past. I am sure I'll be able to have a crack at one myself. Thanks for sharing @socommk233
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    Peter Lynn Arc Comprehensive FAQ

    Shame the guy never got around to updating the site with the Synergy measurements
  23. Northern Kites Australia

    Which size Pansh aurora 2 to buy?

    Care to revise that statement? Looks like PANSH have nailed it this time. I think it's time we open our minds and eyes a little more and accept that prices for most retail kites are way outside the expectations of anyone wanting to get into this sport for the first time. And all the fanbois and die-hards that have been living on a placebo effectively, will one day wake up and bring those ridiculous prices down - way down.
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    Which size Pansh aurora 2 to buy?

    Aparantly the purple and black wing-tip option gives you an extra 3knots of low-end wind range.
  25. Northern Kites Australia

    Flysurfer Boost3 Kite

    I've flown the Boost v1 and v2 here in Townsville, and I have to agree with Kami. You even see the "wobble" in the promo video above! Frankly I found my old Speed 3 15m foil way more powerful and more comfortable. Shame really. Stick with foils FS.
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