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  1. Northern Kites Australia

    Need a favor - Covid19 Melboune

    Hey guys - I need a big Covid19 favor! Anyone here living near Sandringham, Brighton Beach, area in Melbourne? I need someone to pick up a kite for me, and to post it. Please PM for details. Thanks and much appreciate it.
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    Flysurfers new(?) control bar

    North transitioned to Dutone Flysurfer to Flewtone!? 😂
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    Need a favor - Covid19 Melboune

    Geee, thanks for the hands up! All sorted.
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    Dash Cam Videos

    Actually, that was boring as hell. I thought something else was going to happen - like they caught a serious accident on their dashcam, or the guy rammed into the rear and smashed the front and windscreen?! I've had this done to me by VicRoads once along the Western Ring Rd in Melbourne, and it worked out well. Got pushed into the servo down the road. #meh
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    Peter Lynn zipper replacement mod

    I just did this to my VII. Thanks Andy!
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    eBay & Gumtree Finds

    Now this is a "buggy"! wow https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/townsville/other-sports-fitness/skytrek-powered-parachute-ppc/1248668905
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    Ozone Chrono 15m Kite - SOLD

    Still for sale Tiger?
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    Ozone Riot 9m

    Damn! Can't help myself. I know it's not closed cell, but is this a depower kite?
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    eBay & Gumtree Finds

    Since when did you not become a fan anymore? Each to their own of course.
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    Bye Dad.

    All the best Joel, to you and your family.
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    Peter Lynn F-Arc 12 or 16 New $120

    My dad's still got my Phantom II 13m in Melbourne and won't send it up! Grrr at this rate, I might as well sell it.
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    Very pricey option though re: stormsure. I can get a 1lt tub from the UK, but it's like over $250 plus postage! Ridiculous... and no I didn't expect it to be $2
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    PL phantom2 15

    I've got a P2 12m (or maybe 13?), but I haven't tried it out yet as it's in Melbourne. Once I get it and if I ain't happy, I'll let you know. Could be weeks though. Or months. Sorry
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    Peter Lynn Synergy (is back?!)

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Peter-Lynn-PLKB-Synergy-Kite/223649382060?hash=item34128abeac:m:mcHsKS1zqZfzMStvaW93XyA https://www.peterlynnkiteboarding.com/peter-lynn-synergy Single strut design this time. Very light compared to other brands and single-skin LEIs. I wonder if Helium will make it even lighter! 😆😋
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    Kiteboarding transferring to land boarding

    I've been landboarding here in Townsville for a good 6 years now. We are fortunate to have good SE trade winds, and when it's like 18-25knots on the beach, it's a perfect 12-15knots on land near my local park. The one tip I can give you, as a beginner, is as soon as you dive and feel the pull of the kite, to always lean back and do a small little jump with your board attached (of course), and point it in the direction of the kite's downward stroke. Otherwise the kite will yank you off the board and possibly injure yourself. I found this lengthy video very good. But please do NOT attempt any jumps or loops like these guys. They've been at it for years and years and have hurt themselves at the beginning (I think ABE was hospitalised for months once). Just learn the basics as per the beginning of the video. I personally took up land-boarding first before I went on water and found the transition way easy, so you might find land-kiting is not that hard, but remember it's land - not water so don't take risks. Welcome!
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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