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    Northern Kites Australia got a reaction from andy666 in Pansh A15   
    @Alex sanz bought one recently. We're all waiting patiently for a video of it. Alex is frothing over it! I may have to as well, once I place my order with Rose
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    Northern Kites Australia got a reaction from andy666 in Born-Kite Longstar 2   
    Could I go kite surfing on this (not deep water of course)? Jumping abilities?
    Yeah that's a great review - where you see the kite more than the rider. So called reviews out there are more about the rider having fun - yeah but what about the kite that's supposed to be about in the first place!?
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    Northern Kites Australia reacted to gum-nuts in Mbs Comp 90   
    Actually Vectors are a hybrid and the arm runs through a channel to stop twisting like a skate truck...
    "the New MBS Vector Truck is a hybrid channel truck from MBS. It works on the same principle as a channel truck but hasn't got the springs which are normally associated with this type of truck. Instead it uses a bushing normally associated with a skate truck. This setup saves a huge amount of weight and makes this the lightest channel truck on the market."
    http://www.extremekiteshop.com/kites/mbs-vector-trucks-p-889.html
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    Northern Kites Australia got a reaction from andy666 in Born-Kite Longstar 2   
    Could I go kite surfing on this (not deep water of course)? Jumping abilities?
    Yeah that's a great review - where you see the kite more than the rider. So called reviews out there are more about the rider having fun - yeah but what about the kite that's supposed to be about in the first place!?
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    Northern Kites Australia reacted to jhn.holgate in Born-Kite Longstar 2   
    Thanks guys!  Some video to go with it.
    I won't be on the forum for a while but am happy to chat or answer questions via my email.
    Cheers,
    John.
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    Northern Kites Australia reacted to roblukin in Hq Montana5 12.5M   
    I reach up and grab the steering lines if I want it to turn faster
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    Northern Kites Australia reacted to Chook in Hq Montana5 12.5M   
    I left my 12.5 Montana 5 in Yeppoon QLD with Bernie for a year and now Rob Lukin has it. (The 12.5 Montana I bought off Loftywinds.)
    I have only flown it twice and the chicken loop connection is fiddly and gets harder to connect with age as the dyneema fluffs up and wont feed onto the connection easily.
    I reshaped the dyneema (pulling it tightly around a mandrel) and super glued the loop to make it into a solid loop and this has made it much easier to connect, although it's still tricky.  
    As a low wind kite for buggying it is a fantastic power source and has a great wind range and turns well, although needs lots of room. Big graceful turns is it's forte. It also has good speed when cruising and gets along at a good rate of knots for having a lot of real estate up there. 
    How have you found it @roblukin??
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    Northern Kites Australia reacted to roblukin in Hq Montana5 12.5M   
    Nice friendly kite but like Chook said, there's a lot of kite up there! Get 15 knots of wind and it's hard to pull up, give yourself enough room to stop. That's how it is for me anyway, I'm a lightweight. 
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    Northern Kites Australia reacted to alf in Mbs All Terrain Longboard   
    https://youtu.be/cWoYDemjFbE?t=359
    from grass to park       a mountainboard is slower on asphalt
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