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jeffnyc last won the day on June 10

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  1. Project speed

    And here I was ogling the Revos until the flex fell in my lap. Will still keep an eye out for a set (hard to come by here), as I don't have the tools or skillset you do, and would love to lower the CG on my granny board. Can't wait to see what you do with the race wheels.
  2. Project speed

    Works pretty well Probably more to do with the tire size than the board. But the suspension makes cruising over bumps and carving great. My biggest problem is it's too heavy to haul on the subway...
  3. Project speed

    @bakersdozen and @plummet you guys would like Flexboardz. They're unfortunately not around anymore. They're spectacular for going fast and cruisey turns and very stable, but heavy and not the greatest for jumping. Even though they're pretty solid, I think the weight breaks them if you come down too hard. I think the only difference between the 3 models is the wheel size, the Haize being 9". I was thinking of putting the grannies on it, but no real need right now, the 9" tires work great. Chad (from PKF) has a bunch of old videos kiting with one: https://vimeo.com/37216443 or https://vimeo.com/35670612
  4. Project speed

    Heya @plummet! Did you end up getting the other 2 wheels? Break the sound barrier yet? Have to say, the grannies made a HUGE difference in my comfort level. No more worry about plowing my shoulder into the sand. I've noticed it start to get unstable at around 20-25mph, might need to tighten the trucks even more, or figure out a way to lower the deck. But I've since also acquired a Haize, and can now plow through soft spots AND move fast without wobbles. Amazing cruiser board. No idea what the upper limit on the thing is though, still taking it one step at a time. Pulling for you to bring that speed record back to NZ where it belongs!
  5. Video Les Hemmes

    Love it, Juan. You have great places to play!
  6. How not to paraglide

    Back when I was hang gliding (in the US), you had to have certification, 4 levels, 5 was instructor. But since it was (is?) self regulating, there wasn't much they could do except kick you off of regulated launches. I never met anyone in 15 years that didn't have a card though. Having said that, there were always people launching at spots or in conditions they shouldn't, and it was up to the other folks around with higher ratings to allow a launch. Pretty much a collective failure at that site At least that spot didn't seem particularly deadly for a paraglider. If that were hang gliders crashing like that no one would be laughing. The fireball from the explosion would take out half the crowd. (ok, no explosions, but there would certainly be a lot of broken bones...)
  7. How not to paraglide

    They need to invest in a weed whacker and chainsaw there. That rotor wrapping around the left is pretty damn sketchy, they should have way more airspeed to cut through that. I noticed there was 1 guy who blew it 3 times in a row... I'd definitely consider revoking his card. At least they had soft landings.
  8. Into Twin Galaxies

    Love the Greenland crossing vids and stories. No desire to actually do it, but enjoy hearing about other's trials and tribulations. Don't love the way they edited this one trying to amp up the pressure "Survivor" style, but the cinematography is top notch. Thanks for posting this @bakersdozen. I ended up watching stuff on that channel until 4am.
  9. Project speed

    That's good to know, thanks! Looking forward to seeing how your monster truck wheels turn out. If nothing else, you'll at least look badass.
  10. Project speed

    Those look spectacular, plummet, hope you find the rest of the set. I recently rigged up my core-90 with granny wheels, thanks to you. But of course - work, weather, etc... haven't had a chance to test it out yet. I'm hoping for a little less face planting in the soft sand. So what holds you back from doing 100kph on the grannies? Do the larger wheels stop the wobblies?
  11. Video Les Hemmes

    Really nice vids, Stinka! (and of course you too, Juan!)
  12. Which pansh kites are worth getting?

    Not sure about flux, but that is definitely the case with Genesis and Adam. Pretty sure I read it in one of the Pansh descriptions. OK - found it - on the Genesis description:
  13. Couple of new builds 2018

    Dang, those are pretty! And I admire your confidence launching them under trees like that. I'd launch one of two ways: directly into the branches, or yo yo right back into my face. Three ways if you combine the two.
  14. kite for beginner

    Hi @Itaipuaçukites I have the 5m flux, I've only had a chance to fly it a couple times, but it's a very good kite for the $$. Having said that, if you take it out into 30mph winds, you will hurt yourself. I got the 5m to use in 8-18mph. Joel is exactly right with his scale - get either the 3m or 4m depending on your weight and local wind. If you go with a depower, you will probably want something in the 6-8m range to start with. Look up rtz on Randy's link above, he has a review I think on his flux experiences. Most kite companies (other than Pansh) give you a wind range for their kite sizes. Below are the ranges for a twister, should be somewhat similar to the Flux. Here's a good explainer for noobs: http://www.powerkiteforum.com/viewthread.php?tid=1985 If you give the folks here some details about where exactly you will fly, wind conditions, how much you weigh they can help you a lot more.
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