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  1. Another reason to go to Yeppoon

    I'll bet that thing is pretty impressive when you're sitting under it. Wave didn't look spectacular, but I believe they're building a bigger one, this was just the test to see if it was viable.
  2. Another reason to go to Yeppoon

    If there's no wind, you can get squashed like a bug by a giant mad max toilet plunger. Or surf.
  3. What's everyone's go to kite in patchy light wind.

    That's me launching my Speed 3 15m DLX at about :40:00. Wind was perfect all afternoon. But the next day started out really light, I was the first one up with the 21m DLX. So, super light wind, the 21 for sure. Had some of my best rides on that thing this summer. (ATB, not buggy, btw) Cheese flew on his race kites.
  4. Moose Pictures

    Dang that looks pretty!
  5. WTD: Flysurfer easy line connectors or PANSH variant

    From the man himself: http://www.kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=1032882#p1032882 The thread got a little confused - I think someone was asking about the ring where the front lines connect (at the V), then folks started talking about the bridle connections. So Armin is talking about bridle connection ELC vs ring vs knot here. He seems to suggest making knots will reduce the breaking strength (makes total sense), but Kami (and I) have suggested pigtails, so that shouldn't be an issue. I still like the tiny rings best, but dang are they expensive.
  6. What is this?

    Antenna for the tracking device. Installed by the same folks that put fluoride in your water.
  7. Wildwood Buggy Bash

    Thanks @Kamikuza, shrinking totally makes sense. Time to replace the lines on that kite anyway - new line is sitting right here, just need to make time to splice it. Tape is still holding fine on the 21m, used it the next morning before the wind picked up. Phantom is on its way to repair. The one thing I don't do so far is sew, so I'll leave that to the professionals. Amusement parks were closed, was having way more fun on the beach anyway
  8. Wildwood Buggy Bash

    Thanks! I'll check that out... Wind was super light right there, had to work the kite to keep it up - might just be some slack and the leash was weighing it down. Or it's just tight... The real problem was the phantom... turns out I had somehow burst 2 cells - I don't ever remember slamming that kite, didn't happen at WBB. You can see them bulging at the beginning of the video. Luckily someone pointed it out to me, I never noticed.
  9. Wildwood Buggy Bash

    I thought I was going fast on my landboard until that blokart blew by me like I was standing still! Cheese was ripping by me on his race kites as well. (My blue phantom at the beginning!). Best 2 days of kiting ever... so far! (recognize anything, @Kamikuza?)
  10. HELP! Ozone Chrono bridle

    Heh, besides the fact I just like to mess with my equipment, the stupid pricing (that seems to be getting worse!) is a huge motivator. I've finally got a bunch of parts in, but unfortunately work is starting up, so no time to finish building a couple carbon bars I started. But even being able to mod/clean up older bars has been great for me, sort of demystifying all the voodoo around why certain bars work or don't work. Great link to the ozone mixer thread. I remember reading through it a while back, but good to get a refresher. Always find nuggets that relate to all kites reading through those.
  11. HELP! Ozone Chrono bridle

    @Tiger37 - just noticed - you have a mini 5th on that bar - so you need to check that you have a kite length before the mini 5th line attachment for full flag out. It says 6m on the diagram, I have no idea how long your Chrono is. So this gets slightly more complicated if you have to move the splice up and either lengthen or replace the mini 5th. Don't agree that the bar is heinous (will agree it's not the best looking on the market!)... the Nuke chickenloop is supposed to be pretty good, those bar ends aren't beautiful, but I would guess hold up, has LIROS lines, and looks like it has balls and stake rings to grab (can't tell from photos, but there are balls on the diagram). Adding a braking strop would be pretty simple at the ground stake rings (I like the stopper balls myself - strop is ok, but gets in the way sometimes). Would also be super easy to add some oh shit handles if you were so inclined. The cleat looks like it has a magnet attachment for excess rope which is handy, the double stopper ball is fine (I prefer no stopper atm, but I also don't do the kids of loooooong runs you guys do!). On the downside, it does look like it's put together for smaller kites than the Chrono 15 though, so might take a couple mods to make it safe for the 15m. With all the awesome stuff you build, do you not make or modify your own bars @plummet?
  12. Video Les Hemmes

    2:50 - 8 liters of rum, and only 6 liters of coke. I can see you got the formula down. Did the hangover help or hurt the next day in 26 knts?
  13. HELP! Ozone Chrono bridle

    Nice idea. I'd imagine the bungee keeps it tight enough that it doesn't flop around and get in the way.
  14. HELP! Ozone Chrono bridle

    Yeah - they exist in Europe, just not here. Not too difficult to make with a short flattened screw and a small piece of rubber, and little plastic balls are easy to get at marine stores, so I'm not gonna worry about it. I think it was like 15 or 20 bucks to have one shipped. I don't think I need one that bad Is it an actual 5th line, or did you do the Y to V conversion (Hardware Kiter has some instructions up in various places). I did that to mine, sounds very similar to what you did. I have a bungee that goes from leash/chicken loop, other end attached to ring, front line attached to that. scratch that - I think I used a ball instead, the larks head of the bungee/front line doesn't travel through it, and it is stopped at the ring That's stopped at the V by another ring with the other front line. So ends up a regular old front line flag out. What does your 5th line attach to? I think normally they fold the kite from bridles in the center, which doesn't sound very arc-like. Or did you do a mini-5th part way up the front line?
  15. HELP! Ozone Chrono bridle

    Sure thing! I couldn't find a decent stopper ball for my PL Navigator bar (seems the companies that used to distribute them in the US have stopped), so at this point I'm just using it without one. It doesn't matter if your bar slides all the way up, but can maybe cause more twists. On my arcs that's not really a problem, just more pulling to reset.
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