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    Goz reacted to KaoS in Bye Dad.   
    Heartfelt sympathy for you and your family.  I'll fly one for him today
     

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    Goz got a reaction from .Joel in Yeppoon 2018   
    Some screenshots from Chooks last day buggying at Yeppoon for 2018







     

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    Goz got a reaction from .Joel in Yeppoon 2018   
    Some screenshots from Chooks last day buggying at Yeppoon for 2018







     

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    Goz got a reaction from .Joel in Yeppoon 2018   
    Some screenshots from Chooks last day buggying at Yeppoon for 2018







     

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    Goz reacted to Chook in Yeppoon 2018   
    Here in Yeppoon with only Bernie who lives by the beach. (lucky bugger) Andy headed home early last Sunday morning.
    Lighter wind day today so 18m2 all day and run into these guys who were training up by the ramp at Bangalee.
    Landed my kite and spent some time chewing the fat with them which was fantastic and gave me an understanding of how their canopys work and can be altered in flight. Stressed to 5.1G for aeros too. They are back again tomorrow weather permitting.
    Pete and Theresa headed home and I'm amazed at what Theresa achieved in such a short time.
    Fantastic to be in the company of 2 world record famous people.

    Last day buggying tomorrow before boxing all my gear up to send home Thursday.
    I fly home Friday morning. Boy where did the month go?
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    Goz reacted to Chook in Yeppoon 2018   
    Another perfect day in Yeppoon.
    Sun was out and the wind started off a little on the light side for my 15m2 R1 and then increased slightly towards the end of the session.
    Covered 140.2kms and had a ball. 2 1/2 hours before a pit stop was all my bladder could cope with after a heavy night with Faulty and the gang over a great feed last night.

    Conditions look fantastic too for the rest of the week.
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    Goz reacted to Chook in Yeppoon 2018   
    Finally the rain has stopped today and we got out for a morning buggy before the incoming tide stopped play.
    Bernie and myself along a still perfect beach after the storm. The wind was 15-19 knots up the beach a bit and made it hard work to get back to the caravan park at times.
    Practically no-one on the beach as everyone has cleared out due to the cyclone threat. There is only 6 vans in the park today and I'm by myself at Driftwood during the day. Very quiet makes it fantastic buggying for us.
    I was surprised as our quick 1 hour outing this morning got me to 88.8kmh in what I though was pretty tame conditions with my old 7m2 Ozone R1. Not a single bump along the beach due to the big swells planning it flat.
    Might get an afternoon run in if the wind holds out. Forecast is for great onshore winds for the next 7 days.
       
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    Goz reacted to Chook in Yeppoon 2018   
    Had a ball yesterday with Rob Lukin, Bernie and myself in fantastic winds and getting lots of runs up to the point overtaking cars.
    Goz and Chuck were overhead filming the action with their quads.
    Had an incident by breaking a power line on my Ozone R1 and ripped out some bridals.
    All respliced and back up and running as we are getting the tropical cyclone weather today and steady rain.
    It took 2 hours to untangle the bridals as when I dumped the chicken loop safety, it was the flag out line that had snapped so it blew 100 meters into the creek and had the walk of shame back to camp.
    Just a little note to Joel.
     
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    Goz reacted to Chook in Yeppoon 2018   
    Ha ha Joel.
    @wolfie reckons an average so 93.9kmh (just upped my PB slightly) and I held over 90kmh for 1,283 meters up past Ridges resort for a 90kmh/ fastest kilometre.

    Wet yesterday all day so just socializing happening. Make that pissed rain all day and last night blowing like 40 bastards.
    Sun is out today (Monday) with a 28-30knot SSE blowing, so just having lunch waiting for the tide to go out to get some beach to use. Awesome conditions as the cyclone is threatening. 7 years coming here and looks like it wont let me down this year with another weather event/cyclone??  Will have to see what evolves wind wise.
    The beach is absolutely perfect all the way to the point. Creek crossing is a total non event only being 50mm deep at low tide, but surprised me by being 400mtrs wide at low tide.
    Gotta run baked beans are finished and it's off to the beach.
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    Goz reacted to .Joel in Yeppoon 2018   
    We're back with some @Chookenomics!  
    Apparently @Chook managed to do 45km/h in 30 knots  

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    Goz reacted to .Joel in Flysurfer Soul   
    New Freeride foil kite from Flysurfer called the Soul.  Flysurfer continue to make some stunning looking kites, the Soul is available in 6M, 8M, 10M, 12M, 15M, 18M and 21M.  It's a bit more nimble than a Speed 5 and offers easier single line relaunch so you can relaunch the foil just like an LEI off the water by simply pulling a single steering line.
    More Info: https://flysurfer.com/project/soul/
     
    Video of the Flysurfer Soul
     
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    Goz reacted to plummet in Grandfathers Axe   
    If a man speaks in the forest and his wife doesn't here him, is he still wrong?
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    Goz reacted to Chook in Yeppoon 2018   
    For crying out loud................Looks a bit damp over the long weekend.
    I have never been through Brisbane without it pissing rain. (12 trips) Looks like this will be no exception tomorrow morning.
    Just on my way to Esperance airport now.
    Catcha soon @roblukin @Goz
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    Goz reacted to andy666 in Yeppoon 2018   
    Have fun chook. I’m a week behind you, so don’t use up all the wind before I get there  
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    Goz got a reaction from Mez in Yeppoon 2018   
    Yeah, I don't know what went wrong this year Chook, targeting was off by a couple of thousand km's. 
    I will put in an order for next year for you
     
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    Goz got a reaction from Mez in Yeppoon 2018   
    Yeah, I don't know what went wrong this year Chook, targeting was off by a couple of thousand km's. 
    I will put in an order for next year for you
     
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    Goz reacted to Chook in Yeppoon 2018   
    One more sleep for me.
    I have 2 flights tomorrow afternoon/night and into Brisbane at 4.55am Friday then onto Rockhampton landing at 10.00am (5,310kms)
    I cant sleep while someone else is steering so end up pretty frazzled by the time I arrive.
    Really looking forward to seeing Yeppoon without any cyclone damage for the first time in the 7 years I've made Easter. (Your slipping @Goz)
     
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    Goz reacted to gannet in Yeppoon 2018   
    You have Crocs there !  I think, I'll leave the foil board at home now and stick with kitebiking 🤣
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    Goz reacted to Chook in Yeppoon 2018   
    He's always trying to scare you Pete.
    Bring it and that will keep me safe while crossing the creek.
    Striking them off now.

    left.
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    Goz reacted to Chook in Oy Joel.   
    With it in.
    With it out.
     
    http://www.powerkiteforum.com/viewthread.php?tid=34035
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    Goz reacted to Chook in Yeppoon 2018   
    I like the fold away extension drawbar idea in the pic for launching boats, but not the lizard onboard Gozzy!!!
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    Goz reacted to igeighty in Yeppoon 2018   
    starting saving now for next year. there ya go Andy you shamed me into it  lol
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    Goz reacted to Chook in Yeppoon 2018   
    My flights have been sorted since November Andy, to get the cheap rates on the 3 flights each way!!!
    Esperance - Perth, Perth - Brisbane, Brissy - Rockhampton and return. The flight are fairly expensive so a month in Yeppoon makes it easier to swallow.
    It's all about kiting "smiles per kilometer" in the end.

    Cant wait to get there and catch up once more.
     
     
     
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    Goz reacted to gannet in Yeppoon 2018   
    Yeah flight aren't cheap this year , I had to push the dates out two extra days each end to get down from $1200 to $850, I really don't mind staying 4 more days 🤣
    March 28 till April 23 < my b.day sitting in airports 
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    Goz reacted to .Joel in Melbourne Star   
    Melissa and I went on the Melbourne Star at night, and @roblukin joined us.  We went at night after dinner.... whilst it was raining   The views of Melbourne lit up were fantastic, however having found out Rob was scared of heights kept the entertainment in the cabin running.  He left his "designated" wheelchair area which he wasn't meant to move from, and nothing was going to detach him from the middle seat and return him to the edge of the cabin until we returned to the boarding area  

     
     


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