SparkieRob

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About SparkieRob

  • Rank
    Fair Dinkum Flyer
  • Birthday 03/26/1975

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  • Favorite Kite(s)
    Temptation UL by KaoS & 7SUL by SKD.
  • Flying Since
    Kites-1980, Revs-2012, SLK's and Dual Line 2013
  • Location
    Perth, Western Australia
  • Country
    Australia
  • Interests
    Big wind.
    Big Rev Stacks.
    Kite fighting.
    Freestyle dual line.
  • Gender
    Male

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  1. Tube Tails & Stunt Kite Air Brakes

    Those brakes are made for the Sevens, and the Mohawk range too I think, but the top loop at the pointy end is a bit elastic so it does stretch. They are a bit pricey as a single item being a boutique kite maker in Sweden. I'm sure a kite maker could knock you up a set for a reasonable price if you give them the dimensions. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  2. 4 lines... your choices

    Hey mate. It's not too bad. Which bits didn't you understand? It's all friendly here. As a beginner, get a rtf (ready to fly) package. This comes with everything you need to go straight from your letterbox to the flying field. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  3. WIN: B-Series VTD (signed)

    Congrats and don't forget to post a pic. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  4. Revolution Gear Pack (9/23/17)

    Nice! Specially keen on those banner poles. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  5. Tube Tails & Stunt Kite Air Brakes

    Here I put the brakes on my Seven Vtd to diffuse the wind into the sail to reduce the pressure developed. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  6. Line Lengths for Beginners

    I use #50 x 100 feet for my Seven SUL. It's an 8 foot wing and use it until early double digits (km/h). It's not fragile but definitely becomes springy under too much wind load. Don't forget, 2 #50 lines means a load capacity of roughly #100. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  7. Silver Fox UL / Acrobatx UL??

    There's more on FB about the AC than Lams website. An 8 footer will be "slower" than the same kite as a seven footer. Sent from my iPad using KiteLife mobile app
  8. Silver Fox UL / Acrobatx UL??

    Mass is a relative term with kites. Don't think that the lighter kite will fly lower. Think more in sail area AND mass. Think efficiency. A big wing, 8 feet wide, will be heavier due to its size but will be lighter if the mass is distributed across the greater amount of sail. Side note. I would rather work a bit harder to keep a "heavier" kite flying because I like to have the mass to throw it around. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  9. August specials!

    I admit a little vanity. I got some red ones a while back to match my Red B's. The bees knees.
  10. Tube Tails & Stunt Kite Air Brakes

    Some pics. The R-Sky brakes. The kite has the brakes used to create drag to slow the speed of the kite. They can also be put in front of the sail to diffuse the wind, along the lower spreader. They can also be put 90 degrees to the lower spreader to retail pitch but diffuses the pressure from going centre to the tips, along the standoffs.
  11. Tube Tails & Stunt Kite Air Brakes

    I know SKD (sportkitedesign) do them for their Seven range. I think there are some from HQ too but not sure. There isn't the demand for them as a general dual accessory. They are more manufacturer specific. The ones for my Sevens can be fitted a few different ways depending on the desired effect. For retaining pitch and so forth. I think Airdynamics have them for their T5's too.
  12. Tube Tails & Stunt Kite Air Brakes

    This is the brakes that came with my Seven. I'm sure The Kite Shoppe have this type. Sent from my ZTE BLADE A110 using KiteLife mobile app http://www.thekiteshoppe.com/categories/Accessories/Wind-Screens-for-Kites/ This is a link to the R-Sky brakes Theresa has.
  13. Tube Tails & Stunt Kite Air Brakes

    There are 2 types of brakes. One goes on your lines to slow the kite down by creating drag. The other goes on the kite to reduce the pressure developed in the sail. My 7vtd came with the second type and I have had to use them. Very effective. Sent from my ZTE BLADE A110 using KiteLife mobile app
  14. Favorite SUL?

    Really love my Seven SUL. Calm and relaxed or crisp and aggressive, it is great fun to fly. A big presence in the sky and looks just glorious! Sent from my ZTE BLADE A110 using KiteLife mobile app
  15. Velcro kite straps

    For my duals, I just wrap the bridle leaders around once the kite is rolled up. For my Revs, I hook the bottom of the vert bridle leg around the grommets that attach the bunji to the kite. Sent from my iPad using KiteLife mobile app